The Mission Pledge: PW at Work in the World
Anyone who has attended a PW circle meeting has probably heard of the Mission Pledge. What does it do? This pledge, which is PW’s annual fund, sustains and supports the organization and allows PW to grow and blossom as a gift of faith to the church, our PW community and the world. This gift ensures that PW ministry at all levels of the organization is nourished and healthy.
PW at First Pres supports Mission Haven, the Columbia Friendship Circle, Duvall Homes, Thornwell Home for Children, First Presbyterian School, and our First Pres youth through this pledge. We also support international missions of PW.
Because of this fund, now and historically, mission co-workers are working in partnership in the US and around the world, women are ordained, hunger-alleviation and peacemaking programs are in place, human trafficking and violence against women are concerns of the whole church and children are fed and educated. Through this pledge we carry out the purpose of PW.
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, And 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.
The health and safety of each and every Presbyterian Woman, and our congregation, is first and foremost! We will continue to monitor CDC recommendations and Church protocol with regard to the suspension or cancelling of future CT and Circle meetings, as well as future Gatherings. The Least Coin Gathering scheduled for May 2, is cancelled. I hope you all are putting aside a "least coin" each time you pray, to be collected the next time we can all meet face-to-face. Hopefully & prayerfully we will be able to safely gather together sooner rather than later! Any Circle wishing to conduct their final Bible Study by Zoom, Circle Leaders should contact Barbara Hughes for information on how to make that happen. Stay close by reaching out and keep each other in your prayers, stay safe and God Bless!
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength. -2 Timothy 4:17
The Neighborhood Center food pantry is experiencing extremely high demand for food these days; and is very appreciative of all donations. Anyone wishing to donate non-perishable food to the Neighborhood Center can do so by "drive-thru", Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. I recently delivered a trunk full of food from the FPCD Food Cart. The process went very smoothly; all the volunteers wear masks & gloves. You do not even have to get out of your car, just pop the trunk and they unload it!