Presbyterian Women, Inc., is the women’s organization in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A community of more than 200,000 women, the members participate in Presbyterian Women (PW) and align our ministry and hearts around a shared purpose, the PW 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,
• to support the mission of the church worldwide,
• to work for justice and peace, and
• to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
These commitments are lovingly carried out in Presbyterian Women groups in congregations, presbyteries and synods. At the national level, Presbyterian Women provides the resources, direction and opportunities to fulfill the organization’s mission and ministry. Presbyterian Women’s connectional structure allows you to participate as deeply and/or broadly in the organization and its commitments as you wish.
- Morning Circle meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am in the Knox Room in Fellowship Hall, led by Amy Finnigan.
- Westminster PW Bible Study meets on the 2nd Wednesday at 3:00 pm in the Eastwood Village Clubhouse, led by Fran Meza.
You will find, as we talk about our projects, that we only update the results once a year. There are many reasons for that, not least of which is if we spent all our time reporting, we would have less time to do the work we feel called to do. Please do not consider our “old information” any reflection of our current and ongoing efforts!
Betty Griffin House
IN 2018, we created 300 welcome bags for women and children (so that, despite leaving their homes in crisis, they will each receive the essentials and a soft toy or some form of comfort)
and we gave $1,000 in cash donation.
Food 4 Kids
Our church sponsors 5 children and one PW child with a total value of $1,800. 9 volunteers pack large backpacks each month.
in 2018, we provided St. Johns’ families with the following:-
- Easter Baskets – 36 baskets of candy, toys & food gift card
- Back to School – 50 backpacks & shoe gift card
- Share the Harvest – 50 families receive food for Thanksgiving & grocery gift card.
- Thanksgiving Pies – 130+ pies baked
- Angel Tree – 80 children receive gifts & food for their families
In 2018, we delivered 189 lbs of food, taken monthly, for St Johns County families in need.
Sanctuary on 8th Street
We give $400 per year to this most worthy cause.
Geneva Presbyterian PreSchool
This year, the Geneva Presbyterian Women held a dinner and auction as a Fall Fundraiser to benefit the PreSchool. The event raised $5,000
Montreat Youth Conference
PWC also contributes scholarships for youth to attend the big Presbyterian Youth Conference at Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina.
Helping Hands meet every Thursdays at 10 am in the Knox room in the Fellowship Hall. This group works on many different projects, sewing, quilting, making items for the Betty Griffin House, Hospice, American Cancer Society, Westminster Woods, including prayer quilts for our church family.
2018 – 60 receiving blankets and bibs
2018 – 2 prayers and squares quilts
These are large items where each patch has a thread to knot. Every member of the congregation who knots a thread offers up a personal prayer for the recipient.
2018 2 Baptismal Quilts
2018 – 2 Veterans’ Quilts
2019 – 6 Veterans’ Quilts, so as to wrap our veterans in our eternal gratitude for their service and our freedom.
The Gift Bazaar
Our annual gift bazaar, overflows with gorgeous, Pinterest-swoon-worthy crafts in every variety! Stunningly intricate cards, colorful quilts and elegant embroidery, dainty fabric-folded seasonal decor, table-topper Christmas trees, Santa Cam ornaments, hanging plaques made by our Youth with inspirational sayings, assorted cute usefully-upcycled wine corks, lavish wreaths, college logo’d ephemera, etched glass votives and glassware… and of course, the irresistibly yummy, What-Diet Bake Sale from Patricia Ulp and Marty Cheney’s team of confectionaires!!
This is a shopping bonanza, lovingly crafted by our Presbyterian Women Committee and the Youth Program.
Plus, a hotdog lunch. in 2019, this event raised $5,000 which was donated to the Geneva Presbyterien PreSchool.
The Festival of Trees
Raises money for all programs – both the internal GPC programs and the charities supported by both Presbyterian Women and the Geneva Mission Committee.