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Our Purpose 
 
FORGIVEN AND FREED BY GOD IN JESUS CHRIST,
AND EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, WE COMMIT OURSELVES:
 
...to nurture our faith through prayer and bible study.
...to support the mission of the Church worldwide.
...to work for justice and peace.
...to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens
the Presbyterian Church (USA)
and witnesses to the promise of God's Kingdom.
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The Coordinating Team
2015-2016
 
Officers
Moderator: Valerie Hartling  (304-255-1030)
Vice Moderator: Sue Williams  (304-255-2159)
Secretary / Historian: Helen Trader  (304-253-6098)
Treasurer: Julia Mollohan  (304-252-4473)
 
Coordinators
Missions/ Social Action: Helen Walker  (304-253-2218)
Spiritual Enrichment: Sue Williams  (304-255-2159)
Leadership/Search Committee:
 
Circle Leaders
Saturday Lunch Circle:  Sue Williams  (304-255-2159)
 
 
Circle Information
 
The Saturday Lunch Circle
Circle Leader:  Sue Williams (304-255-2159)
Bible Moderators:  Patricia Lester (304-763-2980),
                           Harriet Jones (304-253-7056)
Treasurer:  Valerie Hartling (304-255-1030)
 
Meetings:  We meet at 12:00 Noon in Friendship Hall on the 2nd Saturday of each month for lunch, a meeting, and the Bible Lesson.  Individuals help serve and clean up tables.
 
The 2016-2017 Horizons Bible Study is "Who is Jesus?"  by Judy Yates Siker.  Please join us for this most interesting topic.
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 About the Presbyterian Women's Symbol

Forgiven and freed by grace through faith, the central figure stands in praise. Rooted in faith, the trio of women emerge.

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.

The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, studying, praying, or meditating.

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.

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.

The three women have no distinct features. They represent all women. The shapes surrounding them express energy, strength and openness.

Our name, Presbyterian Women, ties us to our denomination. The Bible resembles the Bible depicted in the PC (USA) Seal.

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Beth Stone spoke at PW Lunch Circle and was presented with an Honorary Life Membership.

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Presbyterian Women's African Dresses sewing project

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Installation of Officers at the 2010 Birthday Luncheon

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Women enjoy visiting at our annual PW Birthday Offering Luncheon.

Presbyterian Women:  Many thanks to the women of our church who sewed curtains for a cabin at Bluestone Camp and Conference Center in support of this year's PW of the Presbytery mission project.  The fabric was purchased at Best's with money from our PW Circle pledges.  Those who worked on the curtains were Kay Hoover, Jane Beaver, Marcy Fairlie, Martha Hall, Ann Harkins, Dottie Keesee, and Jo Voigt.  The curtains will be taken to the PW Spring Gathering in Charleston on April 22nd.

 

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Saturday Luncheon Circle at Christmas Time

 
2016-2017 Calendar
 

September

01 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

10 - Saturday Lunch Circle, noon

October

03 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

08 - Saturday Lunch Circle, noon

November

07 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

10 - Thank Offering Luncheon, 12:00 Noon

15 - Mission Pledge Form Due (Moderator)

December

03 - *Christmas Music after Parade, 2:00 pm

05 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

10 - Saturday Lunch Circle, noon

18 - *White Christmas Service & Reception,

          7:00 pm

24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7:00 pm

25 - CHRISTMAS:  A SAVIOR IS BORN!

January

09 - Coordinating Team, 10:00 am

14 - Saturday Lunch Circle, Noon

30 - PW History due

February

08 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

10 - Synod Pledge due (Treasurer)

11 - Saturday Lunch Circle, noon

March

05 - Celebrate Gifts of Women Sunday

06 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

11 - Saturday Lunch Circle, noon

April

03 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

08 - Saturday Lunch Circle, noon

16 - EASTER DAY... HE IS RISEN!

May

01 - Coordinating Team, 9:30 am

11 - Birthday Offering Luncheon, Bible Lesson,

          and CT Officer Installation

June

 

July

Annual Session Report due (Moderator)

 

* Help provide cookies

 

Youth and Gifts of Women Sunday
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Valerie Hartling (right) receives Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women.

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PW Ladies have lunch at Tamarack.

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Rev. Janice Tiedeck gives the lesson at our PW Birthday Offering Luncheon.

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Prayer Banner made by Beckley Presbyterian Women for the 2005 Spring Gathering

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Our Networkers: Click on picture to view more photos.

Photos:  PW Networkers >>
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Projects
 
Networkers:  We sewed 10 Bed Mosquito Netting kits for places where malaria is a serious problem.  We will be doing it again this year. 
 
Networkers Mother's Day Cards:  We responded to the need for funds to assist in the distribution of the existing stockpile of bed nets.  Money collected from card sales and sent - $825.
 
Bandage Rollers:  Ladies meet regularly to roll bandages from used sheets, meeting a monthly quota as pledged to the Mission Committee of the Statewide Coordinating Team.
 
Overseas Requests:  This past year we made and sent 7 BabyBlankets, 14 Baby Gowns, 100 Rolled Bandages, and 12 Sheets, which were sent to overseas hospitals.
 
Head Start Help:  For several years the Social Issues Committee has coordinated the collection of socks & underwear as well as winter hats & mittens for Head Start children in the community.
 
Women's Resource Center (shelter for battered women and children):  We regularly help supply them with needed things such as personal items and small cash donations.
 
 
 
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Projects
 
Davis-Stuart School:  We support the Davis-Stuart School in Lewisburg with cash gifts and collections of Campbell's labels and related products
 
Beckley Boys Group Home:  We donate Christmas Gifts and Money to this home, located on City Ave.  In the past we have also helped them acquire needed things. 
 
Birthright:  This Beckley non-profit organization helps needy pregnant and unwed mothers in the community.  Our Presbyterian Women recently recognized them at the Thank Offering Luncheon and donated both cash and baby items for their use.
 
"In Memory of...":  Each Circle often donates money to buy a book for the Church Library in memory of someone.  Several years ago the Coordinating Team voted to make and sell cookbooks in memory of our former long-time church cook who had died.  Profits from this project went to the Church Kitchen Fund for use as needed.
 
Equal Exchange Coffee:  This is a mission project to help support the poor small coffee farmers of the world (Latin America, Africa, Asia) in their effort to make a living, improve their communities and quality of life, meet medical needs, obtain childcare services, etc. despite the competition of big coffee companies. 
 
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Presbyterian Women is a churchwide organization whose membership is open to all women.  The members are women who choose to participate in or be supportive of the organization in any way.  Because we believe that diversity contributes to wholeness, PW intentionally seeks the membership of women from all racial-ethnic groups, so that the organization may reflect a vision of the whole church as a community of mutual interdependence. 

 

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