Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an organization within the greater PC(USA) church where women live out their faith in a community of caring and hope. We have a proud history of involvement in our local church, the PC(USA) church, and in our local community.

You become a member of PW as soon as you join the church and are able to participate in all the ministries, outreach, and offerings that PW organizes.

Our goal is for you to be involved in the things we doing throughout the year so you can make new friends, build deeper relationships, support others, and join in our support of our community partners.

Serve with PW

Apply by December 15, 2021

Are you good at or interested in writing, organizing, planning, hospitality, teaching, or spiritual formation? Do you value friendships, old and new? Do you want to share Christ’s love with others? Then PW needs you! Fill out the form linked below and tell us how you’d like to serve PW. 

Groups & Gatherings

PW offers a selection of small groups, traditionally called “Circles” (times vary), to provide a place for fellowship, Christian Formation, and to participate in outreach ministries.

In addition, PW gathers together for larger events throughout the year where we welcome friends, family, neighbors, and members of the community to join in friendship and fellowship. These annual events held throughout the year include the PW Retreat, Advent Communion Service and Luncheon, Spring Birthday Dinner, and Fall Gathering.

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Tuesday

Circle 3

2:00 pm.

Location: Various Homes

Demographic: A wide range of ages who live in North Mecklenburg County.

Study: “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by A.C. Brown

Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month

Monday

Circle 4

1:30 pm.

Location: First Presbyterian Church

Demographic: Women in their 50s-70s

Study: “What My Grandmothers Taught Me”

Led by: Church staff

Meeting: Second Monday of the month

Monday

Circle 5

10:30 am.

Location: Sharon Towers

Demographic: Women who live at Sharon Towers and women from all over.

Study: “God: Stories,” edited by C. Michael Curtis

Led by: Rev. Chuck Williamson

Meeting: First Monday of the month

Tuesday

Circle 6

10:30 am.

Location: Various homes

Demographic: Women ages 60+

Study: “Sermon on the Mount Workbook,” by John Stott

Led by: Julia McLean

Meeting: First Tuesday of the month

Thursday

Circle 9

7:00 pm.

Location: Various Homes

Demographic: All ages; mix of younger and older women

Study: “Tattoos on the Heart,” by Father Gregory Boyle

Led by: Heather Herring

Meeting: Second Thursday of the month

Tuesday

Circle 10

7:00 pm.

Location: Various homes

Demographic: Mostly women in their 40s; many have elementary and middle school children

Study: “Reading John for Dear Life: A Spiritual Walk with the Fourth Gospel”

Led by: Rev. Mary Margaret Porter

Meeting: First Tuesday of the month

Thursday

Circle 11

Location: Various homes

Demographic: Mix of ages 50+

Fellowship circle

Tuesday

Circle 12

7:00 pm.

Location: Various homes

Demographic: Women in their 50s and 60s; mix of married, divorced, and singles

Study: “Always a Guest,” by Barbara Brown Taylor

Meeting: First Tuesday of the month

Tuesday

Circle 13

7:00 pm.

Location: Various homes

Demographic: Women 50s+; one of the largest circles

Study: “Always a Guest,” by Barbara Brown Taylor

Meeting: First Tuesday of the month

Thursday

Circle 14

6:30 pm.

Location:

Demographic: Young adults in 20s and 30s

Fellowship circle

Meeting: Third Thursday of the month

Monday

Circle 15

11:00 am.

Location: Various homes or Zoom

Demographic: Women in upper 40s and 50s; many have children in high school or college

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire,” by Jen Hatmaker

Led by: Suzy Nurkin

Meeting: Second Monday of the month

Annual Events

Fall Gathering

Sunday, September 26, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.

Advent Communion Service

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

Sharon Towers Valentine Cookie Event

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

PW Women’s Retreat at Kanuga Conference Center

April 29-May 1, 2022

PW Birthday Dinner

Thursday May 5, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.

For Our Church, Community, and Each Other

Presbyterian Women is one of the most active and vibrant leadership groups within First Presbyterian Church. We strive to create a community where women come together to support the church’s mission to be For Christ in the Heart of Charlotte.

We work in our local community.

We support one another and the church through congregational care.

We participate in small groups where your spiritual life is nurtured, and larger congregational events.

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