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Women's Ministries

Our ‘Hidden Figures’

As Presbyterian World Mission celebrates its 180th anniversary this year, it’s worth noting that well over 200 years ago Presbyterian Women were organizing around mission, both domestically and internationally.

Running the race on a ‘stony road’

Sounds of the Black American National Anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing permeated the chapel at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Center as employees celebrated Black History Month during today’s chapel service.

Intergenerational Valentine’s Day event celebrates women’s friendships

The last thing that Laura Raffle wants to do on Valentine’s Day is have dinner out at a crowded restaurant. “Although we of course recognize the holiday, I find Valentine’s Day to be a bit overrated in terms of romantic love,” says Raffle, a member of the 1,300-member First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in historic downtown Charleston, S.C. “What I really love is the fact that it’s a fun day for my kids to get a special treat and to make Valentine’s Day cards, especially my four-year-old daughter, who is just learning how to write. For me it’s all about showing my love

Members of suburban Memphis congregation join Women’s March on Washington

Presbyterian Women were among an estimated 3.3 – 4.6 million people who rallied at Women’s Marches across the country Saturday to advocate for women’s rights, access to affordable health care, protection for immigrants and racial minorities and, for many, against a newly inaugurated President who has bragged of sexual assault and made misogynistic statements. Four women from Farmington Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee, joined approximately 600,000 marchers in Washington, D.C., to add their voices to this chorus.

Presbyterian ministries call for end to violence and sexual abuse

Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten in the U.S. One in three women and one in four men are physically abused by an intimate partner, totaling more than 10 million abuse victims annually, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

Study finds gender discrimination still pervasive within the PC(USA)

Women’s Advocacy Day observed at the Presbyterian Center by Gail Strange | Presbyterian News Service Last Wednesday started, as most do at the Presbyterian Center, with a 9:00 a.m. worship service. But this service was unique. Staff and guests gathered for a Service of Awareness sponsored jointly by Presbyterian Women and the Racial Ethnic &… Read more »

Haiti’s political turmoil makes hard lives even harder

Life starts early in Haiti. Market women, called madam seras in their native language, rise before dawn to sell produce along the streets or in village markets. Arriving at their spot to sell, they spread a cover on the ground and artistically arrange their wares, be they vegetables, sundries or household items.

PC(USA) churches invited to become ‘Courageous Congregations’

With approval from newly appointed Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, Presbyterian World Mission and Presbyterian Women are working together to provide resources to churches that want to act as “Courageous Congregations” in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Congregations are asked to speak about issues related to gender-based and sexual violence by preaching, teaching or holding a service of healing for survivors.