Want to be part of one of the most active and vibrant leadership groups within First Presbyterian Church? Want to work with other women to support mission work, create fellowship and participate in small groups where your spiritual life is nurtured? A place where everyone understands how busy life can be, so there’s also time to simply relax and have fun together?
The good news for all women at First Presbyterian is that you’re already a member of a group with a long history of doing all those things and more. Once a woman joins this church, she automatically becomes a member of PW (Presbyterian Women), a supportive and caring organization within the PC(USA) where women live out their faith in a community of care and hope.
Small Study Groups
Our small groups, traditionally called Circles, provide a place to make lasting friendships, nurture your spiritual life, enhance your prayer life and take part in outreach projects. Circles meet monthly October through May with morning, afternoon and evening meeting options and several choices of study. If you have any questions about PW or want help selecting the right circle, contact New Member Chair Becky Choate.
In addition to an annual women’s retreat, PW comes together for larger events throughout the year where we welcome friends, family, neighbors and members of the community to join in friendship and fellowship. Mark your calendars now for these PW events in 2017-2018:
- Fall Gathering Luncheon – September 12, 2017
- New Member Coffee – September 24, 2017
- Advent Communion Service & Luncheon – December 7, 2017
- Sharon Towers Valentine Party – February 13, 2018
- Women’s Retreat – April 27-29, 2018
- Birthday Dinner – May 10, 2018
Pledging to PW
As an independent organization, PW is not funded through the church budget. Each year, we raise our own funds for our projects and set our own budget. Income is derived from pledges of PW Circle Members and contributions of other women of the church. You can make a pledge or contribution to PW here on the website.
As a good steward of your contributions, PW tries to minimize expenses and maximize service and benevolence giving to our partnership with Westerly Hills Academy, local organizations helping women and children break the cycle of poverty, and PW worldwide missions. The remaining funds are used for Presbyterian Women activities, including printing, special events, childcare, Bible books for newborns and other miscellaneous expenses.
If you have any questions regarding Presbyterian Women at First Presbyterian Church, please contact Moderator Martha Thorpe or New Member Chair Becky Choate.