A Letter from Janet Brown, Moderator of the Presbyterian Women, Philadelphia

pw_LOGOBTo: Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia
From: Janet W. Brown, Moderator
Subject: Fall Gathering on October 8, 2016

Carry the light to the Church on the Mall on Saturday, October 8, for the PW Fall Gathering. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast before the 10 a.m. program.

Treasurer, Andrea Lawrence, will be available to accept the last quarter Mission pledge and new goal sheets for 2017. Your generosity has offered much to those with little to celebrate. Your kindness continues to offer hope and gives those receiving the opportunity to believe in the possibility of love. We have much to pray about for our communities. Let us know your concerns so that others can help you in your local Together in Service Projects. You will be renewed and uplifted by our time together.

Grace Marable, the Synod of the Trinity representative to the 2016 USAME, will have just returned to present her information and memories to us. Many applied and few were chosen to serve as listener and learner at this place in time. The window of reflection is short for Grace at this point, but I know you will be informed by her story.

Suzanne Herger will have information available for you to learn more about the June 15-17 PW Synod Gathering to be held in Altoona, PA. The theme is “Created to Shine”. Begin to save $2 a day toward your registration for this wonderful opportunity for inspiration, fellowship and participation in the Beloved Community of PW. Scholarship help will be available for this event.

We hope that you will again participate in the jewelry sale. Your past effort assisted The Welcome Church community during the months of much relocation for the homeless.

We stand on hallowed ground together when we come together–Hallowed ground for the Church on the Mall’s faithful in ministry for 50 years–Hallowed ground for the hungry searching for food and empowerment—Hallowed ground for the voiceless, waiting for words to mark their lives.

Bring your prayers. Pray for the CT. We pray for you. God is calling you to join others interested in changing the world!!

Peace and Blessing