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
From October 9th meeting: Had a great study from our second chapter Connecting With God Thank you Sandy for leading us and doing a wonderful job. Information discussed on the Bake Sale is included below. TCM is not taking any donations at this time, except financial. Please find another source for any clothing, garage sale items for the present. And prayers needed. Sorry for those who were not able to attend. We missed you.
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: We plan on setting up tables on Oct 23 beginning at 9am. (Men are very welcome! Lunch will be provided!) The set up work will continue the next day if needed starting at 12:30pm. The idea is to get all the tables set up and then arrange items that will go in each shoebox by category. October 28th, following Worship Service we will meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall to assemble the shoeboxes. Lunch will be provided. It is a lot of fun too.
Bake Sale: November 10th 9am-1:30. Change in schedule. Assembly of bread and cookie trays November starting 8th @ 9am. Baked items can be dropped off that day from 9am-noon. Please price your items. You may bring items on the day of the sale but they must be packaged, priced and ready to sell.
Presentation is everything! PWC will be baking white and wheat bread as in years past. Other specialty breads like Italian, baguettes and sourdough are appreciated too. And PWC will take care of the cinnamon rolls again. If you have something else like monkey bread, that would be great. Pies (no creams pies) and cookies are good sellers. Please no mini loaves. Bread plate sweet breads were assigned to specific people for baking for trays. And flyers were distributed and assigned for getting out into the community. I have copies for any who need them. Cookies trays, homemade candy to add to cookie trays, are needed to make about 6 trays. And any kind of specialty or family favorite cookie is desirable. There are many trays, etc located in the upstairs kitchen area for our use. Be creative! And once again presentation is everything! A nice presentation draws the eye.
Christmas Program: December 13th " Because of Christmas." More to follow.
Below is a picture from our outing in May to Olympic Mountain Ice Cream.
On June 12 we celebrated our year, and the beginning of summer with a wonderful and fun potluck. We are on a hiatus for a few months, but took time to plan for the fall and winter months ahead. We will be busy with Shoeboxes, Bake Sale and our Christmas Program, among other things. It is a joy to be a part of PWC. All women are members and all are welcome! Come join us this fall to kick off a really busy season of doing God's work.
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) presbyterian.