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Dates And Theme Announced For Presbyterian Women's

Date 04 May 1996 19:47:37


95429  Dates And Theme Announced For Presbyterian Women's  
                    1997 Churchwide Gathering 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The Churchwide Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women has 
announced that "Surrounded By a Cloud of Witnesses" is the theme of the 
1997 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women. 
     The gathering will be held in Louisville July 9-13, 1997, and will 
mark the first time the event has been held in a city rather than on a 
college campus.  More than 5,000 participants are expected to attend. 
     The theme is drawn from Hebrews 12:1-2a: "Therefore, since we are 
surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every 
weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance 
the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter 
of our faith." 
     The planning team for the gathering is chaired by Pat Shields of Cut 
Bank, Mont.  Other planning team leaders include Sue McClew, Hanover, Ind.; 
Florence Vargas, San Sebastian, Puerto Rico: Ruth Williams, Santa Barbara, 
Calif.; Karen Fritsch, Bartlesville, Okla.; and Carol Hylkema, Dearborn, 
Mich.  Staff to the group is Gladys Strachan, coordinator for Presbyterian 
Women in the National Ministries Division in Louisville. 

For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
  phone 502-569-5504            fax 502-569-8073  
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