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Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of the Cascades

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PWP Cascades approved a number of changes in the organization's by-laws at the Spring Gathering business meeting.




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Fall Gathering
Saturday, October 21, 2017
First Presbyterian Church, Corvallils, OR

Violence-Free Relationships: What Can Caring Women Do?

based on Psalm 72:14

“He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.       

   Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Morris

                                Development Director of CARDV 
                  Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

                                    Cost: $10, includes lunch (After October 16 and at door $15)
                                            Send Registration Names of Attendees and money to 
                                                                    Mary Lou Williams
                                                            14601 NW 26th Avenue
                                                            Vancouver, WA 98685
                                Phone: 360-576-5364                Email: mlwms41@comcast.net

                                                                                   Click here for printable flyer

If you are traveling long distances to attend the gathering and planning on staying overnight, Friday, October 20, there is the possibility of staying with other Presbyterian Women in the Corvallis Area. If you are interested in staying in a private home, please send email to rojewel@gmail.com

Special dietary needs can be accommodated. Please let us know what your needs are on your reservation. 
All communion items are Gluten Free.


The Mission Pledge of  Presbyterian Women

The 2017 Mission Pledge packet has all the information you need to plan your giving and encourage others to give to Presbyterian Women’s Mission Pledge (annual fund) in 2017. It mailed in July 2016 to congregations, Celebration Giving Representatives and moderators and treasurers of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery and Synod. These materials are designed for use in PW in the Congregation groups. Download the 2017 Mission Pledge packet.

With stories and charts about what your gifts to the Mission Pledge makes possible, the Mission Pledge packet also includes a letter from PW's Churchwide moderator, Carol Winkler, a checklist/timeline for promoting giving and pledge forms. In July 2017, materials for 2018 will be shipped. If you do not have a PW in the Congregation, you can still support Presbyterian Women by giving to the Mission Pledge online and remaining active in your presbytery, synod and churchwide. Thank you for your generous support of Presbyterian Women!


Give to the 2017 Thank Offering

Recipients of Thank Offering Grants in 2017:

In 2017—thanks to your generous giving to the 2016 Thank Offering—15 projects (10 national and 5 international) will receive grants from the Thank Offering. The Thank Offering provides food and water, alleviates homelessness, provides educational opportunities, promotes health, and improves the lives of women, children and men throughout the world in many other ways.

Synod of the Covenant: First United Presbyterian Church, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan/Feeding America West Michigan Project Feed EUP! Comstock Park, Michigan: $27,927
This innovative mobile food pantry will serve children and their families in one school district in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan by providing fresh food to children who are on free and reduced lunch programs. The target is to feed 3,539 children for one year. When people visit the mobile food pantry, they each receive 50 pounds of food to feed themselves and their family for the month.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC): Forever Home Project, Cincinnati, Ohio: $34,000
The IHNGC helps families who have experienced homelessness transition into more permanent housing. This Thank Offering grant will be used to purchase household supplies, food and transportation—supplementing funds that cannot be used for these much-needed basics and ultimately assisting the reestablishment of families after homelessness.

Synod of Living Waters: Blue Monarch Parenting Sober, Hillsboro, Tennessee: $20,873
Blue Monarch helps mothers who are recovering from drug addiction learn how to manage the stress of parenting without using drugs. The Thank Offering grant will help provide effective parenting tools to mothers who have likely never observed healthy parenting in the home. The ultimate goal is to build a stronger bond and better relationship between mother and child and decrease the likelihood of abuse or neglect.

Sunset Gap: Bridging the Gap Between Nutrition and Health, Cosby, Tennessee: $50,000
The Thank Offering grant will be used to purchase a refrigerated box truck. A refrigerated truck will help Sunset Gap expand the reach of its food pantry in rural Appalachia. Refrigeration will keep vegetables and fruit fresh to reach families and schools in Appalachia that other agencies are unable to serve, thereby improving the overall health and nutrition of area residents.

Synod of Mid-America: First Presbyterian Church of Liberal, First Presbyterian Child Care Center,Liberal, Kansas: $7,580
First Presbyterian Child Care Center is the only commercial daycare center in the Liberal, Kansas area. Thank Offering funds will be used to erect a fence around the outdoor play area and purchase equipment and educational supplies for the children.

Synod of the Northeast:South End Neighborhood Tutors, Inc., The Wizard’s Wardrobe, Albany, New York: $10,000
The Wizard’s Wardrobe is a one-on-one afterschool tutoring program for children in the first and second grades. This program seeks to stimulate students’ enthusiasm for learning and increase their literacy levels by helping them write and produce their own storybooks. This Thank Offering grant will be used to purchase digital recorders, computers, printers and bindery equipment with which to take the collection of ideas to the celebration of finished books.

Synod of Southern California and Hawaii: Angel Interfaith Network (AIN), Infant Safety, Los Angeles, California, $5,000
When a family’s primary wage earner (who sometimes works two to three jobs to make ends meet) is hospitalized, a family can quickly find themselves unable to pay rent and at risk of losing their housing. AIN helps by making partial payment for overdue rent and utility bills. AIN also provides car seats for infants who are leaving the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center when a family can’t otherwise afford a car seat.

Synod of the Sun: University of the Ozarks, Food for Thought Garden—Polytunnel, Clarksville, Arkansas: $7,000
This Thank Offering grant will be used to purchase a polytunnel (a greenhouse-like structure) to extend the growing season of the University of the Ozarks Food for Thought Garden. A longer growing season will enable the Food for Thought Garden to double the amount of fresh produce available to the local school backpack program and to community members who face food insecurity, providing healthier food options for Arkansans.

Presbyterian Village, Inc.: Improving Accessibility in Residential Care, Little Rock, Arkansas: $50,000
Presbyterian Village will use their Thank Offering grant to renovate ten residential care bathrooms by converting traditional bathtubs to accessible, walk-in showers.

Synod of the Trinity: Phoenixville Women’s Outreach, The House, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania: $5,000
The House is a shelter that serves single women who are homeless. Since opening in January 2015, The House has provided housing for 21 women. This grant will provide increased security for the home by installing security cameras and lighting and motion detectors for the front and back of the house.

International: Iglesia Presbiteriana Reformada en Nueva Paz,Cuba, Nueva Paz Presbyterian Church, Breakfast Club, Nueva Paz, Cuba: $2,000
The Nueva Paz Presbyterian Church will use their Thank Offering grant to establish The Breakfast Club, which will serve breakfast four times a week to elderly people who live in this small, rural farming town. The church will hire a cook, select a person to buy food and have a doctor or teacher on hand to educate participants about nutrition and exercise. Food will be taken to senior citizens who cannot make it to the church for meals.

Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC), Capacity Building for Hope Mission School, Bernard Farm Community, Paynesville Township, Liberia: $18,300
Hope Mission School exists to sustain itself economically and to ensure educational and vocational opportunities for the community’s youth. This grant will contribute to the expansion of the current school to a full high school by adding 11th and 12th grades, and will introduce new vocational training that will lead to new income streams. The grant will also be used to purchase generators and a small freezer. The school will produce income by selling cold drinks and excess power for recharging cell phones and other electronic devices.

Africa Inland Church, Nyanza Area, AIC Nyakach Dispensary Building Improvements and New Services, Kisumu, Kenya: $50,000
For 100 years, the Nyakach dispensary has offered medical services and education to impoverished and otherwise underserved women and families. The Thank Offering grant will provide much needed structural, equipment and administrative upgrades so that the dispensary can continue to serve, grow and be a compassionate source of health care on the western edge of the Rift Valley.

In His Steps: Pathways of Peace (IHS), Mara l’il Mara (Woman to Woman) Breast Cancer Project, Palestine: $50,000
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Palestinian women; it is an urgent health concern. The Thank Offering grant will be used to develop a culturally sensitive program that raises awareness about the prevalence of breast cancer, its possible causes, and the desperate need for early detection, screening and treatment. It is hoped that the grant will create the momentum necessary to replicate this effort in more villages across the West Bank.

Asociación La Iglesia de Dios (ALIDD), Centro Diaconal Comunitario, Argentina: $49,500
The Thank Offering grant will be used to provide integral assistance to families living in situations of poverty in Argentina. Within a Christian context of support and hope, assistance will include clothing, food, help with school homework, Bible school and periodic workshops on social health issues like addiction, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and career counseling.









                






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