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Mission pledge cover, flowers and pile of stonesGive 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!

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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.

 

Thank Offering coverGive 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. 


The 2015 Churchwide Gathering has ended

Carol Winkler and Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes during closing plenary

During the closing worship of the 2015 Churchwide Gathering, Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes (far 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 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.” Find stories, photos and resources from the Gathering on the Gathering web pages. 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!


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 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.

  • 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.

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