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multi-colored rope woven togetherPlan your gift to the 2017 Mission Pledge, PW’s annual fund

The 2017 Mission Pledge packet is now available for download! This resource has all the information you need to plan your giving and encourage others to give to Presbyterian Women’s Mission Pledge (annual fund) in 2017. It will be mailing in late July to congregations, Celebration Giving Representatives and moderators and treasurers of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery and Synod.

Download the 2017 Mission Pledge packet.

With stories and charts about what your gifts to the Mission Pledge makes possible, the Mission Pledge packet also includes a letter from PW's Churchwide moderator, Carol Winkler, a checklist/timeline for promoting giving and pledge forms. Plan to use these materials with your PW in the congregation in August and September. If you do not have a PW in the Congregation, you can still support Presbyterian Women by giving to the Mission Pledge online and remaining active in your presbytery, synod or churchwide.

Thank you for your generous support of Presbyterian Women!


Join a PW mission tour of Ferncliff

Consider joining a hands-on mission tour of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Center, Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, October 24–28, 2016. You will tour the facility, which is related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbytery of Arkansas; assemble Gifts of the Heart kits; receive PDA disaster response training; and visit the Heifer Project’s headquarters and Clinton Library. Participation is limited to 20, so apply soon!

The application (due no later than September 24) includes a full itinerary and cost information. Download the application. Contact Kathy Reeves, PW’s associate for mission, at 502/569-5402 or by email for additional information.


samples of poster 1Think you know Presbyterian Women?

A new series of light-hearted and happily serious posters help show the range of what it means to be Presbyterian Women. Download these posters and share them widely—in newsletters, on bulletin boards, anywhere that you can share all that PW is and does. View the posters.

And, this wildly popular series inspired Mary Cook Jorgenson to write a skit about all that Presbyterian Women does and is. Download the skit.


buckets of cleaning suppliesCreate (or fund) clean-up buckets for flood response

Spring and summer has brought heavy rains and flooding to Texas and West Virginia. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance invites Presbyterian Women to join in the response to these affected areas. Clean-up buckets, made up of a bucket full of cleaning products, are in short supply. Presbyterian Women who live close to Ferncliff's warehouse in Arkansas are welcome to deliver the buckets there. While shipping the buckets is cost prohibitive, women not near Ferncliff may donate money to the response. Learn more about the buckets and PDA's response.  


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 fall of 2016. 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!


Thank Offering coverGive to the 2016 Thank Offering

Your gifts to the 2015 Thank Offering made it possible in 2016 for 22 life-changing ministries to help at-risk youth, ensure safe housing for low-income families, supplement meals for hungry schoolchildren, and more. Grants given in 2016 from the 2015 offering totaled over $500,000. Recipients include the following:

Learn more about the recipients by clicking here. Resources to promote the Thank Offering are in the mail to all PC(USA) congregations, attn: PW/Women's Group. If your group does not receive the materials, download free materials online. Order placemats, bulletin inserts and coin boxes from the Church Store. Or give on line to the 2016 Thank Offering by clicking here. Help us reach the $900,000 goal in 2016 so more ministries can receive our support in 2017.


Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women

Quarterly news third quarter 2016

The third-quarter newsletter is now available! Read highlights of GA222 related to PW, learn about Courageous Conversations and how your congregation can become a Courageous Congregation, get information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, get ideas for your holiday store, and much more. Each quarter, learn about the worthwhile and exciting work of Presbyterian Women by downloading and reading PW's quarterly newsletter for leaders. 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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Where we’ve been, 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.


Remembering six decades of pioneering women

This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of women as teaching elders in the Presbyterian Church. Last year was the 110th anniversary of women as deacons and the 85th anniversary of women as ruling elders. Read an article by Rhashell Hunter (director of Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries) celebrating these milestones in women's ministry.


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.


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  • MBEYA PRESBYTERIAN TANZANIA BOX 3313 MBEYA TANZANIA,WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT SPIRITUAL,WE HAD CHARRISON MINISTRY ORPHANS PLEASE TRY TO PRAY FOR US THAT ALL WOMEN SHOULD HELP US FOR PRAYER THAT OUR MINISTRY SHOULD HAVE SUPPORT,,OUR CHURCH IS TILL MISSION,IN MBEYA TANZANIA, by pastor geofrey k.chambo on 05/18/2014 at 2:33 p.m.

  • Gail, we anticipate having the Churchwide Gathering web page live by the middle of this month. In the meantime, the hotel has been selected, the registration cost set—and the good news is that both will cost less than in 2012! Registration is just $395 for the 2015 Gathering ($125 for single days), and rooms at the Hyatt are $169 plus tax (for up to four in a room). Put it on your calendar—June 18–21, 2015! Put a couple bucks back each day from now until then, and you can almost have it paid for by the time you get there! Can't go? Sponsor someone who can! For more details, check the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. Go to www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/pw/about/ and click the "Quarterly newsletter" link. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in June 2015! by Yvonne Hileman on 05/01/2014 at 3:40 p.m.

  • When will the Churchwide Gathering link be updated with the information on the 2015 CWG? We are anxious to get the details, so that women can start planning, especially in regards to registration costs. Thank you. by Gail on 04/27/2014 at 11:39 p.m.

  • Hi Linda, Thank you for visiting the PW web site and for your interest in the preemie baby caps. Lots of PW love to make the preemie caps, and they are needed! All the caps get sent to the Brethren Service Center in Maryland and ship on to hospitals in Africa. Below is the address for shipping them: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) c/o Brethren Service Center PO Box 188 601 Main Street New Windsor, MD 21776 410.635.8795 Phone 410.635.8739 Fax If you have any further questions about PW’s Mission work, please contact Kathy Reeves at Katharine.reeves@pcusa.org. by Patricia Longfellow on 04/07/2014 at 5:05 p.m.

  • May I please have information on premie baby caps. Where they need to be sent and who will receive them. by Linda Learned on 03/20/2014 at 11:58 a.m.

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