PW (Presbyterian Women)



Presbyterian Women is an organization open to all women of the church. All women who belong to the Presbyterian Church ARE Presbyterian Women! The group meets regularly for "circles" (small groups; see below), Bible studies, community service projects, and luncheon fellowships.  "A Woman who fears the Lord is to be praised" (Proverbs 31.30)


March 4, 2023: Day Retreat at First Presbyterian (Celebrating Sabbath Live!) on the First Presbyterian Church campus, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All women of the church are invited to attend. Cost: $35. Registration deadline is Friday, February 17.

In our PW Bible Study this year, we learned that Sabbath is intended as a time to rest, to connect deeply with God, with others and with ourselves, and to experience joy and delight and all the good things that give life meaning. The retreat has been planned around providing experiences that create these aspects of Sabbath keeping. Come enjoy a coffee klatch with your friends, participate in any of the eight creative workshops offered, walk the labyrinth with a trained labyrinth facilitator, enjoy the meditation garden, or join a scavenger hunt. Or you can bring your knitting and crocheting, a book you have always wanted to read, or anything else that enhances your enjoyment of precious time alone. We will be feasting together down one long table at lunch and will close our time together with worship in the sanctuary. Otherwise, the rest of the day will be what YOU make it.

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Everything we do as an organization and as a community is guided by our PW Purpose and that includes ministry, resources and relationships.

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit we commit ourselves:
1.     To nurture our faith through prayer and Bible Study
2.     To support the mission of the church worldwide
3.     To work for justice and peace
4.     To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God.

Presbyterian Women are aligned under a shared Purpose, but the gifts of the Spirit allow us to live into the Purpose in our own, unique ways.  Some individuals or groups find themselves particularly drawn to one or two points of the Purpose. Other groups or individuals consciously work toward fulfilling all points.  There are many faithful ways to live out the PW Purpose! 

Contact people for Presbyterian Women are Deneice Allen and Rev. Dr. Michael Waschevski


All women who belong to the Presbyterian Church ARE Presbyterian Women! PW circles provide a wonderful small group experience that is especially important in a large church such as ours. The small group setting allows intimacy to develop. Members can keep in close touch with one another and provide care for one another and their families in times of need. The fellowship that is shared in a circle builds sustaining and enriching friendships that continue to keep people close even after the circle reorganizes every two years. We are all women in various stages of our life's journey and, as we come together, we learn from those who have journeyed ahead of us just as we are energized and challenged by those coming up behind us. 

Click here to learn more and join a Circle.


Lydia Circle  |  2nd Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Parlor
Hannah Circle  |  2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., members' homes
Sarah Circle  |  2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m., Room 102
Martha Circle  |  2nd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Parlor
Miriam Circle  |  2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Room 226
Mary Magdalene Circle  |  2nd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., members' homes
Esther Circle  |  2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m., members' homes
Ruth Circle  |  2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m., members' homes
Anna Circle  |  2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m., members' homes


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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paula Hawpe or Deneice Allen, 817.3345.1231, ext. 261.