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].

Connecting with Women at Westminster


Women’s Retreat
Lean on Me: Cultivating Friendship

March 22 – 24, 2019 at Hallowood Retreat Center
What can we learn about friendship from the Bible and from people who nurture friendships well? What place does friendship play in our lives…friendships with people and friendship with God? Who are some of the friends who have been influential in your life? In what ways have they cared for you and made your life richer? In what ways do you experience God as your friend? In what ways would you like to?

We will explore together some diverse examples and models for cultivating friendship as well as some of the myths associated with the idea of “friendship.” Join us for a weekend exploring the art of friendship led by two Westminster friends Nancy Hall Berens and Melynda Wilcox!

Info & Registration

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 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 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. 

January 28 | Behold the Dreamers by Imbdo Mbue
February 25 | Born a Crime – memoir by Trevor Noah (in honor of Black History Month)
March 25 | Code Girls by Liza Mundy (in honor of Women’s History Month)
April 22 | Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair

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.

National Capital Presbytery Prayer Breakfast
“Prayer Through Word and Song”

Saturday, February 9 | 8:30 AM – 12 PM | National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave, NW
Join us for a morning of prayer, worship, sharing, and fellowship. Speakers will be NCP pastors Casey FitzGerald (former Westminster Associate Pastor!) and LaKesha Bradshaw Easter. Registration Fee is $15.00 ($5.00 for Students). To help plan for seating and refreshments, please register by February 2, 2019. Register with Beth Richardson at [email protected]