Join us in Florida!
More than 1,800 Presbyterian women (and a few men!) from around the world gathered at the Gaylord Palms July 18–22, 2012. The theme of the 2012 Gathering was “River of Hope,” based on Psalm 46:4–5. Learn about the speakers, community and fun at the Gathering!
Presbyterian Women’s Global Gala
From east and west they came—from Bangladesh, New Jersey, South Sudan and Cuba, from Canada, California, Arizona and Florida. From 30 states and 15 countries, Presbyterian women leaders came together the evening of Tuesday, July 17 for a Global Gala to celebrate mission partnerships and the important work of Christian women all over the world.
The Global Gala is the culmination of two days of orientation for Presbyterian Women’s international guests. Global Partners, Global Exchange and USA Mission Experience participants, international guests, the Gathering Planning Team and various members of PW’s Churchwide Coordinating Team gathered to welcome one another and to share a bit of their culture and their work together. Read more.
Get a taste of the Gathering
Watch this six-minute video that offers a look at the fun, worship and fellowship that you can have at the 2012 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women in Orlando, Florida, July 18-22, 2012.
Beautiful, fair trade, high-quality t-shirts featuring the Gathering logo are now available. And the shirts not only show your enthusiasm to share in the “River of Hope,” the shirts also represent hope. For generations, hope was in short supply for the women and girls of Sonagacchi, the oldest and largest of Calcutta’s red light districts. But a company named Freeset—a bag and t-shirt manufacturing company—has taught women and girls sewing skills that transform their lives from exploitation and pain to freedom and promise. With the theme “River of Hope” in mind, the women of Freeset have dyed, sewn and signed the River of Hope Gathering t-shirts.
The shirts are available in misses’, women’s and plus cuts. The misses cut runs slightly smaller and closer to the body than the women’s cut. It has a scoop neck and cap sleeves. The women’s cut is slightly looser in the chest and waist, and has a scoop neck and regular sleeves. The plus cut is longer and straighter than the misses’ or women’s cut and has a scoop neck and standard sleeves. All styles are in a lovely berry hue, with the Gathering logo on top and the signatures of the makers in white (in Bangla) on the bottom. The cost is $15.
2012 Churchwide Gathering t-shirt sizing chart