“Nurturing our faith through prayer and Bible study” is the first point of our purpose, and the reason for this priority is clear:
As Presbyterian Women, we affirm the PC(USA)’s position that scripture is the written word of God, guiding and inspiring us, individually and collectively. Put another way, nurturing our faith is key to discerning how God through the Holy Spirit would like for us to be (and act) in this world.
Presbyterian Women publishes a bible study each year that we use locally in four Saturday gatherings, sometimes in the fall or during Lent. Our circles and small groups also use this resource.
Presbyterian Women also nurture faith by participating in ecumenical movements.
World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women from more than 170 countries and regions who together pray and act for peace and justice each year on a day set aside for that purpose.
Fellowship of the Least Coin is a global, ecumenical prayer movement that invites women to pray for peace and reconciliation and to set aside the least coin of their country as a symbol of that prayer.
For more than 200 years, Presbyterian women everywhere have demonstrated a commitment to serve the mission of the church in special, caring ways.
For Presbyterian Women, supporting mission means that we respond to God’s love for us by offering our many gifts to ensure wholeness for all. We bring Christ’s love to the world.
Some of the ways we support mission are:
We are called to share God’s love with the world, by being God’s hands in the world. We answer God’s call to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).
PW is an active member of the UN Conference on the Status of Women and participates in seminars, studies and advocates for the rights of women and girls throughout the world.
We respond to local or regional justice and peace needs. We’ve made cookies for the jail, organized a conference – “Prevention of Violence against Women”, raised funds for charitable organizations who help the powerless.
As disciples of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Presbyterian Women is committed to finding, nurturing and building community in our circles and our community and throughout the world.
We stand with each other celebrating the good times and supporting each other through the difficult times.
Our Circles of women meet monthly, offering programs, hands-on mission opportunities and fellowship.
Presbyterian Women provides an atmosphere that promotes personal growth and develops women’s gifts of responsible and visionary leadership.
Leadership development opportunities are available at the Presbytery, Synod and National levels.
We award the May C. McIntosh Memorial Scholarship to candidates attending higher education.