We have much to be grateful for as we reflect on the outpouring of tangible hope for Dawn’s Place on Saturday, December 7, at the PW Annual Christmas Mission Luncheon. Once a year, PW in the Presbytery of Philadelphia focus on one mission to receive this offering.. Dawn’s Place is a ministry to improve the lives of women victimized by Commercial Sexual Exploitation, commonly known as “sex trafficking” and was selected as the 2013 recipient.
Under the direction of Priscilla Peters, Elder and Mission Chair for the Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia, churches were contacted to bring items deemed helpful for the work of Dawn’s Place to the Luncheon. More than 100 attended and participants entered bringing gifts to share. Mission displays circled the room. Guest Speaker, the Reverend Dr. Elouise Renich Fraser, was overwhelmed with the response as boxes and vans brought countless donations. In addition, those present were very generous in the monetary giving to the needs of Dawn’s Place.
The PWPP Coordinating Team expresses their appreciation to the Rev. Ethelyn Taylor and the Session and staff and volunteers of Oxford Presbyterian Church and to all who attended, made sandwiches and cookies, and glorified God with their voices and musical ability.
Thank you for living your hope in the Lord. Being present on Saturday and offering your gifts to the King changed lives. Thank you!
Second-mile giving is the heart of Presbyterian Women. Go Tell It on the Mountain is the hymn that closed the worship service–a response of joy for all received for this residential non-profit. Today is my turn! Tomorrow is yours!
Wishing you a blessed Advent Season,
Janet W. Brown, Moderator