About The Presbyterian WomenAbout Us
The Presbyterian Women of Buchanan First lead a very active and consistent life. From a weekly Bible study circle to a monthly scheduled “Focus on Giving”, members of our ladies’ group can be found in and around our church. During the summer, we welcome our interns into our class, as well as, our private homes. We have four hostess committees and cover a quarterly fellowship dinner plus providing food for our members and friends during illnesses and bereavement. We are always available for a quick comfort meal in our “Ruth and Mabel Ministry”. Two of our ladies were well-known for providing food, i.e. soup and bread, for anyone in need. In honor them, we try to follow their excellent examples. Our focus on giving covers the local human society, the domestic violence shelter, school supplies, children’s hospital gifts bags, “The Connection” (a local group for disadvantaged youth), the local food bank and art or bingo supplies for the local Heritage Hall nursing facility. We also provide gifts baskets at Christian for the shut-in members. We sponsor the Hanging of the Greens at Christmas. Household and baby showers are offered and given when appropriate. Basically, if you want help, we will do the best we can to supply and provide it.
Our PW has many members who have served on Abingdon Presbytery committees. Our church hosted the Spring Gathering of the PW in April 2017. We have PW members who are in charge of our church’s website and Facebook pages. All the women of the church are given opportunities to join in the activities and to be part of the group. From a cheerfully decorated Fellowship Hall, to well maintained classrooms, anyone can see the Buchanan First PW’s handiwork present. Hospitality is one of our utmost goals. Praying for those in need and studying God’s word is a top priority for our PW.
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.