Letter from the Moderator of the Presbyterian Women, Philadelphia

pw_LOGOBTo: The Churches in the Presbytery of Philadelphia
From: Janet W. Brown, PW Moderator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia
Subject: Annual Letter and Fall Gathering Promotion
Date: August 19, 2016


Presbyterian Women Sharing the Light


lightamongusDo you remember the porch light turned on in your neighborhood? It served as a reminder of welcome home. The theme for PW in our Presbytery this year will be a focus on the concept of light among us. Tell me how you plan to share this theme locally with a letter or email by November 25. Come to the Mission Luncheon on December 3 at Oxford Presbyterian Church to celebrate shared mission commitment.

We know that there are many ways to live out the Purpose of PW. Let the Holy Spirit empower your leadership as you commit to serving Christ with the challenges before us in our nation and the world beyond. Involve your congregation in your ministry by offering fellowship and opportunities to come alongside a group or organization seeking local volunteers. Pray for the PPPWCT and for what we might do together. Our Coordinating Team meetings are held at the Presbytery Office and open to all. Join us. Ask questions. Tell us what we can do to help you serve as a leader in your congregation.

fall-autumn-leaves-clip-art-borders_167476Thank you for your faithfulness. You continue to support others in countless ways. Leadership opportunities abound at all levels of the PW organization. Stepping into the larger church gives you the opportunity to exchange leadership ideas, share common goals, receive current information and form lasting friendship with amazing women across our denomination. Your faithfulness to second mile giving continues to change lives. The Mission Pledge makes possible the USA Mission Experience. Come to the Fall Gathering on October 8 at the Church on the Mall to hear John 1:5 through the lens of a participant.

How many of you receive Horizons? If you do not and would like to have a subscription to this publication, please let me know by September 10 ([email protected]). As Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia, we are encouraged to know and share current information on issues and projects as you fulfill your responsibility to carry Christ’s message and light in your congregation.

Save these dates in 2017:

  • April 22 for the Spring Gathering at the Church on the Mall
  • June 15-17 for the Synod Gathering at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA

Contact your Regional Moderator if you have questions. All are working together to share ideas and responsible service. Andrea Lawrence, Treasurer, receives all financial information.
Looking forward to seeing you face to face on October 8. Pass the blessing cup! “To bless is to put a bit of yourself into something. It is to make holy, to change something or someone because of your presence.” Marina Wiederkehr