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
Promote and give to the Mission Pledge, PW's annual fund
Your gifts to the Mission Pledge, PW's annual fund, make possible every mission and ministry of Presbyterian Women at all levels of the church. Your generous support of the organization makes possible circle meetings; work for justice; hands-on mission; Bible studies; presbytery, synod and churchwide Gatherings; and much, much more!
The 2018 Mission Pledge Packet is now available to help plan your giving to Presbyterian Women. The packet includes best practices and resources for receiving pledges to the Mission Pledge in the fall of 2017, which will be collected throughout 2018. With pledge forms, cards, a letter from PW Churchwide moderator Carol Winkler (in English, Spanish and Korean) and statistics on Mission Pledge giving and funding, the packet has all you need! Download the Mission Pledge packet.
PW Warehouse Sale!
Equipping the saints for life today—and tomorrow—may include sharing and enjoying resources that, although not brand new, bring the good news to others and ourselves! That’s why Presbyterian Women is offering dozens of resources at discounted prices (some are free; just pay shipping). You can share with a new immigrant church group, a prison ministry, a new circle, even order for you and your circle, too! If you have a story to tell about how you choose to share or use your resources, please contact Sharon Dunne-Gillies at email@example.com. Please note that many of these resources are available in very (very!) limited quantities. Order accordingly! Download the sale flier now. And hurry! Sale ends September 1, 2017.
Guide for PW Treasurers now available
If you're a PW Treasurer, Celebration Giving representative or PW leader looking for information about giving deadlines or procedures, the new Guide for PW Treasurers is just what you need! This free download outlines what you need to know to facilitate giving to PW's many programs. Order the Guide for PW Treasurers now.
Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women
The second-quarter newsletter is now available! Find the latest information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, learn about PW/PDA training opportunities, get the full scoop on the 2018–2019 PW/Horizons Bible study, read highlights of the spring 2017 CCT meeting, and much more. Each quarter, learn about the worthwhile and exciting work of Presbyterian Women by downloading and reading PW's quarterly churchwide newsletter. 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 more!
Think 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.
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. 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!
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.
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.
The Presbyterian Women of Broad Church would like to extend a warm invitation to the women of Bethany Presbyterian Church to our Retreat on March 9 at the Martin de Porres Center of Ohio Dominican from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The leader of the day will be Emily Corzine. A light lunch of soup and salad will be served. The cost is $20.00. For more information about the event and/or scholarships, contact Jane Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-740-965-1784 by March 3. Sincerely, Carol Freeland
For those who would like to apply to be Bible Study test groups for the next Horizons Bible Study, please go to this link for application form and theme: (you can find the application form in the sidebar of this page) http://horizons.pcusa.org/bibleupcome.htm
The field testing for the Horizons Bible Study is an important component of its development. The women in my church are interested in forming a field testing group for the next Bible study scheduled for this. Can you tell me what the subject is and how we can apply to be a group?
PW in Scioto Valley Presbytery want to encourage women to start saving for the next Churchwide Gathering. We know it is in Minneapolis, MN, but what are the dates?
Could you please give an update on the current status of The Congo Palm Development Project. My congregation had an interest in it several years ago, and the only information we can find doesn't seem to be current.