One of the most active groups at MPPC is Presbyterian Women (PW). September marks the return of PW Circles – small groups that meet for learning and fellowship with topics ranging from Bible study and prayer, to knitting and watching movies.

For Spencer Blythe, PW Moderator, and Teri Boone, PW Circle Coordinator, Circles are extremely important ways for women to personally engage when sometimes the church feels a little big. “We all are searching for ways to broaden and deepen our faith and Circles allow just that,” says Spencer. “Circles also provide ways to connect with other women. Each one is different but each helps us foster relationships with other women in our church”. One of the reasons Teri Boone agreed to chair the Circle Ministry is that Circles allow for intergenerational relationships where women of all ages can connect with one another. “I LOVE opportunities to serve with multi-generational ministries, teams or committees. Over my 38 years of membership at MPPC, I have worn many hats, and I have found I almost always enjoy trying something new when there is the possibility of meeting new friends,” Teri says.

In addition to Circles, PW hosts an annual Christmas Communion, Women’s Retreat, Women of Faith Luncheon and Consignment Sale. “PW keeps me involved at MPPC! Life gets busy, and I love that PW has events throughout the year to keep me engaged with the church,” Spencer says. “Presbyterian Women also gives to so many really important and worthy causes,” adds Teri. “The Consignment Sale, held every spring, raises money to support Charlotte Family Housing’s Jubilee Store, scholarships for some youth ministry trips, the newly merged Cotswold/Billingsville Elementary School and Stiletto Boss University, just to name a few.” PW families also serve monthly at Crisis Assistance Ministry.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Presbyterian Women as an organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Both Teri and Spencer are hopeful the organization will continue to inspire women in the church and serve the world. “Women are powerful…always have been and always will be,” Teri says. “I can’t predict the path of the impact Presbyterian Women will make in its next 30 years, but I am confident it will be well-considered and much needed.” “I think anything is possible when you put women into action,” adds Spencer. “But the best impact Presbyterian Women will have in the world is the ability to be the light of love as they live their lives and spread the love of God.”

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