PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN UPDATE, from Janet Brown

Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Philadelphia

Dateline:  May 9, 2014

Subject:   PWPP Spring Gathering held at the Church on the Mall on April 26, 2014

Greetings to the Churches in the Presbytery of Philadelphia,

We have much to celebrate!  Let’s give God the glory for the dedication and Spirit-filled day which surrounded the ChangePurse event at the Church on the Mall.  Thanks to all who answered the call to contribute new and gently used purses for this PW sponsored event.

Our great thanks to Melissa Michael who directed our thoughts to current information about the need for our support of those working to eliminate the scourge of human trafficking in our culture.  The models for the Fashion Show represented several congregations throughout the Presbytery and brought great joy to the occasion.  Our tangible donation to the ChangePurse organization offered $1,121 with the sale of new and gently used purses.  Everything came together through prayer, attention to detail, and commitment to a shared vision.  We are better together when we offer God our best, and as your Moderator, I am grateful for the outpouring of love expressed by your participation on April 26.  “ThankyouThankyouThankyou”.

The Coordinating Team will meet at the Presbytery Office at 10:30 a.m. on May 16 to consider scholarship requests for the Synod PW Gathering at Waynesburg University on June 19-21.  Leadership training begins by knowing more about PW.  Pam Snyder, Vice Moderator for Mission Relationships of Churchwide PW will be the keynote speaker for this Gathering.  Participation in this Synod conference will offer a bridge to the Churchwide meeting in 2015.  Contact your regional moderator if you need more information about the June event.  Registration forms are available on line or can be sent to you upon request.

Pray for leadership candidates to come forward.  By God’s grace, the PW ministry within the bounds of the PC (USA) continues and offers empowerment to those without voice.

Wishing you a day filled with God’s peace and grace,

janet w. brown, Moderator, PWPP, [email protected], 610-306-0051