Presbyterian Women

presbyterian-women-logoPresbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women. It offers women in the church meaningful ways to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community of women. Presbyterian Women was created in 1988 with the reunited Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presbyterian Women has a structure similar to that of PCUSA, in that there are groups called Circles at the Congregation level and Coordinating Teams at the Presbytery, Synod and Church-wide levels.

PW Purpose
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 (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

2016 Birthday Offering of Presbyterian Women
The Birthday Offering is a PW offering received in the spring of each year to celebrate the blessings in the lives of Presbyterian Women. The offering funds up to five projects that are not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support, such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling, economic justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence and women’s concerns.

2016 Thank Offering
The Thank Offering is a PW offering collected in the fall of each year that gives women a tangible way to express their gratitude for the special blessings in their lives. The offering funds projects such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling, economic justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence and women’s concerns. At least 40 percent of this offering supports health ministries throughout the world. The remaining 60 percent funds new creative ideas for mission. The goal for the 2016 Thank Offering is $500,000.

Upcoming Events
The Spring Gathering of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Albany will be Sat. Apr. 22, 2017 from 11:30 -2:30 PM at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast Triennial 2017 Gathering will be held Fri., Aug. 18 – Sat., Aug. 19, 2107 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, N.Y.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – Presbyterian Women Disaster Preparedness Training  Tuesday, April 4, 2017; noon to 5 and  Wednesday, April 5, 2017  8 a.m. to noon

Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide 2018 Gathering will be held Thurs., Aug. 2 – Sun., Aug. 5, 2018  at the Galt House in Louisville Kentucky

Presbyterian Women Circles in the Presbytery of Albany
Bethany Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls
Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church
Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church
Northville United Presbyterian Church
Roessleville Presbyterian Church
Scoharie United Presbyerian Church
The United Church of Greenwich
United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam
Valatie Prebyterian Church
West Charlton United Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast Newsletter
August 2016 Lighthouse
February 2016 Lighthouse
August 2015 Lighthouse
February 2015 Lighthouse

Helpful Links
Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast
Churchwide Presbyterian Women