Presbyterian Women

An inclusive, caring community of women....

Presbyterian Women (PW) is a national women’s organization of the Presbyterian Church (USA). With a history of more than 200 years, PW is committed to nurturing faith, supporting the church’s mission, working for justice and building an inclusive, caring community of women. To learn more about PW on a national scale, click here.
The women of APC are actively involved in study, mission and fellowship throughout the year. We welcome church members, visitors and friends to join our activities!

Presbyterian  Women Circles at APC

PW Circles offer ladies in the church an opportunity to spend a little time together each month getting to know one another, supporting each other in happy and sad times. We learn from each other and grow in faith as we study Christian curriculum and support international and local mission efforts. APC's four PW Circles meet monthly, September through May, on different days, at different times, and in different locations. Please choose one that works with your schedule. Childcare is an option for each Circle--please discuss the need with a Circle leader, listed below.
Esther Circle
1st Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., meets at the church, room 206
Leader: Yvonne Chrimes, 404-824-3867
Lydia Circle
1st Thursday, 9:30 -11:30 a.m., meets at the church, room 206
Leader: Patty Hagler, 678-895-4328 and Susie Myers, 678-880-6143.
Martha Circle
1st Thursday, 7-9 p.m., meets in members' homes
Leader: Donna Feit,  678-777-5193
Ruth Circle
1st Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., meets at the church, room 206
Leader: Jan Bernhardt, 678-995-4519

Prayer Shawl Ministry 

Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, knitting, crocheting, and spiritual sharing on the fourth Tuesday monthly, 2-3:30 p.m. in the Narthex Lobby at the church. No experience needed! Handmade prayer shawls are shared with APC members and friends, and with Can Care cancer patients. Baby items are donated to Beacon of Hope.
Coordinator:  Leslie Stevens.

APC PW Mission & Outreach

Presbyterian Women have a long history of supporting mission efforts locally, nationally and throughout the world. Our current initiatives are:

Family Haven, a shelter for battered women and their children in Forsyth County
Family Promise of DeKalb and North Fulton for homeless and low-income families
Worldwide Mission of PW
LaGonave, Haiti--supporting a school run by the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti
Presbyterian Home of Georgia
Shawl Ministry of APC
Scholarships for APC youth for summer mission trips
Parenting program of Independence High School in Alpharetta
Pastor's Emergency Fund
Heiffer International
Dress for Success
My Sister's Place

Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team 2015-2016

Moderator - Nancy Hill
Vice-Moderator - Jean Williams
Moderator-Advisor - Sheryl Wentworth
Secretary - Florence White
Treasurer - Betty Lynam
Membership - Pat Hagler
Historian/By-Laws and Procedures - Sheryl Wentworth
Spiritual Care - Leslie Stevens
Prayer Shawl Ministry - Leslie Stevens
Missions - Trish Kent

The Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team (PWCT) is responsible for overseeing and planning all women's ministry activities. The dedicated women on this team are installed in May of each year. They meet on a monthly basis, typically the third Sunday of each month following the 11:00 service.
If you are interested learning more about a PW Circle, serving in a leadership role, or helping on a sub-committee, please contact Nancy Hill, Moderator.