A Letter from the Moderator of Presbyterian Women, Philadelphia

To: Churches in the Presbytery of Philadelphia

From: Janet W. Brown, Moderator, Presbyterian Women
Subject: April 22, 2017 and June 15-17, 2017
Date: March 15, 2017

When the historical report for the Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia is given to the Reverend Kevin Porter, our Stated Clerk, I am more than grateful for your commitment to mission and for keeping alive the voice of PW in our Presbytery. Whether it is sharing information from the Horizons magazine, participating in weekly or monthly Bible study, welcoming the others of the world into the life of your ministry, your congregational work is a spoken prayer. Thank you.

The Thank Offering and Birthday Offering are ever more important this year. As you know projects are carefully selected at the PW Churchwide level yearly, and I encourage to apply at the congregational level to be considered.

This is a special invitation to seek your support as PW welcomes PW Synod Moderator, Martha K. Manning, on April 22, at the Church on the Mall. Click here for a flyer to share with your congregation. In addition, to installing new officers, we will have a leadership discussion based on the new PW manual. The manual is well written and explanatory on participation from a congregational perspective. We never ask for registration for our events, but I am encouraging you to come to welcome Martha, to celebrate with the new officers, to learn and listen, and to share Holy Communion on this day of light in the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Stepping out to testify to the importance of our faith impacts those around us more than we know. Pray about this meeting after you read this and find others to share this personal invitation.

For the Spring Gathering on April 22, the CT has suggested that you bring a hygiene kit in response to the great need of women’s ministry in our area. Help by donating an entire kit or a single item to the collection bin which will be available for your donation. Kit includes hand towel (approx.. 16×28), wash cloth, wide-tooth comb, nail clippers, bath-size soap bars, toothbrush, 10 Band-Aids or other adhesive strips.
“Created to Shine” is the Synod of the Trinity Gathering to be held at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Rooms are available at the Marriott Courtyard. The dates are June 15-17 and this event promises to open your heart to the Spirit. Please contact me if you would like to attend this event and need scholarship help—registration cost is $175 and hotel expenses are on your own. Questions should be directed to Suzanne Herger, PW Synod Vice Moderator for Programs. [email protected]

Peace for the journey.
janet w. brown, Moderator, PWPP
[email protected]