Presbyterian Women of the Church (PWC) All women of the congregation are members of PWC. All are welcome. PC USA Women's Organization www.presbyterianwomen.org
Next meeting March 12
The Presbyterian Women Logo. In July 1988, voting delegates to the organizing meeting of Presbyterian Women adopted the organization's original logo, designed by Sarah Abbot of the Synod of the Covenant. Updated in 1999, the logo continues to serve Presbyterian Women as it illustrates PW's purpose.
A Logo with Purpose Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, Forgiven and freed by grace through faith, the central figure stands in praise. and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves: Rooted in faith, the trio of women emerges. The outline of the central figure forms a cross. We are Presbyterian women engrafted in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is no longer we who live, but Christ lives in us. to nature our faith through prayer and Bible study The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, studying, praying or meditating. to support the mission of the church worldwide, The left figure reaches out to care for others as she shares, nurtures and heals. The circle represents the church worldwide where women offer their gifts and talents in the midst of the global community. to work for justice and peace The uplifted arms of the central figure reach out to embrace a just peace. The relationship between the three figures depicts lives of wholeness rather than turmoil. and to build an inclusive, caring , community of women The three women have no distinct features. They represent all women. The shapes around them express energy, strength and openness. that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Our name, Presbyterian Women, ties us to our denomination. The Bible resembles the Bible depicted in the PC(USA) Seal. and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom. Guided by the Purpose, Presbyterian Women witnesses to the reality of God's present realm.
Below pictures from 2018 Annual PWC Christmas Tea
Below - pictures from 2018 PWC Bale Sale
Women of PWC at our annual outing last summer at Olympic Mountain Ice Cream.
Presbyterian Women's Purpose Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to the nurture of our faith though 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 (U.S.A.) and witness to the promise of God's kingdom.
PWC Meets every second Tuesday, beginning at 10am, in the Fireside Room. Join us for fellowship and Bible study. We support missions through our annual bake sale, and other works. Please join us, we would love to see you.
Shoebox update: A total of 71 boxes were packed! An additional 10 were added by volunteers from our community.
Lord of the loving heart, may mine be loving too. Lord of the gentle hands, may mine be gentle too. Lord of the willing feet, may mine be willing too. So may I grow more like Thee in all I say and do. Author Unknown. Thank you Sandy B for contributing this lovely prayer.
PWC Mission Outreaches Mercy Ship, Shared Hope International, Twin City Mission for Women, Toledo Food Bank, Toledo Toy Drive, Operation Christmas Child, and other local mission outreaches.
Fellowship of the Least Coin Fellowship of the Least Coin links prayer and "least coin" in a very significant way, as the least coin becomes the symbol of prayer for peace and reconciliation. It was begun in 1956 by Shanti Solomon of India and continues today as a global ecumenical prayer movement. As the coins, symbolizing prayers, are gathered from around the world, they become grants for special projects of evangelism, service, ecumenical solidarity, awareness building among women and relief throughout the world. Reprinted from PC(USA) Missions presbyterianmissions.org
Thank Offering The Thank Offering is one of Presbyterian Women’s two offerings. Received in the fall each year, it gives women a tangible way to express their gratitude for the special blessings in their lives. Thank Offering grants range from $5,000 to $50,000. At least 40 percent of the offering funds health ministries Reprinted from PC(USA)pcusa.org
Birthday Offering The Birthday Offering is one of Presbyterian Women’s two offerings. Received in the spring each year, it gives women a tangible way to celebrate the blessings in their lives. The Birthday Offering funds up to five projects each year, in amounts of $100,000 to $300,000 each. The recipients are selected before the offering is received, so grant amounts depend on the gifts received. Reprinted from PC(USA)