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.

Giving to Presbyterian Women

To make a pledge, you will need to log into your Realm account. Go to Giving > +Pledge > PW’s 2022-2023 Pledge Campaign.

To make a one-time or recurring gift to PW use the button below.

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.

Annual Events

Fall Gathering

Sunday, September 25, 2022 | 1-3 p.m.

Advent Communion Service

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

PW Valentine Cookie Event

Monday, February 13, 2023

PW Women’s Retreat at Kanuga Conference Center

April 21-23, 2023

PW Birthday Dinner

Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.

Fall Gathering

September 25 | 1-3 pm | Sara Pressly’s Farm in Weddington

Our year starts with fun on the farm. Join us for a boxed lunch and outdoor time in this beautiful location to hear from leadership about the upcoming year’s plans. Lunch: Composed chipotle avocado chicken salad on a bed of mixed field greens with cornbread croutons and a cilantro lime vinaigrette; blueberry and lemon dessert bars; drinks provided.

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.

Filter by Day

Tuesday

Circle 3

2:00 pm.

Location: Various Homes + Zoom

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

Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month

Monday

Circle 4

1:30 pm.

Location: First Presbyterian Church

Demographic: Women in their 50s-70s

Study: “Celebrating Sabbath” by Carol M. Bechtel

Led by: Members and 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: “Book of Psalms” by Sandra L. Richter

Led by: Rev. Chuck Williamson

Meeting: First Monday of the month

Thursday

Circle 9

7:00 pm.

Location: Various Homes

Demographic: All ages; mix of younger and older women

Study: “The Whole Language,” 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: “Book of Psalms” by Sandra L. Richter

Led by: Rev. Mary Margaret Porter

Meeting: First Tuesday of the month

Thursday

Circle 11

12:00 am.

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: “Book of Psalms” by Sandra L. Richter

Meeting: First Tuesday of the month

Tuesday

Circle 13

2:00 pm.

Location: First Presbyterian Church

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

Study: “Celebrating Sabbath” by Carol M. Bechtel

Meeting: First Tuesday of the month

Occasional

Circle 14

12:00 am.

Demographic: Young adults in 20s and 30s

Fellowship Circle

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

“Sensible Shoes” by Sharon Garlough Brown

Led by: Suzy Nurkin

Meeting: Second Monday of the month

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