Presbyterian Women (PW) is a church-wide organization whose membership is open to all women. Presbyterian Women members are those who choose to participate in or be supportive of Presbyterian Women in any way. PW intentionally seeks the membership of women from all racial and ethnic groups so that the organization may reflect a vision of the whole church as a community of mutual interdependence in which diversity contributes to wholeness.
What’s the purpose of Presbyterian Women?
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves: To nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study
- To support the mission of the church worldwide
- To work for justice and peace, and
- To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Presbyterian Women Circles
Circles are small groups that gather regularly to provide an inclusive, caring community of women. Each circle is an integral part of PW and is encouraged to use PW resources to strengthen this connection.
A circle is where
- Faith is nurtured and growth takes place through worship, study, fellowship, and outreach
- Women are challenged to stretch beyond their limits
- Women move beyond the safe places of life, reaching out to others
- Christian leadership is born, nurtured, and sent forth into ministry
Circle Meetings are held monthly in the Parlor (or Zoom, or wherever directed by the church guidelines)
- Day Circle . . . 2nd Monday @ 10:00 am (childcare can be provided)
- Night Circle . . . 2nd Monday @ 7:30 pm
- Day Circle . . . 2nd Tuesday at 9:30 am
Moderator: Nan Keel
Vice Moderator: Janis Kilgore
Secretary: Donna Crutchfield
Treasurer: Becky Loftis
Church Women United: Pat Troxel
Thornwell: Christy Keohane
Fundraising: Kimey Reed & Diane Lemaster
Membership: Stephanie McGoldrick
Moderator, Search: Jenny Troha
Spiritual Growth: Nancy Moore & Sandra DuBois
Chrismons: Lucy Painter
Santa Claus Express: Ellen Womack
Christmas Dinner: Terri Potter & Mary Martin
Sandwich Project: Amanda Lower & Martha Tate
Valentine Boxes: Sylvia Jackson & Joy Babcock
Women’s Retreat: Faye Cashwell, Sally Joyce, Debbie Parkes & Martha Tate
Easter Baskets: Kay Moe & Jenny Troha
Mon. Morning Circle Leader: Ellen Womack
Mon. Morning Bible Moderator: Ann Richardson
Mon. Night Circle Leader: Jean Cronan
Mon. Night Bible Moderator: Marylyn Brown & Sally Harvey
Tues. Morning Circle Leader: Sally Larson & Faye Cashwell
Tues. Morning Bible Moderator: Faye Cashwell
2020-2021 Bible Study
What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus by Merryl Blair
Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary—Matthew names these women for a reason. How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers? What might the young Jesus have felt as he heard about his family? What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place?
Have you thought about Jesus’ grandmothers? What can these Grandmothers-of-the-Faith teach us? Their stories will lead us into the gospel, the good news about Jesus Christ. By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what the good news is.