The Annual Spring Gathering of PW-Presbytery of East Tennessee was held April 22nd at Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Those attending from New Hope were Gerai Kocher, Rosie Sanislo and Dorothy Taj and they reported the day was most enjoyable and informative.
Upcoming events at New Hope include hosting the Church Women United May Fellowship Day / Salad Luncheon onhFriday, May 5th. The theme is “Kindling New Fires of Love.” The salad luncheon will be held in the McMillan Building following the meeting. Each church has been asked to provided two salads or desserts and all women are invited and encouraged to attend. Registration is from 10 - 10:30 a.m. and the program starts at 10:30. It will be a most enjoyable day!
May 14th is our annual celebration of PW’s Birthday and an offering will be received that will help support our three missions selected for 2017. They are:
1. The Navajo Water Project in New Mexico that will eventually provide a running water system for 40 families that do not have access to running water in their homes;
2. The Family Justice Center Safe Haven for Victims of Domestic Violence in Georgetown and Horry Counties in South Carolina. They will be enabled to construct a new domestic violence shelter as the current one has room for only 11 people and is frequently at capacity.
3. First Hand Aid Rural Clinic Development Initiative in Cuba will be supported in their efforts to diminish the suffering of the most marginalized Cuban citizens by providing them hope, dignity and the basic necessities of life and health. Six medical clinics are to be established in partnership with, and located at, Presbyterian Churches in rural Cuba that will provide medicine and care not available, or difficult to get, from Cuban sources in those communities.
We thank our New Hope Church Family for their generous support of our mission work as your loving generosity is vital to our success.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings Are:
May 1 11:00 a.m. PW Officers Meeting - McMillan Building
May 9 2:00 p.m. Circle Meeting at Morning Pointe
May 11 10:00 a.m. Circle Meeting & Brunch - McMillan Building