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Yvonne Hileman
Assistant editor, Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA), Inc.
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By Wanda Beauman One: Almighty God, we honor you for the gifts and talents that you have given women. Many: Lord, we know that the work we do today enriches your world. Table set for Ecumenical Women's opening worship service at CSW61 represents the work of women. One: Because women... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
By Marge Snater Oh, what an adventure United Presbyterian Women (UPW) and Women of the Church (WOC) have had through the years we’ve been joined! As a delegate to the initial meeting of UPW and WOC in St. Louis nearly 30 years ago, I can say the journey has been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Witnessing to the Promise
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By Laura Lee “Who do we love?” “All y’all!” “Who do we love?” “All y’all!” “Who do we love?” “All y’all! Kentucky in the house!” This was the chant of a small group from the Kentucky contingent to the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017. We would yell it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
By Sandi Thompson-Royer Can you imagine preaching and telling your very personal story of abuse from the pulpit? One brave seminary student felt the call to share her story in front of 45 men and women from her presbytery, seminary and a partner church in Madison, Wisconsin, who came together... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
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By Alpha Brown Alpha Brown, right, participates in worship as part of Ecumenical Women's orientation at UN CSW 60. Again, I have been activated by the Holy Spirit to fill my cup from the many issues at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. It is always a pleasure... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
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By Kathy Randall Presbyterian Women of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans formed a needlework group three years ago, and look what they are doing! They are knitting to help the homeless, and their work is displayed on the side of a 130-year-old building in Ames, Iowa. Women... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at PW Mission Matters
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By Candy King The Days for Girls (DFG) project at Dorchester Presbyterian began a year ago when I noticed a shield and liner on the Justice and Peace table at the Churchwide Gathering in Minneapolis. I took some information home and researched online by going to www.daysforgirls.org. I learned that... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at PW Mission Matters
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By Anita Coleman This display at the UN shows the relative size of amounts spent worldwide (annually) on military operations and supplies ($1,747 billion); official development assistance to least developed countries ($30 billion); UN regular budget for peace and security, development, human rights, humanitarian affairs, development and international law ($2.6... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
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By Anita Coleman #comfortwomen aren’t my passion but when Mark [Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the UN office] told us (#CSW60 delegates) that the women, who’d already suffered enough, were being treated unfairly again, I knew I had to add my voice to theirs. So that’s what I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
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By Wanda Beauman In an early morning presentation on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in a standing-room-only venue on the eighth floor of the Church Center of the United Nations, PW Jill Bolander-Cohen presented a new mobile app designed to inform middle school and high school students about trafficking scenarios that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
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By Etta Graham-Mitchell Wanda Beauman, vice moderator for justice and peace on PW's Churchwide Coordinating Team, speaks to Presbyterian delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, during orientation at the Church of the Covenant. I experienced a “God moment” when, on November 3, 2015, I saw an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
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Author’s Note: I was invited to post a version of my remarks from the Presbyterian orientation (CSW60), where I noted that the task of advocacy is not about giving voice to the voiceless but about amplifying and heeding the voices of our sisters and brothers long silenced (to paraphrase A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
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By Louise Davidson On February 4 of this year, I was privileged to be part of a small group of Presbyterian women from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Columbus who took lunch to about 40 women appearing in CATCH (Change Attitudes to Change Habits) Court. The group included a member of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA)
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino says discipline in Sarasota County had become too heavy-handed, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. “I don’t believe that our kids should be going to jail or having criminal records for minor things—which a lot of the kids were being cited and arrested for,” DiPino told... Continue reading
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Michael and Stephanie Sparks* moved to North Carolina from Missouri a little over four years ago. In December 2014, their landlord told them they needed to pay the taxes on the home they were in—almost $3,000. They couldn’t do it, so the landlord evicted them and the family found themselves... Continue reading
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By Jane McGookey The Holy Spirit touched those attending the dedication of the 2013 Thank Offering at Oxford (Ohio) Presbyterian Church, inspiring them to nominate their partner church, Seventh Presbyterian Church in Colombia, South America, for the 2015 PW Birthday Offering. Seventh Church has been running a community center to... Continue reading
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Editor's Note: Linda Werts, PW moderator, Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, NY, was present for the groundbreaking ceremonies for Majok-Keen Girls' School in South Sudan. This school is being built with funds from the 2015 Birthday Offering of Presbyterian Women. (See the January/February 2016 issue of Horizons magazine for information about... Continue reading
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Editor's Note: This post is a follow-up to the previous post about PW in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina and their partnership with women in two presbyteries in Guatemala. The following profiles are based on interviews that the nonprofit ADEHGUA, who is administering the microcredit program for PW PWNC,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at PW Mission Matters
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By Barbara McLean Moderator, PW in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina Monica and her family have been able to expand a number of microenterprises with the help of the PW/Western North Carolina microcredit program. PW in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina has a long history of involvement in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at PW Mission Matters
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September 17, 2015 I live and work in downtown Baltimore. My apartment building is two to three blocks from city hall. My work is three to four blocks from city hall. During the last few months, when I have told people where I live and/or work, or when working with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Manna for the March
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One evening a young man from our program was walking home when a group of seven young men, new to our neighborhood, attacked him. Rather than putting his family in jeopardy, he ran the opposite way from home, only to be chased down a couple blocks later. The group began... Continue reading
By Barbara McLean PW moderator, Presbytery of Western North Carolina Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina has a long history of involvement in mission and doing hands-on projects both locally and globally. One of our projects—the one I am most proud of—is a microloan project for our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at PW Mission Matters
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By Joan Berglund First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska When I first became active in Presbyterian Women in 1994, we met once a month on Wednesday for a lunch and a program. At that time, we alternated programs—something spiritual or mission-oriented and then something lighter or fun. We continued this way... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at LEC
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Editor's Note: The following item is reprinted from Lakeside Presbyterian Church's newsletter (Richmond, Virginia). It tells how this congregation planned to "celebrate the gifts of women" on that special Sunday in 2015. The item was submitted by Jayne Sneed, former chair of the Leadership Enhancement Committee, Churchwide Coordinating Team (2012–2015).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at LEC