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Carol Winkler and Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes during closing plenary

During the closing worship of the 2015 Churchwide Gathering, Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes (right) delivered a sermon during which she invited participants to renew their commitments to walk with each other and meet needs of God's children in love. Carol Winkler (left), 2015-2018 moderator of PW Churchwide, followed Sadekie's invitation with a charge and benediction, "Let us go from this, place, knowing we are not alone, but connected to our sisters and brothers and all of creation." Photo by Michael Martin.

The 2015 Churchwide Gathering has ended

The 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women has ended . . . officially, anyway! More than 1,700 women are back home, with notebooks, hearts and minds focused on the Gathering theme, “One Body, One Spirit.”

Stories, photos and resources from the Gathering are being uploaded to the Gathering web pages. Check in over the next few days and you’ll find plenty! Your PW sisters who attended have many ideas on how to implement the ideas and understandings theyre taking home. And PWs mission and ministry over the next three years will be shaped by all that we heard, learned and felt at the Gathering. Stay tuned!


PW logo 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.


San Francisco city view

The San Francisco Bay Area will be the site for the 2016 USA Mission Experience.

Apply for the 2016 USA Mission Experience

A group of Presbyterian Women will travel to the San Francisco Bay Area in California in September 22–30, 2016 for the USA Mission Experience. Participants will encounter challenges to God’s promise of a beloved community and witness to the faithful work being done by our sisters in the San Francisco and San Jose presbyteries.

This experience will look at issues of immigration and human trafficking. Download an application and apply by July 15, 2015!

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women with arms in heart shape; comfort o comfort scriptureGive to the 2015 Birthday Offering

We invite you to open your hearts to the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux (Memphis, Tennessee) and Bethesda Christian Community Center (Barranquilla, Colombia). These two projects, which support women who are overcoming oppressive situations, have been selected as recipients for the 2015 Birthday Offering. The grant amounts for these worthwhile projects will depend on gifts offered during 2015. The goal is $500,000.  Give to the Birthday Offering as you have been blessed. 

Learn more about the two recipients or find resources to promote the Offering in your congregation, presbytery and synod.


Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women

The second quarterly newsletter of 2015 is now available! Read highlights of the spring 2015 Churchwide Coordinating meeting, get last-minute information about the Churchwide Gathering, the 2015 Thank Offering, Come to the Waters Bible study resources and learn about the rest of 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!

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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.


Comments

  • 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: http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/pw/logo/ . 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.

  • Praise Jesus.i was happy to visit your site and very imprssed.am in Kenya and i hope to benfit alot from your web site. Thanks. Mrs Alex by margaret Alex on 08/20/2011 at 4:30 a.m.

  • We are very delighted to know all your commitments to save humanity and restore dignity. May GOD bless you by Ruralaid on 08/16/2011 at 6:33 p.m.

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