Presbyterian Women November News

     PW Circles are taking a fresh look at the Ten Commandments this year, using the study called “Love Carved in Stone.”  This in-depth study examines the Commandments, referred to as the Ten WORDS by many Bible scholars, one at a time over the next few months. Even though Circles have begun to meet, if you would like to participate in this study, it’s not too late.  You are welcome to join one of the Circles that meet monthly by contacting one of the Circle leaders. If you would like to pursue individual study at home, you can order the study    materials direct from Horizons.  Go online to

Pastor Tamminga leads an overview of the lessons in the Conference Room prior to the months that the Circles study them.  These begin at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday,  November 24 (Lessons 4-5), Sunday, January 26 (Lessons 6-7) and Sunday, March 29 (Lessons 8-9).  All are welcome to attend.

The Thursday Morning Bible study group has begun a study of the book of Acts. This group meets weekly in the Middle House at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to the fellowship and Bible study opportunities, there are several other activities planned for the month of November.  The Presbytery of the James is holding its Fall Gathering on November 2, at First Presbyterian Church in Richmond.  Several of our members plan to attend. The pastor of the host church, Rev. Dr. Amy Starr Redwine will be the keynote speaker.  We will vote on the recipient of the offering taken at the Spring Gathering in 2020.  Details of the 18 ministries approved for grants from the 2019 Thank Offering will be  highlighted.  The Synod of the Mid-Atlantic PW Coordinating Team has       challenged each Presbytery in the Synod to raise “A Mile of Pennies” during the months of October and November to benefit Massanetta Springs Camp and   Conference Center.  A mile of pennies placed end to end equals 84,480 pennies or $844.80.  On November 24, at the Alternative Giving Fair, to support our  mission group in Haiti, Presbyterian Women plan to sell Christmas ornaments and jewelry made by artisans in Haiti and holiday breads made by women of our congregation. This is a perfect opportunity to pick up a little something for    holiday gifting and eating.