PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women is a Presbyterian national church-wide organization whose membership is open to all women who wish to be supportive in any way. Our local organization holds monthly meetings with different topics and formats... book discussions, lectures, Bible study, fund raisers, etc.

Part of our charter is to support the missions of our church locally and PW around the world. Some of our activities involve helping with  Fat Sunday Pancake Dinner, Tea and Tour event, Memorial Receptions, Fellowship time each Sunday, Christmas Shoebox, New Garments Always, and local food bank.  Local mission work that we donate money include; Camp Donegal, Donegal Church Mission Tour, Columbia's Hands Across The Street, and Mount Joy Helping Services. Churchwide we donate money to PW Thank Offering, PW Misison Pledge, Church World Service's Blanket Program & Tools of Hope, PW Birthday Offering and the PW's Least Coin. Most of all, we enjoy fellowship and build relationships with one another by having fun and learning together.

Officers:  Melody Nissley, Moderator; Elizabeth Conroy, Vice Moderator; Jodi Musser, Secretary; Joanne Myers, Treasurer; Gloria Straub, PW Advisor

Standing Committees:  Memorial Receptions, Althea Johnson; Finance, Joanne Myers. Suzanne McKinnon, Pat Garrigan; Nominating, Ellie Heller, Melissa Foltz, Jodi Musser.

Our congregation has several "circles" with different meeting times and personalities.

PW ANNOUNCEMENT CENTER

Morning Bible Study Circle will meet Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. at the church to study together Lesson 2 “In Community with the Living God” led by Joy Bouchard. 

Grace Circle will meet for breakfast and fellowship on Saturday, October 21, in the Club House at the Masonic Village.  Take Eden View Road (road to fruit barn), turn right on Buchannan, turn right to Club House.  Park in front of the building and walk inside to meet Peg Brown at 9:00 a.m.  If you have any questions, contact Peg Brown or Joanne Myers.  All female members and friends are welcome!

Donegal PW are looking for Members at Large to serve on the PW Coordinating Team.  If you are interested in learning more, contact Gloria Straub at 717-653-5481 or Melody Nissley at 717-715-4483.



PW Mission Pledge to date: $ 430.00

2016/2017 PW Brochure is now available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall. 

BECAUSE of YOU ...
and your unwavering support for the Donegal 2016 Christmas Market, and the PW Purpose, we were able to spend the money received as follows:
$3,000 to Donegal Presbyterian Church – Closing the Gap
$1,500 to Columbia Presbyterian Church’s Hands Across the Street
$1,500 to Mount Joy Helping Services
Your generosity to each recipient has made a measurable impact, effecting change in a lasting and most positive way.
With Gratitude,
Donegal Presbyterian Women

 

“CLOUD OF WITNESSES”

Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study 2017-2018

The PW Women’s Bible Study this year “Cloud of Witnesses” is an exciting study in the Book of Hebrews written by Melissa Bane Sevier, a teaching elder in the PC/USA.  There is additional information about her in the Horizons Study Book.
The Book of Hebrews is a significant book of the Bible, and is also different from every other book of the Bible.  It consists of thirteen chapters, all of which are packed with

          theology,

                    metaphor,

                              comparisons and,

                                                  spirituality.

“So Great a Cloud of Witnesses” stories follow each lesson, written by Presbyterian Women about women who sustain them in their life of faith!
WE INVITE ALL TO PLEASE JOIN US IN THIS EXCITING BIBLE STUDY OF THE BOOK OF HEBREWS. 
WE MEET ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 13TH AT 10:00 AM.
Please order the Bible Study Workbook at $5.00 each from Gloria Straub before the first lesson.

LESSON ONE:  September 13, 2017
In Community with Jesus Christ
“Jesus, the Christ, is the basis of all our faith and action”
Leader:  Gail Mason

LESSON TWO:  October 11, 2017
In Community with the Living God
“God lives both in us and among us”
Leader:  Joy Bouchard

LESSON THREE:  November 8, 2017
In Community with the Living Word
“God’s word as both living and active”
Leader:  Rev. Matt Randolph

LESSON FOUR:  December 13, 2017
In Community with God’s Messengers
“We never know when an encounter may bring us God’s messages
of love and support”
Leader:  David Boyer

LESSON FIVE:  January 10, 2018
In Community with the Tradition of the Past
“The faith tradition supports us”
Leader:  Mary Lou Kocher

LESSON SIX:  February 14, 2018
In Community with the Reality of the Present
“Communities of faith support each other during troubled times”
Leader:  Judy Kay Bard

LESSON SEVEN:  March 14, 2018
In Community with the Hope of the Future
“God’s Sabbath rest, where we find hope and support for the future,
as well as our current situation”
Leader:  Ron Sloat

LESSON EIGHT:  April 11, 2018
In Community with the Household of Faith
“Household of faith that reminds us of our supportive home
with each other in God”
Leader:  Ellie Grove

LESSON NINE:  May 9, 2018
In Community with All the Saints
“Cloud of witnesses from the past and present”
Leader:  Reggie Sloat

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Thank you for supporting our Sale of Fair Trade Coffee!

Profits from these sales not only go to small-scale farmers, but Equal Exchange also donates a portion of our sales to the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Since we purchase the coffee thru the interfaith program, we can offer you the coffee at a price lower than you will find fair trade coffee in the grocery store!  Check out our new flavors at the coffee stand in Fellowship Hall! 

Please consider purchasing your Fair Trade coffee by the case!  Cases contain 6 – 12 oz packs of coffee, and are a great value!

Profits from these sales not only go to small scale farmers, but Equal Exchange also donates a portion of our sales to the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

Any questions or requests for purchase of a case of coffee, please see or call Pat Garrigan at 367-2659.

The PW Purpose

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit,
we commit ourselves to nurture our faith throught prayer and Bible study,
to support the mission of the church worldwide,
to work for justice and peace,
and to build an inclusive, caring communicaty of women
that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.