Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women (PW) is open to all the women of our church. PW gatherings, special events, retreats, Bible studies, and circle meetings provide opportunities for women to grow in their faith, support the mission of the church worldwide, work for justice and peace, and build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the PC(USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

Greetings from Former Moderator Stephanie Thompson

We want every woman in our congregation to be a part of our group. Our theme this year is “ AWASH in the Spirit” with the emphasis on All Women At South Highland (AWASH). We want to celebrate our rich tapestry of women of all ages. We welcome all of our female members to participate in circles/small group Bible studies, fellowship and service gatherings, mission opportunities and a women’s retreat in February. As we strengthen our unity as sisters in Christ, we will pray that the Holy Spirit calls us to study God’s word and serve Him with our gifts and talents. There will be sign up sheets during the month of August in the reception area for small group Bible studies. We will be adding a new group, possibly two, to help those who have not been able to join a group on Monday. I pray that you will join us in Bible study and our August 28th meeting. We will be honoring our Lifetime Members, will have a brunch together, and will have a very inspirational speaker, Peggy Shirley, from Greenville, South Carolina. Peggy was my Spanish teacher in high school and was the reason that I became a Spanish teacher. She will be speaking about a very rough time in her life and I promise that you will be inspired by her faith and entertained with her humor! I hope to see you at this first meeting of our year together. Remember ”AWASH in the Spirit!"

To connect with current PW Groups or get more information, contact Elsa Holaday.

Sally Abbotts designed the national Presbyterian Women logo in 1988 with symbols to embody the purpose of PW:

- The trio of women are rooted in faith-the Bible similar to the one on the PC (USA) Seal. The central figure stands in praise and forms a cross. Her uplifted arms reach out to embrace a just peace.
- The figure on the right holds a book to guide her in study, prayer and meditation.
- The left figure reaches out to care for others.
- The circle represents the church worldwide where women offer their gifts and talents.
- The women have no distinct features - to represent all women.

Presbyterian Women Thank and Birthday Offerings
The Thank Offering and Birthday Offering provide much-needed financial assistance to programs not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support. Each year, domestic and international projects are prayerfully selected by the Creative Ministries Offering Committee to help meet a crucial need. The Thank and Birthday Offering gifts help chosen recipients find real solutions for projects related to hospitals, community health programming, education, economic development, and needs of women and children.

For more information on PW, check out the National PW Website.