Presbyterian Women meet monthly (September-June) for prayer, Bible study, and Christian fellowship. All women of the church are invited to participate in these small groups called circles.
Elizabeth Circle is inactive until September, 2012.
NO MORE SUPERWOMAN: BECOMING CENTERED WOMAN
Retreat for All Women, Sunday, January 22, 2012
The retreat theme was moving toward wholistic health by centering ourselves spiritually, setting priorities, and achieving balance in our lives by becoming empowered women. We discussed women at different stages of life’s journey--young singles struggling with identity questions, young marrieds struggling with dual careers and whether to become parents, middle age woman sandwiched between aging parents and teenagers, older woman caring for husbands and grandchildren and those who have achieved balance in life from whom we can learn.
We had 69 women present on an icy day! 41 Circle Members and 28 Non-Circle Members which was 40% of the attendance. The retreat was a huge success in every way! Thanks to the Retreat Planning Committee (Abigail Evans, Jessica Tate, Carol Barrett, Serena Mercer, Renna Jordan, Patsie Libby, Nancy Martin, and Heidi Whitesel) who worked so well together and was the secret of our success. Planning and execution came together at the right time and our goals and vision for bringing the women of FPC together was filled with the Holy Spirit and truly used the gifts of all the women involved. Dr. Abigail Rian Evans, Theological Associate at FPC, and Rev. Jessica Tate, our Associate Pastor, made wonderful presentations and the small groups were a big hit with facilitators: Nancy Ashley, Lois Bingham, Mary Ann Campbell, Brenda Cheadle, Polly Harris, Claudia Raaberg, and Ednamae Trevey.
Watch for future events which will be generated
from ideas developed at the retreat.