Attention, women in the congregations of the Presbytery of WNY!!
As women in the church, do you seek meaningful ways to live out your faith in the midst of a caring community of women?
Check out Presbyterian Women (PW)!
For more than 200 years PW groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and in witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom.
All women of the presbytery are invited to become active members of PW, whether individually or in a group.
To learn about active PW groups in the congregations of the Presbytery of WNY, contact Marilyn Koszarek, 694-2769 , the current moderator of the PW Coordinating Team. Click here for a welcome letter from Marilyn.
PW groups across the presbytery are diverse in every way, from their style of organization to their activities, but they all seek to be guided by the “PW Purpose.”
Presbyterian Women 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 (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
All women --individuals and groups-- are invited to three presbytery-wide events, called “gatherings,” organized by the PW in the Presbytery of WNY. These gatherings are held in the fall, winter and spring. These events engage the spirit and energy of PW women through workshops, speakers, and worship. Renewed and refreshed, participants return to their local congregations empowered to follow the call of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Western New York
A Spring Gathering, April 22, 2017
at First Presbyterian, Springville, NY
...All things came into being
through him [Christ],
and without him not one thing
came into being... John 1:3
SPEAKER Carol Ann Harlos, master gardener
“Bees and Pollinators: Key to Healthy Earth”
Rev. Cynthia Wickwire, worship leader
April 22, 2017 10:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.
First Presbyterian Church, Springville, NY
38 North Buffalo Street, Springville, N.Y. 14141
Directions: from NY 39, one block north on Buffalo Street --details at springvillefpc.org
Action piece: Bring materials to create posters and signs for Climate March in Buffalo and Western New
York, April 29; and Donate to VIVE-- twin sheets, towels, blankets for recent refugees
Cost of lunch is $7.00 Reservation for lunch are requested by April 10
Please contact: Peggy Fanning 716-826-7542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith Are Changing the World... a must read!
This captivating book is authored by the Rev. Dr. Katherine Rhodes Henderson, an ordained Presbyterian Minister and now President of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. Henderson is co-founder of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, a multi-faith youth program housed at Auburn Seminary, which educates a new generation of leaders from the United States and conflict areas around the world as peacemakers in a complex global environment.
“This is a book that paints a healing picture of religious faith through the fascinating lives of women leaders. It is as refreshing in its pluralistic assumptions as it is in viewing religious faiths through the life stories of extraordinary individuals of many faiths,” said Shirley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute.
“God’s Troublemakers identifies a latent power in each of us to help change the world from ‘what it is to what it could be.’ It describes a process of character formation which releases the power in some remarkable women of faith and action, and it’s certain to move us from silent complacency to conscientious commitment to peace, justice, and compassion.... a primer for bold and fruitful progressive witness,” according to James A. Forbes, Senior Minister, The Riverside Church.
“I have found this to be a reinforcement of why we women of faith do what we do,” commented Sylvia Volk, PW CT Buffalo Cluster Co-Leader and member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY.
Henderson was featured in the June, 2011, issue of Presbyterians Today as one of four women whose stories illustrate diversity in leadership within the PC(USA).