Women In the Church


Women In the Church Handbook

Next Meeting Jan 18th at 6 pm

Ladies, join us on Thursday, January 18th, 2018, in DeSoto Hall, at 6:00 pm for our fun and exciting Annual BUNCO PARTY!!!  Please bring finger food to share.  There’s no need to know how to play.  You’ll learn as you go.  There will be prizes!  Sign up in the Narthex today and next Sunday.  (Childcare is available.)

Mission

The purpose of WIC is to help women to glorify God by reflecting His grace to one another through building each other up.  1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (ESV).

Annual Report of the Women in the Church Jan 2017

Officers

Dawn Darby, President

Shari Roland, Vice-President

Janie Irwin, Secretary

Beth James & Nancy Rowan, Treasurers

Prior Meetings

Annual Christmas Brunch, Dec 2, 2017: Our speaker was Dana Skogen, who hails from the Tacoma area.  She met her husband, Kevin, while they were attending PLU.  In 1984 Kevin and Dana began attending Faith and Kevin was called to be a pastor through the ministry of Faith.  Kevin was the first associate pastor we had in the early 1990s.  They have six grown children, all married:  four sons who are or were in seminary, two daughters, and 15 grandchildren. Currently, Kevin is pastoring Sandhills Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, NC and Dana, in addition to being a busy grandma, is teaching kindergarten. Click here for the audio and text.

Dawn Darby’s remarks Redeeming the Detours at the WIC Retreat in Seabrook on Oct 5-7, 2017

Pastor Rayburn’s remarks at the WIC dinner on Sep 21, 2017

Connie Pfefferle’s remarks at the Spring Tea and Fashion Show on Apr 22, 2017

Dawn Darby’s remarks at the kick-off dinner on Sep 15, 2016

Mother’s Encouragement Group – Thursdays, 9:30 am in the WIC Room

Calling for all hardworking moms of young children who might be interested in a three-hour break every couple of weeks–“is the Pope Catholic?!!” We have begun our fifth year of meeting together every other Thursday (more or less–check bulletin for dates) sharing (all kinds of stuff), snacks and a hot beverage of your choice. Babysitting is provided for babies and toddlers. We meet in the lovely downstairs WIC room, sit in comfy chairs, bring knitting if you so desire and generally commiserate with and enjoy one another. This year we are beginning at 9:30 a.m. (wrap up by noon).   If you’ve never been to one of our meetings, talk to someone who has–all moms are welcome, whether you’re struggling or not! We want to be in the business of encouraging you in the important, relentless work of raising your children to love our God. Need more information and/or incentive to come? Call Dawn Darby or Florence Rayburn.

Meals on Wheels

The purpose of Meals on Wheels is to provide meals for those families needing extra help due to illness, death in the family, adoption or childbirth. If you know of a need, please contact Kathy Haass, Alisha Bennett or the church office. Meal needs will be requested via TNT (This ‘n’ That), the church’s e-mail announcement system. To receive TNT e-mails, please contact the church office. Thank you!

Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study 9:30 am to noon in the WIC room

We have begun a study on J.C. Ryle’s famous book Holiness.  Ryle states in his introduction, “I have had a deep conviction for many years that practical holiness and entire self-consecration to God are not sufficiently attended to by modern Christians in this country.  Politics, or controversy, or party spirit, or worldliness, have eaten out the heart of lively piety in too many of us.  The subject of personal godliness has fallen sadly into the background.  The standard of living has become painfully low in many quarters.  The immense importance of ‘adorning the doctrine of God our Saviour’ and making it lovely and beautiful by our daily habits and tempers has been far too much overlooked. … Sound … doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life.  It is worse than useless:  it does positive harm …  It is my firm impression that we want a thorough revival about scriptural holiness.”

Though published in 1879, this introduction applies to us today in post-modern America.  If you would like to join us on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-12:00 for lively discussions on Ryle’s book, the Bible, and our culture, please get a copy of Holiness which can be found on-line from under a dollar for a Kindle version through $12.  Just make sure you don’t get an abridged version.  If you are new to the Tuesday Bible Study, please let Dawn Darby know you’ll be joining us so she can prepare enough copies of the study guide.  If you are interested in deepening your knowledge of the Scripture, getting to know other women at Faith, and praying with and for each other, please join us on Tuesday mornings.  Babysitting is provided.

Tea & Talk/Knitting Friendships – Thursdays 1:00 pm in the WIC Room

Thursdays, 1-3 pm in the WIC Room – Ladies, join us on Thursdays for knitting, crocheting, or any kind of handwork.  Or just come for fun and fellowship!  We are inviting women from the Better English on Sixth program as we build bridges and knit together friendships with women from our congregation, friends, neighbors, and the ESL program.  We hope you join us! For those needing a ride, for those willing to offer a ride, or for any other information please contact Janie Irwin. (Child care is unavailable at this time.)

Coffee Volunteers

Prepping the coffee/tea for fellowship is a simple, but important service to our congregation. Please consider taking part in this ministry — the more the merrier and the goal is to schedule you only once every 5-6 weeks. If you are able to help, please contact Terri Hurlbut and Margo Kelly.