Blackhawk Presbytery
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 476
Oregon, IL 61061
779.771.2088 (general inquires)
779.771.1896 (Transformational General Presbyter / Stated Clerk)



Presbyterian Women

The purpose of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Blackhawk is to strengthen the program of Presbyterian Women in each congregation within the bounds of the presbytery, relating them to Presbyterian Women in the Synod of Lincoln Trails and to Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and together striving to fulfill the common purpose:
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 (USA)
 and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.
Contact: Karen Williams, moderator
             (815) 302-2377

             Karen Finch, 6011 E. Woodburn Rd, Byron, IL 61010-9633


                    (don't miss the underline between karen and f)

Quarterly Remittances are due on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. Thank you!
PWP Fall Gathering
October 2 at Joliet Westminster and on Zoom
We are pleased to announce that there will be a Presbyterian Women in Presbytery Fall Gathering on October 2nd, starting at 9:00 a.m. Joliet Westminster has agreed to host an in-person gathering. The gathering will also be on Zoom.
Please register by September 25th. Indicate your preference for how to meet (in-person or on Zoom). List your church, contact person with e-mail address and phone number, the names of those attending and their e-mail address for a virtual gathering.
For Zoom attendees, we suggest a donation that will go toward the mission projects that can benefit from our help. Those organizations will be announced at the gathering.
For the in-person meeting, the registration fee is $10 which will include lunch.
Send registration checks and donations to: Gayla Audia, 1518 Baltz Drive, Joliet, IL 60431
Closer to the Oct 2 date a note will be sent to inform attendees about any CDC or Illinois Health Department restrictions regarding masking or any other restrictions that the host church may have.
Hope to see many of you at our Fall Gathering!


Women from across the Presbytery of Blackhawk continue to make handmade quilts, lap robes, prayer shawls, afghans and tied fleece blankets for the ministry that first began when tornadoes struck our presbytery in 2015. We encourage you to use these in your own congregations and communities as needs arise with opportunities to share God's love with something made with prayers and love. If you have fabric, thread, yarn, etc. to share with those looking for materials to work with, let us know!
When bringing completed blankets to a Presbytery Meeting or a Gathering of Presbyterian Women, please let us know which church has donated them.