Presbyterian Women

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The PW Purpose

The Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery that once worked well thirty years ago has a different role today. Years ago a PW meeting was often times the important time women came together for bible study, sewing, social and spiritual enhancement. Women were homemakers mostly and looked forward to the change of their routine by attending the meeting. Today not only do women work outside the home, they are on session, or sit on committees for their churches or are a pastor of a church.  So where does PW fit in? It is a known truth women want to support other women in a spiritual and caring way. They feel the love and support of knowing they are connected to each other through a women’s group. The sharing may not be at a PW meeting. It may be working at a dinner or baking a cake for a bake sale to help raise money to support the mission and life of their church. Perhaps the sharing could be a small (or large) sewing group getting together once a month to make items to sell at a baazar or give to a worthy cause.  As such individual churches are encouraged to continue PW as works best for your particular group.  Information on activities beyond our Presbytery will be posted on this page or on the website Bulletin Board.

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.

Sarah Noble Moag’s Women of Faith video:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/ancqw9e0lvmbytr/WOF%20-%20Sarah%5B1%5D.mp4?dl=0


Check out our bulletin board and calendar for PW activities in the churches of our Presbytery

To find out what is happening beyond our Presbytery please check out the Synod and PC(USA) websites listed below


2017 Synod of the Northeast Triennial Gathering

Friday August 18 – Saturday August 19, 2017

Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

660 Albany Shaker Rd

Albany, NY 12211

“Household of Faith”

Who is the foreigner? Who is the native? What is it like to be “the other”?

For more information and registration form – https://pwsne.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/pdf-pwnse-2017-registration-booklet.pdf


Save the date for the 2018 Churchwide Gathering!

The 2018 Churchwide Gathering will be held August 2–5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky! Planning is underway, so stay tuned for the Gathering scripture, theme, logo, speakers, program highlights, opportunities for connection and renewal, and so much more!

For more information – http://pma.pcusa.org/ministries/pwgathering/


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Offerings

The Least Coin, Birthday and Thank Offerings marked with your PW name and which offering to apply your donation should be sent to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Presbyterian Women Remittance Processing
P.O. Box 643652
Pittsburg, PA 15264-3652

Although our PW in the Presbytery is no longer functioning, those who wish may still make pledges to the Synod and Churchwide levels.  For PC(USA) pledges ,  For Synod pledges

Please refer to this Lock Box Guide for other remittance addresses.

If you would like to continue supporting local mission below is a list of  Agencies who have received donations from the Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery funds.

Beale Fund (for medical mission, both local and national):  $7,170.96 will be divided equally between Presbyterian Disaster Assistance,  Geneseo Health/Parish Outreach, and Focus on the Children.

Nicholson Fund (undesignated):  $6,130.46 will be divided equally between Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern and People’s Ministry in Christ

Blossom Fund (overseas mission):  $254.06 to Building Minds in Sudan

Special Funds (local mission):  $3,359.21 AND Contingent Fund (undesignated):  $5,645.87 to Three  Committees  Collaborating  for a new in 2014 project.