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Give to the 2017 Birthday Offering

Birthday Offering coverYour gifts to the 2017 Birthday Offering will make it possible for three life-changing ministries to help families seeking shelter from domestic violence in South Carolina, provide marginalized citizens in rural Cuba with hope and health services, and provide water systems to more than 40 families in New Mexico. Please give and promote giving so that each of these grants may be fully funded in 2017. The goal is $500,000. Recipients are:

Resources to promote the Birthday Offering are in the mail to all PC(USA) congregations, attn: PW/Women's Group. If your group does not receive the materials by the end of February 2017, download free materials online—promotional booklet and order form. Order placemats, posters, bulletin inserts, bulletin covers and promotional booklets from the Church Store. Or click to give to the 2017 Birthday Offering. Help us reach our goal in 2017 so more ministries can receive our support in 2018.

You Welcomed Us cover, images of Roma peopleCelebrate International Day of the Roma

Since the 2008 Global Exchange to Eastern Europe, Presbyterian Women has stood in solidarity with the Roma, an ethnic group of roughly 15 million people living around the world. In nearly every country, Roma are discriminated against and marginalized.

International Day of the Roma is April 8, 2017. Consider holding the Roma in your prayers on April 8 and the days leading up to it.

In addition to the prayer and thanksgiving resources created by PW in years past, learn more about the Roma in You Welcomed Us into Your Kingdom. This book (recently translated into English) was created by the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH).

You may also contribute to PW’s Roma Development Project. Make checks payable to Presbyterian Women, specify PWUND11 in the memo line and mail to PW Remittance Processing, PO Box 643652, Pittsburgh PA 15264-3652.

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!

Get the latest news from Presbyterian Women

Quarterly news first quarter 2017

The first-quarter newsletter is now available! Find the latest information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, learn about PW mission opportunities, get the full scoop on the 2018–2019 PW/Horizons Bible study, print Birthday Offering and Bible study order forms, 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!


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.

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.

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.


  • Thanks. So much for letting me know what is going on iwill try to get involved as soon as possible by Christiana Amponsah on 06/29/2016 at 11:43 p.m.

  • Hi Peggy - the 2016-2017 Horizons Bible Study, "Who is Jesus?" is HERE! You can purchase it online from the PC(USA) Church Store at this link: . Thanks for asking! Patricia by Patricia Longfellow on 04/06/2016 at 11:31 a.m.

  • I would like to know when the NEW BIBLE STUDY WILL BE READY FOR ME TO BUY????? by Peggy on 04/06/2016 at 11:01 a.m.

  • Hi Tammy (and others wondering about pillowcase dresses) - "Little Dresses for Africa" is a place to send dresses of this type, or to find patterns for making them. Their web site is: Thank you for doing this ministry! by Patricia Longfellow on 03/22/2016 at 4:11 p.m.

  • Do you know of anyone that could use pillowcase dresses for girls and shirts for boys? by Tammy Biddix on 03/22/2016 at 1:21 p.m.

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