Growing in faith as part of a faith community is integral to the life of Presbyterian Women and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In addition to Presbyterian worship and participation in PW, many Presbyterian Women groups and individuals nurture their faith ecumenically through Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC). Fellowship of the Least Coin is a global, ecumenical prayer movement that was begun in 1956 by Shanti Solomon of India, who believed that women anywhere could have a sense of being part of a worldwide family of faith.
Her vision—now a reality—is that this connectedness would arise from women praying for peace and reconciliation and setting aside the least coin of their country as a symbol of that prayer. As coins are gathered from around the world, they become a sign of our oneness in a common quest for peace, justice and reconciliation. FLC’s international committee awards grants from these “least coins,” funding special projects of evangelism, service, ecumenical solidarity, awareness-building among women, and relief throughout the world. Presbyterian Women are encouraged to participate in the Fellowship of the Least Coin.
May Friendship Day is the traditional day for Least Coin services, and many FLC In-Gathering worship services are held each September.
Download an April 2023 update (with prayer concerns, news and more) from FLC.
An In-Gathering liturgy is available for services where coins are received.
Learn about giving to Fellowship of the Least Coin.
To ask a question or to learn more about Fellowship of the Least Coin, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.