Presbyterian Women (PW) is a denomination-wide organization whose membership is open to all women. PW gives strong support to the mission of the PC(USA) and nurtures women’s leadership and friendships.

PW is committed to:

  • Nurturing faith through prayer and Bible study
  • Supporting the mission of the church at home and worldwide
  • Working for justice and peace
  • Building an inclusive, caring community of women

For more information about Presbyterian Women at Westminster, contact Moderator Janet Harris and Vice Moderator Alison Griffin at [email protected].

Donate to Blessings in a Backpack for World Food Day

Our women’s Circles will highlight the issue of childhood hunger in Alexandria at Fellowship following the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, October 14. Snacks served will reflect the types of food used by Blessings in a Backback, which provides supplemental food for needy students in the Alexandria City Public Schools. Food donations to Blessings in a Backpack are welcome! See a list of approved items.

Connecting with Women at Westminster

Women’s Circles

Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel, Hannah, Ruth. Who are these women and what do they have in common? They are all important women in the Bible and they also happen to represent the names of each of our six Women’s Circles. Over 100 women are involved with a circle here at Westminster. We meet monthly for Bible study, fellowship, and mission outreach. Each year, the Bible study program offers us insight into the meaning of scripture as well as opportunities for discussion of what it means in our daily lives. In addition, each circle takes time to share joys and concerns, casual fellowship conversation, and to reach out to those in need through cards, prayers and offerings.

Our 2018-2019 Bible study will be “God’s Promise: I Am With You.” From Genesis to the Gospels, God promises to be with us no matter where we are or what we are going through. Come explore how God spoke to those in Biblical times and speaks to us even today, assuring us that God will never leave us.

Learn More about Women’s Circles

Book Groups

The Book Groups, led by Clara Beth Van de Water, meet on the fourth Monday of the month. Come to either the morning group at 11 AM or the evening group at 7:30 PM. 

Monday, October 22 | News of the World by Paulette Jiles. After the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to take a young captive of the Kiowa back to her family during his travels. In a time of limited literacy he makes a living reading newspapers to folks across the West. This morally complex story was a finalist for the National Book Award. 

Pillow Ministry

This group works once a month to sew stuffed animals for children and heart pillows for surgery patients at Alexandria INOVA Hospital. These items bring joy to children at the hospital and help facilitate the recovery process for cardiac patients. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 9:30 AM in Haverkamp Room. 

Shanghai Card Group

The Shanghai Card Group is a fun way to enjoy fellowship with other Westminster women! Learn and play this card game on the third Monday of every month at 7:15 PM in Haverkamp Room.

Celebrating Presbyterian Women – Past & Present!
Fall Gathering | Wednesday, November 7

7:30 PM in Haverkamp Room
Speakers: Elizabeth Martineau and Nancy Hall Berens
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Throughout those 30 years and for the two centuries years before that, women have shared God’s light of love and hope with people around the world while fostering community, joy, and friendship with one another in our own congregations. Come get a glimpse of the 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women and discover more about the mission and work of Presbyterian Women through singing, slides and videos… and enjoy some PW 30th birthday cake! “Come celebrate the journey now and praise the Lord!”