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 2017 - various dates.

Circle 2 meets second Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m., CLB 243
Circle Leader: Judy Bredahl, 770-650-0459
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, 770-880-3696
Study: Who is Jesus? (Horizons) 
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, 470-514-5429 or Peggy Thomas, 601-529-0590
Study: Who is Jesus? (Horizons)
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, 678-677-2122
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 meets second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes in Roswell, Alpharetta, and East Cobb area
Co-Leaders: Emily Smith, 770-617-6438 and Vicki Tribick, 404-625-9149
Study: Embracing Forgiveness - Women of Faith
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.

Circle 8 meets first Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes (Woodstock, Roswell, East Cobb)
Circle Leader: Aliina Huguley, 404-909-9217
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.


Upcoming Events 2017-2018

Presbyterian Women Spring Luncheon
Sisterhood of the Traveling Purse

Sunday, April 29
12:30 p.m. in Alderman Hall
Cost: $10 per person
Deadline to register and pay: Monday, April 23
Register and pay online or call the Church Office, 770-993-6316.

A multigenerational panel dicussing Women & Friendship. All women are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring your daughters, mothers, and friends. Bring a purse for a purse exchange.

We will award the PW Honorary Lifetime Award to a deserving nominee.

Childcare is available for children 4 and under with a reservation. The deadline to register for childcare is Monday, April 23.


Previous Events 2016-2017

PW Prayer & Thank Offering Service
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10:30 a.m. in the Historic Sanctuary
Speaker: Diane Duane, RPC member


PW Coordinating Team - 2017-2018

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.

Moderator: Connie Seidel, 770-998-1280
Co-Moderator: Nancy Schroeder, 252-562-2456
Recording Secretary: Cheryl Giacomini, 248-974-5342
Secretary: Teri Kish, 770-650-9131
Treasurer: Diane Norris, 678-772-0109
Treasurer-in-Training: Our current Treasurer's term will expire at the end of 2018. We're looking for someone to shadow her this year and look to takeover the position next Spring.
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, 770-992-8964
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, 770-617-6438
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, 770-956-1220
Designated Member at Large: Fran Gossage, 678-417-5389
Designated Member at Large: Dolores Duvall, 770-521-6671
Staff Liaison: Rev. Emily Wright, 770-649-4508