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! We would love to see you at our general meetings.
➢General meetings will be held this year on the first Thursday of October, December, March, April and May.
On October 4 join us at 10 am in the Marshall Parlor (first floor past the office). There’ll be coffee and pastries to enjoy as well as a 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 our pastor, Matt Falco. Bible study books are available in the office. Cost is $10. Or we will have Xeroxed copies available the Sunday before our meeting.
If you need a ride to this meeting, please let us know ( Linda Ensminger, 554-5466 or Georgia Bacquet, 278-3172).
➢Coordinating Team meetings will be occasional throughout the year, the first one being September 6 at 10 am.
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.
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!
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.
PIE DAY – OCTOBER 21
In keeping with these purposes we have two fund raising projects during the year. In October we sponsor a Pie/Cake Day where the women and members/friends of MSPC bring pies and cakes to be sold and the funds are used for an international mission project. Last fall $1200 was raised and given to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Relief to help in the South Sudan. This year’s recipient will be Porch de Salomon in Panajachel, Guatemala.
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
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN FALL GATHERING
Usually 6-10 women from MSPC go to these meetings. If you would like to attend, call Georgia Bacquet 278-3172, she will link you up with the group for a ride to Burnamwood, the Presbyterian Church campsite in Irvine, KY. Those attending are a friendly group and you will be most welcome. The speaker for the program is Mary Cobb, Director of the Lexington office of Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), a role she began in 2016. Prior to joining KRM, she worked mostly in international development, global health, and humanitarian assistance. Her international experience includes time in Mexico, Kenya, Lesotho, Jamaica, Senegal, Pakistan, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen, as well as numerous other countries. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years and a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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