Letter from Janet Brown, PW Moderator

pw_LOGOBTo:         Sisters in Christ in the Presbytery of Philadelphia

From:    Janet W. Brown, Moderator, Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia

Subject: Dates for PW Presbytery Events

Date:     February 24, 2016

Several PW events are listed below for your 2016 calendar.  One Body, One Spirit continues to be our theme for the spring as we underscore the needs of all to practice freedom with love.  The power of One is ever important.  We know that one good person can change the world, offer reconciliation and mercy, or bring hope.  Two can walk together through an experience to share and enlarge their congregational ministry and offer it as a blessing to others.  During this time of Lent, we reflect on the One who sacrificed all for all.  May God bless your ministry.

Calendar Dates:

Friday, March 4:  World Day of Prayer, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Congregational Hall, Ministries Center Building, 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA   10 a.m.   Fellowship at 10 a.m.  Service at 11 a.m.  The service was written by the women of Cuba which calls us to receive the kingdom of God as little children.

Saturday, April 23:  It’s All About the Accessories Fashion Show, The Church on the Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA  9:30 a.m. – 12 noon.   Donations of Scarves, Jewelry and Belts in new or very good condition for resale will be collected by Congregation Moderators until March 27.  Questions may be directed to Maureen Prillerman.  Collection points throughout your region will be designated.  PW Presbytery Officers will be installed by Martha Manning, Synod Moderator, and the 2016 Synod Project Mission Project—19th & York—will be dedicated.  Items donated will be resold for a nominal price at the close of the Gathering.  Proceeds will benefit Mission Projects.

Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4:  Synod Eastern Regional Gathering. Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA.   This is a PW retreat for four presbyteries in the Synod of the Trinity and is currently held once every three years.  Our goal for the Presbytery of Philadelphia is to have 20 present for at least one day of the retreat.  Contact Janet Brown for more information after reviewing flyers.

The PW Quarterly News is available on line at www.presbyterianwomen.org.  Select About PW, then select the most recent quarterly newsletter.  The featured article reports:  Presbyterian Women takes on children’s education and literacy.  This issue is very informational and has many suggestions for you to incorporate at the congregational level.

You remember, Chester Eastside, Inc. received a recent Thank Offering from Presbyterian Women.  Tell me now if you know of someone with a wonderful project that could qualify for a Thank Offering this year.  Praise God more than 100 attended the dedication for a state-of-the-art computer learning center to enhance the After School Program and with a goal of also expanding services to meet the needs of adults.

Blessings and Peace,

Hebrews 13: 20-21