Hi Lou Ann--welcome! The Christ candle reminds us that God is present with us as we gather to deliberate and work. Suggestions for use when PW are gathered are: 1) Open each meeting with the lighting of the white Christ candle and a reading from scripture or a short devotional. Offer a convening prayer. 2)The candle is tended throughout the meeting. When adjourning for meals, extinguish it as a blessing for the meal is offered. On returning from the meal, light the candle with a reading from scripture and a convening prayer. 3)At the end of the day, extinguish the candle. Sing a short hymn to center the group. Remember why you gathered and the reason for the work in progress. Close with scripture and prayer.
Finally, you can find more information about the Christ candle in PW’s Gathering to Work and Worship resource available from Presbyterian Distribution Service, 800.524.2612, PWR01115 and on the PC(USA) online store, http://store.pucsa.org (just type the item number in the search box).
I hve recently been installed as Moderator of Spiritual Enrichment. I need information regarding the Christ candle, when its used, why its used, etc.
Thank you for any information you may furnish me.
Hi Wendy, thanks for your question. Anyone wanting to send donations to the Congo Palm Project may send them to: PW Remittance Processing, P.O. Box 643652, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3652
Please specify PW 000007 in the notes line of the check. Thank you!
I would like the adddress to mail a contribution to the PW Congo Palm Project.
Hi Pat and thanks for the good news and hard work your group has done! You can send the baby gowns and quilt to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), c/o Brethren Service Center, Box 188, Route 31-500 Main, New Windsor MD 21776. Thanks!
I need the address to mail misssion sewing to Maryland for distribution. We have baby gowns and a quilt made to send them. Pat Tempel
106 W. Maple St, Elko, NV 89801.