For more than 200 years, Presbyterian women have demonstrated a commitment to serve the mission of the church in special, caring ways. From our early beginnings as missionary societies to our work with hospitals and schools, our caring has been tangible. What does it mean to support the mission of the church worldwide? For Presbyterian Women, it means that we respond to God’s love for us by offering our many gifts to ensure wholeness for all. Standing alongside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our ecumenical partners, we bring Christ’s love to the world.
Presbyterian Women in the Congregations, Presbyteries and Synods often also identify their own mission partners, answering needs in their communities or regions. If your group would like to pursue that route, the Together in Service Guide offers guidelines for identifying and selecting a mission emphasis and forging mission partnerships.
Presbyterian Women Churchwide also offers a number of opportunities for mission:
The Birthday and Thank Offerings have supported thousands of mission projects worldwide. The Birthday Offering has primarily funded capital improvement projects, while the Thank Offering has funded smaller, new or expanded projects and small capital improvement projects.
Whether it’s by picking up knitting needles to create a blanket for a child or picking up a crowbar to participate in disaster recovery work, Presbyterian Women get to work when there’s a need.
By providing seed money or resources for income-generating work, Presbyterian Women has helped women worldwide to support their families.
Presbyterian Women participate in mission through hands-on mission opportunities arranged between Presbyterian Women and mission partners.
To ask a question or to learn more about Support Mission, contact Kathy Reeves.