Presbyterian Women

Mission Statement

To encourage women in their walk with Christ through study of the Word, prayer, fellowship with one another, service to the church and the community and support of the mission of the church worldwide.

Be Joyful…Be Prayerful…Be Thankful… This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering featuring Liz Curtis Higgs

  • Bad Girls of the BibleTuesday, September 10th
    • 9:30 A.M. – Book Signing, Courtenay Hall
    • 10:00 A.M. – Reception, Courtenay Hall
    • 11:00 A.M. – Main Program, Sanctuary
  • Register
    Early bird registration discount ends July 10.

On Tuesday, September 10, Presbyterian Women are excited to have top-notch Christian author Liz Curtis Higgs at their Fall Kick-Off as she starts our new year based on her incredibly popular book Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them. Liz mixes her solid biblical knowledge with personal stories and lots of good humor. She is making a special effort to schedule this appearance, and we are very fortunate to have her here at First Presbyterian Church. Circle September 10 now and watch for more details in the next few months.

Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping sisters and seekers experience the depth of God’s love. Liz is the author of 37 books with 4.6 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers, Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, and The Women of Christmas. Liz has also spoken for Women of Faith, Women of Joy, Extraordinary Women, and 1,700 other Christian conferences in all 50 states of the U.S. and 15 foreign countries. Follow her monthly Bible study at Louisville, Kentucky is home for Liz, her husband, Bill, and their grown children, Matt, Lilly, and daughter-in-law, Beth. Liz admits she’s a lame housekeeper, a marginal cook, and a mediocre gardener. What she cares about most are the women seated before her, first row to last.

Help, Thanks, Wow — Summer Study for Presbyterian Women

Starting June 11, women of the church are invited to join a 5-week group study of Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, written by well-known author Anne Lamott. In this book, Anne, a member of St. Martin Presbyterian Church in California, explores basic questions about our relationship with God and how to meet the challenges of daily life with prayer.

The study group will meet at 10 A.M. Tuesday mornings in the Cheek House, starting on June 11 and running through July 9. Leaders are Beth Hamilton and Etta Wilson.


Small Group Bible Study and Fellowship

Occurring on the Second Tuesday of each month, Circles will reconvene in the fall of 2019 after the Fall Gathering.

Are you interested in joining a group of women that meets monthly to talk about living the Christian life? Morning and Evening Groups known as Circles meet on either Tuesday morning or Tuesday evening on the second week of each month. Contact Elizabeth Coble ( for more info about the Circles. Nursery care is available with registration by calling (615) 298-9519.

 2019-2020 Coordinating Team

ModeratorDiane Becker
Moderator Elect – Carrie Hininger
Circle Leader CoordinatorsBetsy Davies & Beth Hamilton
Bible Leader CoordinatorsHelen Dale, Dean Reeves and Etta Wilson
Event Coordinator – Laura Rouse
Recording SecretaryDenise Bellardo
Corresponding SecretariesDebbie Rieke, Gayle Welch, Claudia Torrey
TreasurerKim Hardin
Local MissionsNancy Eason & Judy Eichman
Foreign MissionsMary Marraccini & Linda Sauer
Presbytery RepresentativePeggy Thomson & Claudia Torrey
Nominations Committee ChairNancy Eason
Helping Hands CoordinatorsItice Goldthorpe & Kristin Wright
Manna Freezer CoordinatorBekah Caruso
New Mom VisitationJessie Yancey
Senior Banquet Coordinator – Kim Greene & Cindy Lassing

2019-2020 PW Circle Leaders

Circle One:
Co-Leaders: Betsy Davies and Nancy Eason
Bible Leaders: Sue Clark and Wanda Carpenter

Circle Two:
Co-Leaders: Helen Dale and Gayle Welch
Bible Leader: Itice Goldthorpe

Circle Three:
Co-Leaders: Suzan Hindman and Linda Sauer
Bible Leader: Laura Coyle

Circle Four:
Leaders: Kristy Hall
Bible Leaders: Susan DeVries and Mary Lee Bartlett

Circle Five:
Co-Leaders: Jean Wallace and Sally Einstman
Bible Leader: Sandra Randleman

Circle Six:
Co-Leaders: Mary Marraccini and Sally Ostheimer
Bible Leader: Mary Lee Bartlett

Local Missions

Circle One: The Hope Center
Circle Two: Family Reconciliation Center
Circle Three: Miriam’s Promise
Circle Four: Waverly Belmont Backpack Program
Circle Five: Hospital Hospitality House
Circle Six: Christian Women’s Job Corp & Renewal House

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