A Letter from the Moderator, Presbyterian Women-Philadelphia

Greetings, Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia—

As we prepare for the Fall Gathering on October 3 at the Church on the Mall in Plymouth Meeting, leadership for the future of the PW within our bounds is much on the minds of the Coordinating Team.

We are seeking leadership recommendations for a position on the Presbytery Coordinating Team for a term beginning in 2016. This is a wonderful opportunity for a PW in your congregation with a heart for mission, commitment to Bible study and prayer, and a willingness to explore gifts of ministry. Tell your pastor about this wonderful opportunity to serve. Put a request in your church bulletin. Meet with those of interest. Bring candidates to the Fall Gathering at the Church on the Mall. Let someone know you have noticed that they have gifts of ministry to share with others—give them a place to enlarge their voice and heart through the work of Presbyterian Women.

Out of Chaos, Hope is a new partnership between Presbyterian Women and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to train congregations and presbyteries in disaster preparedness. There is a plan in place for training members of PW from each presbytery. Requirements for trainers include:

  • Interest in disaster preparedness.
  • Three year commitment to actively seek, set-up, and conduct at least three disaster preparation training per year in congregations, clusters, and/or presbytery.
  • Presentation experience.
  • Comfortable using email and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Application process needs three references from: PWP or PWS Moderator, your pastor or clerk of session and someone who has heard you make a presentation.

If you are interested in knowing more about this training opportunity, contact me. I know we have someone of interest within our bounds. Are you the one?

Soon you will receive your July-August copy of Horizons. Immediately, turn to page 36. Give God the glory and thanks for the good news shared that ministries of Chester Eastside and Wayne Presbyterian Church are recipients of the 2015 Thank Offering. Children will benefit. Mission is possible!

We will be collecting canned goods for the benefit of the T.M Thomas Church in Chester on October 3.

For December 5, Priscilla Peters, Vice Moderator and Mission Chairperson, is planning our annual Christmas Mission Luncheon to be held at Oxford Presbyterian Church. Put this date on your calendar.

I encourage you to use the website for Presbyterian Women www.presbyterianwomen.org to find timely information and updates.

Your voice is very important to the world. Our faith rests on the power of God among us. How can we best serve? How can we best listen to others? How can we best not assume that we know the answers?

Pray for us. We pray for you.
Janet W. Brown, Moderator on behalf of the PWPP Coordinating Team
[email protected]

Please click here for the Fall Gathering Flyer: FallGathering_PresbyWomen_Fall2015