The day and evening circles merged in September 2015 and now meet together in the evening at 6 pm in the church library or occasionally at circle members' homes--check the church bulletin for details. The next PW meeting is on Tuesday, January 10 in the church Library..
Corresponding Secretary: Opal Homan
LeadersCircle Leader: Jamie Morris
Treasurer: Virginia Lowe
Moderator of Search Committee:
Birthday Celebration: Alice Herbst
Christian Community Action: June Shipplett
Outreach (New Directions): Alice Herbst
Louise Detamore and Louise Whipple (co-chairs)
Bible Study: Sharon Wilson
Budget: Virginia Lowe (chair), Jamie Morris
Telephoning: Alice Herbst
Life Membership: June Shipplett and two anonymous members, one with a life membership
PW Directory: Fay Knicely
The central figure stands in praise. Rooted in Faith, a trio of women emerges. The outline of the central figure forms a cross. The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, studying, praying, or meditating. The left figure reaches out to care for others, as she shares, nurtures, heals. The circle represents the church worldwide where women offer their gifts and talents in the midst of the global community. The uplifted arms of the central figure reach out to embrace a just peace.
About Presbyterian Women
In July 1988 delegates to the organizing meeting of Presbyterian Women adopted an original symbol designed by Sarah Abbot of the Synod of the Covenant (Michigan/Ohio) as its logo. This logo appears on the front covert of the 2014-15 Directory of Presbyterian Women.
The relationship among the three figures depicts lives of wholeness rather than turmoil. The three women have no distinct features. They represent all women. The shapes surrounding them express energy, strength, and openness. The Bible resembles the Bible depicted in the PCUSA seal. The links represent each of us.
We are beginning the 2016-17 Presbyterian Women's Circle with a Bible Study called Who is Jesus? We will explore the Bible's different views of Jesus as witnessed in various books of the Bible. First we will study Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John, then Paul and Hebrews. Then we will see how non-canonical gospels and other Abrahamic faiths describe Jesus. Last we will look at contemporary cultural interpretations of Jesus.
You will see in the (paper copy) PW directory how, where, and when the lessons are offered. If your name is not in the PW directory and you would like to come to a meeting, please call the hostess of the month or Alice Herbst, the calling chair, at 540-466-6500. All are welcome!
We have many opportunities to help out in our community. A list of our PW benevolences and special offerings are listed in the PW directory and included in the missions portion of this website.
PW usually meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm on the second floor of the Potter Building (the level adjacent to the quad), unless otherwise noted in the announcements at the top of this page. Meeting are preceded by a pot luck dinner and organized by a different hostess each month. We have an hour to eat and socialize, followed by a Bible Study and a brief business meeting.
If you live in a facility that provides meals or if you are unable to cook or purchase a food item to bring, please come anyway! If you need a ride, please call Alice Herbst (number provided above), and we will arrange for someone to pick you up and take you home.
Presbyterian Women's Purpose
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ
and empowered by the Holy Spirit,
we commit ourselves
to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible Study;
to support the mission of the Church worldwide;
to work for justice and peace;
to build an inclusive, caring community of women
that strengthens the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.