Help Support Duvall Homes

At our March Gathering, we learned about all the good work Duvall Homes is doing in our community. We asked our speaker how we could help support them, and she suggested contributing a basket for their Fourth Annual Inspiration Gala which will take place on September 28th.  They would like a basket of restaurant gift cards or certificates for the silent auction that is held at the event. The theme of the basket would be “Let’s Eat Out for a Month.” Any amount from $5 on up would be greatly appreciated. Restaurants can be anything from McDonald’s to Stonewood Grill. We’d love to have a big variety! You can also make a cash donation of any amount and PW will purchase gift cards. You can bring your donation to our May Gathering, your May circle meeting, or into the designated container in Barbara Hughes’ office. We will be accepting donations throughout the summer. Thanks!  

Pashmina Sunday

Don’t forget! May 13th is Pashmina Sunday. Wear your pashmina and share what’s happening in PW.



  Dorcas Circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center at John Knox Village. Contact Nancy Kinsley. Lydia Circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. at various locations for a pot luck dinner and study. Contact Alice Foerster. Mary Elizabeth Circle meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Bonnie Bailey’s home. Contact Bonnie. Miriam Circle meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Contact Janet Rabin. Rachel Circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Members bring a bag lunch. Contact Lucille Jackson. Susanna Circle meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at various locations for dinner and study. Contact Trish Tutt.  


  unnamed-12Pictured, from left, are Susan Allison, outreach coordinator; Trish Tutt, treasurer; Betsy Craig, moderator; Sandy Guthrie, vice-moderator, and Nancy Kinsley, secretary. Those going off CT were Martha Holler and Sandy Weil. CT meetings include reports from each circle; serving in those capacities are Lucille Jackson, Rachel; Nancy Kinsley, Dorcas; Lynn Blackmon, Alice Foerster, Barbara Merriam or Gwynn Williams, Lydia; Susan Allison, Susanna; and Carol Pennebacker or Janet Rabin, Miriam. These PW circles constitute five of the small groups of our church, and together average 45-50 women who gather each month. Keep reading in this section over the summer to learn more about our forthcoming Bible studies.        


  PW Honorary Life Membership Each year Presbyterian Women give this award to honor an individual’s faithful service to the women’s organization and the church. This year’s recipient is Lynn Blackmon who shares her time and talents lovingly and generously. Lynn was instrumental in organizing Lydia Circle. Her many church activities are include serving as a Stephen Minister, playing in the handbell choir, volunteering in the church office, and working with Family, Renew. This year Lynn and her husband, Fred, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  Congratulations, Lynn!