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flower with do not forsake me written next to itGive to the 2014 Birthday Offering

Your gift to the 2014 Birthday Offering will support the work of Blue Corn Mothers Alliance in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This multifaceted program offers advocacy; crisis intervention; health, counseling and education services; and referrals for legal and shelter services to Native American women and children who have suffered domestic violence. Through a Birthday Offering grant, this program will expand to five days a week of service. 

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

Real all about it! Churchwide Coordinating Team news

Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team met March 27–30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The various committees continued to plan mission, justice and peace, leadership and antiracism work for the organization. The meeting also included staff structure changes, a going-away/thank-you party for the outgoing members and more. Read the highlights (including updates on the 2015 Churchwide Gathering) in the CCT Summary.


Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women

The first Quarterly Newsletter of 2014 is now available! Learn about all the exciting work and opportunities in Presbyterian Women, from mission to justice to Offerings to publications. You'll be in the know about travel study opportunities, new resources, surveys, giving opportunities, training and much more! This file also includes electronic copies of the inserts that mailed with the hard copy of this newsletter to many PW leaders.


Happy 25th anniversary, Presbyterian Women!

In July 1988, Presbyterian Women was created, bringing together the best of the women’s organizations from the two denominations that merged to become the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  So for 25 years now, our beloved organization has been witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom and transforming lives around the world. And of course, this young group is carrying on the more-than-200-year tradition of Presbyterian women meeting, praying and acting together in shared love of God!

So from July 2013–July 2014, celebrate with us! Learn more about the logos, online celebrations and resources available to commemorate 25 years of Presbyterian Women!

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.

Celebration Giving training to resume in May

Celebration Giving representative (CGR) training is temporarily on hold. The webinar training for CGRs—who do the critical work of interpreting and promoting giving opportunities within Presbyterian Women—is currently being updated. The monthly training will resume in May of 2014, and will continue to be open to Celebration Giving representatives and any Presbyterian woman who is interested in promoting giving and learning more about their monetary investments in PW mission and ministry.

If you have questions about Celebration Giving or giving to Presbyterian Women, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.


  • PW in Scioto Valley Presbytery want to encourage women to start saving for the next Churchwide Gathering. We know it is in Minneapolis, MN, but what are the dates? by Louise Davidson on 01/15/2013 at 10:14 a.m.

  • Could you please give an update on the current status of The Congo Palm Development Project. My congregation had an interest in it several years ago, and the only information we can find doesn't seem to be current. by Diane Rhodes on 08/10/2012 at 9:07 a.m.

  • Iam a Zambian female aged 47 years. Iam so impressed with the birthday and offering gifts which the women commit to support the charity. I work with the grassroot women who are living under poverty duntum line. My husband is pastoring a rural Church with few males and the rest are women. God bless by Judith F Daka on 04/10/2012 at 8:37 a.m.

  • Where can I find logos for things like the Roma Baskets and Fair trade to use in my newsletter? by Carol on 03/01/2012 at 3:40 p.m.

  • to cheryl b on 11-27-11. Yes we have a small group of ladies who take hats, afghans, quilts andwhatever to the NICU ANDCRITICAL CARE children at local hospital everfy year just beore Christmas and inJuly every year. We canalways use more help. Thank you God'shelpers. Sina by sina on 02/27/2012 at 9:43 p.m.

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