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Study God’s word and enjoy fellowship with other women who are committed to spiritual discipleship and serving Christ through missions. In addition to an annual women’s retreat in Montreat, N.C., and large group events at Christmas and in the spring, Presbyterian Women host ongoing small groups called circles, which vary according to topic.

Find your circle! Click here to view the fall 2018/spring 2019 brochure!

Current Newsletter2018/2019 PW Council

Service Opportunities

Crisis Assistance Ministry

Leaders: Claire Marston & Sarah Huitt

When: Second Thursday of the Month

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Crisis Assistance Ministry

Presbyterian Women (PW) partners with Crisis Assistance Ministry the second Thursday of each month. Crisis Assistance Ministry focuses on preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s working poor by assisting with rent, utilities, clothing, and furniture. The lines at Crisis can be very long, so volunteers serve people in the waiting area by handing out healthy snacks and water bottles. You can participate in this ministry by signing up to donate food items or pass out food in the Crisis Assistance Ministry waiting area. If interested, please sign up here.

PW Circles

Circles are a Presbyterian tradition in Women’s Ministry to connect women of all ages to God’s glory. ALL women at Myers Park Presbyterian Church are invited to participate in one or more of the 9 circles offered beginning in Fall 2018. NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED. Contact Circle Coordinator Teri Boone at teri.c.boone@gmail.com or 704-609-8020 with questions.

Join with MPPC Presbyterian Women as we study God’s word and fellowship together!


Circle 4: Friends in Faith

We welcome all women in their 20’s-50’s+ to join Friends in Faith as we gather for Bible study in lecture, discussion, and small group formats. Topics will vary throughout the year, led by Julie Hester, along with other clergy and leaders. This weekly study will help us grow deeper in our relationship with Christ and in fellowship with women in our church. Childcare will be available through the Outreach Center for a small fee. Stay tuned for additional information, including our first book study, prior to our September 10th start date. We hope you join us for this opportunity to grow in faith & fellowship! For questions, email Lindsay Griffin.

Teacher: Julie Hester, MPPC Clergy
Leader: Lindsay Griffin
Start Date: Sept. 10
When: Every Monday
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Outreach Center


Circle 5: Video and Book Study

his fall we will continue to watch the National Geographic Series: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. We will journey with him around the globe as he explores different religions. We will also discuss Heaven & Hell, The Chosen One and Proof of God. This spring we will read and discuss the book The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus. Please join us for this multicultural experience!

Leaders: Katie Brigulio, Sarah Goad, Mary Lou Lindsay, Anne Robinson, Judy Walker
Start Date: Sept. 10
When: Second Monday of the Month
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Church


Circle 7: Grounded: Finding God in the World by Diana Butler Bass

The study of Grounded: Finding God in the World will lead us into answering the questions Where is God? How does God’s presence enliven our actions in the world? We are finding God in so many ways and it is leading us to a spiritual revolution. God, the numinous presence at the center of all things, is what grounds us. To relocate God is to reground our lives.

Teacher: Fay Grasty
Start Date: Oct. 1
When: First Monday of the Month
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Church


Circle 14: MPPC Women’s Bible Study

The Fall session will be Jeremiah: Facing the Truth in Tragedy and Finding Hope. In the Spring session, we will study 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.

Teacher: Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder
Leader: Barbara Merlie
Start Date: Sept. 13
When: Every Thursday
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Church


Circle 15: BRAVA.

Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver – Brene Brown. This brand-new Circle is for women in their 20’s. Join us to unpack Braving the Wilderness alongside the wilderness of faith.

Teacher: Michelle Thomas-Bush
Leaders: Laura Miles, Bess Dickens Kelpin
Start Date: Sept. 17
When: Third Monday of the Month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Church


Circle 16: Adolescent Parents Circle

Using a combination of Brene Brown’s Braving the Wilderness and Wendy Mogel’s new parenting book Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen, we will search to find a new voice as parents. Mogel elaborates on sources as diverse as neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, offering specific guidance for talking to our young people. We will learn the best ways to talk about our teenagers to family, teachers, coaches, and caretakers. We all need a small group to support and pray for each other through this journey of parenting. Join us!

Teacher: Lindsey Adams
Start Date: Sept. 11
When: Second Tuesday of the Month
Time: 9:30 – 10:30a.m.
Where: Church


Circle 17: Silver Screen Theology

When we go to the movies we step into another world, a world where we are entertained and also challenged, provoked and moved with emotion. Using the powerful medium of film, together with guided group discussion and personal reflection, expect insight, inspiration and emotional release leading to personal transformation. Movies deliver more than just entertainment value, they can also be powerful cinema therapy. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy. This group is open to all, come as you can.

Leader: Becky Ranson
Discussion Leader: Cate Vaughan
Start Date: Sept. 11
When: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Outreach Center


Circle 21: The Cypress Circle

All women at The Cypress and Southminster are invited to join together for a Horizon Bible Study entitled God’s Promise: I Am with You. It is not required that you read the course material before attending. Lunch is included.

Teacher: Deborah Conner
Start Date: Sept. 17
When: Third Monday of the Month
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: The Cypress, Villa B


Circle 24: Knitting as a Witness

In addition to knitting prayer shawls, the Circle provides chemo caps for cancer patients and small blankets for children at Atrium. We also knit scarves and toboggans for Charlotte’s homeless and for our sister church in Hungary. The Circle is willing to take on projects as needed.

Leader: Ellen Witherspoon, Ann McDade
Start Date: Sept. 11
When: First Tuesday of the Month
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Church