Ministries & Programs
Nurturing Faith • Engaging in Mission • Working for Justice and Peace
Message From Your Moderator
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Marilyn Pattison, Moderator-Elect, was the chair of the Advent Candlelight Dinner committee and presided over another memorable evening of fellowship, music, and advent celebration. She will be our next moderator!
Linda Alley, the Nominating Coordinator and past moderator, coordinated the annual PW Fall Event and along with her nominating committee, selected and interviewed new women to serve on the PW Board. She was the PW representative to the Adult Ministry committee.
Ashley Weaver, Secretary, recorded and published the minutes of all PW Board and Coordinating Team meetings.
Carlene Anderson, Treasurer, coordinated the Circle treasures. She collected monies, paid bills, recorded all money matters into Quicken software and gave reports at all Board and Coordinating Team meetings. She is part of the PW budget committee.
Julie Foster, Communications Coordinator, collected information and published Plugged-In. She up-dated the PW web-site and facebook page and coordinated publicity for all PW events and activities.
Tricia Stephens, editor of The Messenger, collected all information for and published the PW newsletter, the Messenger.
Sally Wallace, Christian Action Coordinator, was the Board liaison to Mission Sewing, Operation Breakthrough, Church Women United and the Best Choice labels collector. She was also the co-chair of the Women of Faith Celebration.
Marilyn Borel, Membership Coordinator, worked closely with the Village Church Director of Membership and insured that contact is made with all new women members and provided PW information to them. She was also the co-chair of the Women of Faith Celebration.
Jennifer Burns, Personal Growth Coordinator, was the co-chair of the Spring Retreat committee and plans and supervises the PW Spring Retreat which occurs every other year, usually at the Heartland Center. She helps with any other PW retreats.
Jennifer Kieltyka, Spiritual Growth Coordinator, is the co-chair of the Spring Retreat committee and plans and supervises the PW Spring Retreat which occurs every other year, usually at the Heartland Center. She helps with any other PW retreats and was the Board liaison to the Alive Now Bible Study.
Christine Maurer, Circle Activities Coordinator, met monthly with the Circle leaders and provided information concerning Circle business and upcoming PW activities.
Linda Gibson, Bible Study Coordinator, met monthly with the Bible study leaders and assisted our Bible Study leader, Pastor Meg. She helped coordinate the Horizons Workshop held in the summer for all Bible Study leaders and others in Heartland Presbytery.
Elizabeth Wallace and Katherine Caputo are co-coordinators of Women with Spirit, a group of young women who gather monthly for book discussions, themed brunches, community service activities, dinners, couples outings and family activities.
Lois Hunt, Amazing Graces coordinator, heads a steering committee that hosts events in the fall and winter for active and energetic women. Amazing Graces women also enjoy a Bible Study, a Book Club, belong to dinner groups and participate in yoga classes.
Ann Lemieux, Women of Wisdom coordinator, gathers lively women for lunches, good conversation and much laughter! They know all the best places for lunch!
Carol Are, PW Advisor and Meg Peery McLaughlin, Staff Advisor, have done tremendous jobs as our advisors! They are a complimentary combination of wisdom, grace and leadership for all things Presbyterian Women!
I would like to express my gratitude to these women who have given generously of their time and talents to insure that our PW organization stays vibrant, healthy and alive!! In so doing, they met new women, worked side by side on new projects and forged life-long friendships! They also visited different Circles each month, organized and conducted committee meetings, and attended PW Board and Coordinating Team meetings.
I am grateful to have had the privilege of serving as your moderator. I have learned much from all of you and am glad for your support, your creative spirits and advice---I could not have done it without you! I believe that we all have had the opportunity to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study; have supported PW missions; have worked for peace and justice and continue to build an inclusive and caring community of women. It has been a remarkable year!
Have a great summer and we’ll see you again in the fall!!
PW Board Members
Who are Presbyterian Women of Village Church?
All women members of the church and women in the community interested in the purpose of Presbyterian Women (PW) are considered to be a part of PW. Being a part of PW is automatic for every woman member of Village Church.
What is the Purpose of Presbyterian Women?
The purpose of Presbyterian Women is to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, to support the mission of the church worldwide, to work for justice and peace, and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
PW Upcoming Events
Special Volunteer Opportunities
Spring 2013 Calendar