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 The plan going forward is to reopen Second Hand Rose in the Spring of 2021. 

The traditional Festival will be postponed until November 2021. 

We did not want to stop the event entirely so we came up with a modified version that we hope you all will enjoy!! Social Distancing policies will be in place so everyone can feel safe!!

FABULOUS HOLIDAY FOOD FAIR   November 21  11:30-3
Our annual Festival of Christmas is not going to take place this year but we did not want to stop the event entirely so we came up with a modified version that we hope you all will enjoy!! Social Distancing policies will be in place so everyone can feel safe!!
There will still be the chicken and biscuit luncheon, but it will be take-out only. Pre-sale tickets will be available soon. The dinner will include chicken, gravy, biscuits, beans, and a brownie.
The auditorium will be set up with all of the wonderful goodies that are normally in their shoppes upstairs. There will be a Nutcracker Suite table will all the candies everyone loves so much!! There will be a Gingerbread Bake Shoppe table full of all the cookies and other baked goods that we have every year. Polly's Pantry will have canned goods, cookie mixes, and other yummy items! We will have some of our handmade items available as well but on a much smaller scale for this year. Follow this page for all the updates!!
All of the proceeds this year are going to go to local charities. The first one is Toys for Tots. We lost a very special long time member of our church this summer. Don Miller was a member of this church for 77 years!!! He was a passionate Marine and Toys for Tots was near and dear to his heart. In his memory, we are going to not only collect toys but we are going to donate proceeds from this event. We are also going to reach out to Clear Path for Veterans to see what we can help them with this Christmas Season. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Nancy Rinehard
PW moderator
315-368-7939 or

Who Are the Presbyterian Women?  YOU are!  

We are a group of women who through the years have responded to God's love by offering love back to the world in tangible ways.  By the use of our gifts and talents and a sincere desire to help others, we are able in a variety of ways to reach out to touch the hearts of others in need.  We  intend to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, to support the mission of the church worldwide, to work for Justice and Peace and to build an inclusive and caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God's Kingdom.

Our Presbyterian Women meet the third Tuesday of each month, except during the summer, at 9:30am in the Snow Goose Room.    All women in the church and friends of the church, as well, are welcome. Come join us and bring any new ideas for mission with you.  We are a very energetic and relaxed group and are always ready to make new friends.

The Amazing Heritage of Presbyterian Women

In 1640 the first Presbyterian Congregation was established in Southampton, Long Island. In 1803 the first Presbyterian church of Newark, NJ formed a “female Society for the relief of the poor and distressed in Newark”.

1805 - The first American Presbyterian woman was able to participate in the Foreign Mission movement, going to India with her husband and in 1816 established a school for girls. 1824 - In Utica, NY the Female Missionary Society had a countrywide crusade and women were allowed to pray in public and encouraged to join missionary societies, often against their husbands’ wishes. In 1832 the General Assembly voted 126-122 to send a pastoral letter disapproving of women speaking in public. In 1844 the Newbern Presbyterian Church was organized, 2 women served on the Board of  Elders, contrary to Presbyterian rules of Order … More on our history next month!  ….

The Presbyterian women invite ALL women to attend our meetings every month, on the 3rd Tuesday at 9:30. We have a lot left to do and we have fun working together for our Lord. Any questions please call Co-Moderators Barb Arnold 363-6875 and Nancy Rinehard 368-7939. 

All women of the church & friends are invited

First Presbyterian Church
304 Broad Street | Oneida, NY 13421 | PH: (315) 363-7590

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