Dear Women of the Presbytery,
During the Spring Gathering in Springville, we celebrated the gifts of those dedicated women
who have served on our Presbytery-wide Coordinating Team. Eight women were dismissed with
thanks, for each has shared their special talents with us and we miss every one of them. Sadly,
Patricia Bauer, cluster leader for North, succumbed to cancer. Her family and her friend Frances
remain in our prayers.
Then we welcomed four new members to our board. Each brings with them their special
interests and unique talents. YES!
But we still have vacancies on our Coordinating Team. We
meet monthly, to plan and coordinate activities and mission outreach for Presbyterian Women in
WNY. Your talents would be gratefully accepted. Please consider joining us.
The 2017-2018 Horizons Bible study is Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews,
by Melissa Bane Sevier. When you participate in this study, you will discover the many “Cloud of
Witnesses” that have shaped our communities within the church and in our lives.
We are offering “Workshops for Leaders” to help you prepare for presenting the 2017-2018 Bible
study, led by three members of our Coordinating Team at three different locations:
Sunday, August 6
Hamburg Presbyterian with Nancy Bassett 648-0581
Sunday, August 13
Tonawanda First with Marilyn Koszarek 694-2769
Sunday, August 20
University Presbyterian with Gladys Gifford 836-2825
Copies of the Bible study will be available for purchase at the workshops. Feel free to call Joyce
Bailey or the workshop leader with any questions you have. Please RSVP by calling the workshop
leader at least one week prior to your preferred date, so that she may prepare enough materials for
the session. If no answer, please leave a message and she will return your call.
Save the date: Our Fall Gathering will be October 14, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church,
Tonawanda. Watch for more information!
The Board and I are committed to making this a year of exciting Gatherings and getting to know the
women’s groups in all the churches in Western New York. We appreciate the ministry of the various
women’s groups and stand ready to share resources to help enrich and enliven your efforts within
the communities served by your congregations.
We hope you are having a good summer and look forward to seeing you in August and October.
Blessings to all,
Joyce Bailey, Moderator, 662-738