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
Apply for the Presbyterian delegation to CSW
Presbyterians will again join Ecumenical Women partners to advocate for justice for women at the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission will tentatively meet March 9–20, 2015, at UN headquarters in New York City. Related events will take place at venues near the UN headquarters.
The Commission will review progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The Commission will address current challenges that affect the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.
Download a packet of information that includes the application to be part of the Presbyterian delegation.
Get 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!
Give 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.
Start 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
In 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.