Online Churchwide Gathering Event and Business Meeting


Presbyterian Women’s in-person 2021 Churchwide Gathering, which was to be held in St. Louis, has been cancelled. However, Presbyterian Women are committed and connected, so will you join us for PW’s Online Churchwide Gathering event and to watch PW’s Business Meeting?

Download a wallet card that summarizes when and how to view both the Online Gathering Event and Business Meeting.

Online Churchwide Gathering Event

When is PW’s Online Churchwide Gathering Event?
The Online Churchwide Gathering Event will be August 5, 4–6 pm ET. (It will begin after a one-hour break following the conclusion of the Business Meeting at 3 pm.)

How do I watch the Online Churchwide Gathering Event?
The Online Churchwide Gathering Event will be held on Zoom and also livestreamed on Presbyterian Women’s Facebook page. Zoom’s capacity is limited, but the livestream on Facebook is open to all. Go to PW’s Facebook page just a few minutes early, or whenever you can join on August 5, 4–6 pm ET!

How can I share this news with others?
Tell your friends to visit Copy or adapt this page to share in your newsletter or on your website, with the logo for the Online Churchwide Gathering Event.

What will happen during the Online Churchwide Gathering Event?
The online event will include plenary and worship. During plenary, Irene Pak Lee—associate pastor at Stone Church in Willow Glen, California—will offer a  keynote.

The Gathering means an opportunity to subscribe to Horizons for just $19.95 a year. And those who love Horizons will enjoy hearing from PW/Horizons Bible study authors, present and future!

• Merryl Blair, author of What My Grandmothers Taught MeLearning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus (2021–2022 study)

• Carol Bechtel, author of Celebrating SabbathAccepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight (2022–2023 study)

• Olive Mahabir, author of Sacred EncountersThe Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Luke (2023–2024)

You’ll hear about programs and resources that Presbyterian Women cherish, and see messages of hope and thanks from individual Presbyterian Women, PW groups and PW’s ministry partners.

During worship, Rev. Diane Moffet will preach and Austin College will provide music. Communion will be celebrated as we Rejoice in Hope, newly confident in God’s promise to guide and support us, and our PW community that strengthens us.

What does it cost to attend?
It’s free to watch the livestream of the Online Churchwide Gathering Event! The event is not free to produce, and is possible thanks to the annual fund, financial gifts to make the Gathering possible, and sponsorships from PW groups and PW’s ministry partners.

Thank you, Gathering sponsors!

PW in the Synod of Lincoln TrailsPW in the Synod of the Rocky MountainsPW in the Synod of the TrinityPW of East Liberty Presbyterian Church
PW in the Synod of Mid-AmericaPW in the Synod of Southern California and HawaiiPW in the Presbytery of CharlotteCommission on the Status of Women participants
PW in the Synod of the NortheastPW of the Synod of the SouthwestPW in Pittsburgh PresbyteryKay Olson, First Presbyterian Church, Sioux Falls, Presbytery of South Dakota

PW’s Triennial Business Meeting

When is the Business Meeting?
The Business Meeting will be online August 4 from 1–3 pm ET and August 5 from 1–3 pm ET.

How do I watch the Business Meeting?
Observers may watch a livestream on Presbyterian Women’s Facebook page. Go to PW’s Facebook page just a few minutes early, or whenever you can join on August 4 and 5, from 1 to 3 pm ET, each day! Consider a watch party with your PW group!

Voting representatives are receiving communication via email about training for the meeting. If you are a voting representative and have not received an email about training and registration for the Business Meeting, contact Patricia Longfellow.

What happens at the Business Meeting?
PW’s Business Meeting is where your voting representatives will make decisions about PW for another faithful triennium. Not just business, the Business Meeting is truly a star-studded event! Presbyterian luminaries such as Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, Nancy Taylor of the Presbyterian Historical Society, PW enthusiast and past GA co-moderator Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and of course, PW’s very own outgoing and incoming moderator team, will sparkle and bless!

Click here for a detailed overview of the Business Meeting.

About the Gathering
Held every three years, PW’s Churchwide Gathering is an event that celebrates and can deepen your engagement in all that Presbyterian Women does. Participants enjoy workshops, tours, forums, resource gathering (and shopping!), plenary sessions with inspiring speakers, worship and more. We will meet in person in 2024—stay tuned!

PW’s triennial Business Meeting (held just before the Gathering!) is where the voting representatives decide the budget, leadership and programmatic emphases for the next triennium.

To ask a question or to learn more about Churchwide Gathering or the Business Meeting, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.

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