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
Register now for the 2015 Churchwide Gathering!
Registration for the 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women is open!
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 June 18–21 for 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).
Apply for a grant to attend the Churchwide Gathering
Are you looking for financial assistance for the Churchwide Gathering? In addition to funding that may be available through your PW in the synod or presbytery groups, a limited number of leadership development grants are available from Presbyterian Women churchwide. Grant recipients will receive a maximum reimbursement of $500 for expenses related to attendance. Submit your application by March 1.
Join a Celebration Giving webinar
Celebration Giving Representatives (CGR) assist with interpretation and promotion of giving opportunities within Presbyterian Women, and can represent their congregation, presbytery and/or synod. Join a webinar to learn best practices for promoting giving to Presbyterian Women’s mission and ministry. (And even if you’re not a CGR, join the webinar to learn about what gifts to Presbyterian Women will accomplish!) RSVP now to join a webinar on February 10 at 7 pm (EST).
Get 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.
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.
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.