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Register now for the 2015 Churchwide Gathering of PW!

Minnie the Moose on a bus heading to the Churchwide GatheringRegistration for the 2015 PW Churchwide Gathering is open! We apologize for the delay. 

Register now.

(We are using the PC(USA) event registration system, so if you've registered online for national events—like the General Assembly, Big Tent, or the 2012 CWG—you already have an account username and password. Once logged in, there will be a list of your past conferences. You may need to return to this page to get a fresh link to the 2015 Churchwide Gathering sign-up. If this is your first event, all you need is an email address; then you'll pick a username and password and off you go!)

All roads lead to Minneapolis for the 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, June 18–21! Turn on your GPS, turn off your hectic schedule and follow Minnie the Moose (the 2015 CWG moose-cot) to the lovely Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for days of worship, fun, fellowship, connection and spiritual uplift! The theme of the Gathering is “One Body, One Spirit,” based on 1 Corinthians 12:12–27.  Registration for the event is just $395 (less than in 2012!), with hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency at $169 per night (up to four guests per room).

Limited number of grants available for CSW, CWG

Please note that a limited number of Leadership Development grants are available from Presbyterian Women for women who will be delegates to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (2015) and for attendees to the 2015 Churchwide Gathering. Grant recipients will receive a maximum reimbursement of $500 for expenses related to attendance at either event. Download applications for the CSW grant here, the Churchwide Gathering grant here.

Together in Action bulletin insert

Updated human trafficking resources

If you are planning around Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11, you may be interested in the updated Toolkit for Action available from the PC(USA)'s Human Trafficking Roundtable (download here) and the "Together in Action" bulletin insert and four-page resource.

legacy christmas CD cover, nativity angelOrder Legacy Christmas CDs

The second volume of the Legacy Christmas CD, Nativity Carols and Hymns, is now available for consignment or purchase. This CD features a range of styles, from Celtic-influenced pieces to Appalachian tunes common to churches in the 1700 and 1800s. Positive reviews of the music from the new volume keep coming in. (You can preview songs from both beautiful collections here.)

And remember, proceeds from sales of the CD are split between Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering and Living Waters for the World. So your purchase is a win-win-win!  Last year, more than 400 churches supported the Legacy Christmas project, raising net proceeds of $100,000. We hope to surpass that total this year. With two beautiful CDs now available, we can do it—but we need your help!

2014 thank offering, heart locketGet the latest news from Presbyterian Women

The fourth quarterly newsletter of 2014 is now available! Learn about the latest plans for the Churchwide Gathering, as well as all the other worthwhile and exciting work of Presbyterian Women, from mission and justice to Offerings and publications. You'll be in the know about all the latest leadership and mission opportunities, new resources, giving opportunities, training and much more! For an editable Word document, click here.


2014 thank offering, heart locketGive to the 2014 Thank Offering

Celebrate the ways that mission improves lives with a gift to the Thank Offering.  Thanks to your generous giving last year, 30 projects have been chosen to receive grants totaling $699,125 in 2014. These projects will offer an arts program for at-risk children in El Paso; train Malawians in HIV/AIDS education; install water and sewer lines at an indoor therapeutic riding facility; train women in Congo about raising pigs; and much more. Read more about the 2014 recipients of the Thank Offering.

Give to the Thank Offering or find resources to promote the Offering in your congregation, presbytery and synod.

mother and child nutritionStart a conversation about child and maternal nutrition

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a critical window for creating a healthier and more prosperous future. Bread for the World's 1,000 Days movement promotes targeted action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday. And you can help.

By educating others (through a conversation or even a minute-for-mission), you can raise awareness around this topic. Download conversation starters to help focus your discussion on child and maternal nutrition. And get suggestions for action and advocacy to improve nutrition for women and children.

National task group responds to PW groups in churches seeking dismissal from the PC(USA)

Voting representatives to the 2012 PW Business Meeting in Orlando, Florida, recommended that a task group be formed to create a statement regarding PW in churches seeking dismissal from the PC(USA). National moderator Mary Cook Jorgenson appointed PW members and leaders Carol Winkler, Marilynn Collins, Esperanza Guajardo, Dolly Patterson and Carolyn Sprinkle to the task group. PC(USA) legal counsel April Davenport and PW program coordinator Ann Ferguson staffed the group. Read more.



  • Gail, we anticipate having the Churchwide Gathering web page live by the middle of this month. In the meantime, the hotel has been selected, the registration cost set—and the good news is that both will cost less than in 2012! Registration is just $395 for the 2015 Gathering ($125 for single days), and rooms at the Hyatt are $169 plus tax (for up to four in a room). Put it on your calendar—June 18–21, 2015! Put a couple bucks back each day from now until then, and you can almost have it paid for by the time you get there! Can't go? Sponsor someone who can! For more details, check the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. Go to and click the "Quarterly newsletter" link. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in June 2015! by Yvonne Hileman on 05/01/2014 at 3:40 p.m.

  • When will the Churchwide Gathering link be updated with the information on the 2015 CWG? We are anxious to get the details, so that women can start planning, especially in regards to registration costs. Thank you. by Gail on 04/27/2014 at 11:39 p.m.

  • Hi Linda, Thank you for visiting the PW web site and for your interest in the preemie baby caps. Lots of PW love to make the preemie caps, and they are needed! All the caps get sent to the Brethren Service Center in Maryland and ship on to hospitals in Africa. Below is the address for shipping them: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) c/o Brethren Service Center PO Box 188 601 Main Street New Windsor, MD 21776 410.635.8795 Phone 410.635.8739 Fax If you have any further questions about PW’s Mission work, please contact Kathy Reeves at by Patricia Longfellow on 04/07/2014 at 5:05 p.m.

  • May I please have information on premie baby caps. Where they need to be sent and who will receive them. by Linda Learned on 03/20/2014 at 11:58 a.m.

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