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.”
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.
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
PW SPRING GATHERING - SATURDAY MARCH 23
Our spring gathering will be a field trip outing to the Ruth Bancroft Gardens in Walnut Creek - you can read about the gardens
and the amazing history of the property here: https://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/
We will meet at the church at 9:00 am and carpool to the venue for a docent led tour for our group that starts at 10:00.
This promises to be a fascinating tour - lasting about an hour. There will be time for browsing the plant shop afterwards and then lunch at nearby Panera Bread. Cost for guided tour of garden $12 for 65 yrs+ and $15 for under 65 yrs. (Bring extra $$ for Dutch Treat lunch).
Signups in Fellowship Hall after church March 10 & 17. All welcome!
Questions? Answers? You can also email Susan Bond, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Barbara Coffey, email@example.com
- 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
Was held this year at
Enchanted Hills Camp, Mt. Veeder, Napa
|The theme was: 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 was a great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the beauty of Mt. Veeder.