PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

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 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. 

The groups are taking a break for the summer; the September selection is East of The Sun by Julia Gregson. It is a historical novel about women who sailed to British India from England in the 1920s in search of adventure and husbands. As a little girl, the author met retired women who had been part of this so -called “fishing fleet.” The book won several awards in Britain. Discussions on Monday, September 24.

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. The pillow ministry is taking a break for the summer.

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.

Fall & Spring Gatherings

A fall and spring Gathering is hosted for all women of the church with special speakers on a range of interesting topics.

Connecting with Women on the Regional and National Levels

Church-wide Gathering: August 2-5 in Louisville, Kentucky 
Meet sisters in Christ from around the country and the world at the triennial meeting of Presbyterian Women.