Women’s Ministries provide an organizational umbrella for Fellowship, Education, Service, and Worship for all women of Central Presbyterian Church.
Women of the Word (WOW)
This group meets Wednesday mornings for prayer, study and fellowship in the Small Fellowship Hall of the Education Building, from 9:00 – 11:00 am. All are welcome to join us when ever they are able, it is not just for members of Central, it is for anyone wanting to enjoy fellowship, inspiration, support and lively interactions.
For the spring session, we will be reading and discussing The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner. Do come! For more information please contact Deb Hester.
Here is a synopsis of the book from their website http://www.thefaithclub.com/
After September 11th, Ranya Idliby, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, faced constant questions about Islam, God, and death from her children, the only Muslims in their classrooms. Inspired by a story about Muhammad, Ranya reached out to two mothers to try to understand and answer those questions for her children. After just a few meetings, however, it became clear that the women themselves needed an honest and open environment where they could admit—and discuss—their concerns, stereotypes, and misunderstandings about one another.
After hours of soul-searching about the issues that divided them, Ranya, Suzanne, and Priscilla grew close enough to discover and explore what united them. Destined to spawn interfaith discussion groups in living rooms, churches, temples, mosques, and other settings, The Faith Club is a memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices that will make readers feel as if they are eavesdropping on the authors’ private conversations, provocative discussions, and often controversial opinions and conclusions.
The authors wrestle with the issues of anti-Semitism, prejudice against Muslims, and preconceptions of Christians at a time when fundamentalists dominate the public face of Christianity. They write beautifully and affectingly of their families, their losses and grief, their fears and hopes for themselves and their loved ones. And as the authors reveal their deepest beliefs, readers watch the blossoming of a profound interfaith friendship and the birth of a new way of relating to others.
An evening service, usually the first Monday evening in Advent.
Monthly meetings provide support for one another in prayer, Bible Study and fellowship. Each Circle supports a variety of missions.
Fellowship together while making hand-beaded, personalized Christmas stockings.