Join us in Minneapolis!
The 2015 PW Churchwide Gathering will be held June 18–21, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Make plans to join us! 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). Registration will open January 15, 2015.
The theme of the Gathering is “One Body, One Spirit,” based on 1 Corinthians 12:12–27. As always, workshops, plenary sessions, worship, mission opportunities and all Gathering programming will explore the theme in the context of a diverse, faithful sisterhood.
Help us promote the Gathering!
Gathering planners are so enthusiastic about this Gathering, they don't want anyone to miss it! Help them spread the word about the great location, the inspired theme, the lower prices, the June date, and the transformative experience that the Churchwide Gathering is for all who attend! Download this packet of materials, complete with Minnie the Gathering moose-cot, and share with all your friends! Of course, your story of what the Gathering means to you is perhaps the most powerful tool. Share with someone who has never been!
Write the Gathering theme song!
Is there a song in your heart? Are you movin’ your feet?
Imagine One Body movin’ to the beat.
We’re lookin’ for a theme song.
Will you create one and send it along?
Experienced songwriters, budding musicians,
we await your creative submissions.
Familiar melody* or brand-new tune,
we’ll sing it together a year from this June!
Presbyterian Women is seeking a theme song that enhances the “One Body, One Spirit” theme for the 2015 Churchwide Gathering! Submissions should consist of original words and music (or original words to a tune in the public domain) that reflect the Gathering theme and scripture. Theme song submissions may also include you (or someone else) singing your song! Submissions must be theologically sound, in keeping with the Reformed tradition, and must use inclusive language. Submissions will not be returned and there will be no remuneration. PW retains all rights.
Submissions must be received no later than September 15, 2014. Please email words and music to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name and phone number in the email. You may also submit performances of your submission on YouTube (optional). Be sure to email the link to the video when you submit words and music to email@example.com. If you prefer, you may mail your submission to PW Gathering Theme Song, c/o 1949 Radcliffe Drive North, Clearwater, FL 33763.
* Must be a melody in the public domain—that is, a tune that does not require permission and/or license fee to use.
Get a taste of the Gathering
Watch this four-minute video that offers a look at the fun, worship and fellowship that you can have at the 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women!
(Gathering images from the 2012 Gathering in Orlando, Florida.)
Look back at the 2012 Gathering
More than 1,800 Presbyterian women (and a few men!) from around the world gathered in Orlando for the 2012 Churchwide Gathering. The theme of the 2012 Gathering was “River of Hope,” based on Psalm 46:4–5.