The Paxton Presbyterian Women’s Association welcomes all women of the church who wish to participate in circles, evening meetings, fellowship times, mission, and outreach. We seek the membership of all ages, so that we may reflect the perspective of the whole church. We hope that all may be nurtured and encouraged by the fellowship with other women.
The Sewing Circle meets on Wednesdays to sew for all kinds of needs in the local and world community. Our specialty is the large Humble Quilt, a warm, waterproof knotted comforter given to Harrisburg’s homeless people. To date we have made 450 such quilts. Events include the periodic display and blessing of special projects. Take-home sewing project kits are offered throughout the year. Night owl sewing sessions are offered periodically for children and adults who cannot come during our regular meeting times. Humble quilts are made during these sessions. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, September to June. No special sewing skills are needed.
Along with all these dedicated circles, the PW women dedicate much of their time and talent to mission works. Some of these are Santa Shop for underprivileged children in our community, change collections for the YWCA shelter, making Mothers’ Day cards for our soldiers to send to loved ones, Bibles for Bethesda Mission for Women, and goods and funds to the Silence of Mary House and Lighthouse Ministries in Uptown Harrisburg.
In addition to mission and outreach activities we have pot luck dinners with entertainment about once a year and have traveled to theater productions and made a trip to the Hershey Butterfly House and Gardens. We have fundraising activities which include a Friendly’s night and a Soup Sale.