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WOMEN LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETS IN PUERTO RICO
05 May 1996 07:36:12
95053PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETS IN PUERTO RICO
by Jerry L. Van Marter
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico--The Churchwide Coordinating Team (CCT) of
Presbyterian Women conducted a wide range of business at its semi-
annual meeting here Feb. 6-14.
Pat Shields of Cut Bank, Mont., was named chair of the core
committee to plan the 1997 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian
Women. Joining her on the planning team are CCT members Sue
McClew, Hanover, Ind.; Florence Vargas, San Sebastian, P.R.; Ruth
Williams, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Karen Fritsch, Bartlesville,
Okla.; and Carol Hylkema, Dearborn, Mich.
The group also agreed to invite Terry Schlossberg, executive
director of Presbyterians Pro-Life to meet with the planners prior
to the gathering. Schlossberg has been a frequent critic of both
the content and conduct of the gathering.
The Rev. Barbara Roche, editor of "HORIZONS," the magazine of
Presbyterian Women, announced that the "HORIZONS" Bible study
author for 1997-98 will be the Rev. Alice Ogden Bellis, assistant
professor of Old Testament language and literature at Howard
University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. The study will
be on Jeremiah.
The CCT endorsed a Jan. 17 letter to the church from General
Assembly moderator the Rev. Robert W. Bohl voicing his concern
about the impact of the "Contract With America" on the poor of the
United States, particularly women and children.
As is their custom, CCT members gave an offering to a local
ministry. A total of $1,000 was given to the Estancia Corazon in
Aguadilla, which cares for children with AIDS and children whose
parents have died from AIDS.
(Information for this story was furnished by Barbara Roche.)
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