Presbyterian Women of Glacier Presbytery (PWP)
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, and
to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
PW in Helena Sew and Send
Layettes to the Dominican Republic
Throughout 2019 PW women in Helena were busy with stitches - sewing, knitting, crocheting, and then assembling layettes for small babies. A PCUSA minister from Nebraska who is now a missionary in the Domincan Republic, Kristin Hamner, described that a Foundation for Peace medical mission team could bring the layettes with them for distribution at a clinic.
During the first week in March, the families of Christ the King received these gifts. Christ the King is a village that has faced tremendous challenge. A severe storm washed out their bridge to the highway three years ago. During this difficult time, the local church as been a light as they have worshiped, hosted medical clinics, and constructed a community center. Pray blessing for Christ the King, and rejoice in the arrival of their tiniest members, wrapped in love through PW.
Presbyterian Women for 2020
The Retreat for August 14-16 2020 at Glacier Camp is scheduled. The 2019 retreat was a great success and planning for the coming year will build upon that.
Funding for the offerings and mission of PWP has been renewed, with 2019 closing out with generous gifts to fund the ministries of PW.
Two members of the planning committee are working with Presbytery Leader Beth McCaw are developing the PWP presence on the Glacier website, brainstorming uses of Facebook for sharing news, and looking forward to a printable newsletter. Submit news and photos (with permission) from your PWC to Beth McCaw.
To further strengthen communication, links between PW space on congregational websites and the Glacier web page will be developed. And PWP has begun using Zoom videoconferencing for meetings.
Presbyterian Women Resources
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Current PW Bible Study - On the 10 Commandments, Love Carved in Stone
Current PW Newsletter (national)
2020 PWP Gathering Being Prepared
Presbyterian Women of Glacier will meet at Glacier Camp August 14-16 for the high point of their year. This year's gathering will feature Rev. Tim Lanham, Camp Director and beloved Biblical scholar, as the retreat leader.
Last year's gathering was rich with spiritual nurture, feasting, and recreation.
The theme was drawn from Ephesians 3, for a time in which we discerned being re-formed for ministry in 2020 and beyond.
Pictured above is one of the small groups that boated along the Flathead shoreline and the Swan river, immersed in God's beauty (Captain John Coefield).
Through the 2019 retreat, Ephesians 3 was read daily, cherishing that life and ministry all belong to Christ. Note the words in the text that speak of abundance and hope --riches and strength and power and faith and love and all fullness - and our very selves - found in Christ:
I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, (God) may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18 I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2020 PWP Retreat: August 14-16 2020
Helena In Stitches Quilt Being Raffled
At the February presbytery gathering, participants were able to view the exquisite artistry in the quilt "Helena in Stitches," which portrays historic sites throughout the city. Raffle tickets were sold, and can still be purchased by contacting Carol Gnecko i advance of the raffle early April. The proceeds from the raffle will benefit missions near and far.