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.

Presbyterian Women Honors

Honorary Life Membership Awards

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Every year FPC Presbyterian Women recognizes one or more individuals who have given outstanding service in one or more areas of our church, and presents them with the PW Honorary Life Membership Award.

This year's honorees, recognized at the May PW Annual Meeting, are Carolyn Cockrell and Tassie Madden, members who have been active in many roles at FPC, but in particular our long-term outreach to George Mason Elementary School.

Read the text from the award presentation here to learn more about Carolyn and Tassie!

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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 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. Blair Chewning.

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.