Presbyterian Women in Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church 2010-2011
FORGIVEN AND FREED BY GOD IN JESUS CHRIST,
Forgiven and freed by grace through faith, the central figure stands in praise.
AND EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, WE COMMIT OURSELVES:
Rooted in faith, the trio of women emerges. The outline of the central figure forms a cross. We are Presbyterian Women engrafted in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us.
TO NURTURE OUR FAITH THROUGH PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY,
The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, studying, praying, or meditating.
TO SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH WORLDWIDE
The left figure reaches out to care for others, as she shares, nurtures, and heals. The circle represents the church worldwide where women offer their gifts and talents in the midst of the global community.
TO WORK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE,
The uplifted arms of the central figure reach out to embrace a just peace. The relationship between the three figures depicts lives of wholeness rather than turmoil.
AND TO BUILD AN INCLUSIVE, CARING COMMUNITY OF WOMEN
The three women have no distinct features. They represent all women. The shapes surrounding them express energy, strength, and openness.
THAT STRENGTHENS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
Our name, Presbyterian Women, ties us to our denomination. The Bible resembles the Bible in the PC (USA) Seal.AND WITNESSES TO THE PROMISE OF GOD’S KINGDOM
Guided by the Purpose, Presbyterian Women witnesses to the reality of God’s present realm.
Section 1: Join one of our Circles!
Below are the times are three women’s circles meet during the year. If you would like to join one of them please send an email and we will get you involved with one of our wonderful circles! All are welcome, any women can join!!! We will be using the Beatitudes Study this year from Presbyterian Women, and you can follow along on the national PW blog!
CIRCLE of JOY
Meets 1st Thursday Evening - 7:30 P.M.
CIRCLE of HOPE
Meets 1st Tuesday Evening - 7:30 P.M.
CIRCLE of GRACE
Meets 1st Monday Evening - 7:30 P.M.
Section 2: Yearly PW Events
Check back in September 2012 for 2012/2013 gatherings!
Section 3: Supporting the Larger community
Presbyterian women support the mission of the church worldwide, beginning with the fellowship of their Circles and extending that inclusive caring to all of God's children.
Gifts for the Women and children who use the services at Somerset County Women’s Resource Center are collected at the September Gathering.
Baby Kit (Dedicated at December Gathering)
6 cloth diapers
2 T-shirts or undershirts (no onesies)
2 wash cloths
2 gowns or sleepers
2 diaper pins
1 sweater or sweatshirt
2 receiving blankets (one can be knitted)
Wrap all inside a receiving blanket and secure with diaper pins OR donate $39 to provide a new Baby Kit for an infant.
School Kit (Dedicated at May Gathering)
3 70-page spiral bound notebooks (210 pages)
1 pair blunt scissors
1 box of 24 crayons
1 30cm (12 inch) ruler
1 pencil sharpener (hand-held)
6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
1 large eraser (2-1/2”)
Place all in a cloth bag provided by Bev Krausse for $2, or make your own 12" X 14" bag with cloth handles. Secure with a Velcro, snap or button closure OR donate $15 to provide a school supply kit
Hygiene Kit (Dedicated at May Gathering)
1 hand towel
1 new bar of soap (bath size)
1 wide-tooth comb
1 nail clipper
Seal all items in a 1 gallon size plastic bag with zipper closure OR donate $10 to provide a health kit. [Toothpaste with an extended expiration date will be added to health kits just prior to shipment]
Monetary Donation may be made in lieu of kit:
School kit $2 $15
Health kit $2 $10
Layette $2 $39