Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women - Our History
Women’s groups in the Presbyterian Church have a powerful history. Since the early 1800s Presbyterian women have organized themselves to support mission and combat social injustices nationally and
internationally. While the levels of involvement and recognition from the denominations has varied, women’s dedication to living out God’s call through women’s organizations has remained steady.
Wicomico Presbyterian Church has a strong and active Presbyterian Women's ministry. All women of the congregation are invited to participate in the ministry and mission of the Presbyterian Women (PW). They share the purpose of the Presbyterian Women (U.S.A.):
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.
Some of the best study, fellowship, and planning of this group occurs when the fourCircles meet. Circles are smaller groups of women who meet monthly, either in homes or at the church. Circle meetings include Bible study, prayer, fellowship, contributions to the work of the women locally and beyond, and often refreshments! W.P.C. has four active Circles; meetings usually occur during the first Monday or Tuesday of the month during the months of October through June, with some exceptions. You can check the month's schedule of activities on our website's calendar page. Two of the Circles are named for strong female leaders in the church's past. The newest Circle - the Second Sunday Circle - meets at 9:45 a.m. each second Sunday of the month.
Presbyterian Women collect two special offerings during the year.
  • In November, the church celebrates Thank Offering Sunday. On this Sunday the women of the church lead the worship service. The Thank Offering funds projects that meet the needs of people who are aging, disabled, homeless or displaced, as well as children, youth and women, through educational, health, peace and justice programs. Forty percent of this offering is used to support hospitals and community health programs. The remaining 60 percent is used for new creative ideas for mission.
  • The Birthday Offering is a special offering collected in the spring of each year to celebrate the blessings in the lives of Presbyterian Women. No giving guidelines are suggested other than “give as you are blessed.” The offering funds up to five specific projects that are not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support.
  • The Least Coin Offering is collected throughout the year and dedicated each January.   The Fellowship of the Least Coin invites women from around the world to set aside the least coin of their country as a concrete symbol of their prayers for peace and reconciliation. These least coins support a range of programs, including gender justice issues, literacy and education, and health and social concerns.

Presbyterian Women (PW) offers women in the church meaningful ways to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community of women. For more than 200 years PW groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God's kingdom. Won't you join us?