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.
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.
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.”