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.
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.
Samaritan Center Food Pantry Collection
Our January and February Food Drive for the Samaritan Center Food Pantry really filled the shelves in the church foyer.
We collected 55 cans of soup and 284 packages of Ramen noodles. Thank you for helping make a difference with your donations.
According to Samaritan Center Director Jodi Billings, the center needs side dish mixes. In March and April let's try to fill the foyer shelves again!
EARLY COLLECTION FOR BEST CHOICE BAR CODES!! Save barcodes from any Best Choice product for the Festival of Sharing collection and by the middle of October we could deliver a gallon bag full of labels. You'll find a basket on the foyer shelves for your donations.
We are also currently collecting Box Tops for Education.
Pin and pack day for "Little Girls in Africa" project. We appreciate the hard work all these ladies do for missions.