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We welcome all Women in the congregation to our meetings! The Presbyterian Church considers all women in the congregation to be part of the Presbyterian Women of Maxwell Street.  How active you are is up to you! There are no initiation fees or dues.  Presbyterian Women is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women.  We welcome all Women in the congregation to our meetings! 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Presbyterian Women.

 

General meetings will be held this year on the first Thursday of October, December, March, April and May.

Our next meeting will be December 6 at 10 am.

Join us in the Marshall Parlor (first floor past the office) for fellowship time to meet and greet.  After enjoying some time talking with new and old friends we’ll move to the library for a short business meeting and a Bible study led by Rev. Doug Ensminger. We are using the PW Bible study books, God’s Promise: I am with You, which is available in the office. Cost is $10.

Christmas luncheon: After the meeting we’ll adjourn to Fellowship Hall for our Christmas luncheon.  Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper will be the speaker for the program following lunch.  In 2016 she was the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, prior to that she was the pastor of New Union Christian Church in Woodford County and executive Director of Kentucky Council of Churches from 1991 to 2009.  Her speech is entitled “The Ministry of Politics.”  The congregation is invited to join us for lunch and to hear Rev. Kemper.

If you need a ride to this meeting, please let us know (Linda Ensminger, 554-5466 or Georgia Bacquet, 278-3172).

 

If you need a ride to this meeting, please let us know ( Linda Ensminger, 554-5466 or Georgia Bacquet, 278-3172).

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The purpose of Presbyterian Women is:

* 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 (U.S.A.)

            and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

 

BIBLE STUDY

Whenever there is a general meeting there will be a Bible study probably from the 2018-19 study book, God’s Promise, I am with you.  But know when we gather, we will study the Bible as this is one of our purposes!

 

FELLOWSHIP

One of the most important purposes is to provide a time of fellowship, i.e. forming a caring community of the women of Maxwell Street.  There are so many of us that it is sometimes difficult to make new friends.  Take this time to learn about each other and make new friends. We will help you do that.

 

MISSION

 

SCHEMEER PECAN SALE – starts OCTOBER 21 The second fundraising project was the sale of Schemer Pecans which starts in October when we take orders for the flavored pecans and try to have plain pecans available for sale so they can be used for holiday baking. Monies raised from this sale go to local missions which are determined at our June Coordinating Team meeting. This year the following mission projects were given money: New Opportunity School $100, Camp Burnamwood $250; Seminarian Heather McIntrye $400; MSPC’s banner sewing project $50; Presbytery PW mission projects $200; E7 children’s afterschool program $250; and Greenhouse 17 $200.

Available flavors: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel (Turtle), Cinnamon Glazed, and Glazed

 

 

The officers for 2018-19 are:

Co-moderators: Linda Ensminger(554-5466) and  Georgia Bacquet (278-3172)

Secretary/Historian: Caroline Thomas

Treasurer: Georgia Bacquet

Community Outreach: Caroline Thomas

Personal Faith: Rowena Johnson

Nominating Committee: Joan Colborn and Ellen Allen

Honorary Life Membership: Ellen Allen

Program Chair: Jane Stephenson

Membership Chair: Charing Taylor

Bible Study Coordinator: Mary Waxham