As a women of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, you are invited to participate in the ministry of the Presbyterian Women, to participate in women’s special activities and interest groups, and to become an active member of the Presbyterian Women.
May 3 at 10:30am is the next Presbyterian Women’s meeting.
This the last meeting of the year till September. We’ll meet at 10:30 in Fellowship Hall. Officers for the 2018-19 will be installed (see the slate below). Least Coin offering will be received and dedicated (see explanation below). Our pastor, Matt Falso will lead the discussion on Lesson 9 – In Community with All the Saints – which highlights the great cloud of witnesses from the past and present who show us how to live in faith and who support us in faithful living.
Join us for lunch following the meeting – Pam and Kate will be cooking. Cost is $6
The Coordinating Team will meet at 9:00am in the library in the education wing of the church.
Slate of officers for 2018-19
Co-moderators: Linda Ensminger, Georgia Bacquet
Secretary/Historian: Caroline Thomas
Treasurer: Georgia Bacquet
Community Outreach: Caroline Thomas
Global Missions: Jeanne Woodberry
Personal Faith:Rowena Johnson
Nominating: Joan Colborn, Ellen Allen
History of the Fellowship of the Least Coin
In 1956 Shanti Solomon traveled through Asia as part of Pacific Mission Team, organized by Margaret Shannon of the National Office of the Presbyterian Women in the U.S., seeking reconciliation among women from war-torn countries. Refused entry into Korea, Shanti waited and prayed for inspiration while in the Philippines. She sought guidance for healing relationships among women of different cultures and countries. She envisioned women praying for each other across boundaries, setting aside a coin as a symbol of their sincerity. The Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC) movement was born when other team members embraced her vision. The Fellowship of the Least Coin has flourished as a global ecumenical women’s prayer movement. The key to the movement’s success is its simplicity. Individuals or groups may join by committing to pray for peace, justice, and reconciliation among families and communities, and worldwide. Each time a woman prays, she sets aside the least coin of her local currency as a symbol of the prayer.
We will dedicate the Least Coin offering on May 3 .