Mission + Ministry
For over 200 years, Presbyterian Women have played a fundamental role in the mission and ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
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We are an independent organization with the PC (USA) of more than 300,000 women.

As Presbyterian Women (PW), we strive to live out the Presbyterian Women’s Purpose, which is as follows: Forgive 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 peace and justice, and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the PC(USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

We invite your participation. If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Coordinating Team.

Penny St. James, Moderator

Dear Presbyterian Women of Giddings-Lovejoy:

 

The last year has been challenging for everyone.  Our world has changed and we must acknowledge that we are experiencing or have experienced change in our own lives. Civil unrest in our nation reminds us of the slow progress toward recognizing the full humanity of everyone.

 

Covid-19 is still a force to be reckoned with. The virus has proven to be truly unique and continues to impact our lives, our communities, our nation and the world in ways we could never have imagined. We miss the face-to-face aspects of our church life such as greeting one another, singing, and being in the sanctuary as we hear the Word.  But God is faithful, and some of our churches have resumed in person services. However, the Coordinating Team has chosen to exercise caution and continue to hold meetings via Zoom to continue the work of Presbyterian Women. We look forward to personal interaction when we feel it is safe. In the meantime we continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones and those who are affected by the lingering effects of having the virus.

 

We were blessed to be able to hold our Spring Gathering (via Zoom). New members of the coordinating team of PWGL were installed. We heard a message on mental health first aid which is vitally important during this time due to a lack of human connection.  A truly inspiring prayer of Hope and Thanksgiving was also presented.

 

As we go forward, we recognize the importance of communication. We will continue to be transparent with our coordinating team meetings and welcome your participation via ZOOM or conference call.  Meetings are currently held on the third Friday of every month.   Information on these meetings can be found on our website and in the weekly Presbytery newsletter. We will continue to send out the Linkletter and forward any other information we deem relevant.  If you have any information regarding your PW group that you’d like included in the Linkletter, please forward that information to your Cluster Leader or the Linkletter editor. If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please contact a member of the coordinating team.

 

It is my honor to be your Moderator and to be entrusted with this role. I am excited to be working with such a wonderful group of dedicated women.  I know that Presbyterian Women are faithful, passionate and resilient and we will continue to support each other through this time of uncertainty.

Blessings,
Penny St. James, Moderator
Presbyterian Women of Giddings-Lovejoy

Coordinating Team
Carol Gruber, Secretary
Term Ends 2023
Rev. Joy Myers, Treasurer
Term Ends 2023
Bernice Thompson
Vice-Moderator
Justice and Peace
Term Ends 2023
Susan Buchanan, Vice-Moderator
Together-In-Service
Term Ends 2023
Barbara Lynn
Coordinator on Representation
Term Ends 2023
Carol Gruber
Chair Search Committee
Term Ends 2023
Rev. Janet Riley
Personal Faith Communicator
Coordinating Team

Cluster Communicators

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North Metro
Dorothy Spates

Term Ends: 2023

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East Metro
Rev. Dr. Aline Russell

Term Ends: 2022

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Mid Metro
Dorothy Spates

Term Ends: 2023

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Midwest, South Metro
Ann Schmid

Term Ends: 2021

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South
Rev. Vicky Michaels

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Term Ends: 2023

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West
Cheryl Rainey

Term Ends: 2021