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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.


  • Hi Kim, Thank you for visiting the PW web site and leaving a comment! I checked with Kathy Reeves, PW’s Associate for Mission Relations, and she suggested you contact World Mission’s YAV experience web site at Essie Buxton works with the Young Adult Volunteers, and her contact info is . by Patricia Longfellow on 12/19/2011 at 4:39 p.m.

  • Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by the PW web site! Yes, knitted baby caps are still needed (get those knitting needles ready!) and should be sent to the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, MD. Thanks for asking! by Patricia Longfellow on 12/19/2011 at 4:17 p.m.

  • Hi, this kind of group sounds great. How can I get involved. I've always wanted to try a part time mission trip to see where God lead but there aren't many young people in my church so I'm not sure where to start. by Kim on 12/01/2011 at 11:14 a.m.

  • Is there still a need for knitted baby hats? I have a group of knitters who want to do a service project to help a group in need. by Cheryl B on 11/27/2011 at 10:19 a.m.

  • Hi Maggie, thanks for visiting the PW web site. You and other newsletter editors can download the PW logo by going to this link: . There are instructions for downloading about halfway down the page, followed by the logos. Enjoy! by Patricia Longfellow on 09/08/2011 at 5:30 p.m.

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