Presbyterian Women (PW) is a church-wide organization whose membership is open to all women of the PC (USA) who choose to participate. PW intentionally seeks membership that is inclusive of all racial ethnic and age groups so that the organization reflects a vision of the whole church as a community of mutual interdependence in which diversity contributes to wholeness.
PW gives strong support to the mission of the PC (USA) and determines its own leadership, program, and budget. PW is organized at the congregation, Presbytery, Synod, & Church-wide levels.
If you have questions, contact: [email protected].
Forgiven 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, and
To build an inclusive, caring community of women
that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
And witness to the promise of God’s kingdom.
You can also read the online version of Horizons magazine which is for Presbyterian women by clicking here.
The 2018-2019 Bible studies are as follows:
Rebekah & Ruth Circle Bible Study:
Horizons Bible Study: Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments
by Eugenia Anne Gamble
What would it mean to consider the Ten Commandments not as a harsh list of what not to do but, instead, as a “love letter” from a loving God? A fresh embrace of the Ten Commandments (or Words), author Eugenia Gamble suggests, may ultimately contribute to the restoration of ourselves and our communities and the furthering of the gospel in the world. “Moral behavior matters, not simply because immoral actions can anger or disappoint God, but because principled behavior is how love becomes real, both toward God and in community.” Love Carved in Stone is a Bible study that helps us reframe the way we look at and live in the world.
Each lesson begins with an exploration of one of the Ten Words in its biblical context. From there, we consider a moment from Jesus’ life that shows us how he lived out that Word and then consider the Word for our own lives and contexts. We conclude with an invitation to pray with the Word in our circles or study groups and in our personal devotions.
Rebekah Circle meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Ruth Circle meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:45 am.
JOY (learning about Jesus, Others, Yourself) Bible Study
Meeting Dates: September 11th and 25th; October 9th and 25th; November 13th; and December 11th
Meeting Time: 9:45 am
JOY Bible Study: The Faithful (Click here to order this book at christianbook.com)
Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, this 5-session study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.
Questions: Contact Sherri Rogers at [email protected]
We love to have new faces join us – friends and family from other churches and denominations are always welcome!
We are so excited to look forward toward a year of study, fellowship and giving. PW will continue to direct our mission focus on helping the children at Thornwell Home for Children. Thornwell was founded in 1875 by Presbyterian minister, William Jacobs, with the goals of “providing loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children and offer them hope for a successful future by providing a loving family environment, educational support and teaching self advocacy”. These children’s homes are in cottages where they live with other children their age. PW will support the elementary-school-aged boys throughout the year, as well as have “tags” available at each circle meeting that identify more generic things needed by the entire Thornwell community. All items can be left throughout the month in the Mission’s Box in the Fireside Room.
We will continue to support the traditional PW programs of clergy appreciation and Valentines, as well as, our national PW collections.
Fellowship of the Least Coin
Collected at each circle meeting, the Fellowship of the Least Coin is an ecumenical prayer movement that links prayer and “least coins” in a very significant way. The least coin becomes the symbol of prayer for peace and reconciliation. As coins are gathered from around the world, they become a sign of our oneness in the common quest for peace, justice, and reconciliation.
This Presbyterian Women offering is collected in the fall of each year and gives women a tangible way to express their gratitude for the special blessing in their lives. At least forty percent of the offering supports health ministries throughout the world. The remaining sixty percent of the offering funds new creative ideas for mission.
Collected at the May Birthday Gathering, this offering funds up to five projects that are not included in the ongoing General Assembly mission support such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling, economic justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence, and women’s concerns.
Christmas Gathering: December 2019
PW Retreat: March 2020
Birthday Gathering: May 2020