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Mission pledge cover, flowers and pile of stonesGive to the PW Mission Pledge

Your gift to the PW Mission Pledge makes possible nearly every program and ministry of Presbyterian Women. When you give in your congregation, that gift makes possible programs and community in your congregation, throughout your presbytery and synod and at the churchwide level.

Now is the time to make your pledge to support Presbyterian Women in 2016. The 2016 Mission Pledge packet was mailed in late July to congregations (and to treasurers and moderators of PW in the synod, presbytery and congregation), but is also available for download. Use the materials in the packet—pledge forms, cards, charts and stories—to understand how much your support makes possible. And make sure that others know the same!


PW logo PW: Where we’ve been and where we’re going

During the 2015 Churchwide Gathering in Minneapolis 2012–2015 PW Churchwide Moderator Mary Cook Jorgenson and PW Executive Director Susan Jackson Dowd led two sections of a workshop on the history, current work and future of Presbyterian Women. The presentation includes specifics on many of PW’s programs and ministries and information about the PC(USA), including the change in the number of synods and how women can stay engaged in PW if their church leaves the PC(USA). Download the presentation.


Thank Offering coverGive to the 2015 Thank Offering

We invite you to open your hearts to the 32 recipients of funds from the 2014 Thank Offering campaign. These recipients include several programs that minister to those at risk of homelessness, who are currently homeless or are transitioning from shelters. These recipients also include after-school programs in areas where children are at risk or suffering from poverty. Other recipients are training women to lead community development and women's empowerment programs in Sudan, Rwanda and other impoverished areas. Forty percent of the money granted in 2015 will fund health ministries. Learn more about all of the recipients or find resources to promote the Thank Offering in your congregation, presbytery and synod. And give generously to the 2015 Thank Offering so that more life-giving ministries may receive support in 2016. The goal for the 2015 offering is $900,000. 

Join a mission tour to Ferncliff

Consider joining a hands-on mission tour of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Center, Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, March 28–April 1, 2016. You will tour the facility, which is related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbytery of Arkansas; assemble Gifts of the Heart kits; receive PDA disaster response training; and visit the Heifer Project’s headquarters and Clinton Library. The cost for the trip is $325 per person, based on shared accommodations, which includes most meals. The tour is limited to 20 participants and the deadline for registration is January 21, 2016. Contact Kathy Reeves for a registration form.

Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women

The third quarterly newsletter of 2015 is now available! Read highlights of the 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, get information on promoting the 2015 Thank Offering, learn about applying to be part of the delegation for the 60th session of UN CSW next spring in New York, get PW mission program updates and much more. Learn about the 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!


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 then-PW program coordinator Ann Ferguson staffed the group. Read more.


  • Hi Lori, YES, reemie baby caps are still needed! All caps are sent to the Brethren Maryland for shipment to Africa. Booties are not needed at this time. However, newborn baby blankets are welcome, whether purchased or made from flannel or similar soft, lightweight material and hemmed to 36” by 45”. There are patterns in the back of the Together In Service Guide. You can use your own pattern, keeping in mind that the babies for whom the caps are intended weigh an average of just 3.5 – 4 pounds. Thanks for your mission work! by Patricia Longfellow on 07/27/2015 at 3:44 p.m.

  • The preemie hats , are they still needed?? How about booties I am coordinator of a quilting group We do mission stuff Thanks Lori Evans ,brick Presbyterian Church brick, nj by lori evans on 07/25/2015 at 9:00 p.m.


  • 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.

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