Glad Tidings    2023
The   Monthly   Newsletter   of    Presbyterian  Women   in   the   Presbytery  of  Tampa Bay

Calendar:
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 against women worldwide through the UN.

PWP Annual Gathering      March 4, 2023, 10:00 AM at Temple Terrace Presbyterian.

Churchwide Gathering     Aug 8-11, 2024   Meet Us in St. Louis! at the Marriot St. Louis Grande Hotel, St. Louis, MO. Who is planning to go with us?

 
Take a deep breath right now.
       Notice one thing you see,
            one thing you hear,
                  one thing your body is touching.
You are here in this place. God is here with you, too.


PW in the Presbytery of Tampa Bay’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for March 4, 2023. 10:00 AM at Temple Terrace Presbyterian. Desserts by St. Andy’s. $12 each.


Meet Rev. Dr. Holly Dillon, our new General Presbyter. We will be highlighting Villa International with our offering. Bring your banner and spend the day with us!

Registration  forms are due by February 21, if possible, to Vivian Bryant:  
        P O Box 35410
        St. Petersburg, FL 33705
                727-642-7600


As you plan your PW activities, please keep in mind we need an assistant moderator/planner and registrar to be nominated, elected, and installed on the coordinating team at the March Annual Meeting if possible. Your suggestions for leadership are welcome.
Please contact Moderator Susan McNaught  

                                          813-390-1781,
                                          mcnaught2@msn.com

Are you supporting PW in the Presbytery, Synod, and Churchwide? How about Beth El, Thornwell, Mission Haven, Villa International, and Columbia Friendship Circle? Have you sent in your PW’s end of year remittances to Margaret? It is not too late. Thank you!

How about those Annual Reports? Have you created yours for your church and sent a copy to  mcnaught2@msn.com?


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So what marvelous plans or new traditions is your PW group making for 2023? Great ideas are much appreciated to share with our readers – please send them to me so we can share them!

Make some new plans and diverse activities for your women!

Planning Steps:

Evaluate – what have you been doing? (The good, bad, what to keep or toss)

Research – new ideas
Prepare - write the plan
Execute – work the plan
Celebrate! – Great job!
Evaluate – future improvements

Try starting with a February – May plan for now, decide about summer activities or not, and the end of this summer your leadership can plan the next program year for 2023 – 2024.

A Lunch Bunch at one of our churches has been meeting Mondays at noon with our bag lunches for about 25 years. We eat, chat, share praises and prayer concerns, then read and discuss a book. Some relationship building develops after the meetings.

If you don’t plan it, it won’t happen.

 How are you celebrating Lent this year? Ash Wednesday is February 15. Think about it. Maybe you could try something new for Lent and if it works, keep doing it!

                  As you go today, remember that God is ready to share wisdom.

                                        Reach out your hands and accept it.