The information you need is only a click away. The web pages of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) provide information to enhance your program and facilitate your work and witness. Check out the various sites.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The home pages will give you access to denominational information in many areas - reports from Presbyterian News Service, available resources, curriculum, mission and justice concerns, and an opportunity to contribute to disaster assistance.
The Women's Ministries Program Area is found at this address. Check here for Women of Faith awards, Celebrate the Gift of Women materials, and access to reports in all synods. Check your synod for information supplied by leadership from your area and the staff serving your synod.
Presbyterian Women (PW)
Information is shared on the programs and resources of PW. Find a community building activity, information on using the Christ candle in your meeting, frequently asked questions and answers, leadership development information, justice and peace concerns, mission and more.
Women's Ministries - 2010 Women of Faith Awards
The Women of Faith awards, sponsored by the Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries/PW ministry area, are awarded biannually. They recognize women of accomplishment whose Christian faith informs their work. The 2010 theme is “Women with a Peaceful Heart: Guiding Paths of Peace.” Nominations are being sought for women who help the church to grow in its witness and commitment to peacemaking.
Enough for Everyone
The Enough for Everyone program information is provided for Equal Exchange - Free Trade Coffee, Sweat Free T's, Electric Stewardship Congregations, and Investing in Hope. This is a good way to spend your money.
Find information on mission speakers, newsletters, mission profiles and more. Give a face to the mission work of the church.
Church World Service.org
Church World Service provides services and information about needs all across the world. Check the information on Iraq and what you can do with a school kit for children or gain information on Aids in Africa.
Children's Defense Fund
At the business meeting PW committed to continue to advocate for children and to partner with the Children's Defense Fund. Check out their web site for helpful information in advocating for children.
Both the Presbyterian Coffee Project and the Sweat-Free T projects are part of the PCUSA Enough for Everyone program. Many of you are familiar with the Coffee project but do you support the Sweat-Free T project? Through Sweat-Free Ts, Presbyterians now have new ways to find non-sweatshop apparel. To learn more about this an other projects, check-out:
Local Access to Reproductive Health
Would you like to know more about contraceptives available in your area, local trends in teen pregnancy or learn about restrictions on abortion in your state? Visit www.guttmacher.org/statecenter
Also order When Pregnancy Involves Loss, a new PCUSA pamphlet addressing miscarriage, abortion, adoption and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Available from PDS, Item #7271004001
HELP FOR SEARCH COMMITTEES!
PW groups at all levels are struggling to find new leadership. Nancy Darter, former Churchwide Search Committee chair, has developed a new guide for search committees that is available free on the PW Web site (www.pcusa.org/pw).
Resource: Living the Vision: Becoming a Multicultural Church includes a study guide for a group discussion and more practical information on how to become a multicultural church. Order from PDS
Book: #72341-04-001 FREE
Video:#72341-04-003 $10.00 plus shipping