Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women
 
 

Presbyterian Women’s 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, and
  • To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witness to the promise of God’s kingdom.  
 
THIS IS AN INVITATION TO…..
Join other Presbyterian Women in continuing our heritage of participation in global mission, advocacy for human rights and the leadership development of women, locally and globally…..
 
Share, through this supportive community, your gifts, discovered, developed and used with appreciation, thereby enriching your own spiritual life……
 
Invest your own unique talents and time to help make important decisions, provide leadership for meaningful action and witness to God’s love and grace….
 
Discover and develop new skills as you accept the responsibilities and learning opportunities PW brings…..
 
Celebrate with others the Good News, lived out in community; the unity with diversity, enriching all; your partnership with God and other women, by which you make a difference, in your own unique way, and contribute to a world of justice and peace, yet to be……
 
For, as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one Body in Christ, and individual members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them.” Romans 12:4-8 RSV
 
  YOU ARE INVITED….
 
The Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian church–Mabank invite you to experience an exciting year of:
Mission
Bible study
Fellowship
 
Presbyterian Women gather the second Thursday of every month from September through May. Gathering time is 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.     
 
Business meeting is held followed by a devotional and Bible study.
 
Mission Action & Quilting Circles gather in Fellowship Hall every Monday at 9:00 a.m.  We make stuffed animals for children who are hospitalized and layette sets for Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  We also work on Fall Festival bazaar items.
 
WHENEVER CHRISTIANS RESPOND TO GOD’S LOVE FOR THEM, THERE IS A CELEBRATION!
 
It may take the form of a prayer of thanksgiving; it may be a shout of joy; it may be a smile or a tear; it may be an act of loving kindness; or it may be a gift of money.
Whatever the response, it’s a celebration!
 
Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church-Mabank do a lot of celebrating!!!
 
We celebrate with prayers of thanksgiving and praise and with prayers of care and concern.
 
Shouts of joy are often heard in a gathering of PW, especially when we travel to attend meetings and fellowship with other PW groups in Grace Presbytery.  We are joyful and thankful as we gaze on the gifts gathered for local children in December and distributed by the Salvation Army.
 
Smiles and tears are shared as we work and fellowship while making stuffed animals, while working on our mission projects, while studying our yearly PW Bible study, while working together to make our Fall Festival possible.
 
We celebrate God with acts of loving kindness as we send cards to our shut-ins and deliver baskets of surprises to the homebound.
 
We celebrate PW locally, church wide and worldwide as we give for God’s work, gifts of money to:
- Our local children’s fund
- Least coin offering (to Grace Presbytery and distributed worldwide to promote peace, justice and reconciliation)
- Thank Offering (to Grace Presbytery to support medical mission throughout the world and new creative ideas of mission worldwide)
- Birthday Offering (to meet major mission needs)
- Waxahachie and Itasca Children’s Services
- Blanket Sunday (traditionally the 2nd Sunday in February. Money donated by the congregation is used to distribute blankets to those in need around the world.)
 
On the second Monday of each month, PW celebrate the birthdays of that month with a covered dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

Besides our own projects and activities within First Presbyterian Church–Mabank, PW also participates in Fall Gathering and Spring Workshops which are both sponsored by Grace Presbytery PW. This gives us a chance to fellowship with women from other Presbyterian churches in East Texas and the D/FW metroplex.

PW OFFICERS FOR SEPT. 2017 - SEPT. 2018
Moderator - Pam Dotson  
Vice Moderator - Lavonne Dennis
Secretary - Lee Monger 
Treasurer - Kathy Cryer and Judith Wagner
Historian - Jenny Duncan
 
COORDINATORS:
Bible Study - June Tinsley
Mission Action - Shirley English and June Tinsley
Prayer Shawl - Pam Dotson
Music - Ruth Eickel
Communication - PW Courier—Lavonne Dennis
Busy Bees - Mary Ann Odom
Quilting - Sharon Marszalek
 
PROJECTS:
Fall Festival - November 6th, 7th and 8th - Bake Sale—Judith Wagner, Jams and Jellies—Bev Gorden
Busy Bee Projects—Mary Ann Odom
DAR Luncheon - May 16th, 2018—Judith Wagner
Summer Tea - July 15th, 2017
Officer Search  -
*Chrismon Tree - Geneice Morris, Mary Sutton, Jenny Duncan, Kathy Cryer, and June Tinsley
Liaison to Session - Mary Ann Odom
 
*With support of Worship Committee