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                      Glad Tidings September  2022

       The   Monthly   Newsletter   of    Presbyterian  Women   in   the   Presbytery  of  Tampa Bay


Thursdays in Black    to raise  awareness of violence against women and children through the World Council of Churches.

RED Fridays  Remember Everyone Deployed

Every 25th                     Wear Orange Day
Raising awareness about violence againstwomen worldwide through the UN.

 Zoom Malawi      September 14 and 15, 2022
Zoom Meetings with our mission partners in Malawi – more coming. . .

Synod Triennial Gathering    Oct 21–23Epworth by the Sea Plug In and Recharge
Ask about scholarships!

PWP Annual Gathering         February 18

Churchwide Gathering        August, 2024  Meet Us in St. Louis! at the Marriot St. Louis Grande Hotel,  Who is going ?

 Others have seen what is and asked why.  I have seen what could be and asked why not.         - Pablo Picasso

Have you read the Summer 2022 Horizon magazine? It is full of ideas to move our PW groups forward. Check it out!

 Are you ready to start the 2022-2023 Bible Study Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight?

Experience feel-good shopping at Smile Amazon! Use smile.amazon.com and they will donate .05% to your favorite charitable organization like Churchwide PW, Beth El, etc. at no cost to you. Need help? Ask your computer expert, kids or grandchildren!       You shop. Amazon gives.

 At a special meeting of the Presbytery PW Coordinating Team August 24, the resignation of Joan Hacket was accepted and Susan McNaught elected as Moderator to complete the term. (February, 2025)

Obviously, this leaves some empty chairs like Assistant Moderator and Search. At this point, we are searching for women to join the presbytery CT and fill these seats. If you know a woman who is ready, willing, and able to fill a position, please let one of us know. Our next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday November 3 at Beth El.

A very big THANK YOU to churches who are continuing to send in their remittances regularly.

How is your PW planning to promote the Thank Offering this year? Recipients are listed in the current Horizon magazine. Check them out!

It is harvest time! Others will know we are Christians by the fruit of the Spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

You are welcome here. You are safe to sing or laugh or shed a tear.
We love you just the way you are, so have no fear. You are welcome here. You are welcome here.

 J&P Calendar for the month of September

1  World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

5  Season of Peace begins  

5  Labor Day

8  International Literacy Day

12  J&P Book Discussion Group online, 6:30–8:30 PM (Eastern) on Poverty in America: A Handbook (3rd ed) by John Iceland (University of California Press, 2013). *Pre-Register

18  Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence begins

21  International Day of Peace; 
23  Native American Day; 

 Presbyterian Women’s Annual Fund (the Mission Pledge) makes possible every mission, program and resource of PW. Give now to support Presbyterian Women’s witness in the world.

Repeat this prayer: Lord Jesus you are my strength and I need you. Heal me; heal my family; heal my friends. I place my hope in you. Amen!