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About This Issue
Hope in the Face of Fear

There may be nothing to fear but fear itself, but that still leaves plenty to keep us occupied. And as Lara Blackwood Pickrel points out in her article, fear tends to be sticky-it lurks, silently shaping us and the way that we engage with the world. So even if we manage to hold ourselves to one fear, we'll feel fear's grip in a multitude of ways.

In this issue, you'll encounter a number of suggestions for coping with fear. You might just need to examine a particular fear and listen to your instincts befor you can shelve a fear. Or maybe creating a disaster plan will help allay fears of natural disaster. Maybe your fears are urging you toward action on a particular issue. Thankfully, whatever our fears, we can find hope in God's abiding love.

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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 2012

War and Peace

Horizons splooshKatie Day highlights the issue of gun violence and the response of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to this issue.

Horizons splooshBrenson Bishop spotlights the work of chaplains and veteran ministries in supporting those who have served our country in the military.

Horizons splooshRecipients of the Thank Offering are announced and a dedication service for your church or group's offering is included.

Horizons splooshMagdalena I. Garcia begins the resources to support Dispatches to God's Household: The General Epistles.

Horizons splooshAnd much more!



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