The purpose of this organization is to unite and to strengthen the program of Presbyterian Women in Congregations within the boundary of the Maumee Valley Presbytery, relating them to the Presbyterian Women in the Synod and the Presbyterian Church (USA) and together striving to fulfill the common purpose.
We strive to accomplish this through 2 presbytery wide gatherings a year and a Pass It On Newsletter sent at least quarterly. To be “green” we try to do most of our communicating via email. We also encourage participation in the Synod of the Covenant Presbyterian Women Gatherings, which occur annually except when a Churchwide Gathering is happening. The next Synod PW Gathering is scheduled for June 2017. And Churchwide Presbyterian Women Gatherings, which occur every three years with the next one on the calendar for August 2-5, 2018 in Louisville Kentucky.
Presbyterian Women Purpose
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:
-to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, (we strongly promote the Horizons magazine and Horizons Bible Study)
-to support the mission of the church worldwide, (we share mission ideas between church PW’s through our gatherings and Pass It On and offerings received at our gatherings are directed toward mission projects)
-to work for justice and peace, (we strive to stay aware of social justice issues through our gatherings and through Horizons magazine and to promote peace in our own lives and the lives of all whom we come in contact with) and
-to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.
Go to http://pma.pcusa.org/ministries/pw/ for loads of exciting information about Presbyterian Women.