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 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: 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.
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.
For those who would like to apply to be Bible Study test groups for the next Horizons Bible Study, please go to this link for application form and theme: (you can find the application form in the sidebar of this page) http://horizons.pcusa.org/bibleupcome.htm
The field testing for the Horizons Bible Study is an important component of its development. The women in my church are interested in forming a field testing group for the next Bible study scheduled for this. Can you tell me what the subject is and how we can apply to be a group?
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?
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.
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