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Together in Service (TIS)

posted Apr 12, 2017, 2:17 PM by Rebecca Jewel   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

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Presbyterian Women's hands-on mission opportunities program

For generations, Presbyterian women have responded to God's love by offering this love back to the world in tangible ways. With our wide variety of talents, resources and our sincere desire to help others, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

Through the Together in Service program, Presbyterian women can share ideas for a whole range of projects. From sewing hats for newborns in Africa to selling fair-trade coffee at church events, we all can find a place to offer our gifts.



Women of the Reformation: A Presbyterian Women-sponsored trip explores past and present leadership

posted Mar 28, 2016, 5:53 PM by Rebecca Jewel

March 10, 2016

From Presbyterian Mission Agency—Presbyterian News Service

The year 2009 marked the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, an occasion celebrated by Reformed churches around the world. For Kathy Reeves, mission associate for Presbyterian Women, the theologian’s birthday also sparked an idea for an international study tour about women during the Reformation.

“It occurred to me that people don’t pay much attention to how women participated in the Reformation,” Reeves says.

Reeves wanted to bring that history to life—particularly the history of French Huguenots who were persecuted for their faith for more than a century. “I also wanted women to claim persecution as a part of our Reformed heritage,” she says. “So many Christians have been persecuted and continue to be persecuted because of their faith. American Christians don’t really know much about that.”

Global Issues of Women's Empowerment and Sustainable Development

posted Mar 28, 2016, 5:45 PM by Rebecca Jewel

Presbyterians to attend the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women

Presbyterian News Service: Rick Jones, LOUISVILLE

Thirty-three Presbyterian women, including 14 young adults, will attend the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York this month. The delegation is organized through a partnership involving the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, and Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This presence is possible because the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is accredited to the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council.

2017-18 Bible Study: Tell your stories!

posted Sep 15, 2015, 9:15 AM by Carolyn Hampton


“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance

the race that is set before us . . . (Hebrews 12:1).”

Melissa Bane Sevier, the author of our 2017– 2018 PW/Horizons Bible study on the book of Hebrews, is looking for your stories to include. 

(We’re not exactly sure in what way we’ll use these stories—perhaps in a supplement.) 

All of us have a “cloud of witnesses” that has helped us along the way and who, even though no longer with us, still inspire. 

Please, tell us your story of one of those witnesses. 


Please tell us the story of a woman, now deceased, who had a good influence on your life or on the life of someone you know. 

Include her name, her time and place and what made her influential. Please write her story on the back of this flier.  

[you may view/download the flyer on our documents page under National News: 2015 Quarterly Mailing - ed.]

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Please include:  Name of person submitting the story 

That person’s contact information (Melissa may be contacting you for further information) 

Address

City


Phone

Return your story to Melissa Bane Sevier, in care of Betsy Ensign-George, Presbyterian Women, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202-1396; betsy.ensign-george@pcusa.org. 

Errata: Come to the Waters Bible Study

posted Sep 15, 2015, 9:06 AM by Carolyn Hampton

Please note the following corrections to the current Horizons Bible study:

• Lesson One, p. 13, Question 7 should read "Can you think of a time when you worked hard to protect, restore, or improve a part of God's creation? What did it feel like?”

• Page 14, “Closing” box, under the header “Closing Prayer,” the sentence that reads, “You are invited to add the benediction in Box Three to end the lesson,” should read Box Two.

• Page 28, top left, should read Psalm 63:1(verse is missing in the book).

• Page 31, under “Testing the Waters,” the wording is from the “Dangerous Waters” lesson. Needs to be for this “thirst” lesson. Change first item to read: Reflect on the ways your own thirst has been quenched in a time of deep longing. How did you experience God’s presence, even in the driest of times? Move second item to page 39 in the Joshua/Dangerous Waters lesson.

• Page 62, “Hymns for this Lesson,” the hymn “Have Mercy, God, upon My Life” is on page 421 of the new hymnal and not page 422.

• The text for Footnote 3 in Lesson Three is missing on p. 80. It is The New Interpreter's Bible, Volume IX, 832- 833. On page 28, footnote 3 actually should be noted three lines up from where it is indicated with the sentence that ends “was thirsty.” 

Bring Fair Trade to your congregation!

posted Sep 15, 2015, 9:04 AM by Carolyn Hampton

Host a Partnership Box Sale of Partners for Just Trade products at your church to support fair trade arti.sans in Peru, Haiti,. and Cambodia. 

Promote economic and social jus.tice while providing your congregati.on with a beau.tiful selec.tion of handmade gifts.

Learn more at partnersforjusttrade.org/pb or call us at 314-707-2831.

Partners for Just Trade began as an ini.tia.ve of the Presbyterian Hunger Program and their Joining Hands Network in Peru. 

You haven't missed all the Churchwide Gathering yet!!

posted Sep 15, 2015, 9:01 AM by Carolyn Hampton   [ updated Sep 15, 2015, 9:01 AM ]

While supplies last!  2015 Churchwide Gathering tote bags, commemorative pins are still available!

A limited quantity of the brightly hued, environmentally friendly 2015 Churchwide Gathering tote bags are available for purchase through the PW offices. $20.00 each. 

The 2015 CWG commemorative pins are also available; they sold for $5.00 each but are reduced to $3.00 each. 

Interested? Contact Jung Ju Winner at 844.797.2872, ext. 5389, or jung.winner@pcusa.org. 

UN Commission on the Status of Women 2016

posted Sep 15, 2015, 8:58 AM by Carolyn Hampton

Apply to join the PC(USA) delegation to 60th UN CSW

In 2016, 40 Presbyterians will form a delegation to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in NYC. You could be one of them! The tentative dates are March 14–24. Go to http://www.pcusa.org/resource /application-form-and-information-packet-60th-commi/ to download the information packet and application form. Email completed applications by November 3, 2015, to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations office, mark.koenig@pcusa.org.

PW & Hunger Fund

posted Sep 15, 2015, 8:57 AM by Carolyn Hampton


“What would we do without PW and its support of the Cents- Ability Hunger Fund? PHP is able to fund 45 programs in 25 countries (including the U.S.A.) this year! We could not do this work and have these relationships without you!”

Ruth Farrell, Coordinator, Presbyterian Hunger Program 

2015 Gathering DVD

posted Sep 15, 2015, 8:55 AM by Carolyn Hampton

Take the Gathering Home DVD Find additional coverage of the Gathering on the Gathering web pages (presbyterianwomen.org /gathering) and in the September /October issue of Horizons. AND, if you haven't yet done so, order the Take the Gathering Home DVD, brimming with photos, all issues of Daily Horizons, the official Churchwide Gathering song, and video highlights from plenary! $15 each. 

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