Presbyterian Women

If you are a woman and you are Presbyterian, you are a member of Presbyterian Women!

What is PW?

Presbyterian Women is for everyone. We study God’s word and enjoy fellowship with other women who are committed to spiritual discipleship and serving Christ through missions.

Everything we do as an organization and as a community is guided by our PW Purpose, and that includes ministry, resources and relationships. 

Our Purpose

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to:

  • nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
  • support the mission of the church worldwide,
  • work for justice and peace, and
  • build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

Who is in PW?

Anyone who supports the Purpose in any way is participating in Presbyterian Women. So even if you’re just learning about Presbyterian Women, there’s a good chance you’re already supporting Presbyterian Women—in spirit or in action!

Presbyterian Women is coordinated through the PW Council, which plans events and fellowship opportunities throughout the year that anyone can take part in!

Circles

PW Circles are small groups that meet weekly or monthly around a particular theme.

Women's Retreat

Escape to Montreat, NC for a weekend of rest, renewal, and spiritual growth.

April 9-11, 2021

Christmas Communion

Our annual Christmas worship service will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 15 at 11 a.m.

PW Circles

2020-2021

Circles are a Presbyterian tradition in women’s ministry to connect women in small groups for study and fellowship. All women of Myers Park Presbyterian Church are invited to participate in one or more! Circles meet from September through May.

IRL is a multigenerational circle of women building community through vulnerability and authenticity. The group focuses on 1 or 2 books per year, but each lesson is a “stand-alone” designed so members can get something out of each session no matter how many times you’re able to make it. The whole point is about connecting so show up when you can and come as you are!

Contact: pdclarknc@gmail.com
Teacher: Sheri Joseph
Meeting Time: First and Third Thursdays from September 5 through April
Location: We meet on Zoom and outdoors (following social distancing guidelines) as weather permits.

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Our plan for the coming year is to read and discuss “An Altar in the World” by Barbara Brown Taylor. In the New York Times bestseller “An Altar in the World,” acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church. Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.
Contact: fgrasty11@gmail.com
Teacher: Fay Grasty
Meeting Time: Second Mondays starting October 12 at 2 p.m.
Location: meet via Zoom

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“Permission to Feel” (part I)
How are you? We do not often answer this question, trying hard to pretend that emotions are not a big part of our life. We deny ourselves permission to feel and we often encourage our children to do the same. This goes against our greatest hope as a parent to have young people that are confident, kind, purposeful and able to create healthy, loving relationships. We can make this happen as we learn to identify, express and harness our feelings and teach those skills to our children. 

This circle will meet weekly for 7 weeks, then will meet again in January for part II.

“Ready or Not” (part II)
As parents in the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, we do not want to return to a pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. We know that we cannot focus primarily on grades and performance because it left our young people ill-prepared to navigate the challenges of life. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders and scientists Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism. 

Contact: MThomas-Bush@myersparkpres.org
Teacher: Rev. Michelle Thomas-Bush and Patty Arcia
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from Sept. 23 – Nov. 4 (part I) and January 6 – March 3 (part II)
Location: meet via Zoom
View the Brochure

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Explore Exodus and see how God saves the people of Israel from Egypt and themselves. We invite you to study God’s word and see what God will reveal to you.

Contact: CLenkiewicz@myersparkpres.org
Teacher: Rev. Millie Snyder
Meeting Time: Every Thursday at 11 am.
Location: via Zoom
Listen to past sessions/view notes
View the Syllabus

 

Still have questions about PW? Click above to email Sara Linn.

Annual Events

As we continue to live into the effects of COVID-19, we are being flexible in planning our upcoming gatherings. Stay tuned for up to date information about times, dates, reschedules, and cancellations.

EVENTS 2020-2021
DATES
TIME
PW Council Meetings TBD 9:30 a.m.
Circles Sept. 2020 – May 2021 Various
PW Christmas Communion

December 15, 2020

Staff Appreciation Lunch TBD (Feb. 2021)
Consignment Sale TBD (Spring 2021)
Women’s Retreat April 9-11, 2021
Women of Faith Luncheon TBD (Spring 2021)
Sharon Towers Social TBD (Spring 2021)