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TAPESTRY March 2017 The newsletter of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of the Western Reserve [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] March 2017 AVON LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 32340 Electric Blvd. INVITES YOU SATURDAY, APRIL 29 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Registration – Programming – Luncheon - Fellowship FOR THE SPRING GATHERING OF PRESBYTERY WOMEN IN THE PRESBYTERY OF THE WESTERN RESERVE From The East Take I-90 and exit on Nagle Road. Go North on Nagle Road to the first light and turn left on Chester Blvd. Turn right on Jaycox Road. Go straight through traffic light at the Walker Road intersection. Turn left on Electric Blvd. The church is on the right (north) side of the street. From The West Take I-90 East and exit on Route 83. Go North on 83 (which jogs) for a few miles. Electric Blvd is past Avon Lake High School by a funeral home. Turn right onto Electric Blvd. The church is about 1 mile on the left. Go past the church to the entrance. What’s Inside This Newsletter 1 Avon Lake Invitation and Directions 1 Sharing Upcoming Events 2 Birthday Offering History 3. Luncheon Reservation Policy 3. PW Justice: Children’s Literacy 4. Horizons Information 4. PW Purpose and New Manual 5 Spring Gathering Flyer and Reservation Form DOES YOUR CHURCH HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT? Use this gathering as an opportunity to invite other PW units and women’s groups to your event. By supporting such events, we will strengthen our connections. 8888888888888888888888888888 USE THIS SPACE TO WRITE A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO YOUR FRIENDS WHO WILL BE INTERESTED IN THIS GATHERING TOPIC AND THEN FORWARD THIS NEWSLETTER TO ALL YOUR PW FRIENDS. Thank You! Your PW Coordinating Team
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  • TAPESTRY March 2017 The newsletter of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of the Western Reserve

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    March 2017

    AVON LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    32340 Electric Blvd.

    INVITES YOU

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    Registration – Programming – Luncheon - Fellowship

    FOR THE

    SPRING GATHERING

    OF PRESBYTERY WOMEN

    IN THE PRESBYTERY

    OF THE WESTERN RESERVE

    From The East Take I-90 and exit on Nagle Road. Go

    North on Nagle Road to the first light and turn left on

    Chester Blvd. Turn right on Jaycox Road. Go straight

    through traffic light at the Walker Road intersection.

    Turn left on Electric Blvd. The church is on the right

    (north) side of the street.

    From The West Take I-90 East and exit on Route 83.

    Go North on 83 (which jogs) for a few miles. Electric

    Blvd is past Avon Lake High School by a funeral

    home. Turn right onto Electric Blvd. The church is

    about 1 mile on the left. Go past the church to the

    entrance.

    What’s Inside This Newsletter

    1 Avon Lake Invitation and Directions 1 Sharing Upcoming Events 2 Birthday Offering History 3. Luncheon Reservation Policy 3. PW Justice: Children’s Literacy 4. Horizons Information 4. PW Purpose and New Manual 5 Spring Gathering Flyer and Reservation Form

    DOES YOUR CHURCH HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT?

    Use this gathering as an opportunity to invite other PW units and women’s groups to your event. By supporting such events, we will strengthen our

    connections.

    8888888888888888888888888888

    USE THIS SPACE TO WRITE A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO YOUR FRIENDS WHO WILL BE

    INTERESTED IN THIS GATHERING TOPIC AND

    THEN

    FORWARD THIS NEWSLETTER TO ALL YOUR PW FRIENDS.

    Thank You! Your PW Coordinating Team

  • TAPESTRY March 2017 The newsletter of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of the Western Reserve

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    March 2017

    The Birthday Offering

    of

    Presbyterian Women Presbyterian women have a long tradition

    of caring for others and helping those in

    need. Ever since 1922, when Hallie

    Paxson Winsborough, superintendent of

    women’s work in the PCUS, visited Miss

    Dowd’s School for Girls in Kochi, Japan,

    and challenged members of the Woman’s

    Auxiliary to give one penny for each year

    of their lives (or a dollar if a woman

    preferred not to reveal her age) as a

    birthday gift to the school, Presbyterian

    women’s Birthday Offering has helped

    fund major mission projects that have

    improved the lives of women and

    children around the world.

    Though this offering was initially

    planned to celebrate the 10th anniversary

    of the Woman’s Auxiliary, the idea of

    giving to a specific mission project each

    year caught on. When the Woman’s

    Auxiliary became Women of the Church

    in 1948, and when Women of the Church

    joined with United Presbyterian Women

    in 1988 to form Presbyterian Women in

    the PC(USA) in 1988, the Birthday

    Offering continued to be an important

    part of women’s “second-mile” giving.

    While the projects and donation amounts

    have changed, Presbyterian Women’s

    commitment to improving the lives of

    others has not. We continue to need

    broad, consistent support from

    Presbyterian women and others in order

    to continue funding mission projects like

    the ones selected for 2017.

    Since the Creative Ministries Offering

    Committee of Presbyterian Women

    reviews proposals and selects recipients

    before the Birthday Offering is collected,

    grant amounts for the recipients will

    depend on gifts contributed during 2017.

    To learn more, visit

    www.presbyterianwomen.org or see the

    January/February 2017 issue of Horizons

    magazine.

    GIVE TO THE PW OFFERING

    http://presbyterianwomeninthepcusainc.cmail20.com/t/t-l-hkyhxy-oirzykhk-y/

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    March 2017

    YOUR RESERVATION is

    important to PW and

    especially to the host church

    for planning the food for the

    gathering. PW reimburses

    the churches for the number

    of lunches we have

    reserved.

    If you make a reservation and

    then find that you cannot

    attend, please reimburse

    PW for the luncheon cost at

    your earliest convenience

    and language

    are critical shapers of a

    child’s future.”

    TOGETHER IN ACTION FOR CHILDREN’s LITERACY

    Presbyterian Women is taking a leadership role in supporting the PCUSA’s Educate a Child Initiative.

    We are taking the challenge of children’s education a step further by addressing children’s literacy as a justice issue. PW urges each congregation to seek to empower children through literacy.

    Your PWPWR Coordinating Team encourages you to bring books to the gathering which we will donate to local literacy programs OR to plan events around Children's Book Week, May 1-7.

    Here are three ideas:

    Community Story Hour (host it at your church and read aloud to children of the community; may be a onetime event or ongoing).

    Roving Readers (form a group of volunteers who go to community centers, hospitals and other sites where children are served, to read aloud to children). Focus especially on underserved children.

    Lending library for families (donations might allow lending to anyone in the community who wants to avail themselves); emphasis on books with messages that address concerns of children and families; positive messages, empowering stories, etc.

    You can find lots of resources &

    ideas at

    www.presbyterianwomen.org/ justice

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    March 2017

    IF YOU NEED HELP STARTING A BIBLE

    STUDY GROUP, WE HAVE PW

    MEMBERS WHO WOULD BE GLAD TO

    HELP YOU GET STARTED.

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    HORIZONS Bible Studies

    2017–2018 Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews

    By Melissa Bane Sevier

    Upcoming Horizons Magazine Themes March/April 2017 Systems

    May/June 2017 Being Presbyterian

    THE BIBLE STUDY IS FREE WITH A MAGAZINE

    SUBSCRIPTION ($24.95). BIBLE STUDIES ARE CURRENTLY $8.00

    PW Purpose

    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 (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.

    Available Now!

    PW Manual A Guide for PW Groups

    The Churchwide Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women voted the synod representatives introduce the new PW manual to their coordinating teams at the first opportunity. The manual is available from Presbyterian Distribution Service either in print (item #PWR16120 or as a download (item #PWR16121). $6.00

  • TAPESTRY March 2017 The newsletter of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of the Western Reserve

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    March 2017

    Presbyterian Women

    In the Presbytery of the Western Reserve

    SPRING GATHERING

    Avon Lake Presbyterian Church 32340 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake

    Saturday, April 29 9 AM – 2:00 PM Registration and Coffee 8:30-9 AM

    WHO IS JESUS . . . in other parts of the world ?

    We are pleased to have these PCUSA Mission

    Co-workers share their experiences with us.

    How is Jesus perceived in other countries?

    What is a worship service like?

    Rev. Cinda Gorman – Egypt

    Rev. Suzanne Carter - South Africa

    Join us in a Celtic worship experience

    PW Business Session

    Birthday Offering

    Mission Project:

    We are collecting books for area literacy programs. Please

    bring new or used books you believe would encourage children

    or adults to read more. Members of the PW Coordinating Team

    will deliver them to area program locations.

    -------------------------------------------------------------- Cost: $10 in advance or $12 at the door

    Please make checks payable to: Presbyterian Women PWR(PW-PWR) Send reservations to: Lee Lohr, 3864 Long Rd., Avon, OH 44011

    Reservation Deadline – Monday, April 24

    NAME:________________________CHURCH:____________________

    ADDRESS:________________________________PHONE __________

    E-MAIL:________________ Child Care Needed – age(s) ___________

    Special dietary needs? ____________________________