Presbyterian Women News for April 2017

PW Birthday Luncheon

Mark your calendar for the annual Presbyterian Women Birthday Luncheon on Monday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The Birthday Offering of Presbyterian Women celebrates Presbyterian women’s history of mission giving. It was launched in 1922 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Woman’s Auxiliary in the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS). Since that time, it has become an annual tradition and has funded nearly 100 major mission projects that continue to make a difference in the lives of women and children.  While the projects and donation amounts have changed, Presbyterian Women’s commitment to improving the lives of others has not. We continue to need broad, consistent support from Presbyterian women and others in order to continue funding mission projects.  We ask that you give as you have been blessed, generously and as led by the Holy Spirit. The 2017 Birthday Offering projects are the First Hand Aid Rural Clinic Development Initiative in Cuba, The Family Justice Center Safe Haven for Domestic Violence in South Carolina, and Navajo Water Project in New Mexico.

PW Spring Tea and Basket Raffle

All Women are invited to the Spring Tea on Sunday, April 30, at the home of Trudy McNatt  at 2:00 p.m.  Join us for an afternoon of fellowship.  This year Presbyterian Women are supporting the Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association (SECA) as our local mission project. SECA, founded in 1986, is an all-volunteer group which provides emergency relief for residents of Spotsylvania County, including victims of fires and natural disasters.  Circles are donating gift baskets for a basket raffle in support of our mission project.  Church members will be able to view the baskets and purchase raffle tickets after worship on April 16, 23 and 30. Tickets are $1.00 each, 10 tickets for $5.00, or 25 tickets for $10.00. Donations will also be accepted . The raffle drawing will be held during the spring tea (you do not need to be present to win).