The Pauline Brown Group is the longest standing group in Presbyterian Women.
We are named for Pauline Brown, a nurse missionary who has served the Church in India for over 50 years, and we still keep in touch with her. The members of the group, in fact, had been organized even before 1965 when Presbyterian Women was formed and we adopted this name. Our current president is Elma Bertollo.
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in members' homes and have an average attendance of 12-14 members. Our meetings consist of worship, study and fellowship. Our regular meetings are from September to June, with a pot luck lunch and gift exchange at Christmas. We have another pot luck lunch we hold at the church in March, at which time we invite the ladies of the congregation to join us. In June we go out for dinner and in recent years we have met again for lunch in August, just to keep in touch over the summer.
Members of our group have been, and indeed are still very active in the congregation, having served on Kirk Session, Session Committees, Board of Managers, Senior Choir, Sunday School, Stephen Ministry,help with the Thursday Night Supper, Bible Study and the Ladies' Auxiliary at Saint Luke's Place.
After discontinuing the popular "Spring Luncheon" our fund raising efforts consist of setting aside one dollar per week, and contributing this sum once a year in May. We support the work of Presbyterian Women, local and mission funds, the general fund of the church and other special funds such as the recent Roof Fund Campaign, and the church library. We also support the national church through P.W.S. & D.
We would welcome new members to join this group of friendly ladies. Watch the bulletin for details, or call the church office.