A Letter from the Moderator of Presbyterian Women, Philadelphia

To: The Presbyterian Churches in the Presbytery of Philadelphia
Subject: Presbyterian Women
Date: March 6, 2015

Radical hospitality is offered in countless ways by the churches of Philadelphia. Just mercy comes as we stay accountable and offer a voice for those places where we can make a difference. Thanks to all who submitted PW historical reports for the year 2014. Telling the story of the hungry fed, the children given self-worth and needed school supplies, the homeless comforted and those in harm’s way rescued, all speak to the work we do every day in the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Presbyterian Women worldwide continue to recognize and name problems. Together we can find solutions which speak with God’s wisdom and voice.

We are requesting churches to donate twin bed sheets and blankets (new or gently used) to Covenant House. The need is great and immediate. If you can respond, please leave donations at the Oxford Presbyterian Church. Questions: please contact Priscilla Peters at [email protected]

Hunger is still our focus for April 11. Walk or sponsor a group from a church registered on the Walk website for the Walk+Run Against Hunger originating at the Art Museum. More information is available at http://www.hungercoalition.org/hungerwalk.

April 18, 2015, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Spring Gathering at the Church on the Mall. More information will be sent to churches as soon as plans for this event are finalized.

Much happens in the spring months of the year. We can’t do everything that is asked of us. Nevertheless, it is important to continue to meet in community—in fact, it is our Biblical call in Hebrews. How we spend our time speaks volumes.

You can make a difference in your congregation by giving thanks on Sunday to those Presbyterian Women in your congregation who continue to support mission.

You can encourage young women to engage their leadership skills and faith commitment by attending Churchwide in June. Churchwide Gathering scholarships are available until March 20. Contact Janet Brown by email requesting scholarship assistance at [email protected]

Tell us your program theme for 2015. Invite to attend a program you have planned. We are grateful for all that you are accomplishing and want to share your good news with others.

There is a great quiet surrounding the snow today. May you find peace in the blessing offered every day.

janet w. brown, Moderator, Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia