Presbyterian Women of the
Presbytery of Tampa Bay
We celebrate the service of outstanding individuals of this Church. There are a few who, from time to time, seem to stand out, though. These are people who are relentless in their continual service to Christ and the mission of the Church. Please join the Presbyterian Women of Hope in congratulating our newest honorees, Lynne and John Maxwell, presented during the Worship Service on June 3, 2018.
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Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:
The Presbyterian Women of Hope are active and thriving. Whether studying, learning, reaching out to others, or forming lasting friendships through fellowship, our women are involved and always seeking ways to be of service to our church and others.
We receive backing from the Presbyterian Women of Tampa Bay, and we contribute annually to missions they support, including The Least Coin and One Great Hour of Sharing.
Almost every year we select an honoree into the Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women. This special award honors an individual’s faithful service in some area of church work. This honor isn't just for women, either. Men and women can (and have!) received this cherished award.
We have 3 active Circles and 4 special interest groups that meet regularly. We also enjoy special events throughout the year; some of those are: workshops, craft days, gardening instruction, a Spring Luncheon, and a Christmas Tea (with some very special Men of Hope serving... and sometimes performing!).
The Circle of Hope meets monthly on the first Wednesday afternoon. The locations vary, but often the group meets in the home of one of the members. Each month they choose a different mission, based on need, to support. Contact Barb Follett for more information.
The Morning Glories circle meets monthly on the first Tuesday morning, usually in the Church parlor. They are currently focusing on prayer through readings, DVDs, and discussion. Contact Lynne Maxwell for more information.
The Circle of Friends meets monthly on the first Monday at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, either at a restaurant or in the home of one of the members. This is a time of fellowship and getting to know each other. This Circle also contributes to mission projects throughout the year and gives "baby baskets" filled with all sorts of infant supplies to newborns in the congregation. Contact Jeanie Madaus or Ann Wainscott for more information.
The Willows of Hope is a social group that enjoys activities and outings together. This group is comprised of widows and other single women. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Jan Carmichael for more information.
The Book Club of Hope meets the third Monday of each month in the Sunset Room. Books discussed are chosen by the members and include a wide variety of genres. Lively discussion occurs! New members are always welcome. Contact Marsha Long for more information.
The Crafters of Hope is a group of women who love to make things. Quilts, knitted items, crocheted items, scrapbooking, ribbon wreaths... You name it – they make it!! The ladies work out of their own homes and occasionally meet together to complete large projects. They also make lap quilts for the Deacons to give our members who are either homebound or in a nursing home. If you would like to participate in this "crafty" group, contact Judy Calhoun for more information.
The Bazaar Girls are several select women who work weekly during the entire year processing the many donations given to Hope Church specifically designated for the Bazaar. Much hard work goes into preparing the donations for sale. Some items need repair, cleaning, and testing. But the "Girls" have a lot of fun and the result is thousands of dollars for missions, special needs at Hope, and many other worthwhile projects. The annual bazaars are held twice yearly: the Spring Bazaar in early February and the Holiday Bazaar in early October.