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May/June 2009 Horizons

About This Issue
Recreation and Re-creation

On the heels of Easter and the beginnings of spring, we see signs of new life all around us. We thank God for bringing forth new life, and re-creating what was already in place. In this issue, we'll explore just a few of the ways that God reshapes us and our world, and the ways we respond to that reformation. Several writers share how they experience re-creation through recreation—activities in leisure time that strengthen their faith and connect them to their comunities.

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How to Use This Magazine

Horizons is the magazine of Presbyterian Women. It is planned and designed for individuals and PW circles, newcomers and longtime participants in the organization. You'll notice resources are scattered throughout the magazine—in sidebars, boxes and sometimes entire articles—because Presbyterian Women is made up of leaders, both current leaders and women with leadership potential. Participants in Presbyterian Women are also active—in their congregation, community and world—so we work to include ways you can respond to what you read in Horizons.

The purpose of Horizons magazine is the same as the purpose of our publisher, Presbyterian Women:

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 (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom

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In Our Next Issue
July/August 2009

Security in the Midst of Violence

Horizons splooshMary Mikhael, author of the 2009–2010 Horizons Bible study, Joshua: A Journey of Faith, explores the idea of security in the midst of violence, from a Christian perspective.

Horizons splooshDorothy Washington offers suggestions on how individuals and congregations can respond to domestic violence.

Horizons splooshAdelaida Jimenez examines the impact of the violence in Colombia and how accompaniment programs are responding.

Horizons splooshStephanie Wheatley shares the story of Maison Shalom, a refuge in Burundi and a place of healing and hope for those left abandoned by violence and war.

Horizons splooshThe recipients of the 2009 Thank Offering are announced.

Horizons splooshAnd much more!

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