Presbyterian Women is a church-wide organization whose membership is open to all women. This organization gives strong support to the mission of the denomination and determines its own leadership, program, and budget. Its purpose is to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study; to support the mission of the church world wide; to work for justice and peace; and to build an inclusive, caring community of women who strengthen the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witness to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Two special offerings are taken each year. The spring Birthday Offering goes for not more than three predetermined projects. The fall Thank Offering is used for a number of smaller projects with 33% going for health ministries. Honorary Life Memberships and Recognition and/or Memorial Gifts are to be used for leader development of women. Presbyterian Women encourages support of Church Women United and denominational programs such as peacemaking and hunger.
The First Presbyterian organization has a coordinating team of four persons plus approximately 13 additional leaders who are committee chairs and moderators of the two circles. These women make up the Executive Board. Members of the coordinating team are responsible for the annual budget.
Moderator: Dana Bourne
Vice-Moderator: Gene McEvoy
Secretary/Historian: Cora Kerr
Treasurer: Patricia McVetty
Presbyterian Women Circles
A “circle” is a group of Presbyterian Women who meet on a regular basis for prayer, study, community building, giving, and fellowship. Special projects are supported from time-to-time to raise funds for our church and/or mission work. First Presbyterian Church of Findlay offers 2 womens circles to choose from. Each circle meets from September until May*. Each meeting has a social time with refreshments, followed by Bible study and a business meeting. All of our circles support local charities and mission, and warmly welcome new members.
Childcare is available for circle meetings and events upon request by calling the church office 419-423-2112.
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 330.
*May is dinner & a movie and June is dinner out. (TBA).
Meets on the third Friday of each month for lunch at 12:00 p.m. in Room 112.