Presbyterian Women support the mission of the church through: Friendship, Spiritual growth, Fellowship, Service projects
PW 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 (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Theme for 2018-2019: We will explore God’s provision of nourishment for body, mind, and soul. “God is the one who provides food for all living things. God’s faithful love lasts forever.”
To view the PW Mission giving for 2018-2019 click here (PDF document)
Bible Study Program:
Horizons Bible Study - God’s Promise. “I am with you.” Check with your Circle leader or if you are not in a circle, contact Christine Holsen, 925-518-5681. Horizons Bible Study Book. The study book costs $12.
Quick Look Upcoming Events/Study
Sept. 21, 10:00 am-noon, PW Book Club. All are welcome to attend
Sept. 22, Horizons Bible Study at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Registration at horizons.eventbrite.com. Carpooling from the church
- Women’s Bible/Book Study Meets weekly on Thursdays. 10:00 - 11:30 am at the church in room Upper room 2D1
- Together in Service /Prayer Shawl Ministry Meets 2nd Sat. 9 am to noon, at church in the Upper Room 2D1 - Co-leaders: Joy Fischer & Karen Vied.
- Women’s Book Club Meets 3rd Fri. 10:00 am, at church in room F-5
Fall Gathering was held Saturday, September 8th, The topic was Nourishing People in Need, Victor Karpenko and Team Culinary Angels.
Winter Gathering: Sat. Dec. 8th, 1:30pm – 3:00 pm. Nourishment for our family and friends. Demonstration of holiday treats from around the world presented by members of FPCL
Spring Gathering 2019: Sat. March 23rd, 9:30 am-1:00pm. Outing to Bancroft Garden and docent tour, lunch. Growing beauty and food using drought tolerant methods
Summer Gathering 2019: Sat. May 18th, 2:00 pm-3:30pm. Nourishment of our minds, bodies and souls through, planting, harvesting and giving of ourselves
Monthly Mission/World Service: Presbyterian Women demonstrates faith and commitment through mission service projects within the local church, community and the world.
Sept: Elmhurst Presbyterian Church Oct: Heifer Project International Nov 18: Blanket Sunday & PW Thank Offering Dec: Deacons of FPCL Jan: Refugee Family, Antioch Feb: Culinary Angels March: Larkin Street Youth Services Apr: PW Birthday Offering May: Swords to Plowshares June: Camfed July/Aug: School Backpack Project, Livermore, CA - More Information
Meet monthly for Bible study, Mission/World Service projects and worship.
Hannah Circle Meets 2nd· Mon. 7:00 pm, at church in room F5 Co-leaders: Cathy Griggs & Christine Holsen
Lydia Circle Meets 2nd Tues. 9:30 am, in homes or at church in room F5; Leaders- Marilyn Dkystra & Judy Thompson
Martha Circle Meets 3rd Wed. 1:30 pm at Heritage Estates, 900 East Stanley Ave., 2nd floor activity room Co-leaders: Rosemary Coleman
Rebecca Circle - Bring a sack lunch! Meets 2nd Mon. Noon, at church in room F5 Co-leaders: Sally Swanson & Cindy Danielson
Sarah Circle - Bring a sack lunch! Meets 2nd Wed 12 pm-2 pm, at church in room F5 Leader: Phyllis Brewer
Enchanted Hills Camp, Mt. Veeder, Napa
Cost: $225 per person (scholarships available)
Honored Speaker: Jeanne F. Rodriguez
Jeanne Rodriguez has been involved in Woman’s Ministry for 25 years. She was the Women’s Director for Bayside of Lincoln and has led Bible Studies for more than 20 years, along with speaking at women’s retreats and events. As a speaker, Jeanne weaves humor into her teaching of the Word of God.
She has a passion to encourage women to be all that the Lord created them to be and to use their gifts and talents that He has given them. Her desire is for women to know that God loves them unconditionally and that they can put their hope and trust in Him no matter what they are going through. She also has a passion for mentoring to younger woman as instructed in Titus.
Jeanne has been married to her husband, Ruben, for 37 years and has two grown sons. She received her Bachelor of Science from California State University, Sacramento and is an alumnus of Western Seminary where she received her Master’s in Pastoral Care to Women.
|Theme: God is the one who provides food for all living things. God’s faithful love lasts forever - Psalm 136: 25
The retreat includes 5 meals and two nights lodging in comfortable, renovated cabins.
This retreat is a great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the beauty of Mt. Veeder. Scholarships are available.
|WHAT TO BRING: Warm casual clothing, sturdy shoes, an umbrella or rain coat, a Bible, a favorite mug, notebook and pen, a flashlight, handiwork (knitting, cross-stitch, etc.), a book to read, a musical instrument, and ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. You are invited to participate in our program, crafts, free-time, and worship, as you wish. If you would like to discuss the need for a scholarship to defer some of the cost of the retreat, please contact Rev Dr. Steve Wilde at 447-2078 or email@example.com or Linda Alexander at 449-9304 or Linda_Alexander@sbcglobal.net|
Coordinating Team plans and directs activities of PW. It is composed of the officers and circle leaders
Moderator Susan Bond
Vice Moderator Barbara Coffey
Treasurers Christine Holsen & Shirley Couberly
Handbook Chair Mary Couberly
Historian Pennie Clouser
Mission/World Service Marilyn Dykstra & Anne Laye
Together In Service/Prayer Shawl Ministry Joy Fischer & Karen Vied