Shalom Circle

Mission Statement

"Forgiven and Freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:
       to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study
       to support the mission of the church, worldwide
       to work for justice and peace
       to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens
       the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witness the promise of God's          Kingdom."
 
Shalom Circle does NOT require dues.  The members of the group donate what they can.  The women also hold a garage sale at the time of the Town-Wide Yard Sale in Jonesborough  in May.  

The monies received from this effort and from other such projects including the Christmas Dinner and Auction (at which we really have a "Fun Time" with Larry Garst and Jim Cash as our auctioneers!) are used for projects that Shalom Circle does not always make known --they just help.  Some of the help lately has included helping to buy new gowns for the children's choir; to acquire a sturdy cupboard for Cherry for her music groups storage; to present the reception for Ms Lyn Moorehouse as she leaves here for her new home; to assist in help with groups such as Grandfather Home, the River, Second Harvest, etc.   And, of course, our biggest undertaking was the cookbook!  We are very proud of the cookbook as it was truly a "labor of love" and we are honored to have so many of Sylvia Aldridge's recipes in the cookbook.

The Circle meets the first Sat of every month, with "time off" for the summer months, at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall.   The Circle is chaired by Jean Soergel.  We have several members at this time but would truly welcome more new members to assist in the Mission.