­ Calendar:

January 4, 2018 PCT (Presbytery Coordinating Team)       10:00 am

Good Samaritan PC, Pinellas Park

All are welcome to attend.

February 17, 2018 Annual Gathering, FPC Crystal River – 9:30 am registration

Email Robin for forms -please register by February 1.

August 2-5, 2018  Louisville, KY Churchwide Gathering

*The Registration booklet is now available. Planning to go? – let your liaison know. We are making group plans!

 Need a daily devotion?

Try presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily

or d360.org
Happy 2018! Consider this a gift you give yourself - What new things are you planning for the New Year?  The coordinating team has been contacting PWs recently. Is there anything we need to know from your group? We are at a place to evaluate what we have been doing and make changes, improvements, and advancements in our programs and services to all of you.  Help us help you – together we can shine and fully live our faith!

Let's try it! A gratitude jar filled with memories…   

Use a jar, box, etc. and add notes of gratitude throughout the year. Read them on New Year’s Eve 2018.

 Registration books for the August 2-5 Churchwide Gathering are available.  If you or some women from your church are planning to go, let us know as we try to coordinate travel plans.

*Tickets for the synod lunch are $22 and Ellen has them.

Our 2018 Annual Gathering in Crystal River is approaching. Registration forms are attached with this newsletter. We know it is at the far North of our presbytery and we hope you are planning to attend. It really is a nice drive from wherever you live. Vans/busses from a couple of Clearwater churches are reserved if you care to catch a ride. (Napping is allowed! – unless you are the driver.)

Accepting revised bylaws and updated standing rules and job descriptions are on the agenda for the Annual Gathering and these documents are also attached with this email. Anyone who wants the edited and notated version of the bylaws, just ask by return email.

7 Habits of Happy, Healthy Women
1. Random acts of love like hugs, good deeds, etc.
2. Count your blessings.
3. Take a grace break to reflect on your spiritual links.
4. Enjoy a piece of chocolate
5. Set a time to put the cell phone, internet, etc. to rest every day.
6. Be as nice to yourself as you are to your friends.
7. Get a little exercise – it’s good for body and mind.

 Updated historical report forms are also attached with this newsletter. Most churches will be looking for an annual report soon and your historical report should work for both!  Gina will collect yours at the annual gathering or email it to her: Georgina Schiller

          PO Box 11536
          St. Petersburg 33713


 The dark red positions need filling. Please help. Position Descriptions are available. Want to meet and chat about any position? Let Dia know and all are welcome to attend the PCT January 4, 2018 in Pinellas Park. Contact Dia Stoner 804-690-4987 or lv2laf2@gmail.com.


Group C   2018

Assistant Moderator

Moderator Elect

South Pinellas Liaison

CHPL Liaison

Group A    2019



Historian/Secretary – (These 2 positions are combined in the 2018 bylaws.and need to filled in 2018)


Group B   2020

Hillsborough Liaison

North Pinellas Liaison

Polk Liaison

Search Chair

Northwest Presbyterian will host GriefShare meetings starting Jan. 15, 2018

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for those who are mourning the death of a family member, friend or spouse.  The group will meet from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on Mondays. Adults may attend any or all of the 13 weekly sessions at Northwest Presbyterian 6330 54th Ave N, St. Petersburg. Call Barb at 727-545-5976.

First Annual Gospel Sing at Lake Seminole January 26 or 27 at 7 PM. $10 at the door.  http://www.lakeseminolepc.info

Glad Tidings                      January 2018

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