Women In the Church

Women In the Church Meeting – Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 pm

Attention to All Ladies, junior high and older:  Our next Women In the Church Meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 16th, at 7:00 pm.  If you can, come at 6:30 pm to help put together Harvest Bags and enjoy refreshments and fellowship.  (There will be a box in the Narthex to place your items in for the Harvest Bags.  Suggested items:  candy, baked goods such as cookies, mini loaves of sweet bread, homemade jam half pint, teas, pens & notepads, stationary, stamps, homemade washcloths, dish towels, Christmas ornament, bar soap, chap-stick, etc.)   We’ll be hearing Emily Downie’s testimony, a book report, and a missionary update from April Murphree will round out our evening.  Now’s the time to bring items to fill the Harvest Bags.  Join us for a fun evening of fellowship!

Women in the Church Annual Christmas Brunch

On Saturday, December 2nd, the Women in the Church will be hosting our Annual Women’s Christmas Brunch. The Roberts’ Family will dazzle us with their musical talent.  And The Gourmet Niche will cater our event.

Our speaker, Dana Skogen, 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.  Dana’s message to us will be, “Beauty: Building on a Firm Foundation”.

Brunch tickets will be available on Sunday, November 19 & 26 for $20.  The traditional Tour of Tables will begin at 10:30 followed by the catered Brunch at 11:00.  Ladies, please sign up to hostess a table; you’ll receive a free ticket and instructions.  Men (high school age or older), we would love to have you as our wonderful waiters.  You will get to enjoy the food and program for your efforts.  Please sign up and receive your instructions.  Child care will be available.

Women In the Church Handbook


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


Dawn Darby, President

Shari Roland, Vice-President

Janie Irwin, Secretary

Beth James & Nancy Rowan, Treasurers


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. More participants are needed.  If you would like to serve in this ministry please contact Kathy or Alisha to be added to the roster. Specific 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

If you are interested in studying God’s Word with other women as well as fellowshipping and deepening friendships, praying with and for each other, please join us every Tuesday morning.  This fall we will study a new book by our own Bob Rogland, Galatians: Freedom in Christ.  “The Apostle Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia presents the genuine gospel of Christ, a gospel the Galatians were in danger of abandoning for a false one.  Current research shows that well over half of Americans today have fallen into the same error as the Galatians.  Every Christian needs a solid understanding of the truth of the gospel as laid out in Galatians.  This study guide will help the Bible student better to understand and apply the truths of Galatians.” Babysitting is available.  If you need a book or have any questions, please see Dawn Darby.

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.