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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! 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.

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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

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.

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.

 

2018 PIE/CAKE DAY WILL BE OCTOBER 21. Watch for more information

SCHEMER PECAN ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN STARTING OCTOBER 14. PLAIN OR BAKING PECANS WILL BE FOR SALE THEN ALSO.

Our 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: Frankie White

Program Chair: Jane Stephenson

Membership Chair: Charing Taylor

Bible Study Coordinator: Mary Waxham

 

The Presbyterian Women will start meeting again in October.

This fall, plan to take advantage of the PW programs to meet and get to know more women who are members in Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. The meetings will still focus around a Bible study and fellowship. Watch for our new calendar.

 

The old and new Coordinating Teams will meet on Thursday June 7 at 10:00am in the library to finalize the calendar for the 2018-19 season and enjoy a potluck lunch. (Bring a dish to share.) We’ll also look at the fund raising projects and how they will fit in the calendar. The Pie Day has been temporarily scheduled for October 21st.

 

The officers for 2018-19 are:

Co-moderators:

Linda Ensminger, 554-5466

Georgia Bacquet, 278-3172

 

Secretary/Historian:

Caroline Thomas, 317-9372

 

Treasurer:

Georgia Bacquet, 278-3172

 

Community Outreach:

Caroline Thomas, 317-9372

 

Global Missions:

Jeanne Woodberry, 268-2867

 

Personal Faith:

Rowena Johnson, 223-3720

 

Nominating:

Joan Colborn, 259-3275

Ellen Allen, 277-5670