Presbyterian Women

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All women of our congregation are members of Presbyterian Women.   Presbyterian Women organize several activities each year to support church, local and worldwide missions.  In 2015, money was given to Janus, Good Samaritan Network, Noblesville Boys & Girls Club, Samaritan’s Purse, Missionary Millie Webster, and scholarships for youth attending camp PYOCA.  Presbyterian women are a part of the larger organization Presbyterian Women Auxiliary which supports Bible study, advocates for peace and justice worldwide and sponsors mission work around the world.  Core Team meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  We are currently looking for members to join our Core Team to plan activities, enjoy fellowship, Bible study and support our church’s ministries through fundraising.  Please call the church office, 317.773.2383 for more information or contact Nancy Pouzar, moderator at dipsy44@comcast.net

Activities throughout the year include:

Fall and Spring Rummage Sales:  April and September

Annual Birthday Offering:  Held worldwide each April since 1922 to raise money to support women’s missions related to education and surviving hardship

Just Desserts:   A social time of sharing desserts along with a guest speaker

Thank Offering Dinner:  Held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Thank offering first occurred in 1888 as a day of prayer and thanksgiving.   This offering is dedicated to helping hospitals and health services here and abroad, as well as to generate funds for future mission work projects.
 
Hanging of the Greens:  The Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Look for an announcement in the News/Notes and Sunday bulletin
Operation Christmas Child:  Starts in the fall and ends in November each year.  Presbyterian Women organize the congregation to gather small gifts and pack shoe boxes in support of Samaritan’s Purse’s worldwide effort to spread God’s word.  In the hands of local churches, every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Good Samaritan’s Network:  In December, the congregation sponsors needy families in Hamilton County to provide gifts and food gift cards.  Family names are received from the Good Samaritan Network which is a collaborative/network of non-profits in Hamilton County working together to serve the needs of Hamilton County residents who are at-risk or under served.