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.


PW Fiesta Brunch and Cake

All women are invited to the PW Brunch on Saturday, March 16th at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall.

We will learn more about our church’s Cuban mission and dedicate our Birthday Offering.

Chef Pablo will serve a delicious meal and we will celebrate with lots of birthday cake!

Come and bring a friend.

The cost will be $5.00.


Dorcas Circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center at John Knox Village. Contact Nancy Kinsley. Lydia Circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. at various locations for a pot luck dinner and study. Contact Alice Foerster. Mary Elizabeth Circle meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Bonnie Bailey’s home. Contact Bonnie. Miriam Circle meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Contact Janet Rabin. Rachel Circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Members bring a bag lunch. Contact Lucille Jackson. Susanna Circle meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at various locations for dinner and study. Contact Trish Tutt.


Pictured, from left, are Susan Allison, outreach coordinator; Trish Tutt, treasurer; Betsy Craig, moderator; Sandy Guthrie, vice-moderator, and Nancy Kinsley, secretary. Those going off CT were Martha Holler and Sandy Weil. CT meetings include reports from each circle; serving in those capacities are Lucille Jackson, Rachel; Nancy Kinsley, Dorcas; Lynn Blackmon, Alice Foerster, Barbara Merriam or Gwynn Williams, Lydia; Susan Allison, Susanna; and Carol Pennebacker or Janet Rabin, Miriam.