PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

From local concerns to national engagement, Presbyterian Women (PW), guided by the Holy Spirit, are at work, ever-mindful of PW’s purpose of strengthening the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom.

Presbyterian Women at Immanuel supports Women in Presbytery de Cristo, Synod of the Southwest, and the Church-wide Presbyterian Women’s organization.

Our two Women’s Circles, Agape Circle and Lydia Circle, meet once a month for fellowship, study, and prayer. Throughout the year there are other gatherings including meeting with women from other churches at Presbytery de Cristo.

All women at Immanuel are members of Presbyterian Women and are encouraged to join one of our two PW Circles, Agape Circle or Lydia Circle. Meeting and event schedules will be posted in the Dove Newsletter.

CONTACTS:
  Jean Nelson, Agape Circle Leader – richandjean56@yahoo.com
  Peggy Free, Treasurer – freeneazy37@gmail.com

All Women are Encouraged to Participate

All women in PC (USA) are encouraged to participate at all levels of Presbyterian Women, to attend gatherings and subscribe to Horizons Magazine.

For a better understanding of Presbyterian Women nationally,
visit the Presbyterian Women’s website:

“Standing alongside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our ecumenical partners,
we bring Christ’s love to the world.”

Message from the PW Churchwide Moderator

Greetings and Peace!

We are living in a unique and unprecedented time. Certainly, none of us has walked this road nor even seen it before. …

In the midst of this crisis and confusion, we can only cling to God for clear minds and hope. We hope in God, because God loved us first, and God is faithful to us. Let us pray for calm and open hearts to others. COVID-19 is not going to stop us from loving God, our neighbors and ourselves.

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Horizons Magazine

Horizons is the magazine (and Bible study) by and for Presbyterian Women. It’s the resource for helping you explore where faith and life connect. Focusing on issues of faith—from the interplay between literature and theology to violence against women—Horizons gives you insights from women around the world and inspiration to live boldly. Horizons is just for you because Horizons is about you and your sisters in faith, amazing Presbyterian Women!

Horizons Magazine cover May-Jun 2020, Presbyterian Women website

(May/June 2020)
The Great PW Read

Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we’re someone else, disrupting the delusion that we’re permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we’re saved!) other people are real again, and we’re fond of them,” said writer George Saunders.*

For a pastime that is generally solitary, reading has an amazing power to connect people. Being introduced to (or reminded of) other people’s stories, experiences and ideas can be the spark that ignites our ability to treat others with love . . . or at least a little more understanding than what we began the day with. Particularly in these unprecedented times of social distancing, where we keep ourselves a safe distance away from others, we need that connection with others, that form of prayer that reminds us of all the other people in the world.

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2020-2021 Bible Study
Into The Light Bible Study cover

Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament

by Lynn Miller
Suggestions for Leaders by Dee Koza

The 2020–2021 PW/Horizons Bible studyInto the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament, art and text by Lynn Miller and Suggestions for Leaders by Dee Koza, revives lament as a proper theological response to the difficult situations of our world.

One of the foundational points of the study is that, in scripture, lament usually leads to hope. After crying out to God, the one who laments remembers God. And while that doesn’t fix things in the moment—the injustice, the loss, the wrong still exist—the one who laments is strengthened to face the world and to hope.

When we lament, we move from suffering to faith. In our faith there is hope. We lament in order to hope. Recovering lament may be one of the church’s most timely gifts to the world. Explore lament with PW!