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 JUSTICE & PEACE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
PW Churchwide’s Justice and Peace Committee is hosting six book discussion groups in 2022. And you’re invited to participate!
The book discussions will be held on Zoom, bimonthly on the second Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
It’s free to participate, but registration is required.
When you register, you’ll receive questions for reflection or discussion, as well as a Zoom link.
If you order the books through Amazon Smile, a portion of the purchase price can be donated to Presbyterian Women.
You pay the same amount, but PW receives a small gift!
Simply visit smile.amazon.com and select Presbyterian Women as your favorite charitable organization.
Register or learn more at presbyterianwomen.org/justice
Download a flier to share with your group
January 10th Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva
March 14 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
May 9 Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice by Rebecca Todd Peters
July 11 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
September 12 Poverty in America: A Handbook by John Iceland
November 14 This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta
66th COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
In 2022, thousands of advocates for gender justice will gather online for the 66th Commission on the Status of Women.
Would you like to join Presbyterian Women’s delegation? The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Each annual session of the Commission focuses on a specific priority theme and a review theme. The focus of the 66th session of the Commission is achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies, and programs. The review theme is women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.
Throughout the Commission there will be opportunities to engage in advocacy efforts, to plan and participate in worship services, to attend and lead educational events, and to share these experiences using social media and other communication tools. Delegates are expected to participate in some manner in all four of these—advocacy, worship, education, and communication—while participating in the Commission and the Forum.
Presbyterian Women is forming a delegation to attend the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which will be held online March 14–25, 2022. This letter provides information about the Commission (and the Forum, organized by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women/NY) and how to apply to be part of the Presbyterian Women delegation. Learn more or apply to join the PW delegation.
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PW Fall Newsletter
Horizons Bible Study for 2021-2022
“What My Grandmothers Taught Me:
Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus”
By Merryl Blair Suggestions for Leaders by Magdalena I. García
Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary – Matthew names these women for a reason.
How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers?
What might the young Jesus have felt as he heard about his family?
What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity,
as part of a particular family in a particular time and place?
For information about
Charlotte Presbytery’s Presbyterian Women
Contact: Carole Venable, Moderator