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Register now for the 2015 Churchwide Gathering of PW!

Minnie the Moose on a bus heading to the Churchwide GatheringRegistration for the 2015 PW Churchwide Gathering is open! We apologize for the delay. 

Register now.

(We are using the PC(USA) event registration system, so if you've registered online for national events—like the General Assembly, Big Tent, or the 2012 CWG—you already have an account username and password. Once logged in, there will be a list of your past conferences. You may need to return to this page to get a fresh link to the 2015 Churchwide Gathering sign-up. If this is your first event, all you need is an email address; then you'll pick a username and password and off you go!)

All roads lead to Minneapolis for the 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, June 18–21! Turn on your GPS, turn off your hectic schedule and follow Minnie the Moose (the 2015 CWG moose-cot) to the lovely Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for days of worship, fun, fellowship, connection and spiritual uplift! The theme of the Gathering is “One Body, One Spirit,” based on 1 Corinthians 12:12–27.  Registration for the event is just $395 (less than in 2012!), with hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency at $169 per night (up to four guests per room).

Limited number of grants available for CSW, CWG

Please note that a limited number of Leadership Development grants are available from Presbyterian Women for women who will be delegates to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (2015) and for attendees to the 2015 Churchwide Gathering. Grant recipients will receive a maximum reimbursement of $500 for expenses related to attendance at either event. Download applications for the CSW grant here, the Churchwide Gathering grant here.

Together in Action bulletin insert

Updated human trafficking resources

If you are planning around Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11, you may be interested in the updated Toolkit for Action available from the PC(USA)'s Human Trafficking Roundtable (download here) and the "Together in Action" bulletin insert and four-page resource.

legacy christmas CD cover, nativity angelOrder Legacy Christmas CDs

The second volume of the Legacy Christmas CD, Nativity Carols and Hymns, is now available for consignment or purchase. This CD features a range of styles, from Celtic-influenced pieces to Appalachian tunes common to churches in the 1700 and 1800s. Positive reviews of the music from the new volume keep coming in. (You can preview songs from both beautiful collections here.)

And remember, proceeds from sales of the CD are split between Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering and Living Waters for the World. So your purchase is a win-win-win!  Last year, more than 400 churches supported the Legacy Christmas project, raising net proceeds of $100,000. We hope to surpass that total this year. With two beautiful CDs now available, we can do it—but we need your help!

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

The fourth 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! For an editable Word document, click here.


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 grants totaling $699,125 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.

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.


  • 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.

  • Praise Jesus.i was happy to visit your site and very 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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