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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!

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Carol Winkler and Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes during closing plenary

During the closing worship of the 2015 Churchwide Gathering, Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes (right) delivered a sermon during which she invited participants to renew their commitments to walk with each other and meet needs of God's children in love. Carol Winkler (left), 2015-2018 moderator of PW Churchwide, followed Sadekie's invitation with a charge and benediction, "Let us go from this, place, knowing we are not alone, but connected to our sisters and brothers and all of creation." Photo by Michael Martin.

The 2015 Churchwide Gathering has ended

The 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women has ended . . . officially, anyway! More than 1,700 women are back home, with notebooks, hearts and minds focused on the Gathering theme, “One Body, One Spirit.”

Stories, photos and resources from the Gathering are being uploaded to the Gathering web pages. Check in over the next few days and you’ll find plenty! Your PW sisters who attended have many ideas on how to implement the ideas and understandings theyre taking home. And PWs mission and ministry over the next three years will be shaped by all that we heard, learned and felt at the Gathering. Stay tuned!


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.

 

women with arms in heart shape; comfort o comfort scriptureGive to the 2015 Birthday Offering

We invite you to open your hearts to the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux (Memphis, Tennessee) and Bethesda Christian Community Center (Barranquilla, Colombia). These two projects, which support women who are overcoming oppressive situations, have been selected as recipients for the 2015 Birthday Offering. The grant amounts for these worthwhile projects will depend on gifts offered during 2015. The goal is $500,000.  Give to the Birthday Offering as you have been blessed. 

Learn more about the two recipients or find resources to promote the Offering in your congregation, presbytery and synod.


Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women

The second quarterly newsletter of 2015 is now available! Read highlights of the spring 2015 Churchwide Coordinating meeting, get last-minute information about the Churchwide Gathering, the 2015 Thank Offering, Come to the Waters Bible study resources and learn about the rest of 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!

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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.


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  • 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.

  • MBEYA PRESBYTERIAN TANZANIA BOX 3313 MBEYA TANZANIA,WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT SPIRITUAL,WE HAD CHARRISON MINISTRY ORPHANS PLEASE TRY TO PRAY FOR US THAT ALL WOMEN SHOULD HELP US FOR PRAYER THAT OUR MINISTRY SHOULD HAVE SUPPORT,,OUR CHURCH IS TILL MISSION,IN MBEYA TANZANIA, by pastor geofrey k.chambo on 05/18/2014 at 2:33 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 www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/pw/about/ 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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