Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of the Cascades

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PWP Cascades approved a number of changes in the organization's by-laws at the Spring Gathering business meeting.

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The 2018 Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study will be an online-only free digital resource.

Our Documents page includes MANY resources at your fingertips.

Due to problems securing a host site and a keynote speaker, the Coordinating Team for the Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of the Cascades has decided to cancel a Spring Gathering for 2019. 

Please check in later for information about our 2019 Fall Gathering

2019 Presbyterian Women Synod Gathering
PW Synod of the Pacific
April 5, 6, and 7, 2019

Hearts of Stone
Hearts of Love

Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA

Registration 3 pm Friday, April 5

Depart for home: 11 am Sunday, April 7

The Synod PW Coordinating Team has planned a wonderful program featuring the author of the 2019-20 Horizon Bible Study, Eugenia Gamble, who will tantalize us with a preview of “Love Carved in Stone: A fresh look at the Ten Commandments.”

 Learning to become hearts of love, workshops include an eco-justice workshop on caring for the earth we love by confronting climate change led by rev. abby mohaupt and one dealing with gun violence because of our love for others led by Cheryl Hunt. Rev. Sharon Edwards will be our worship and music leader throughout the weekend.

The Synodwide Gathering — which meets every three years— offers us a chance to gather with Presbyterian Women from the Synod of the Pacific to learn from each other, experience stimulating and informative programs, dynamic worship, and stretch and strengthen our connectional ties.

 The deadline for registering for the Gathering is March 15, 2019.

Don’t miss out. Plan to attend.

Click here to download the registration form.

2019 Birthday Offering

The Birthday Offering is one of Presbyterian Women’s two offerings. Received in the spring each year, it gives women a tangible way to celebrate the blessings in their lives. The Birthday Offering funds up to five projects each year, in amounts of $75,000 to $150,000 each. The recipients are selected before the offering is received, so grant amounts depend on the gifts received

Birthday Offering Resources

Promotional materials are mailed to each congregation, Attn: PW/Women’s Group, in January.

The packet and a number of other resources are available to help you promote the Birthday Offering.

Birthday Offering Current Recipients

In 2019, four projects received funding through Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering. Your gift to the Birthday Offering will allow PW to provide funding to the Disaster Response Team, Effingham Child Development Center, Presbyterian Homes, and Services of Kentucky, Inc, and Wings of Refuge.

While Birthday Offering giving often occurs in PW groups, you may also give online to deepen Presbyterian Women’s investments in life-changing ministries around the world.

2019 Birthday Offering Recipients

Disaster Response Team
Presbytery of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

The Disaster Response Team of the Presbytery of Charlotte will expand its ministry to support people affected by human-made or natural disasters. PW’s grant will help provide a warehouse, parking lot and security fencing. This new space will hold household goods, food, hygiene, and school kits, and clean-up buckets, and will house mobile shower units and disaster recovery trailers.

Effingham Child Development Center
Inclusive Playground, Effingham, Illinois

In a child’s early years inclusive play environments set the tone for successful future relationships. The Effingham Child Development Center serves children and families of differing abilities and is paving the way for all kids to learn and play together. The Birthday Offering will improve the center’s playground by helping to provide a protective play surface and all-inclusive play equipment.

Presbyterian Homes and Services of Kentucky, Inc.
Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps, Kentucky

Presbyterian Homes and Services of Kentucky cares for people who are sick, poor, lonely or vulnerable due to infirmities of age and poor health. This project will improve the quality of life and safety for nursing center residents in the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky. PW’s grant will help provide new wardrobes, bedside cabinets, over-bed tables, nursing beds, mattresses and lift recliners.

Wings of Refuge
Restoration Home, Iowa Falls, Iowa

Wings of Refuge provides a safe and healing space for women victimized by human trafficking. Without safety and shelter, there is little healing. PW’s Birthday Offering grant will help fund a larger long-term safe home where many more women will find restoration, identity, community, opportunity and hope, and transition into independent living.

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