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2015 PW Gathering—"One Body, One Spirit"

From June 18 through 21, more than 1,700 Presbyterian women (and a few men) met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to celebrate the 2015 Churchwide Gathering. The theme "One Body, One Spirit" was explored in worship, plenary sessions, workshops, mission activities and much more.  

See stories and images from Day 1—Thursday, June 18.

See stories and images from Day 2—Friday, June 19.

See stories and images from Day 3—Saturday, June 20.

See stories and images from Day 4—Sunday, June 21.

Legacies and leaders, budgets and bylaws

By Yvonne Hileman

passing of the gavel

The gavel has been passed! Mary Cook Jorgenson (2012–2015 Churchwide moderator, third from right) hands the ceremonial gavel to newly elected moderator Carol Winkler (third from left). Past and newly elected vice moderators for justice and peace concerns Sheila Louder (far left) and Wanda Beauman (second from left) and newly elected and past vice moderators for mission relationships Judy Persons (second from right) and Pam Snyder (far right) witness the official transition.
Photo by Michael Martin

Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA), Inc. has a new slate of moderators and representatives, elected on the second day of the Business Meeting—a day of jubilation and sadness.

In the evening of Wednesday, June 17, the 2015 Business Meeting began with a prayer: “May the God of freedom, hope, compassion and strength fill us, and may we stand on a foundation of hope, made possible by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.”

With great joy, Rhashell Hunter, director of Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries brought greetings from the PC(USA). Sporting the Honorary Life Membership pin she was surprised with at the most recent General Assembly Mission Council meeting (“They pulled one over on me!”), she said she was very honored and humbled to receive it. “PW is an organization near and dear to my heart. I think of the many women serving the church in a humble way, with hearts of love.” Read more.