Presbyterian Women’s Association

The PWA held their meetings on the first Tuesday of the months, February to November. A short meeting was held in December, prior to the AGM.

There were seventeen affiliated members with an average of ten members.
The 68th Birthday Social was held in February, and theme of the morning was “Prettiest Cake Plate”. We had visitors from other Bay churches and a morning of entertainment was enjoyed by all.

After Rudi Schwartz’s induction service we served a welcome afternoon tea for him and Heila.

In May we supported the Leprosy Mission by hosting a “Cuppa For A Cure” morning tea. From this we were able to send a cheque for $200.00 to the Mission.

Ladies catered for the annual Church Dinner which was held in July. The meal was held as a lunch and those who attended enjoyed it.

The annual Craft

Morning was held in August. We conducted workshops., the theme being “Getting Ready for Christmas”. This seemed to be popular and those attending seemed to enjoy the activities. Attendance numbers were down.

The Combine Churches

Floral Art Display was held in the John Paul Centre behind the Catholic Church. The theme was “Angels”. Proceeds of $1056.15 from the display were given to Angel Flight. Thank you Wendy and Dianne for once again preparing our church’s display.

We had a morning tea in October to farewell Ruth Learmont. We wish her well in her new surroundings.

PWA members conducted a stall at the church’s Garage Sale and for their efforts we were able to hand over a cheque of $450.00 to the church for its Mission Program.

13 March 2017

The Friendship Group

The Friendship Group met on Wednesday mornings throughout the year. We have 6-10 people attending each week. It is a wonderful morning sharing crafty ideas, learning new ones, and enjoying fellowship with each other. This year we made cards for sale to the congregation, as well as Christmas items for sale at our Craft Morning.

The sale of Christmas Cards 2015 allowed us to make a donation of $330.00 towards the Church Order Fund.

Support throughout the year was given to Words Vision of a child in Ghana, Mission without Borders, PIM, PWMU Book Fund, PWA Burning Bush appeal, Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church Committee of Management, the Evans and the Stewart families in Japan, and Angel Flight.

I would like to thank Maree for taking over secretarial duties at meetings I was unable to attend this year, and all office bearers and members for their continuing support over the past twelve months.

As a group, we enjoy the fellowship we share in continuing to support the Church and others as much as we can. We are all getting older, but praise the Lord, we are still able to work together in His Name. Many PWA’s have closed due to age and low numbers.

Thanks also to other church members who assisted the ladies at functions throughout the year.

We are grateful for the many blessings our Lord as bestowed upon us during 2016 and pray the He will watch over our members and guide our direction in 2017.


Shirley McCulloch


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