Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves
- to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study
- to support the mission of the church worldwide
- to work for justice and peace
- and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Women from across Kendall Prebytery met Saturday for Fellowship, Lunch and their meeting. The day started with communion served by Twin Falls Pastor Phil Price and elder Darlene Annen.
The Scotch Shop, run by Circle 5 with some of the funds raised contributed to mission, was open during the day.
Circle 5 is continuing our local mission project which involves providing
school shoes for children in Twin Falls. There continues to be an increase in homeless
students in Twin Falls, numbering over 200. Many families struggle to buy food
let alone school shoes and clothes as well as school supplies.
Our goal was to
purchase 20 pair of shoes and socks. We asked the congregation for their
help. Baskets for donations were
placed on the tables in the fellowship room along with clever shoe/sock
centerpieces. With the money donated, Payless Shoes gift cards in the amount of
$20.00 would be purchased and donated to the At-risk Services/Homeless
Coordinator. She in turn would disperse them on an as need basis. Because several
groups or organizations are helping to provide school supplies we decided to
focus on shoes. We are the only group in Twin Falls helping with shoes.
are so excited to announce that our 2015 shoe project has greatly surpassed our
goal as well as last year's donations and donations are still coming in. We now
have donations to purchase over 80 $20.00 gift cards for shoes!
year with the help of the congregation, we were able to donate 67, $20.00 gift
cards along with school supplies. 42 polar fleece blankets were donated by
Circle 5. All of these donations were humbly accepted and very much
Annen, who heads up this circle 5 project, would like to share a couple of
stories as to how we helped last year:
A woman was given the
responsibility of 4 nieces and nephews in addition to her own 6 children just a few days before
school started. Our shoe cards
were of help to her.
Another young man, termed a
"couch surfer", because he had no home and slept on the couch of
whoever provided one for the night was also a recipient.
are looking forward to hearing how our gift cards are helping this year.
year, we served a potato bar as a thank you to the congregation and plan to do
so again this year.