In our church there are seven Presbyterian Women’s Circles. Each circle meets monthly to study the Bible and its stories using a different Presbyterian Women’s study guide each year. All circles meet together at the Gathering held the first Tuesday of the month, January through May and October through December. Here they have a social gathering time, a luncheon and a guest speaker discussing a program in line with our purpose.
Monthly Bible Study meets on the second Tuesday of the month and is lead by Ardis Rea.
Circles meeting monthly at various times.
The Gatherings are on the first Tuesday of the month, February, May, and November.
- Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ 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.
- Build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s Kingdom.
Answering the Call to Serve / PW Mission Projects:
We acknowledge that as followers of the Christ we are called to serve rather than to be served. First Presbyterian women give of both their time and resources to help those who suffer from want or sickness, or have other needs. Some of PW’s many mission endeavors are folding bandages for White Cross – International Aid, assisting a child at Thornwell Home and School for Children, supporting our colleges and seminaries and also giving to the Mother’s Day Mosquito Net Project.
Locally PW supports many community mission projects: Angel Tree, Beth-El Mission, Blood Drive, Caritas, Community Mobile Meals, Church Food Pantry , Church Scholarship Fund Good Samaritan Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Linnie Dalbeck Infant & Toddler Center, Resurrection House, S.U.R.E., and Three Cents a Meal
Other programs receiving PW support: Columbia Friendship Circle Scholarship, Crop Walk for Hunger, Doctors on Call for Service (DOCS) , General Assembly, Synod, and Presbytery Worldwide, Mission Haven, NetWorkers, Presbyterian Historical Foundation, and Peace River Presbytery Fund
In addition, we participate in two offerings received by Presbyterian Women nationwide: the Birthday Offering and the Thank Offering. These are used for special programs over and above those usually supported by our national organization. Joining women all over the world, we also give our Least Coin to help others with special needs.
Learn more about Presbyterian Women’s national program at presbyterianmission.org.
You are invited to active membership in Presbyterian Women. Please call the church office at
(941) 955-8119 for meeting times and locations. We are a friendly group, and we want to know you.