Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering via ZOOM
Saturday, May 22 from 2:00 -3:30 pm

While the PW Coordinating team had hopes of an in person gathering for this spring, it seems even more hopeful that we can all gather inside the Fellowship Hall more safely and freely in the fall (stay tuned
for date! Hoping for mid September). However, we plan to gather via Zoom on May 22 from 2:00-3:30 pm with a theme in keeping with our church’s 150th anniversary which involves all of us – “Zooming Through the Years – Remembrances of FPCL” Please feel free to share your personal memories of special moments in our church community during this gathering. We will also focus on service that PW has provided through the years, and of course there will be music and fellowship!
We hope to see you!!! Please RSVP to Phyllis Brewer at dpbrewer@pacbell.net so she can send you the Zoom invite.

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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.


 

Monthly Circle Meetings
  • Hannah Circle Meets 2nd· Mon. 7:00 pm, via Zoom 
  • Martha Circle Inactive during the pandemic
  • Rebecca Circle Meets 2nd Mon. Noon, via Zoom
  • Sarah Circle Meets 2nd Wed 12 pm-2 pm, via zoom
OTHER PW activities
  • Together in Service /Prayer Shawl Ministry will begin to meet in person on the 2nd Sat. 9 am to noon, after pandemic restrictions
  • Thursday Bible/Book Study Meets 10:00 am - 11:00 am, via Zoom
  • Women’s Book Club Meets 3rd Fri. 10:00 am, via Zoom
GATHERINGS
  • Winter Gathering: Saturday, December 5th "Zoom into Christmas"

  • Spring Gathering: May, 2021 Details to be determined

Coordinating Team plans and directs activities of PW. It is composed of the officers and circle leaders

Moderator  Sally Swanson
Co-Moderator Barbara Coffey
Treasurers  Christine Holsen & Shirley Couberly
Secretary Phyllis Brewer
Historian Pennie Clouser
Mission/World Service Anne Laye 
Together In Service/Prayer Shawl Ministry Joy Fischer & Karen Vied

Monthly Mission/World Service: Presbyterian Women demonstrates faith and commitment through mission service projects within the local church, community and the world.

Sept-Oct 2020: Thank Offering is a national PW project funding 20 - 30 projects a year that are not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support. The grants are awarded to projects which focus on improving the quality of life of those being served by a broad range of services such as health, education, economic development, child development, job training, criminal justice, women's centers, and advocacy for a broad range of various causes.
Nov 15: Church wide Blanket Sunday/ and PW Thank Offering A long-standing tradition sponsored by PW, Blanket Sunday is a yearly collection to support the purchase of blankets for Church World Service, an international aid organization well known for disaster relief activities around the world. The generosity of PW and their families and congregations are needed to continue these important projects. ( http://www.presbyterianmission.org )
Dec: FPCL Giving Tree - Supports Tri-Valley Haven's holiday program
Jan-Feb 2021: PW Birthday Offering  National PW offering established in 1922. Chosen recipients find real solutions for projects related to health, education, economic development, and the needs of women and children. Each year, as many as five new projects - domestic and international, are selected for support. 
March-April: Living Water World Missions  This mission empowers local ministry partners to provide training and operation of water purification systems for communities in need. https://www.livingwaterworldmissions.org/ 
May-June: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA ) Refugee and Asylum Seeker Emergencies Supplements One Great Hour of Sharing with additional support.  Funds will be designated for California Border. 
July/Aug: School Backpack Project, Livermore, CA - Provide backpacks, school supplies and food to needy children in the tri-valley.