What Presbyterian Women Do

Presbyterian Women understands that scripture asks us to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. As such, Presbyterian Women provides information about justice and peace and ministry to inform mission and community-building work. Learn More

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Celebrate PW Gives Day

PW Gives Day commemorates the founding of Presbyterian Women and the ongoing journey of PW—the community that is PW and each individual woman who is PW! On this day (or any day between now and July 31), share your PW story, invite someone to participate in PW, and/or give in thanks for all that Presbyterian Women makes possible.

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PW's Online Churchwide Gathering Event

Presbyterian Women’s Online Churchwide Gathering Event will take place on August 5, 4–6 pm (Eastern). The event will be livestreamed and will include worship and plenary with inspiring speakers who will help viewers find new ways to “Rejoice in Hope.”

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2021-2022 PW/Horizons Bible Study

What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus by Merryl Blair with Suggestions for Leaders by Magdalena I. García explores stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. These stories will lead us into the good news about Jesus Christ and provide us with a richer idea of what the good news is.

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Spring 2021 PW NewsBytes now available

PW’s newsletter NewsBytes brims with news you can use about Presbyterian Women’s ministries, resources and network. Find out what’s new with PW’s Board, the Online Churchwide Gathering Event and more in the Spring 2021 PW NewsBytes.


Promote and Support the 2021 Thank Offering

Eliza Clokey of Springfield, Ohio, planted the seed for the Thank Offering in 1888 when she urged each woman to give one dollar over and above her usual contribution to the Women’s General Missionary Society of the United Presbyterian Church of North America. Since then, faithful givers have responded to Eliza’s call to give a “thank offering to her Lord.”

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Our Purpose

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves

  • to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
  • to support the mission of the church worldwide,
  • to work for justice and peace, and
  • to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

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Love God, Love People

“When I was in my 20s, I did a year of mission work in a small neighborhood. The program, Mission Year, had a motto: Love God. Love people. Nothing else matters. I remember thinking that so many things mattered. What was I going to do with my life? Was I going to make it through the year? Why weren’t we allowed to have televisions? Then something happened—I was forced to get to know my neighbors.”

To read more of this story by Micah Rose Emerson as it appears in the 2021 Summer issue of Horizons Magazine, click to order or subscribe.

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