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A new website for Presbyterian Women

Work is underway to create a new and improved website for Presbyterian Women. The new site will merge content from Presbyterian Women's website (these pages!), the Horizons Magazine and Bible study website and the Gathering website. It will launch at the end of the first quarter. A condensed version of the Horizons website will be available during this redesign. Click on the "Horizons magazine and Bible study" link in the left-hand navigation of this site.

Thank you to the hundreds who answered survey questions to help us create the best site possible. And thank you for your patience! 


literacy bulletin cover, group of children readingJoin Together in Action for children's literacy

Presbyterian Women's second 2016 Together in Action days are quickly approaching: May 2–8. The focus in May will be promoting and supporting children's literacy, in connection with the PC(USA)'s Educate a Child Initiative. (And the Together in Action days coincide with Children's Book Week, which your community may already have plans to celebrate.) Anything that you and/or your PW group does to promote literacy and education for children means that you are part of Together in Action. Presbyterian Women has created a number of resources to assist your efforts

  • a bulletin insert with information about the importance of literacy and suggestions for literacy-promoting activities
  • a list of suggested actions, from handing out story Bibles to organizing a story time 
  • a book list with names of children's books that promote spirituality, character development, imagination and more

Your efforts for literacy need not stop on May 8. Consider joining the PC(USA)'s Educate a Child network. Tell us what you do to promote literacy, so we can share with others!  


Roma children and babiesPrayer and thanksgiving for the Roma

Join with Presbyterian Women around the country in celebrating International Roma Day on April 8. During the 2008 Global Exchange to Eastern Europe, Presbyterian Women met and learned about the Roma people, including the significant challenges they face as the largest minority group in Europe. A two-sided flier is available to assist in your celebration of Romani culture, history and people. 

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Learn more about PW's partnership with Roma. Review PW's past resources for International Roma Day. 


Birthday Offering cover, waterfallGive to the 2016 Birthday Offering

The 2016 Birthday Offering will fund four life-changing projects:

  • Heartland 180 (Kansas),
  • Direct Action and Research Training Center  (Florida),
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (California), and
  • Building Minds in South Sudan

Your gift to the Birthday Offering will allow these ministries to help at-risk youth, ensure safe housing for low-income families and build a school for girls. The actual grant amounts for these worthwhile programs will depend on gifts received in 2016.

Learn more about the recipients. Resources to promote the Birthday Offering (in your congregation, presbytery and synod) are available to order or to download. Please give generously to the 2016 Birthday Offering to help reach the $900,000 goal. 

Note: The 2016 Birthday Offering materials are being printed. Expect to receive them in the mail in late February.


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.

 

Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women

Quarterly news first quarter 2016

The second quarterly newsletter of 2016 is now available! Get information about Who Is Jesus Bible study resources, read highlights of the spring 2016 Churchwide Coordinating Team meeting, find information about new PW logo items, get ideas for PW mission and much more. Each quarter, learn about the worthwhile and exciting work of Presbyterian Women. You'll be in the know about all the latest leadership and mission opportunities, new resources, giving opportunities, peace and justice programs, special events, offerings 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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