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 2017-2018 Bible study “Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews” will help us explore not only the Biblical community in the Letter to the Hebrews, but also our own communities – of faith, of family, and of friends.

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 May/June 2018 selection is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Discussions on Monday, May 29 at 11 AM or Monday, June 4 at 7:30 PM. The book groups will take a break until September; that book has not yet been chosen.

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.

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

Synod Summer Gathering: June 8-10 at Massanetta Springs
Meet women from all around the mid-Atlantic region and get a sneak peek at next year’s Bible Study, “God’s Promise: I Am With You.”

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.