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.


The Joy of Circles. Have you been thinking about joining a Circle or switching Circles?  Now is a great time to do it.  Circles are the heart of PW!  In these small groups, you find friends, fellowship and fun.  Plus they provide a great place to share your talents in service to God and to grow your faith.

CIRCLE 2 meets at the church, member's homes, and local restaurants on the second Tuesday. Please check the church website for meeting locations. Circle 2 studies books relating to faith, parenting and children.  Circle 2 also provides care packages for the new births in the church throughout the year. Other projects include sponsoring camperships and a Christmas family. Contact Jessica Dyer or Virginia Ward for more information or to join.

CIRCLE 3 meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday at church and in members’ homes. Circle 3 reads books, and supports the church’s youth and mission trips.  Contact Katie Morgan for more information or to join.

CIRCLE 4 meets on the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in various members’ homes. Book study is a primary focus; discussions relate to Christian faith and moral values in an effort to expand focus and gain insights in individual faith journeys. Circle 4 supports various service projects including Christmas families, Camp Hanover, and Nicaraguan Scholarships.  Contact Jo Mayfield and Teresa Jolles for more information or to join.

CIRCLE 5 meets on the second Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Westminster Canterbury, Courtyard in the 5th Floor Lounge. Circle 5 hosts a Bible study and supports various service projects such as CARITAS, camperships, Blue Star Families, and Christmas families. Contact Nancy Dawe for more information or to join.

CIRCLE 6 meets on the second Tuesday, every other month at 11:00 am at Cedarfield. Bible study is a primary focus. Contact Betty Harlan for more information or to join.

CIRCLE 7 meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in various members’ homes (except the month FPC hosts CARITAS in order to provide and serve dinner for CARITAS). Circle 7 hosts a Bible study though advance preparation is not required. Circle 7 has supported many projects in the past—Boy Scout projects, a refugee family, the Central Virginia Food bank, and Presbyterian missionaries. Contact Kristen Bradley for more information or to join.

CIRCLE 8 meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a Bible study. The in-depth Bible study will begin on Tuesday, September 26th , at 9:30 am at the church in room 205.  Everyone is invited to attend Bible study.  Leading Bible study is Rev. Pattie Sewell.  Contact Peggy Wright or Karen Sigel for more information or to join.

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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.