On May 6, 1989, women of Presbyterian congregations in Central Virginia gathered at Second Church in Richmond to establish Presbyterian Women of Presbytery of the James (PW-POJ). In the thirty years since, Presbyterian Women have been fulfilling our “reason for being.” We commit to

  • nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
  • support the mission of church worldwide,
  • work for justice and peace, and
  • build an inclusive, caring community that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

The Coordinating Team provides assistance in implementing this purpose by promoting communication among our churches and organizing annual gatherings. Contact Evalyn Page if you are interested in serving on the Coordinating Team. Available opportunities include area leaders and search committee members.

Coordinating Team

Kathy Peebles, moderator
Barbara Glenn, secretary
Sharon Moser, historian

Presbyterian Women

Fall Gathering 2022

Women of the presbytery, join the Fall Gathering of Presbyterian Women of the James. The session will be held November 5 at 9:30 a.m. at Chester Church. Participants may join in person or virtually. The agenda will include a review of this year's Horizon’s Bible study "Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight" and future local mission projects.

 

How You Can Be Involved

Disaster Recovery with PW in Puerto Rico

Invite your PW group and congregation to demonstrate love, concern, and prayers for Puerto Rican communities affected by Hurricane Maria through a "Together in Service" project.

Discover the many ways you and your congregation can be a part.

Photo by Rich Copley
Photo by Rich Copley

Past News

Spring 2022 Gathering

At the Spring 2022 Gathering, Presbyterian Women of the James gave $1,145 to Presbyterian Disaster Relief for hurricane victims.

Reverend Colleen Earp, program director at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center, gave the meeting's keynote address. She shared information on sustainability and mitigating climate change.

Emily Nyce, director of Union Seminary’s Yaupon Place, shared information about this park where community, ecology and spirituality meet. Learn more.

PW of the James Celebrate 30 Years in 2019

More than 100 PW-POJ members and friends representing 41 congregations attended the 30th Spring Gathering on May 4, 2019.  The day's mission offering of $2,567 was designated for Presbyterian Children's Home of The Highlands of Wytheville, Virginia. Billy Rice, executive director of the Children's Home, gave the gathering's keynote mission address. The day also included greetings from Churchwide, Synod, and Presbytery leaders; the annual business meeting; 30th anniversary celebration lunch with birthday cake; the 2018 In Memoriam necrology; and closing worship with Holy Communion. We are grateful to the River Road Presbyterian congregation and staff members for graciously welcoming everyone with such warm hospitality.