All women who attend Central are invited to participate in this group.
All women can be part of the Circle which meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM in the Small Dining Room. The Bible study for 2015/16 is "Come to the Waters" by writer, Judy Record Fletcher. "Just as humans cannot live without water, Christians cannot imagine living without the Word of God. Water and the Word go hand in hand as we strive to live as faithful followers of Jesus. Each of the nine lessons includes one or more Bible passages and a primary theological theme or issue. The Bible Study is led by Grace Himstedt and is followed most months by a program of interest. Lunch is at 12:00 noon and is catered for $5.00. Ladies, you are welcome to join us at any time during the year.
Below is a list of current projects undertaken by Central’s Presbyterian Women:
A. “Little Dresses for Africa” Central women began sewing dresses 3 ½ years ago. Some women cut out, sew or donate materials for the project. The result to date has been 400 dresses. Some have been sent with local mission trips to Belize and Africa.
B. Baby gowns and blankets are made for Church World Service in Indiana. These gowns and blankets are used in Baby Care Kits that are distributed in countries of extreme poverty or following a natural disaster, to help young mothers care for their newborns.
C. Stuffed animals are sent to Project C.U.R.E. Project C.U.R.E is based in Denver CO and has a sorting and distribution center in Nashville. This group sends donated medical supplies and equipment to foreign nations. The stuffed animals are used to pack supplies. The nurses receiving the new supplies then give the stuffed animal to the children they treat. They have a web site.
D. Stamps for Mission-Central members bring their stamps (not Forever stamps) to church. They are then removed from the envelope and forwarded for sorting and mailing. They are then sold to stamp collectors. The money received from the sale of stamps provides money for mission work. Recent activities have been a week-long continuing education event for rural evangelists in Africa, Bibles for seminary students and support of 2 small businesses that also support the mission work.
E. Back Pack Food Ministry: we pack 36 individual food packs for undernourished children in two of our local elementary schools each week during the school year. These packs are given to the children discretely on Friday by their principal. This project is funded and contributed to on a volunteer basis by the whole congregation all during the school year.