Carol Venable, Moderator
Pictured: Corita Younge Floyd, Past-Moderator/Presbyterian Women PC
Rev. Jan Edmiston, General Presbyter/Presbytery of Charlotte
Carole Venable, Moderator, Presbyterian Women PC (Mark’s Creek, Hamlet, NC)
PW Spring Newsletter
34th Annual PW Spring Gathering
Saturday, April 10th
Theme: “Trusting in Jesus, Reflecting His Light and Love”
Rev. Dr. Alice Ridgill, Associate General Presbyter
Offering Recipient: “Feed My Lambs” of Anson County
Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Morven, NC
Zoom Meeting Sign-in: 9:45 am
Call to Order 10:00 am
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 990 0977 0739
Dial in: 1-301-715-8592
Horizons Bible Study for 2020-2021
Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament
By P. Lynn Miller Suggestions for Leaders by Dee Koza
In this nine-lesson study, Lynn Miller 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 still exists—the lamenter is strengthened to face the world and to hope. And for us as Christians, hope is not just an emotional response or an attitude of pie in the sky. Hope implies movement: both God’s inherent movement toward justice and our movement toward God. Recovering lament may be one of the church’s most timely gifts to the world.
2021 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women Cancelled
Dear Presbyterian Women, now is the time in our Gathering journey to swerve.
“Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty of vaccination distribution, the current state of the virus (including new variants that are more contagious), the Administration Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Inc., regrettably, has canceled the Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, which was to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, in August 2021.“
So what’s next? First, let us give thanks to God, confident that we can… Rejoice in Hope!
The 2021 Churchwide Gathering theme illuminates our way forward as we continue to navigate difficult days. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers” (Rom. 12:12–13).
Let us look forward to new plans!
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Charlotte Presbytery’s Presbyterian Women
Contact: Carole Venable, Moderator