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News from the Presbyterian Women


PW Business Meeting immediately following

the Lydia Circle Bible Study on

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

circle meets at 10:30 a.m.

business meeting 11:30 a.m.

followed by Lunch provided by

Ruth and Mabel Ministry

(food will be sent to those in need)



January Mission Opportunity: Join with other members of the congregation to collect 

Soup and Peanut Butter for the Feed My Sheep food pantry

Wed, Jan 3 - 10:30 – Bible Study followed at 11:30 by the Monthly PW meeting

Sun, Jan 74 pm – Congregational Town Hall style meeting with the Listening Team


August 2-5, 2018: Church wide Gathering of Presbyterian Women in Louisville, KY; preregistration begins on January 15


PW Business Meeting Summary:

Sunday, January 710:30 am : a time for fellowship (donuts and drinks provided) followed at 11 by our first worship service this year in the Fellowship Hall

                                          4:00 pm – Congregational Meeting with the Listening Team in a Town Hall type format, PW will provide cookies and beverages

January and February: collection of non-perishable food for the Feed My Sheep Food Pantry; 

A table has been set up in the fellowship hall to drop off donations.  Soup and Peanut Butter is especially needed.  We continue to support our the Domestic Abuse Shelter and Humane Society as local mission projects.  

If you wish to donate to the Humane Society, you can leave items (food, bedding, etc) in the Angel Room or purchase bags at local groceries where they will be picked up by Humane Society volunteers.  Items for the Domestic Abuse Shelter may also be left in the Angel Room.   

We are also collecting food and household items for a local family who lost everything in a house fire a few days before Christmas.  The young man needs sweatshirts and sweatpants in size 4X and shoes size 13 extra-wide.  His mother wears size 18 or XL in clothes and shoes size 11 wide.  They could also use gift cards to local stores. 

Wednesday, February 711:30 – monthly PW business meeting

Our next quarterly fellowship meal will be the first Sunday worship service moves into the sanctuary (date will be weather dependent).  Hostesses are:  

Connie Bausell, Banna Bevins, Beth Bevins, Sandy McGlothlin, Jackie Street, Allison Street, Phyllis Sumrall, and Sarah Talbott.


 (if you cannot serve as a hostess, please inform Banna, Phyllis or Connie)

August 2-5: Church wide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, in Louisville KY.  Janie Owens has registration forms.  Presbyterian Women turns 30 this year and there’ll be lots of celebrating!

Featured recipe


16 oz can kidney beans (drained)

16 oz can pinto beans (drained)

16 oz can lima beans (drained)

16 oz can pork and beans (undrained)

16 oz can great northern beans (undrained)

1 large onion, chopped

1 large green pepper, chopped

1 and ˝ pounds ground beef

1 cup barbecue sauce

 Sauté onion, green pepper, and ground beef until done.  Combine all beans with barbecue sauce. 

  Add beef mixture.  Cook in crock pot on high for 2 and ˝ hours. 


Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Officers for 2017-2018:


Moderator: Janie Owens     Co-Moderator: Penny Jennell


Secretary: Cindy Matney     Treasurer: Banna Bevins


Justice and Peace: Jackie Helms     Historian: Toni Stokes


Spiritual Growth: Connie Bausell    Missions: Phyllis Sumrall


Parlimentarian: Doris Lee Stiltner    Search: Kaye Keen


Business Meeting: First Wednesday of each month 11:30 a.m. 


~~~please pray for the officers to lead the PW of BFPC~~~


Circle Study Groups: 

Wednesday 10:30 Angel Room (will meet each week) The Lydia Circle


Presbyterian Women 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,

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.



New Guidelines and Updated Groups

are being reviewed




Update on Jackie: 

She has had an additional surgery and is currently in rehabilitation.

Love and prayers are being freely offered for her and her recovery!


We are thrilled to have Jacquelyn Helms back with us! 

First time since August 6, Jackie has undergone surgeries, rehabilitation and much therapy. 

God has richly blessed us with her life!

We will continue to pray for her healing!