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.) andwitness to the promise of God's kingdom.

march lunch & program 

Tuesday, March 6 @ noon - register below


"First House: Two Centuries with Virginia’s First Families" with Mary Theobald, Author

Mary Miley Theobold is an accomplished Richmond author who has written 14 nonfiction books, 200 magazine articles, five fiction books, and four podcasts. Mary's book, First House: Two Centuries with Virginia's First Families, traces triumph and tragedy through turbulence, economic depressions, and renovations in a story that mirrors Virginia's progress from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first.

Join us to learn more about Virginia's Executive Mansion, an architectural gem and premier centerpiece of our Capitol’s history that has hosted Virginia’s first families and their visitors. Mary will tell us the story of a residence that is both a public treasure and a private sanctuary, giving voice to the wonderful families fortunate to have called it home. Having interviewed all ten living First Ladies, she has some special stories that provide a peek into the upstairs lives of the “First Families” of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Presbyterian Women is hosting this program, but invites all FPC members and guests to attend. Register below by Sunday, March 4 at noon for what will be a most enjoyable and enlightening program.

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Dates for 2018

  • March 6, noon: Lunch & Program, "First House: Two Centuries with Virginia’s First Families" with Mary Theobald, Author
  • April 10, noon: Lunch & Program, “A Trip to Bountiful: The Christian and Movies in America Today” with Drew Trotter, Ph.D., Executive Director, Consortium of Christian Study Centers
  • May 8, ANNUAL DAY, 11:15 am – Service in the Sanctuary, 12:15 pm – Buffet Lunch in the Fellowship Hall 



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,

Current Circle Activities
Circle #, date, time, place

2 – Feb. 13  noon-1:30pm Special lunch at FPC (childcare provided)
3 – Feb. 8 7:00pm ‘The Christians’ at Virginia Rep Theatre
      Feb. 23 9:00am-noon Volunteer at Sunny Days Thrift Store
4 – Feb. 13 10:00am Sheila Smith home
5 – Feb. 13 10:30am W-C Courtyard - 5th floor lounge
6 – Feb. 13 11:00am Cedarfield
7 – Feb. 12 6:30pm Deborah Miller home
8 – Feb. 27 9:30am FPC - Room 205

2 – March 13 7:00pm Café Caturra
3 – March 16, 17 or 18 7:00pm Attend Godspell together at FPC (deciding on date); March 20 9:00am-noon Volunteer at Shalom Farms
4 – March 13 10:00am Kathy Watson home
5 – March 13 10:30am W-C Courtyard - 5th floor lounge
6 – No meeting this month
7 – March 12 6:30pm Judy Watkins home
8 – March 27 9:30am FPC - Room 205

CIRCLE 2 meets at the church, in members’ homes, or at a local restaurant the second Tuesday at 9:30 am or 7:00 pm. Childcare is provided from 9:00-11:15 am when meeting at the church.  Circle 2 studies books relating to faith, parenting, and children. Circle 2 also provides care packages for new births in the church throughout the year. Jessica Dyer  and Virginia Ward 

CIRCLE 3 will vary the times and days they meet each month. The focus will be on fun service projects and opportunities to connect socially each month. In addition, Bible studies will be offered in the fall and spring for those interested, with meeting time decided by the participants. Katie Morgan and Meridith Ingram.

CIRCLE 4 meets in homes on the second Tuesday at 10:00 am. They study different books related to the Christian faith and support various service projects. Teresa Jolles and Jo Mayfield.

CIRCLE 5 meets at Westminster Canterbury Courtyard in the fifth floor Balcony Parlor. They meet on the second Tuesday at 10:30 am. They have Bible study and support various service projects. Bible Study Leader: Nancy Hill.       

CIRCLE 6 meets in various locations at Cedarfield. They meet every other month on the second Tuesday at 11:00 am. They gather for fellowship, Bible study, and to support one another. Betty Harlan.

CIRCLE 7 is an evening circle meeting in homes on the second Monday at 7:00 pm.  They have Bible study and provide camperships for the Church Hill Boys’ and Girls’ camps. Kirsten Bradley.

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