Ministries

Presbyterian Women

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Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent national organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women. The programming and resource options for PW offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community. No special skills are required to join - if you are a woman and attend a Presbyterian Church, you’re a PW member!


What is a "Circle"?

PW is organized into small groups of women called “Circles” that typically meet once a month for Bible study, fellowship, mission work, and prayer. You don’t have to be a Circle member to attend a meeting! Guests and visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. Can’t commit to making all of a Circle’s meetings? No problem! Simply come as you are able and participate when you can.

Every Circle chooses a Bible study each Fall that concludes the following Spring. Circle members also assist in achieving the Mission goals of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) generally and those of the Roswell Presbyterian Church specifically through their Circle Missions.


PW Circles at RPC

PW Circles begin meeting again in September - various dates.

Circle 2
Meets second Tuesday of each month
10:00 a.m., CLB 243
Circle Leader: Diane Norris
Study: Who is Jesus? (Horizons)
We are an energetic group of mixed ages from mothers with young children to retired ladies who like to meet in the daytime. Childcare at RPC is available with a reservation. We support many different missions throughout the year including Santa Express, Support for Troops, and Cerebral Palsy research.

Circle 3
Meets second Tuesday of each month
10:00 a.m., Alderman Hall A
Circle Leader: Patty Cloy
Study: God's Promise: I Am with You
by Amy Poling Sutherlun
This is a group of active women, ages 60+. Our regular mission interests include making baby blankets for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Thornwell Home for Children.

Circle 4
Meets second Tuesday of each month
10:00 a.m. in members' homes or at RPC.
Co-Leaders: Donna McCoy or Peggy Thomas
Study:
God's Promise: I Am with You
by Amy Poling Sutherlun
We are an eclectic group of women with many talents and interests, ages 60+. We support many PW & RPC Missions, including The Drake House and Prayers & Squares.

Circle 5
Meets second Tuesday of each month
6:30 p.m., Alderman Hall A
Potluck refreshments provided by
Circle members each month.
Circle Leader: Jennifer Landon
Study: Who is Jesus? (Horizons)
This group is comprised of women in their 40's to 70's, most of whom work. Our mission focuses are to assist our RPC Mission Partners and the needs of our church family.

Circle 6
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eets second Tuesday of each month
7:30 p.m. in members’ homes in Roswell, Alpharetta, and East Cobb area
Co-Leaders: Emily Smith and Vicki Tribick
Study:
Learning to Walk in the Dark,
by Barbara Brown Taylor
Our group consists of working and non-working women 35ish-60ish, most with kids ranging in age from elementary school to college. Our mission focuses include The Drake House, Aspen Pointe, and notes to RPC college students.

Do you have a college aged kid who is headed off to school and in need of mail?
Send their mailing address to: rpccollegekids@gmail.com

Circle 8
Meets first Thursday of each month
7:30 p.m. in members’ homes (Woodstock, Roswell, East Cobb)
Circle Leader: Sarah Langville and Jessica Callaham
Study: Make Over: Revitalizing the Many Roles You Fill by Jen Hatmaker
Made up of moms, age 30-50, stay-at-home and working, who enjoy socializing while gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible and how to best live our lives as Christian women. Our mission focuses include The Drake House, NFCC food drives, and the Aspen Pointe after-school program.


PW Coordinating Team - 2018-2019

The RPC PW Coordinating Team (CT) is the leadership council of our PW chapter. We meet monthly at RPC on the third Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to discuss the concerns of PW members, plan church-wide events and mission projects.

We have several CT openings to be filled. If you need further information or you are interested in serving on our CT, please contact Connie Seidel, PW Moderator.

Co-Moderator: Nancy Schroeder
Co-Moderator: Patty Cloy
Recording Secretary: Cheryl Giacomini
Secretary: Teri Kish
Treasurer: Diane Norris
Search Committee Chair: This person collects names for nomination to fill the open Chairs for the CT Board and reaches out to RPC members who might be a good fit for the leadership team.
Spiritual Development Growth Chair: This person provides a monthly devotion at our CT meeting and circulates Prayer Requests among the group. She should enjoy leading reflection and prayer time. 
Historian: Serves as the person who documents PW events by taking photos and making notes about event details.
Events Co-Chairs: Ideally, we're looking for two members, who could work together to plan our Fall and Spring events, coordinate the Thank Offering Service, and brainstorm other programming opportunities for PW, in order to attract a more diverse and engaged membership.
Mission Coordinator: Canita Allen-Flint
Publicity & Communications: This person is the liaison between CT and the RPC Church Office, coordinating events that need to be publicized around the RPC community and in the church bulletin, as well as in area media sources.
Newsletter Editor: Emily Smith
Membership Chair: This person reaches out to women who are new to RPC by phone or email, tells them about our Circles, and answers questions regarding RPC PW.
Directory Coordinator: Sue Marshall
Designated Member at Large: Fran Gossage
Designated Member at Large: Dolores Duvall
Staff Liaison: Rev. Emily Wright