This spring, the Presbyterian Women's group (also known as PW) has been reflecting on important historical figures in the Christian church. Starting out with women, we learned the music and poetry of Hildegard of Bingen. Later named a saint, she was an abbess and one who pioneered the place of women in the church. Julian of Norwich informed our April study. In her book, Revelations of Love, Julian wrote of God's overwhelming love for humanity and explored the motherly nature of God. In May, we closed the year by studying Francis of Assisi, since interest in him has taken off with the naming of the new Pope Francis. We discovered his love for nature, as well as the impoverished life he chose to life. Through our discussions of these figures, we've reflected on our Presbyterian understanding of Christian ideas and seen how we can continue to learn from the thoughts of ancient thinkers.
PW studies are open to women of all ages, as well as men. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month (except summer) from 9:45-11:00am.