What’s Happening At PW?

PW Groups are women’s fellowships in which women are encouraged to become Christians and to become Christ-like.  In addition to supporting mission at home and overseas, each group is to seek ways of actively reaching women in its own area for Christ.

All ladies are invited to come along and join Groomsport’s PW.  Presbyterian Women runs on  2nd and 4th Mondays each month at 8:00pm in the Archie Agnew Hall.  You will receive a warm welcome, friendship and fellowship.

14th January  – Talk from Ryan Pearce

28th January – Work night for Malawi

11th February – Visit from Glastry Ice Cream

25th February – Bible Study for The Women’s World Day of Prayer

11th March – The Singing Chef

25th March – The final Night and AGM

Christmas Party – 10th December

Special Projects for 2018/19

Home Project

Through the PW Mission Fund our Special Home Project for 2018/19 will support the work of Trinity House in Garvagh, the newest residential care home in the Presbyterian Church of Ireland family which was officially opened in December 2017. It accommodates up to 50 residents including 16 beds for people with dementia. With the increase in the
numbers of people with a diagnosis of dementia there is a need for all of us to have a greater awareness of the illness.
The Alzheimers Society state that 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 and 1 in 6 people over 80 has dementia. Although there is no known cure for dementia there are ways to help with symptoms and make life better at every stage. It is important to help people stay independent and the relationships they have with others and their surroundings will all have an impact on them.
PW’s funding will go towards the training and development of staff skills and knowledge to a higher level within the specialist dementia unit. Funding will also help to set up and develop a vintage café/caravan in the garden of the home where family members and staff will be able to spend valuable time with the residents in a stimulating environment.

Overseas Project

The 2018/19 Special Overseas Project will support the work of International Justice Mission, a global organisation that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.
IJM is a team of a thousand lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and professionals who work in 17 field offices and 6 partner offices.

 

 They work to combat slavery, property theft, sex and cybersex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality and citizens’ rights’ abuse.
PW will be supporting IJM as they strive to address the issue of cybersex trafficking. This is a new and devastating form of slavery and a rapidly growing problem as internet access increases everywhere.