The Mission Pledge: PW at Work in the World

Anyone who has attended a PW circle meeting has probably heard of the Mission Pledge. What does it do? This pledge, which is PW’s annual fund, sustains and supports the organization and allows PW to grow and blossom as a gift of faith to the church, our PW community and the world. This gift ensures that PW ministry at all levels of the organization is nourished and healthy. PW at First Pres supports Mission Haven, the Columbia Friendship Circle, Duvall Homes, Thornwell Home for Children, First Presbyterian School, and our First Pres youth through this pledge. We also support international missions of PW. Because of this fund, now and historically, mission co-workers are working in partnership in the US and around the world, women are ordained, hunger-alleviation and peacemaking programs are in place, human trafficking and violence against women are concerns of the whole church and children are fed and educated. Through this pledge we carry out the purpose of PW.    


A HUGE "THANK YOU", to you all!  PW was able to collect 22 gift cards totaling $375.00 for the Duvall Homes 5TH Annual Inspiration Gala this year!  Once again, Presbyterian Women have come through in a crunch.  Not even Dorian could prevent us from supporting a long-time mission, Duvall Homes and their residents!  Kudos, ladies!  


Our first gathering will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall.  Brunch will be served, the cost is $5.00.  Everyone is invited!  We will be dedicating our Thank Offering, and our Special Guest Speaker will be Karen Reed, Operation Christmas Child Area Coordinator for Volusia/Flagler Counties.  Karen will be relating her experiences on her summer Vision Trip to South Africa, for OCC.  


The Triennial Synod Gathering is at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, Ga., Oct. 25-27, 2019. The registration form is here in First Press. The deadline for registration is October 15th, the registration fee is $110.  Additional fees apply for some Explorations, supplies, and lodging.  More information can be found at  To make hotel reservations at Epworth by-the-Sea, you need to go to, select SoSA Gathering.


  • The Coordinating Team will meet on Monday, October 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Eastminster Room.
  • Circle Bible Study leaders meet with Pastor Michael at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, to prepare for the month's lesson.
  • Susanna Circle is responsible for Neighborhood Center Food Cart delivery this month.


Dorcas Circle meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m., in the Barker Center at John Knox Village.  Contact Nancy Kinsley.

 Lydia Circle meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m., in various home or in the Eastminster Room for a pot-luck dinner & study.  Contact Alice Foerster.

 Mary Elizabeth Circle meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Bonnie Bailey's home. Contact Bonnie.

 Miriam Circle meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the church.  Contact Bonnie Wood.

 Rachel Circle meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Eastminster Room.  Members bring a bag lunch.  Contact Lucille Jackson.

 Ruth Circle will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 Noon at Mary Kay Wareing's home.  Contact Trish Tutt.

 Susanna Circle meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in various locations for dinner & study.  Contact Tiffany Freed.