PW Circles Start a New Year! It’s time for our Presbyterian circles to resume meeting and begin our Bible study: Cloud of Witnesses, the Community of Christ in Hebrews. After hearing the study’s author, Melissa Bane Sevier, speak at the PW event in Maitland, I can assure you that this will be a relevant and thought-provoking study that should deepen your faith. The study will explore nine major themes found in Hebrews, relate them to our faith tradition, and tie them together with the theme of community. If you are not already a member of a circle, we would love to have you join us.  Our circles meet  once a month and each has a local mission that it supports in addition to the many missions supported by PCUSA.   New Circle Forming This September we will be starting a new circle which will be led by Bonnie Bailey. The Mary Elizabeth Circle will meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am at Bonnie’s home. Please contact Bonnie if you would like more information. Circles 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. 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. If you have other questions about PW, you can call me. Blessings, Betsy Craig    

Save the Date!

 Presbyterian Women’s Fall Gathering Brunch

Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

Fellowship Hall

First Presbyterian DeLand was well represented at the PW Bible Study event in Maitland on August 12th by 18 of our circle members. It was a day of worship, study and delightful fellowship.      Meet your new coordinating team! 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.