Since the early 1800s, organizations of Presbyterian women have supported missions, fought social injustices, and worked for peace around the world. Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women. The programming and resource options for the organization offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community. Click here to read more about Presbyterian Women.
Our logo illustrates three women within a circle. The circle represents the church worldwide, and the relationship between the three figures portrays lives of wholeness rather than turmoil. The figure on the right shows a woman holding a book, symbolizing our reading and study. The left figure reaches out to care for others, and the central figure depicts a woman reaching up, praising God.
The Presbyterian Women at Westminster Presbyterian Church strives to uphold the fundamental principles of our parent organization. Joining one of our circles is a wonderful way for women of WPC to find opportunities for service, fellowship, and spiritual growth. Our circles traditionally meet from September to May. This year, we will be studying the 2012-2013 Horizons Bible study Dispatches to God's Household by Nancy Benson-Nicol. In this nine-lesson book, the author uses the epistles to help her readers discover God's call to embracing diversity within our community and to accept one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
In addition to the monthly Bible study last year, our circles supported a vast array of community projects such as the Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Camp Spearhead, Safe Harbor, United Ministries, Project Host, the Ronald McDonald House, Camp Opportunity, and GAIHN. Together we raised money to maintain the Presbyterian Women's scholarship fund, collected hygiene items for two Greenville County Title 1 schools, and enjoyed four events - a bake sale, the Advent Luncheon, the Epiphany Tea, and the Generations Banquet.
Look for information about these meetings in the Harbinger. We welcome new members and hope that you will join us at our next event! Click here for meeting times or contact Moderator Kathryn Freedman to find out more or to sign up for a circle.