Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, 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
- and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.
The meaning of our symbol
- Forgiven and freed by grace through faith, the central figure
stands in praise.
- Rooted in faith, the trio of women emerge. The outline of the
central figure forms a cross. We are Presbyterian women, engrafted in
Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is no longer we who live,
but Christ who lives in us.
- The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, studying,
praying, and meditating.
- The left figure reaches out to care for others, as she shares,
nurtures, and heals. The circle represents the church worldwide where
women offer their gifts and talents in the midst of the global
- The uplifted arms of the central figure reach out to embrace a
just peace for the world. The relationship among the three figures
depicts lives of wholeness rather than turmoil.
- The three have no distinct features and represent all women. The
shapes surrounding them express energy, strength, and openness.
- Our name, Presbyterian Women, ties us to our denomination. The
Bible resembles the Bible depicted in the PC(USA) Seal.
- Guided by the four parts of our Purpose, Presbyterian Women
witnesses to the reality of God's present realm.
How we accomplish our program of study, service and spiritual
bible study for 2013–2014 is “An
Abiding Hope - The Presence of God in Exodus and Deuteronomy.”
within each circle lead the monthly lesson discussion.
Church circles are the heart of our organization. This is where we
"nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study", fulfilling our
first commitment. We also support the ongoing work of the church
ministries to the congregation and to the community, both with our
giving and through our volunteer services. As smaller units of the
church family, our circles meet monthly and are able to know their
members in a very
personal and caring way.
- Circle Mary-Martha - meets
the 1st Monday at 11:00
am in the Meeting
Moderators: JJ Johnson
& Janet Eshleman
- Circle 3 - meets the 1st Tuesday at 12
Noon for lunch
at members' homes. Moderators: Mary Tripp & Jerry White
- Circle 4 - meets the 1st Tuesday at 10:30 am
in the church parlor and enjoys going out for lunch afterwards.
Moderators: Rosa Haithcock & Peggy Wright.
- Circle 5 - meets the 1st Tuesday at 8:45
am in the church parlor. Moderators: Leigh Crown and Carol Wainwright
Circle - meets the 4th Wednesday at
pm in the Youth Room. Moderators: Tula Satterfield.& Lou Ann Taylor
Those women in our congregation who are unable to participate in
circles are listed in the PW Directory under Emergency Groups. Many already hold other church
responsibilities. This group has been
wonderful in responding to special requests for help with church
receptions and other important occasions in the life of our
A little bit of history
- Before 1932 (for our own church from 1929 to 1932) the church
women's organization was called the Ladies Aid Society.
- From 1932 to 1949 it was the Women's Auxiliary.
- From 1948 to 1988 it was Women of the Church.
- From 1988 to the present it has been Presbyterian Women.
Our leadership for 2013-2014
Presbyterian Women Officers
Moderator - Theresa Arnold
Vice-Moderator - Miriiam Vandersea
Secretary -Christina Grade
Treasurer - Lenna Easter
Historian - J.J. Johnson
Search Committee Moderator- Debbie Wolfe
Advisors - Past Moderators
Emergency - Paula Stewart
Missions - Rosanne
Special Giving - Jane Capps
Spiritual Nurture - Amanda Boyette
Service Committee Moderators
Emergency - Paula Stewart
Emergency - Faye Bennett,
Bobby Riggs, and Katherine Woolard
Distribution - Carol
Kitchen - Lenna Easter and Leigh Crown
Parlor Committee - Faye Bennett
Sanctuary/Narthex Flowers - Paula Stewart
Holiday Flowers - Pam Anthony
Mitten Tree - Katherine Bailey
We are in the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.
A Few of Our Activities...
- providing lunches for Habitat for Humanity workers;
- cleaning the church kitchen on a monthly basis;
- contributing supplies, financial support and volunteer time to
the Domestic Violence program in our community;
- providing meals for special occasions,
- being available to the Emergency Committee for receptions or
luncheons for families of the bereaved following memorial or funeral
services in our congregation;
- participating in the ecumenical World Day of Prayer services held
with our sisters throughout the Christian community in March;
- supporting with our financial gifts several local programs:
Martha's Mission, Soup Kitchen, Domestic Violence, Habitat for
Humanity, Helpline, Cape Lookout Marine Science High School, Family
- corresponding with our away-from-home students;
- providing volunteers and prizes for New Horizons activities;
- supporting the mission projects of our Presbytery and Synod:
Presbytery Scholarship Fund, Presbytery Historical Foundation,
Grandfather's Home for Children;
- contributing, through the creative talents of our members, to the
physical needs of nursing home residents; gifts have been made also by
this group for new babies in our congregation, as well as table
decorations and "take home gifts" for our guests attending the
Christmas Cheer Luncheon;
- contributing, along with our sisters throughout the General
Assembly and through our annual Birthday Objective Party in April, to
projects among people in need both in our own country and overseas;
- participating in Presbyterian Women meetings and workshops of
Coastal Carolina Presbytery;
- providing decorations during the Christmas season in our
sanctuary, narthex, Fellowship Hall and on the church doors;
- participating fully in the Christmas Cheer Luncheon activities;
- and being available for helping with unexpected crises and
opportunities in our congregational life!