Presbyterian Women

To become involved in PW or learn more, please contact Moderator Melissa Mintz. Our Stated Purpose: 

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, 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 for peace, and
To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witness to the promise of God's kingdom.

PW Brunch & program


Please join us in the sanctuary at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 for “The Blessed Sounds of Christmas.” Experience the sounds of the season with singers Maya Collins, Sandra Collins, and Anne O’Byrne, accompanied by Suzanne Riehl. The concert is free and open to the public. Brunch served afterward in the Fellowship Hall (register below)

Anne O’Byrne, soprano, was born and studied in Dublin, Ireland, before gaining scholarships to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. Anne’s performances have taken her all over the world, where she has worked with many leading opera companies, singing over twenty major roles.

Maya Collins, soprano, is the daughter of FPC associate pastor Mary Kay Collins and a voice student of Anne O’Byrne’s. Sandra Collins, mezzo-soprano, is Maya’s grandmother, as well as a Presbyterian minister in the PC(USA). Before entering ministry Sandra sang professionally with various opera companies, orchestras, as well as performances in oratorio and music festivals.

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Looking Ahead...

JANUARY 8, 2019, noon
"Foster Care and Adoption in Today's World: Why is VA ranked 49 of 50 States?” with Nadine Marsh-Carter, Chief Executive Director of Children's Home Society of Richmond

FEBRUARY 5, 2019, noon
"Spiritually Integrated Counseling"
with Rev. Mary Ann Stauffer-Collins, Presbyterian Minister and Pastoral Counselor

MARCH 3, 2019, 11:00 am
“Sister Stories” - 13th year for PW’s very special program that honors her own

APRIL 2, 2019, noon
"The Healing Harp"
with Cindy Jennings, Harpist and Music Administrator for FPC

MAY 14, 2019, 11:00 am
Annual Day




Listed below are our FPC Circles, a brief description, and Circle leader name(s) for more information. Consider visiting one of the Circles and one of our monthly lunch/dinner programs at church. We would love to help you find the best group for your time and interests.

Circle Date Time Place

2 - Nov. 13, 7:00pm, Kuba Kuba Dos, 403 N. Ridge Rd.

3 - Nov. 7, 8:30-10:30am, Shepherd's Way service project

3 - Nov. 28, 7:00-9:00pm, UFO Night at Katie Morgan home

4 - Nov. 13, 10:30am, FPC Room 218

5 - Nov. 20, 10:30am, WCR Courtyard, 5th floor

6 - No meeting

7 - Nov. 19, 6:30pm, Susan Claytor home

8 - Nov. 27, 9:30am, FPC Room 205

CIRCLE 2 meets at the church, in members’ homes, or at a local restaurant on the second Tuesday. Childcare is provided when meeting at the church. Circle 2 studies books relating to faith, parenting, and children and also supports various projects.  Emily Bauer & Miranda Reynolds

CIRCLE 3 meets in various locations on various days to engage in service projects or social activities. Members also have opportunities to participate in Bible study together.  Katie Morgan

CIRCLE 4 meets in homes on the second Tuesday at 10:00am. They study different books related to the Christian faith and support various service projects. Eleanor Darden & Irene Owen

CIRCLE 5 meets at Westminster Canterbury Courtyard in the fifth floor lounge, the second Tuesday at 10:30am, beginning in October. They have Bible study and support various service projects. Bible Study Leader: Nancy Hill or 285-3540         

CIRCLE 6 meets in various locations at Cedarfield, beginning in October then alternate months, typically on the second Tuesday at 11:00am. They gather for fellowship and Bible study. Betty Harlan or 288-8791

CIRCLE 7 meets in the evenings at member homes on the second Monday at 7:00pm. They have Bible study and support various service projects. Blair Chewning

CIRCLE 8 is a Bible study that meets at the church the fourth Tuesday of each month. They also support various service projects. Their meeting starts at 9:30am and the Bible study starts at 10:30am. All are invited to attend the Bible study regardless of membership in another Circle. Karen Sigel & Peggy Wright

CIRCLE 10 does not meet regularly, but many members of Circle 10 serve on Presbyterian Women committees and attend monthly programs.


Top Ten Reasons to Become Involved in Presbyterian Women

  1. Use your time in meaningful ways.

  2. Meet new people and make new friends.

  3. Give direction to the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

  4. Gain valuable experiences and share these with others.

  5. Transfer your Christian belief into action.

  6. Discover new outlets for creative expression and feel a sense of accomplishment.

  7. Gain a sense of making a contribution to the lives of others.

  8. Enjoy the fellowship and fun of working with others for a common purpose.

  9. Grow and develop personally as a Christian woman and disciple of Christ.

  10. Be challenged by Christ’s call to be servant leaders.