PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

The purpose of the Presbyterian Women is to:

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

CIRCLES

Small groups of women, called Circles come together monthly from September through May for Bible study, prayer, education and fellowship.


IN OUR CIRCLES

  • Our faith is nurtured
  • We are challenged to stretch beyond our limits
  • We move beyond the safe places of life and reach out to others
  • Christian leadership is born, nurtured and sent forth into ministry

THIS YEAR'S STUDY

We have an excellent study lined up for this year.  “What My Grandmothers Taught Me, Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus” by Merryl Blair.  Our first lesson is “Family Trees” – Family stories shape our sense of identity.  Mathew begins his Gospel with a list of Jesus’ ancestors.  In this list we find the names of some rather unusual women – Jesus’ grandmothers.  During future lessons we also study Tamar, Rehab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary and we will share some of our own family stories.


ALL FPC WOMEN are invited to join the Women’s Bible Study. Small group study began meeting in September but you can join anytime.  Because of the times in which we find ourselves dealing with COVID 19 safety precautions – we want to make sure that all of our FPC Women feel connected and supported in friendship, fellowship and study of the written word.



THIS MONTH'S MEETINGS

For the latest on the study and monthly meeting locations and times, click here.

GIVING

Presbyterian Women collect two offerings yearly, the Thank Offering in the fall and the Birthday Offering in the spring. The Thank Offering dates to 1888 and funds projects that meet the needs of the elderly, children, youth and women through educational, health, peace and justice programs. The Birthday Offering dates to 1922 and funds up to 5 projects that are not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support. 

 

Members, through their PW pledges, support The Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, AL, Mission Haven in Decatur, GA, the Community Soup Bowl in Tuscaloosa, as well as supporting the PW mission at all levels of organization.

 

We reach out to our community through the Presbyterian Pantry that collects needed items for a local charity each month. We also sponsor the Angel Tree Project that assists local school children with gifts at Christmas time. In 2021 church members “adopted” 113 children from 9 schools/groups. We also send holiday greeting cards to our home-bound members