PW E-News October 2019

PW News                         October  2019

Save the Date!

Please make plans to join us for the Annual

Northminster Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Gathering

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00pm

The Country Club of Roswell

2500 Club Springs Dr, Roswell, GA  30076

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to take some time for yourself in the Holiday Season, to enjoy fellowship with sisters in Christ.  We would LOVE to see you there!!

Bible Studies

MONTHLY Circle lesson:

The Rebekah circle meets at 7:00PM on the third Tuesday of every month and the Ruth circle meets at 9:45AM on the third  Wednesday.  In November we will gather on the 19th and 20thAll women and friends are welcome!  Childcare always available by RSVP. 

This year we will be completing Horizons Bible Study: Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments by Eugenia Anne Gamble 

What would it mean to consider the Ten Commandments not as a harsh list of what not to do but, instead, as a “love letter” from a loving God? A fresh embrace of the Ten Commandments (or Words), author Eugenia Gamble suggests, may ultimately contribute to the restoration of ourselves and our communities and the furthering of the gospel in the world. “Moral behavior matters, not simply because immoral actions can anger or disappoint God, but  because principled behavior is how love becomes real, both toward God and in community.” Love Carved in Stone is a Bible study that helps us reframe the way we look at and live in the world.

Each lesson begins with an exploration of one of the Ten Words in its biblical context. From there, we consider a moment from Jesus’ life that shows us how he lived out that Word and then consider the Word for our own lives and contexts. We conclude with an invitation to pray with the Word in our circles or study groups and in our personal devotions.

These lessons are always stand alone, and all women are welcome, so please come when you can.

Claudia ( [email protected]) and Pam ([email protected]).

BI-MONTHLY “JOY” lessons:

This study group meets every 2 weeks on Wednesday mornings (9:45AM) in Room 139. In October, we will meet on the 9th and 25th.  We will be studying The Faithful.  Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, this 5-session study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.

Questions: Contact Sherri Rogers at [email protected]

We love to have new faces join us – friends and family from other churches and denominations are always welcome!

Missions of the Month

Thank Offering

Presbyterian Women (PW) are supporting the PW sponsored Thank Offering.  It was originated in the late 1800s by Eliza Clokey of Springfield, Ohio.  Her plan was to ask each woman to give a gift in addition to her usual contribution as a “thank offering to our Lord.”  Today this offering funds projects such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling economics justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence and women’s concerns.  Contributions can be placed in an envelope in the PW box in the workroom/mailroom or made during the November Circle Meetings.  Make checks to NPW and mark Thank Offering in the comments section.

Clergy Appreciation

 The staff of Northminster Presbyterian Church gives to the Congregation in countless ways, every day.  Presbyterian Women (PW) are sponsoring a Clergy Appreciation offering as a way of showing our gratitude to this amazing team. Contributions can be placed in an envelope in the PW box in the workroom/mailroom or made during the November Circle Meetings.  Make checks to NPW and mark Clergy Appreciation in the comments section.

Dates for your calendar:

October/November:  Clergy Appreciation Offering

12/3:  Christmas Gathering

3/20 to 3/22/20: PW Spring Retreat

5/5/20: Birthday Gathering

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