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2014 thank offering, heart locketGet the latest news from Presbyterian Women

The third quarterly newsletter of 2014 is now available! Learn about the latest plans for the Churchwide Gathering, as well as all the other 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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2014 thank offering, heart locketGive to the 2014 Thank Offering

Celebrate the ways that mission improves lives with a gift to the Thank Offering.  Thanks to your generous giving last year, 30 projects have been chosen to receive funding in 2014. These projects will offer an arts program for at-risk children in El Paso; train Malawians in HIV/AIDS education; install water and sewer lines at an indoor therapeutic riding facility; train women in Congo about raising pigs; and much more. Read more about the 2014 recipients of the Thank Offering.

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


mother and child nutritionStart a conversation about child and maternal nutrition

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a critical window for creating a healthier and more prosperous future. Bread for the World's 1,000 Days movement promotes targeted action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday. And you can help.

By educating others (through a conversation or even a minute-for-mission), you can raise awareness around this topic. Download conversation starters to help focus your discussion on child and maternal nutrition. And get suggestions for action and advocacy to improve nutrition for women and children.


Celebrate PW’s 25th anniversary with a $25 gift

25th anniversary pinIn 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!

July 2014 marked the end of our year-long celebration of Presbyterian Women’s first 25 years, but if you haven't yet celebrated, you still can! Learn more about the logos, online celebrations and resources available to commemorate 25 years of Presbyterian Women!

If you'd still like to make a gift to the $25 for 25 campaign (which includes matching gifts in many synods!) give online or send a check, with “$25 for 25” written in the memo line, to Presbyterian Women Remittance Processing, PO Box 643652, Pittsburgh PA 15264-3652.


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.


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  • 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.

  • 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 http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/yav/yavexperience/. Essie Buxton works with the Young Adult Volunteers, and her contact info is essie.buxton@pcusa.org . 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.

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