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“Prepare the way of the Lord.” — Luke 3:4

National Task Group Response to PW Groups in Congregations 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 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 PW program coordinator Ann Ferguson staffed the group. 

The task group created a report for the Administration Committee of the Churchwide Coordinating Team (CCT), PW’s national board of directors. That report has been approved. The information piece, Presbyterian Women Groups in PC(USA) Churches Seeking Dismissal, provided here as a download, was created from the report and is available to you for circulation.

Mary Jorgenson's article on PW as a connectional organization within a connectional PC(USA) appears in the September/October 2013 issue of Horizons magazine. Click here to subscribe.

The PW Manual and the PW Covenant mentioned in the information piece are available through the links provided below. Click here for information about incorporation.


  • Download “Presbyterian Women Groups in PC(USA) Churches Seeking Dismissal” and circulate widely among your PW groups.
  • Order the PW Manual from Church Store.
  • Click here for the PW covenant with PMAB (GAMC).