Presbyterian Women (PW) is the national women's organization of the Presbyterian Church (USA). With a history of more than 200 years, PW is committed to nurturing faith supporting the church's mission, working for justice and building community. It is organized at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in congregations, presbyteries and synods as well as the General Assembly.
Presbyterian Women in the Congregation (PWC) are organized into small groups called circles that meet monthly to provide an inclusive, caring community of women. Circles are an integral part of PW and are encouraged to use PW resources to strengthen and enrich the community of faith. A circle is...
- where faith is nurtured and growth takes place through worship, study, friendship and outreach
- where women are challenged to stretch beyond their limits
- where women move beyond the safe places of life and reach out to others
- where Christian leadership is born, nurtured, and sent forth into ministry
FPC Presbyterian Women's Circles meet in homes the first Tuesday of each month September through May. Home assignments and meeting times are announced in the monthly FPC Newsletter.
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.
The original Presbyterian Women's symbol, designed by Sarah Abbott in 1988, was updated in 1999 to carry the organization into the twenty-first century. The cleaner lines and sharper image strengthen the original design while retaining its ability to visually express the Presbyterian Women's purpose. For more information on the symbol and its meanings, click on the image above.