Presbyterian Women’s 2021 Churchwide Gathering has been cancelled. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty of vaccination distribution, the current state of the virus (including new variants that are more contagious), the Administration Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Inc., regrettably, has canceled the Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, which was to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, in August 2021.
Because of the scheduling patterns for events held by Presbyterian Women in the Synods and Presbyterian Women in the Presbyteries, the next Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women will be held in 2024 at a location and during dates that are yet to be determined.
Although we cannot meet in person in August 2021, the 2021 Gathering Planning Team is at work, preparing an online national program and worship service. Details about this service will be publicized as soon as possible. Sign up to receive emails from Presbyterian Women that include updates on these plans. Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email under “News & Updates.”
The triennial Business Meeting will be held online August 4 and 5, 2021. During these sessions Presbyterian Women, Inc. voting representatives will vote on leaders, business and a budget for the national organization. The schedule will accommodate all voting representative time zones. PW in the Presbytery (PWP) and Synod (PWS) moderators received an email communication about the meeting in mid-February. If you are a PWP or PWS moderator and did not receive the communication, please contact Patricia Longfellow.
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. 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, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.