PW Fall Gathering – Celebrating Sabbath
Accepting God’s Gifts of Rest and Delight

Saturday, August 27, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

PDF Flyer (to register by mail)

The Fall Gathering of the Presbyterian Women will be held on Saturday, August 27 at Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center.

Schedule:
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Welcome, Taize worship, Program with Rev. Dr. Susan Rose, Memorial Presbyterian Church
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 – 1:55 p.m. – Workshops (see below for details)
2:00 p.m. – Closing, Taize prayer, evaluations

Early Registration – before August 8 – $20.00
Late Registration – August 9 or later – $25.00


Registration for PW Fall Gathering


Workshop Options:

  1. Tour of Camp Montgomery
  2. Walking the Labryinth with Rev. Amy Camp (participants asked to wear socks and use no canes or walkers)
  3. Yoga with Helene Hammer (please wear socks or soft shoes and bring your own Yoga mats and any blocks or straps)
  4. Ordinary Spiritual Practices: Vacuuming can be Holy! with Jerie Lukefahr

The theme of the 2022-2023 PW Bible Study is Celebrating Sabbath  Accepting God’s Gifts of Rest and Delight.

The Presbyterian Women website offers this description of the Bible study:

In the nine lessons of this Bible study—with passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts—we’ll consider Sabbath

  • as a celebration, not a day of dreary formality
  • as God’s intent for all of creation that includes busy women too
  • as one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday
  • as a time to surrender unhealthy striving and frantic busyness, and instead trust that God will provide
  • as a reminder that life is precious and working too much is against God’s plans for our precious lives
  • as a day devoted to community and justice and not exclusively to self-care.

Ultimately, Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives.

Promotional Flyer for Celebrating Sabbath