Promote the Gathering
Wear your excitement for the Gathering
Beautiful, fair trade, high-quality t-shirts featuring the Gathering logo are now available. And the shirts not only show your enthusiasm to share in the “River of Hope,” the shirts also represent hope. For generations, hope was in short supply for the women and girls of Sonagacchi, the oldest and largest of Calcutta’s red light districts. But a company named Freeset —a bag and t-shirt manufacturing company—has taught women and girls sewing skills that transform their lives from exploitation and pain to freedom and promise. With the theme “River of Hope” in mind, the women of Freeset have dyed, sewn and signed the River of Hope Gathering t-shirts.
The shirts are available in misses’, women’s and plus cuts. The misses cut runs slightly smaller and closer to the body than the women’s cut. It has a scoop neck and cap sleeves. The women’s cut is slightly looser in the chest and waist, and has a scoop neck and regular sleeves. The plus cut is longer and straighter than the misses’ or women’s cut and has a scoop neck and standard sleeves. All styles are in a lovely berry hue, with the Gathering logo on top and the signatures of the makers in white (in Bangla) on the bottom. The cost is $15.
2012 Churchwide Gathering t-shirt sizing chart
Promotional packet now available!
Help build interest in going to the Gathering in your congregation, presbytery or synod! This promotional packet includes registration details; a timeline for getting ready for the Gathering; projects to support and items to purchase before the Gathering; and suggestions and resources for promoting the 2012 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women. (This is the same packet that was mailed to PW moderators in the presbytery and synod in February 2011.)
Download the packet and feel free to excerpt or reprint its contents as you promote the 2012 Gathering!
Sample letter and announcement
Are you looking for a snappy way to invite a friend or members of your congregation (or presbytery or synod) to the 2012 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women? Use the sample letters or announcements (from the Gathering promotional packet) in this Word file, or tweak them to make them your own!
Promote attending the 2012 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women with a dramatic flair. To perform this skit (from the Gathering promotional packet), you only need three actors, minimal props and excitement for the Gathering!
Make everyone a fan of the Gathering
Use this template (from the Gathering promotional packet) to make a Gathering fan for everyone in your PW group or at your next PW event.
Download Gathering logos
Download a Gathering logo for your newsletter, bulletin board display or other Gathering promotion. Logos are also available on the art reproduction sheet in the Gathering promotional packet. Please note that this logo may not be used on any sale item.
additional promo items
Numerous free print pieces are available to help you in your work promoting the Gathering; order the poster, flier, invitation postcards (packs of 20), Orlando tourist brochure and registration booklets.
The Gathering in six minutes
Get a taste of the Gathering—watch this six-minute video that offers a look at the fun, worship and fellowship that you can have at the 2012 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women in Orlando, Florida, July 18-22, 2012.