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Who is a Presbyterian Woman?

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent national organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women.

It is also every woman in the Presbyterian Church!

  • An energetic and diverse group open to all women, young and old, working inside or outside the home.

  • Women who meet to impact their own spiritual lives as well as the lives of others by nurturing faith, engaging in mission, and working for justice and peace.


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.

  • Circles are women who meet once a month for fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and mission projects.

  • Meetings are held in members’ homes or at Roswell Presbyterian Church, and both morning and evening times are offered.

  • An easy way to connect with other women in the church.

PW Events 2019-2020

PW Devotion & Thank Offering Service
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Historic Sanctuary

PW’s annual Fall Worship Service is open to all women, so bring a friend! Join us for a special time of worship and expression of gratitude as we gather for praise and Communion. A Thank Offering is collected, which goes to fund PW national and international mission projects not funded by the General Assembly. A light luncheon reception follows in the Narthex.

Women’s Advent Service
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:00 p.m.

This women-only evening worship service provides a meaningful time of quiet reflection as the busy season of preparation begins. Worship is led by our female pastors, chorale groups, and musicians. A homemade holiday dessert reception follows in the Narthex.

Gentle Yoga
January 2020
Look for details to be announced.

RPC Women’s Retreat
Look for details to be announced.

PW Birthday Gathering & Spring Luncheon
May 3, 2020
12:30 p.m.
Alderman Hall

This annual event provides PW members and friends a time to celebrate blessings with the giving of the Birthday Offering. A highlight of the luncheon is awarding the PW Honorary Lifetime Membership to a deserving person who exemplifies Christ-like leadership at RPC.


PW Circles at Roswell Presbyterian Church


Circle 2
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in room CLB 243
Circle Leader: Diane Norris
Study: Love Carved in Stone by Eugenia Anne Gamble

We are an energetic group of mixed ages from mothers with young children to retired ladies who like to meet in the daytime. 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 at 10:00 a.m. in Alderman Hall 121 A
Circle Leader: Gail Johnson
Study: Love Carved in Stone by Eugenia Anne Gamble

We are a group of active women, ages 60+. We enjoy a time of fellowship after each meeting at a local restaurant. Our regular mission interests include making baby blankets for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Thornwell Home for Children and Mission Haven.


Circle 4
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in members' homes or at Roswell Presbyterian Church.
Co-Leaders: Donna McCoy 470-514-5429 and Peggy Thomas 601-529-0590,
Study: Love Carved in Stone by Eugenia Anne Gamble

We are a group of women with many talents and interests, ages 60+. We support many PW & RPC Missions, including The Drake House, Groveway and Prayers and Squares.

Circle 5
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Alderman Hall 121A
Potluck refreshments provided by Circle members.
Circle Leader: Peggy Easter, 770-998-2597, and Sally Heneghan,
Study: Love Carved in Stone by Eugenia Anne Gamble

We are a group 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
eets second Tuesday of each month at 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: Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow

We are a group comprised 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 writing 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:

Circle 8
Meets first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes (Woodstock, Roswell, East Cobb)
Co-Leaders:  Emily Flury, 404-797-8941, and Sarah Langville,
Study: Running Nowhere in Every Direction
by Karen Lee-Thorp

We are a group 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.


What does PW do?

Anything and everything to share the love of Christ! We prepare meals for homeless shelters, sew blankets for needy babies, and purchase school supplies for children in third world countries. We also spend a lot of time enjoying Christian fellowship, building friendships, and encouraging each other in spiritual growth.

Mission Projects supported by RPC Presbyterian Women:

Aspen Point
Family Promise
Mission Haven
Military Support
The Drake House
Independence HS
Presbyterian Homes
Every Woman Works
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
North Fulton Community Charities

RPC College Students
Thornwell Home for Children
Kenya Rockbridge Ministries
Guatemala Mission Project

PW Coordinating Team - 2018-2019

The Roswell Presbyterian Church PW Coordinating Team (CT) is the leadership council of our PW chapter. We meet monthly at Roswell Presbyterian Church on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. until 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 the PW Moderator.

Co-Moderator: Patty Cloy
Co-Moderator: Diane Norris
Secretary: Cheryl Giacomini
Treasurer: Gail Johnson

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. Julie Ferguson

Our Mission Statement:
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;

  • to support the mission of the church worldwide;

  • to work for justice and peace; 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.