SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 8
PWP Hybrid Fall Gathering: More details to come.
News from Cascades Presbyterian Women
Greetings PW sisters and friends!
The Fall Gathering will take place Saturday October 8th at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Washington. We are hoping to make this a hybrid event so that as many people as possible can attend. Our theme is “Earth Care.” There are several official “Earth Care’ congregations in Cascades Presbytery and we are excited to share some of their work with all of you. Stay tuned for more details after August 15th.
For more information about this mission of the PCUSA check out this page on the PCUSA website: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/environment/
From PW Churchwide:
Supporting Presbyterian Women on PW Gives Day (and All Days)
PW Gives Day is July 31—a day each year to celebrate the founding of Presbyterian Women as well as the loving relationships and the life-changing ministries Presbyterian Women cultivate.
Cultivating Presbyterian Women means putting our hands and hearts to work and love through our PW Purpose. Whether planting seeds through our ecumenical partnerships, building healthy communities through our Thank and Birthday Offerings, honoring faithful servants with Honorary Life Memberships, or taking time to be in beloved community through study, service and fun, we each choose to “live life in full bloom” by care-tending our bountiful and beautiful PW gardens.
As part of your PW Gives Day celebration, make a gift online at presbyterianwomen.org/give. Then select PW Gives Day and your gift amount. Select a gift of $10 or more (and add a bit extra for a transaction fee). Please scroll and type “PWGDay22” in the comments box as well as your church and presbytery (or synod) information. Or mail your gift to Presbyterian Women Inc., PO Box 643652, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3652. Please indicate annual fund and PWGDay22 in the memo line of your check.
PW Gives is not limited to one day – you can make a contribution any time.
In other news, our Central Oregon Region cluster liaison Linda Shaw shares this information about Native American Day celebrated by the PCUSA each year at the Fall equinox: Celebrating Native American Day.
Until we meet again, may you be safe, protected, and inspired to do God’s work wherever you are!
PW Moderator, Presbytery of the Cascades
Click here to view video of 2022 Spring Gathering: Broadening Our Understanding of Mental Health
Horizons Bible Study
Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight
by Carol M. Bechtel
Suggestions for Leaders by Laura Mariko Cheifetz
In the nine lessons of this Bible study—with passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts—we’ll consider Sabbath
- as a celebration, not a day of dreary formality
- as God’s intent for all of creation and that includes busy women too
- as one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday
- as a time to surrender unhealthy striving and frantic busyness, and instead trust God will provide
- as a reminder that life is precious and working too much is against God’s plans for our precious lives
- as a day devoted to community and justice and not exclusively to self-care
Ultimately, Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives.
Horizons is the magazine (and Bible study) by and for Presbyterian Women. It’s the resource for helping you explore where faith and life connect. Focusing on issues of faith—from the interplay between literature and theology to violence against women.
About Presbyterian Women
Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The programming and resource options for the organization offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community.