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
Kay Schmidt, Lydia Circle Leader – hkschmidt10@aol.com
Peggy Free, Treasurer – freeneazy37@gmail.com

Mail checks for Bible Study book orders to Peggy Free at:
8111 E Broadway Blvd, #410, Tucson 85710

Scroll down the page for the introduction to the new 2020-2021 Bible Study.

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 at the following links:

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

Festival of Sharing 2020 Quilts

Church World Service (CWS) Festival of Sharing 2020

They absolutely lost everything!
“You are what makes it possible for us to be the hands and feet of Christ!”

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. Read more …

JyungIn (Jenny) Lee
Moderator for Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA), Inc.
March 19, 2020

Presbyterian Women Quarterly Newsletter

The third-quarter 2020 Newsletter is now available! Read messages from PW’s churchwide moderator, JyungIn Lee and PW’s vice moderator for mission relationships, Jo Ann Burrell.

This newsletter includes:

    • information about the many Bible study resources (including prerecorded webinars) that are available to support personal or group Bible study of the newest PW/Horizons Bible study, Into the Light;
    • a fabric “fun”draiser that will equip the group creating 2021 Churchwide Gathering totebags;
    • a statement from PW reaffirming the necessity of antiracism;
    • and much more!

LINK: Third Quarter 2020 Quarterly Newsletter

LINK: Newsletter home page

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!

September/October edition

Presbyterian Women's July Aug 2020 Horizons Magazine cover "Ecology"

September/October 2020
Faith and Politics

Across the street and across the globe, our daily lives have been upended by the coronavirus. Whether it’s by city or state mandate, advice from our healthcare providers, direction from our employers or at the behest of our sessions, it’s reasonable to say that our lives look much different today than in February. The early months—February and March—found us stunned, wondering how long it would be until we returned to normal.

Now, six months and counting, our perspective on normal has shifted.

Scripture cautions us to not look back in nostalgia for what was but instead look forward to what could be. “Do not say, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this” (Ecc. 7:10).

In the words of writer and activist Sonya Renee Taylor, “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.”*

* Sonya Renee Taylor, interview with Brené Brown, Unlocking Us, podcast audio, September 16, 2020; .

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!

Books are available in regular and large print. The Page Number Guide will be available a little later this summer.

If you subscribe to the print edition of Horizon’s Magazine, you will receive a free copy of the annual Bible study and get free access to the digital edition. Cost: $24.95. Cost without the Bible Study: $15.00. Subscribe link: Horizon’s Magazine