Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women

2019 marks the 31st anniversary of Presbyterian Women.  Stay connected; join our Presbyterian Women’s group. We welcome all Women in the congregation to our meetings! 

New schedule and book study for the 2019-2020 year – The Leadership Team met and decided that the Presbyterian Women will meet every month September to May except January and February (because frequently those are the bad weather months). 

Also, at this meeting the proceeds from the pecan sale were disbursed to the following: Presbyterian Women of Transylvania Presbytery $200; MSPC youth mission trip $ 350; Camp Burnamwood $ 250; David Ehlert, for his service with Young Adult Volunteers $350; E7 Street program $ 250; and The Well $100. We thank the congregation for their support of our fundraising projects.  In this next year it was decided to have only one fundraiser and that will be the Pie/cake sale.

Our first meeting for the fall will be Sept 5 at 10 am

Join us 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 stay in the parlor for our new book study, “Listening for God”, volume 4. This study will be different than the Bible study we have been doing. An introduction to the book says: 

 “Where do you listen for God?  In this new collection of stories and essays, the challenge is to pay attention everywhere.  Listening for God is intended to help readers investigate how life and faith merge in surprising ways and places.  The book includes eight selections, brief author profiles and reflection questions arranged in eight chapters.”         

 Linda Ensminger will lead the book study this month.  If you would like to lead some month, please call Mary Waxham at 797-4409 to schedule a date.

If you need a ride to this meeting, please call Georgia Bacquet, 278-3172, and she will find you one.

The Leadership Team (use to be called the coordinating team) will meet occasional throughout the year; the first meeting this fall is September 5 at 9 am. 

2019 PIE/CAKE DAY WILL BE OCTOBER 20.  

The Pie Day was started in 1980 when Dana Jones was pastor.  He brought the idea to bake pies for Mission. Pie Day has always been profitable. It is profitable because women and the entire church bakes cakes and pies and bring them for others to buy.   Bring a pie or cake and buy another one for yourself. Last fall $1200 was raised and given to Porch de Salomon, where our youth spent a week working this past month. The recipient for this year is “Build Congo Schools”. We sent money to this project in 2013.

Our officers for 2019-20 are:

Co-moderators: Georgia Bacquet (278-3172)  

Past Moderator: Linda Ensminger

Secretary/Historian: Caroline Thomas

Treasurer: Sue Senft

Community Outreach: Caroline Thomas

Personal Faith: Rowena Johnson

Nominating Committee: Joan Colborn and Ellen Allen

Honorary Life Membership: Rowena Johnson

Membership Chair: Charing Taylor

Book Study Coordinator: Mary Waxham

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.