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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 third-quarter newsletter is now available! Find the latest information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, learn about PW disaster response trainers, get the full scoop on the 2018–2019 PW/Horizons Bible study, learn about churchwide moderator visits with PW in the presbyteries and synods, 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.
Iam a Zambian female aged 47 years. Iam so impressed with the birthday and offering gifts which the women commit to support the charity. I work with the grassroot women who are living under poverty duntum line. My husband is pastoring a rural Church with few males and the rest are women. God bless
Where can I find logos for things like the Roma Baskets and Fair trade to use in my newsletter?
to cheryl b on 11-27-11. Yes we have a small group of ladies who take hats, afghans, quilts andwhatever to the NICU ANDCRITICAL CARE children at local hospital everfy year just beore Christmas and inJuly every year. We canalways use more help. Thank you God'shelpers. Sina
Hi Kim, Thank you for visiting the PW web site and leaving a comment! I checked with Kathy Reeves, PW’s Associate for Mission Relations, and she suggested you contact World Mission’s YAV experience web site at http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/yav/yavexperience/. Essie Buxton works with the Young Adult Volunteers, and her contact info is email@example.com .
Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by the PW web site! Yes, knitted baby caps are still needed (get those knitting needles ready!) and should be sent to the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, MD. Thanks for asking!