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Presbyterian Women


          Presbyterian Women is an organization that is open to all Christian women. We remain faithful to our 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
                • To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens The Presbyterian Church (USA) and witness to the promise of God’s kingdom.

Our organization is comprised of five ‘circles’ who meet once each month from September through May. For the convenience of working women, one of the circles meet in the evening. In addition to monthly circle meetings, we also hold three annual group programs, offering fellowship and entertaining programs. Our larger gatherings include a fall potluck dinner, a Christmas celebration and end of the year gathering with the June installation of new officers.

Presently, we are the largest organization in the New Castle Presbytery. As a member to this greater organization, we contribute to National outreach and mission projects. Our Fellowship of the Least Coin links prayer and ‘least coins’ of many other countries to support evangelism and relief throughout the world.

Each month, the Circles study and offer Christian fellowship to one another. New members report that through this membership, they truly experience Christ’s love in this small group.

Through annual fundraising, we endeavor to offer generous financial support to our church and many community agencies. Presently, we hold an annual school drive for supplies for needy children in the greater Newark area. We also gather items for Prison Ministries, Newark Empowerment Center, Meals on Wheels and other agencies, like the Ronald McDonald House.

 

Presbyterian Women extend a heartfelt thank you for the caring and generous support of our Fall Festival and fall general meeting.  Funds raised at these events allowed s to contribute significantly to designated organizations.

On January 9th Presbyterian Women (PW) presented checks to three local missions. Each were given $800 from the proceeds of our Fall Festival in support of their service to the Newark community. Recipients of the donations are Hope Dining Room – serving meals to those in need; Newark Area Welfare Committee – helping families in crisis with food, shelter and utilities; Newark Empowerment Center – providing  assistance to the homeless.

The New Castle Presbytery Guatemala Partnership – supporting projects that improve the lives of women and communities in Guatemala, received a check for $900 for the Cow Project.  These funds, enough to purchase three cows, were collected as a free-will offering during the PW fall general meeting after a presentation of the Guatemala Partnership.

Please visit the websites provided below to learn more about the caring services provided by these organizations.

Hope Dining Room https://hopediningroom.org/

Newark Area Welfare Committee https://www.newarkareawelfare.org/

Newark Empowerment Center https://www.friendshiphousede.org/delaware-homeless/our-programs/empowerment-centers/ 

New Castle Presbytery Guatemala Partnership https://ncpguatemala.com/

One of the purposes of Presbyterian Women (PW) is “To support the mission of the church worldwide”. In keeping with this commitment, PW presented a $1000 donation to support the Dinanga School Computer Lab. These funds were taken from the PW general fund after a unanimous vote.

Proverbs 3:27 Don’t withhold good from someone who deserves it when it is in your power to do so.

Presbyterian Women is an organization open to ALL Christian women.  Our Circles meet throughout the day on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  For more information or to join, please contact pw@firstpresnewark.org.