A Letter from the Moderator

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May 2021

Greetings PW Sisters and Friends!
The Spring Gathering on April 24th was held via Zoom with participants from all over Oregon and Washington. Many thanks to the PW Presbytery Coordinating Team and to our keynote speaker Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank for their contributions to the success of this gathering. Also participating was Heather CrowMartinez, Clerk of Session from Warm Springs, with an informative report on the food pantry there. For those who wish to make contributions to the Oregon Food Bank please make your checks out to PW Cascades Presbytery and mail to:

Mary Lou Williams, PWP Treasurer
14601 NW 26th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98685

Be sure to designate on your check that you wish to contribute to the Oregon Food Bank. If you would like to contribute to the Warm Springs food pantry Heather Crow-Martinez asks that you purchase gift cards from Safeway or Fred Meyer and mail to:

Dan Martinez/Emergency Manager
Emergency Management Dept.
Conf. Tribes of Warm Springs
PO Box C
Warm Springs, OR 97761

Jane Holmes, PWP Cluster Liaison in the Central Region, introduced the 2021-22 Horizons Bible Study, What My Grandmothers Taught Me by Merryl Blair. Many of you will already have received your copies by now. Here’s a link to the flyer: https://www.presbyterianwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Grandmothersadvance-flier.pdf

The program concluded with a short business meeting followed by a worship service featuring a video on hunger from the 221st General Assembly, and a litany written by our own Spiritual Nurture coordinator, Barbara Votrobeck. Here’s a link to the video with Heath Rada, Moderator of the 221st General Assembly: 

The PWP CT will be planning the Fall Gathering in the coming months with hopes that we can meet in person by then. In the meantime you can plan on attending the virtual Churchwide Gathering planned for early August 2021. Here’s a link where you can find more information: https://www.presbyterianwomen.org/what_we_do/buildcommunity/churchwide-gathering/

The next in-person CWG is planned for 2024, date and place TBD. As always, feel free to contact me with any comments or questions you may have about PW and I will do my best to answer!


Lynne Martin, Moderator
PW in the Presbytery of the Cascades

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