Feb  8, 2019                  AG Registration Due

 Feb 16, 2019                       Annual Gathering

Mar 7, 2019                                   CT Meeting
10:00 AM         Good Samaritan, Pinellas Park

 Aug 10, 2019               Meet Eugenia Gamble
FPC Lakeland   2019-2020 Bible Study

Oct 25-27, 2019                   Synod Gathering
Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons, GA  
Arise! Shine! Your Light has Come!
Our Annual Gathering is fast approaching. The invitation, and registration paperwork are included with this newsletter for you to download, promote, and make plans to attend – it is not too late! Carpool and expand your relationships! Please share with your women and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, February 16! Please bring a pair of nail clippers for the health kits we will be assembling at Epworth.

Return the registration form to Vivian by February 8 so she can make name tags and the women at Temple Terrace can prepare food, etc. for us.

Annual Gatherings are important because this is where we expand our small “circle” of women and “gather” together with our sisters in Christ. Leadership is nominated, elected and installed. Minor changes to the Bylaws are presented and accepted – or not. We vote for synod leadership. We worship and celebrate Communion together. We eat, chat, meet new friends and catch-up with old relationships. I hope to see you at Temple Terrace Saturday, February 16.

2019-2020 Bible Study
Start making plans now to bring your Bible Study leaders – is that your pastor? – to meet with the author, Eugenia Gamble, at First PC Lakeland. This is a one-day event Saturday, August 10.  Come fellowship with our neighboring Presbyterian Women. Let’s fill the church!                                                          

Did you know there is a Presbyterian Mission Group for adult volunteers? The Spragues (from Lakeland) have been participating with Mariners in Mission since the early 1980's.  (It used to be part of Presbyterian Mariners/Families.)  It now operates under PCCCA within the Presbyterian Church.  They usually sponsor 3 - 4 mission work camps a year in USA.  They have even gone to Canada!  A group went to New Orleans after the hurricane.  Contact Barbara and John Taylor at for opportunities. Find them on face Book at Mariners in Mission.  Please share this information with your church and friends –might make an interesting “vacation”. Spread the word and the opportunity to help where needed.

Beth El Update:
Emma Donofry, has reported that the Dental Clinic is doing well.  It is open one Saturday a month.  A lot of clients have never been to a dentist before.  The practice is limited to extractions at this time.  A contract for cleanings is being developed.  Everyone working at the clinic is a volunteer, including the dentists.  There was a plan for a Health Clinic but it fell through.  Legal Services will be available in a couple of months.

 Lake Seminole PC is looking for vendors for an April 6, 9:00 – 1:00, Spring Market. 727-393-8681 or 727-391-5509 for information.

Trinity Clearwater
is seeking craft vendors for their Craft and Treasures Sale April 27, 8:30 – 2:00. The Spring Cleaning Challenge is to box up one thing every day during Lent for the “Treasures” part and drop them off after Easter or rent a space outside to sell it yourself. Darn Good BBQ available for lunch.

Epworth by the Sea hosts our Synod of the South Atlantic Triennial Gatherings. It is a wonderful venue, a well-planned event, and something you may want to start planning now. I have my roommate and a basic travel plan, do you?
October 25-27, 2019, St. Simons Island, GA

How do you Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Candy heart box of chocolates

Chocolate dipped strawberries

Conversation Hearts

Heart shaped meatloaf, pizza, meatballs, biscuits, cake, cookies, etc.

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

Presbyterian Women
in the Presbytery of Tampa Bay

Glad Tidings      February  2019