A Letter from the Moderator of Presbyterian Women, Philadelphia:
To the Churches of the Presbytery of Philadelphia,
Who We Are: Presbyterian Women know that mission matters, and it is our responsibility to offer justice and mercy in helpful ways to those seeking assistance. Our mission chair, Priscilla Peters, is very intentional in her work among us. She has identified a need in the veteran’s community to receive donations for 2015.
Veterans serve all: Your congregation may minister to the veteran community but many have not had this opportunity. Ask your congregation to help with this 2015 project. Share the selected project and the need with your church members. You may be overwhelmed by their response! We are praying for an outpouring of gift cards and donated items.
As we gather again for the Christmas Mission Luncheon on December 5, come to enjoy the fellowship and to see response to your open hearts for the needs of others. No one wants to be less fortunate, but since the time of Christ this population has been identified as the one that is to be served by those living in the community of Christ.
If your congregation is located in Region I or II, please bring a donation of tea sandwiches. Region III and IV are asked for a cookie donation.
The first step in all of life is showing up! We will greet you with joy on December 5. See flyers attached related to location and donations.
Gratitude: On October 3, the Fall Gathering at the Church on the Mall offered a time of praise, sharing and listening to Presenter, Beth Zong. She told of her experiences related to the PWGlobal Mission Exchange as our representative from the Synod of the Trinity. PW continues to be the voice for those exploited through human trafficking.
- March 4, 2016 – World Day of Prayer
- April 23, 2016 – Spring Gala
- June 3 and 4, 2016 – Synod Regional Gathering
Looking forward to seeing you on December 5,
janet w. brown, Moderator, PWPP