Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women (PW) is a denomination-wide ministry for all women in the church. PW supports the mission of the PC(USA) and nurtures women’s faith, friendship, and fellowship.

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 Alison Griffin and Vice Moderator Kera Winburn at [email protected].


Women's Circles

Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel, Hannah, Ruth, Lydia. 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 seven 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 2020-2021 Bible study is “Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament,” where we will examine Biblical lament throughout both the Old and the New Testaments, as well as lift up modern examples of lament. Click below to learn more about how learning to lament can lead us to hope.

Learn More about Circles

Book Groups

The Book Groups typically meet on the fourth Monday of the month. Come to either the morning group at 11am or the evening group at 7:30pm. Book groups will continue to meet through Zoom! Contact Nancy Hall Berens for details.

2021 Book Group Selections

January 25 | The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Lee Hyeon-seo (non-fiction)
February 22 | Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (non-fiction)
March 22 | This is Happiness by Niall Williams (fiction)
April 26 | The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes (fiction)
May 24 | The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi (fiction)

Summer Break

September 27 | American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (fiction)
October 25 | The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau (fiction)
November 22 | A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell (non-fiction)

Christmas Break

January 24, 2022 | The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (fiction)

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. This group is currently not meeting in-person right now.