Learn about Presbyterian Women
Presbyterian Women (PW) is the national women’s organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). With more than 300,000 members and 25 years as an organization, PW is organized at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Learn more about PW and consider joining your local group.Continue reading
Give to the Mission Pledge on Giving Tuesday!
December 1, 2015 trumps Black Friday bargains and Cyber Monday deals because December 1 is #Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday reminds us that, even in the busiest of seasons, we can take a moment to spend our money where it makes a difference.
The Mission Pledge is making a positive impact on the partnership between the Presbytery of South Louisiana and Cuba’s Presbytery of Matanzas. The two presbyteries have been partners since 1986, but like many things started in the larger church, dedicated support made possible by Presbyterian Women’s Mission Pledge has expanded the partnership.
In 2007, when members of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans were planning a mission trip to El Fuerte Presbyterian Church in Cuba, Laura St. Clair (a member of PW and the trip leader) suggested they take Spanish-language copies of PW/Horizons Bible studies. They took 30 copies, and have taken at least that many every year since then.
“It’s been a mission of love for us to study the same Bible study as our sisters and brothers at El Fuerte,” says Kathy Randall, a member of PW at St. Charles Avenue PC, who is serving as moderator for the Presbytery of South Louisiana. Read more about this mission of love and how the Mission Pledge makes it possible.
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.
Give 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.
Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women
The fourth quarterly newsletter of 2015 is now available! Get information about planning for PW's January Together in Action Days, read highlights of the fall Churchwide Coordinating Team meeting, find Bible study previews and Christmas shopping tips, 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.
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!
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.
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 Katharine.email@example.com.
May I please have information on premie baby caps. Where they need to be sent and who will receive them.
The Presbyterian Women of Broad Church would like to extend a warm invitation to the women of Bethany Presbyterian Church to our Retreat on March 9 at the Martin de Porres Center of Ohio Dominican from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The leader of the day will be Emily Corzine. A light lunch of soup and salad will be served. The cost is $20.00. For more information about the event and/or scholarships, contact Jane Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-740-965-1784 by March 3. Sincerely, Carol Freeland