CHPC Presbyterian Women Annual Report 2017

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
2017 Annual Report: Presbyterian Women
Prepared by Diana Stephen

Presbyterian Women gather on the second Tuesday of the month to engage in fellowship, prayer, Bible study, mission and caring for each other.

In the spring, we celebrated the life of Martha Bomar who had been a part of our Circle for many years and departed this life at the age of 97. We also bid farewell to Deb Trevino as she and Dave returned to her home presbytery in Delaware. So, it was with great joy that we welcomed Terrie Terlau.

From the first of the year through June, we continued our study of Who is Jesus? In September, we began our study, Cloud of Witnesses—the Community of Christ in Hebrews.

Gena’s Tree continues to be a significant mission project. Warm clothing for the homeless, baby diapers and wipes, books for elementary school children continue to “bloom” on Gena’s Tree throughout the year. We appreciate the congregation’s response to this project, especially the children during the season of Advent.

In addition, we invited the congregation to join us in donating components for the hygiene kits that are distributed by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to people in areas devastated by natural disasters. Recently, we extended another invitation to provide craft items to be used by students in the STEAM program.

Between September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017, our Circle contributed $1,178.45 to various mission projects, including Buckhorn, Uspiritus, Church Women United, the Furlough Home, Least Coin, LaCasita, Dare to Care, UCHM, Wayside Christian Mission, World Mission of PC(USA), Cedar Ridge Camp, Habitat for Humanity, and LPTS Book Ends.

Presbyterian Women of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery sponsored gatherings in the spring and fall as well as an orientation to the upcoming Bible study. Diana Stephen serves on the Coordinating Team of PW of Mid-Kentucky and Gayle Trautwein serves on the Furlough Home Board.

Needless to say, it was with great sadness that we blessed Jane Larsen-Wigger as she entered retirement. We were grateful for her faithful participation in our Circle. Recently, we have welcomed Elisa Owen and look forward to getting to know her.

On August 2-5, 2018, the Churchwide Presbyterian Women’s Gathering will return to Louisville. All sessions will be held at the Galt House. The theme for the event is “Arise, shine, your light has come!”

Our Circle is always open to new participants. Come join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Gathering Room in the back building. We study, pray, and engage in mission, and we have lots of fun and laughter!