The PW/Horizons Bible study is often called the glue that holds Presbyterian Women together. It’s that, but it is more, too; the Bible study strengthens our faith as individuals, helping us see God’s grace in our lives. Here are some examples.
- Courtney Bacon-Latina (pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Malvern, Arkansas) said Presbyterian Women at her church “thoroughly enjoyed the [God’s Promise] Bible study. Very uplifting!” When the Bible study author Amy Poling Sutherlun thanked her for the kind words, Courtney noted that the PW circle offered resounding appreciation for the study: “[I am] constantly hearing how much your work is ministering to us!”
- PW’s national staff also received a letter from a man incarcerated in Monmouth County Correctional Institution. After receiving a copy of the Who Is Jesus Bible study from the chaplain, he wrote to say that the study helped him grow in his understanding of Christ. In the study, he saw a card with a promotional offer for Horizons Not wanting to tear anything out of the chaplain’s Bible study, he asked if he could receive copies of the magazine without the card.
- Carol Degnan Main is active in Presbyterian Women in Sun City West, Arizona. She appreciates the Bible study blog posts that Amy Poling-Sutherlun wrote to supplement God’s Promise. She wrote that she used a blog post to “lead our circle’s Bible study. I gave copies to everyone. Amy Poling Sutherlun presented at our Grand Canyon PW Presbytery retreat last month. She’s terrific!”
PW’s annual fund helps make all this possible—a website to publish many free resources and showcase all that PW offers; presbytery gatherings; promotions for PW programs and resources; and the annual, award-winning, faith-nurturing Bible study itself.
Give to PW’s annual fund on “PW Gives” Day, July 31, or any day during July to ensure PW’s vibrant, life-changing ministries can continue.
If you have a story about what PW’s annual fund makes possible in your congregation, presbytery or synod, contact Sharon Dunne Gillies.