The Women's Association

 

The Women's Association of the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco has long been a vital part of the life and ministry

of this church. While all of the women of the church are inherently a part of the Association, and are encouraged to

participate in its programs and good works, there is a 15 member planning board that meets regularly to determine the

programs for the year and to recruit leaders who will organize and run specific events and programs.

 

 

The Women's Association is divided into three areas of endeavor:

 

Spiritual Development and Fellowship

 

The Annual Women’s Dinner in February is an evening of fellowship and fun. The Interfaith Tea in May promotes fellowship among the women of the church and 3 other faith groups. This event brings together the women of UWMS Weekend School, Temple Bet Torah and the Mount Zion Apostolic Church. Women from the four groups gather for an afternoon of fun, food, and conversation linked to a theme chosen by the Association planning board.

 

Fundraising and Benevolence

 

Each year there are two fundraisers. The Rummage Sale in June serves the church and the greater community by the sale of our gently used treasures. The Christmas Fair in December provides a festive start to the Christmas season.

The funds raised at both of these events are distributed annually to charities which support women and children.

 

Community Outreach

 

Throughout the year there are several opportunities for the Women's Association to reach out to organizations in need.

At Christmas time, the "Giving Tree" appears requesting gifts for the children of the Head Start program run by WestCOP. Church members chose ornaments and purchase gifts for the 36 children in the program.

The “Bars of Soap” project brings together the women of our church and 3 other faith groups to donate and pack bars of soap, and note cards for the women of the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Along with a passage of scripture from the different faiths these bags are delivered to the facility in time for Mothers Day.

 

 

The following organization received support in 2019:
  • ACT - Aiding Children Together

  • Bedford Hills Correctional Facility - Children's Center

  • Bereavement Center of Westchester - Tree House Program

  • Bridge Fund of Westchester

  • The Cookstove Project

  • ECPAT

  • Emergency Shelter Partnership

  • FISH of Mt Kisco

  • Friends of Green Chimneys

  • Hope’s Door

  • Interfaith Food Pantry

  • Lincoln Hall

  • Making Headway

  • Mount Kisco Children’s Center

  • Mt Kisco Head Start/WestCOP

  • Ossining Children's Center

  • Support Connection

  • United Christian Fellowship of Sri Lanka

  • Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD)