The women of CPC do not have a formal Presbyterian Woman's organization, but do provide support to the ministry of the church. This ministry is done in conjunction with the Session. We are called to provide support in many ways, including Fellowship, Missions, Outreach, Christian Education and even kitchen cleaning. Members are encouraged to explore new ways to fulfill needs and to provide leadership for projects.
On-going Fellowship opportunities supported are Ladies' breakfasts on Wednesday mornings, the Lunch Bunch meeting in the summer and fall, potlucks, summer luncheon, and Christmas and Easter brunches. Women are asked to furnish soup for the Maundy Thursday Service which also enhances the worship experience.
A picture of the women is taken in the fall and is used on notecards to be sent to Snowbirds and Friends in the winter. This is an outreach to let our Snowbirds know they are appreciated and that we look forward to their return in the spring and summer months,
Our women support our Attic Resale Shop as well as our Christmas season Giving Tree Project. All proceeds from our Attic Retail Shop go to our Mission programs to support charities that are local, national, and international (see Mission tab in Navigation pane). Our women will repurpose the Giving Tree Project as follows:
Having been endorsed by our Pastor and by Session, they will accept donations to be put to use in assisting programs that support foster parents by providing necessary items such as clothing, essential toiletry items, etc., that are required by their foster child(ren). The funds will be used to purchase items requested by two specific agencies that support foster parents by lowering the financial burden of foster-parenting. The two agencies are (1) Vilas County Foster Closet Donation and (2) our local Lac du Flambeau tribe.
Currently, we do not have a formal church school program for children. However, our women have created project bags with activities related to Christian Education. The children are encouraged to use the materials in the bag while sitting with their parents during the adult worship time. The women supply the bags with new materials as needed.
Every January, the women get together to tidy up the kitchen cabinets and clean the pews, cushions, and fellowship furniture in the sanctuary as needed. This cleanup helps to keep our church and fellowship area looking attractive and inviting.
With the help of our members in coming up with new ideas and helping to implement them, we work to keep our church programs interesting and vital. All women are appreciated and encouraged to participate.