We are an inclusive, caring community of women who share fellowship, nurture faith, and support local and worldwide missions. Events are open to all women of Community Presbyterian Church and their guests. PW can offer many ways to strengthen your commitment to Christ by joining together with other women who also share that commitment. It is a valuable way to meet new friends, reach out to others, and grow in your faith. We hope you will join us as often as possible!
New for 2020-21!!
THE NEW PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S STUDY GUIDE, "Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament", is now available to order. "Into the Light" uses scripture to show how bringing our laments to God heals us and deepens our faith. We will surely have lively discussions in our Circles this coming year. If you have not yet ordered your study guide let your Circle leader know, and you may then mail payment of $12.00 to our treasurer, Donna G. Adding extra as a PW donation would be very much appreciated; just indicate that on your check.
And if you have been thinking of joining a Circle, this is a perfect time to do so. Three Circles are available: one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one at night. Call Linda Cirillo to get started and to order your copy of "Into the Light"!
For more information and any questions please contact:
Co-Moderators: Linda Cirillo or Diane Cryer.
General Meetings and Programs
First Tuesday of every month – September to May – in Fellowship Hall. Reservations are not needed. Meetings include pot-luck and bag lunches, a Christmas Open House, and the Faith and Fellowship Breakfast in May. See below for the 2019-20 Program Schedule.
Presbyterian Women Circles
Bible study groups meet the fourth Tuesday of every month either in members' homes or the church parlor. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening group to meet your schedule. The 2019-20 PW/Horizons Bible study is "Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments", by Eugenia Anne Gamble.
This year, we will consider what would it mean to think of the Ten Commandments not as a harsh list of what not to do but, instead, as a “love letter” from a loving God? A fresh embrace of the Ten Commandments (or Words) may ultimately contribute to the restoration of ourselves and our communities and the furthering of the gospel in the world. “Moral behavior matters, not simply because immoral actions can anger or disappoint God, but because principled behavior is how love becomes real, both toward God and in community.” "Love Carved in Stone" is a Bible study that helps us reframe the way we look at and live in the world.
Each lesson begins with an exploration of one of the Ten Words in its biblical context. From there we consider a moment from Jesus’ life that shows us how he lived out that Word. We then consider the Word for our own lives and contexts. We conclude with an invitation to pray with the Word in our circles or study groups and in our personal devotions.
Please join us for thoughtful discussions among a supportive group of women. Contact Linda Cirillo or Diane Cryer for more specifics on Circle meeting times and locations.
PW supports many mission projects both at home and abroad. We participate in funding mission projects through our PW Mission Pledge that is distributed by the Presbytery of Chicago. Special offerings throughout the year provide funding for donations to organizations selected annually. We also directly support Association House, Pillars Community Services, Family Shelter Services, and Kemmerer Village through monetary, toy and clothing drives and volunteer means.
PW Luncheons and Programs 2019-20
September 3, 12:00 pm Fellowship Hall
Pastor Lauren Cochran
Introduction to the 2019-20 Study Lesson "Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments"
Salad Luncheon (PW Coordinating Team)
October 1, 12:00 pm Fellowship Hall
The PriMerry Players
"Women of the West"
November 5th, 12:00 pm Fellowship Hall
Focus on Mission
Representatives from People’s Resource Center tell us more of what they do and what is available for us.
December 4th, 12:00 pm Parlor
Christmas Open House Tea
Time for holiday fellowship and light refreshments
March 3, 12:00 pm Fellowship Hall
Actress and historian Leslie Goddard
Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights.
Potluck lunch (guests A-K being a dish to share)
April 7, 12:00 pm Fellowship Hall --CANCELLED
Crystal Lake Florist Shop
Creating Beautiful Arrangements
Catered lunch (Circle 1 coordinating)
May 5, 9:00 am Fellowship Hall --Cancelled
Faith and Fellowship Breakfast
Gregg Morton with the Lonesome Eagle singing group
"Laughter and Fellowship "
Breakfast prepared by Circles 2 and 3
Presbyterian Women is a national organization. For more information, please visit the PW PCUSA website.