2017-2018 Moderator: Fern Mitropoulos, Email Fern
Presbyterian Women (PW) is a church-wide organization whose membership is open to all women. Presbyterian Women members are those who choose to participate in or be supportive of Presbyterian Women in any way. PW intentionally seeks the membership of women from all racial and ethnic groups so that the organization may reflect a vision of the whole church as a community of mutual interdependence in which diversity contributes to wholeness.
What’s the purpose of Presbyterian Women?
- Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:
- To nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study
- To support the mission of the church worldwide
- To work for justice and peace, and
- To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Presbyterian Women Circles
Circles are small groups that gather regularly to provide an inclusive, caring community of women. Each circle is an integral part of PW and is encouraged to use PW resources to strengthen this connection.
A circle is where
- Faith is nurtured and growth takes place through worship, study, fellowship, and outreach
- Women are challenged to stretch beyond their limits
- Women move beyond the safe places of life, reaching out to others
- Christian leadership is born, nurtured, and sent forth into ministry
Circle Meetings are held monthly in the Parlor
- Day Circle . . . 2nd Monday @ 9:30 am (childcare is provided)
- Night Circle . . . 2nd Monday @ 7:30 pm
- Day Circle . . . 2nd Tuesday at 9:30 am
2017-2018 Bible Study
Cloud of Witnesses, The Community of Christ in Hebrews by Melissa Bane Sevier
From the author: “The Letter to the Hebrews is a significant book of the Bible, and is also significantly different from every other book in the Bible. It consists of thirteen chapters, all of which are packed with theology, metaphor, comparisons, and spirituality. Therefore, I’ve decided to approach the letter thematically, not sequentially. We will explore nine major themes, relate those themes to other parts of our faith tradition, and tie them together with the overarching motif of community. The community for which the letter was written interacts, in a sense, with all the communities of which you are a part, because you bring those groups with you wherever you go—they have helped to form you into the person you are. The community in which you study and worship, your family and friends, social and therapy groups . . . all are part of you.”