Here at First Concord, Presbyterian Women often lead the way. Through their circles and other ministry teams, these dedicated ladies stay busy throughout the year studying the Bible, preparing funeral meals, envisioning and leading outreach projects in the church and the community, reaching out to members in need, visiting shut-ins, and planning spiritually nurturing events. Presbyterian Women is open to all ages would welcome you with open arms.
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Presbyterian Women has the following regular events throughout the year:
- Circle Meetings — Five circle groups meet regularly throughout the year. Bible study is a key activity for each circle, but that is just the beginning. Circles often organize outreach projects, including service at the local night shelter. They also provide regular care for the people of our congregation through funeral meals.
- Spiced Sunday — This fellowship luncheon for all Presbyterian Women is held in the fall of each year. In addition to a delicious lunch, the women enjoy an entertaining and informative program.
- Joy Offering Dinner — is held annually during the Christmas Season and is a chance for all church members to come together for a delicious, specially prepared holiday dinner while enjoying special entertainment. The Joy Offering is collected at this time and is a church-wide offering given at Christmas. It is an opportunity for us to share our gifts with other who need them.
- Birthday Luncheon — In May the Presbyterian Women gather together for the Birthday Luncheon to celebrate all that has occurred throughout the year and to install new officers for the upcoming year. The Birthday Luncheon began as a way to recognize our heritage, and women were challenged to give one penny or one dollar for each year of their life. These offerings have now evolved into whatever amount each person feels comfortable with and has enabled a long succession of new mission projects to come to fruition.
The Dunford Fund was established in 1980 in the will of Nancy Ridenhour Dunford to honor her mother, Johnsie Sims Ridenhour, a faithful member of the Presbyterian Women. The Presbyterian Women are pleased to honor both of these women by using the income from this Trust Fund for the good of the community and for projects of our Circles. Applications are reviewed and grants are made quarterly. Funds are limited and often grants have to be allocated according to the extent to which the requests reflect the goals of the organization. Recipients are asked to provide reports as to how their grants were used. Questions may be directed to Cathy Floyd, Treasurer of the Presbyterian Women at 704-784-2351.