Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

1854 Chapel


Click window for
First Word


Presbyterian Women's News

 Pat Mesta,  Moderator

 For more than 200 years, Presbyterian women have played a vital role in the mission and ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA). That continues today at the Church, Presbytery, Synod, and Church wide levels through Presbyterian Women. Many Presbyterian Women in Western North Carolina are involved in circles, conduct Bible studies, are active in their communities, and contribute in ways large and small which impact the world. Presbyterian Women truly endeavor to live out the Presbyterian Women Purpose, which follows.

Presbyterian Women Purpose
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and 
Empowered by the Holy Sprit, we commit ourselves:
To nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
To support the mission of the church worldwide, 
To work for justice and peace, 
To build an inclusive, caring community of women 
That strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 
And witnesses to the promise of God’s Kingdom.

Any women interested in joining one of the
Circle are welcome.  



Hi Presbyterian Women! 

Lots to think about this month!  First,  our regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, July 9,  at 2:00 in Fellowship Hall.  We will have a sample lesson and discussion.

Our mission project of snacks for the medical staff at the Community Health Clinic is on the first Monday, July 1.  We will arrange the snacks at 10:00 in the kitchen.  They will be delivered at 5:00.

Next a reminder that Lovely Ladies will meet on Thursday, July 25 at 10:15 in the church parking lot.  We are going to Sweet Onion Restaurant at 39 Miller Street in Waynesville 28786

In August, our regular meeting will be a presentation about the PW Microloan Program.  We will meet at noon for a $6 luncheon (salads from Wendy’s) in Fellowship Hall.  The meeting will follow at 2:00.

IMPORTANT REMINDER!!!  Plans for our Annual Fall Luncheon are underway. The luncheon will be Saturday, October 5 with doors opening at 11:15 and lunch at 12:00.  Set up will be Friday, October 4th, at 9:30.  Jan Stevens is checking with local stores for the fashions and will soon be requesting models.  Linda Keenum needs you to begin thinking about how many tables you want to decorate and host.  The auction committee is asking that you contact your favorite local merchants for a donation and/or prepare your items for donation.

Also, check your schedule  and mark off time for the AL Fall Women’s Retreat.  It will be in a lovely facility with lots of room for meeting and a pool and deck for relaxing.  The group will leave after church on Sunday, October 6, and return on Thursday, October 10.  The cost for lodging and food will be $260.

Have a healthy, fun summer!

Pat Mesta, Moderator (678-677-5363)


2019 Officers of Presbyterian Women:

                                        Moderator                       Pat Mesta

                                        Vice Moderator                Sara Wood

                                        Secretary                        Gail Lehman

                                        Treasurer                        Brenda Kraft

                                        Missions                          Linda Keenum (fund raising contact) 
                                        Projects                          Gail Barrett
                                        Doctor's snacks               Jude Pearson                 

                                        Historian                         Sandy Geary