The organizational design of Presbyterian Women is based on the following principles: Value of persons, Spiritual development and growth, Supporting the mission of the church, Community life, Membership, Open Communication, Flexibility and Giving.
The Naomi Ruth Circle is the only Presbyterian Women Circle in the Clinton Church. Meetings are held once a month, September through June, usually at the church at 1:30 PM on the first Friday of each month. At the Circle's annual meeting, election of officers is held and a program on missions is given.
Mission projects of Naomi Ruth Circle involve the entire congregation of the First Presbyterian Church and the response to various local, state and international projects is very much appreciated.
Currently (August and September 2018) we are collecting school supplies for "Readin' and Writin' Packs." The packs consist of: 6 new pencils with erasers, 2 - 70 page spiral notebooks, 1 pencil holder, 4 folders with pockets, 1 - 12 inch ruler, 1 pair child sized scissors, 2 ink pens (medium point), 1 large eraser, 1 box of 24 crayons, 1 box of 10 markers.
Also during this time we are collecting garden seeds, eyeglasses, and Best Choice labels.
Hygiene Items for Little Girls in Africa
Another successful "Girls in Africa" personal hygiene project was completed in February with the shipment of 1048 items to Michigan for delivery this summer to African villages.
This years project began in October with a cutting and tearing workday. Flannel sheets and mattress pads donated by the Thrift Shop were prepared for sewing into hygiene items by volunteers. Finished pads were pinned and packed last month. Shipping and safety pin costs are paid by the Women's Association and are the only out of pocket expenses for this project.
Since 2015 our church volunteers have made over 2700 hygiene items available to girls in African villages. Thanks to the Thrift Shop for donated supplies and to everyone who has volunteered their time and sewing talent to this mission project.
Pin and pack day for "Little Girls in Africa" project. We appreciate the hard work all these ladies do for missions.
You are also invited to join our monthly "Working Women's Fellowship" on the third Thursday of each month. Please call the church office to see where we are meeting each month.