Presbyterian Women

This is the national women’s organization of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that determines its own leadership, programs, and budget. With a history over 200 years old, Presbyterian Women is committed to nurturing faith, supporting the church’s mission, working for justice and building community.

-2021-2022 BIBLE STUDY
“What My Grandmothers Taught Me”

Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus

By Merryl Blair

Welcome to the 2021–2022 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible study, What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus.

Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary—Matthew names these women for a reason. How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers? What might the young Jesus have felt as he heard about his family? What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place?

Have you thought about Jesus’ grandmothers? What can these Grandmothers-of-the-Faith teach us? Their stories will lead us into the gospel, the good news about Jesus Christ. By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what the good news is.

Merryl Blair teaches at Stirling Theological School in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and is active in the worldwide ministry of women of faith.

 

ALL Women WELCOME to join Presbyterian Women for circle. We meet monthly, 1st Tuesday of each month.  If you haven’t been able to attend a meeting or if you have missed a month, you will not be behind.

Grow & Go Morning Circle @ 10:00am (Moderator: Gerri Ann Shaw)

Life Seekers Evening Circle @ 7:00pm (Moderator: Dina Salvo)

Both meet in the Church Parlor

 
 
Offerings
 
  • Love Offering – Supports Paw Creek Presbyterian Women and Presbytery Worldwide Missions.
Budgeted contribution is based upon the number of circle members each year. This is paid each Circle year.
 
  • Sunshine Offering – Circle offering that covers miscellaneous expenses for each circle (such as Home Circle member birthdays and Christmas).  If there is a balance remaining in this collection at the end of the year, each Circle must decide what to do with the balance and inform the Treasurer.
 
  • Thank Offering – National Presbyterian Women offering collected in October and November.
This offering is used for the Health Ministries Fund of PW, which includes numerous projects. (See your Fall Horizons magazine for a listing. All Presbyterian Women are encouraged to provide suggested projects for this offering to the PW Enabler.)
 
  • Birthday Offering – National Presbyterian Women Offering collected in May. This offering commemorates the beginning of Presbyterian Women and is used for three projects as determined by a special committee. All Presbyterian Women are encouraged to provide suggested projects for this offering to their PW Enabler.

 

 

Service Projects

  • Backpack Buddies Ministry – Partnering with River Oaks Academy
  • Annual Ecumenical Luncheon
  • Women’s Sunday