There is much to celebrate for the ways in which women in our congregations have carried out the purpose of Presbyterian Women (PW) over these past three decades.  We invite you to our pearl anniversary celebration during the annual Spring Gathering on Saturday, May 4 at River Road Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

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8:30 a.m. - Registration with refreshments (Saunders Hall)

9:30 a.m.  - Meeting (sanctuary) which will include

  • Presentation on the 100th anniversary of Presbyterian Children's Home of The Highlands
  • Annual business meeting
  • Election of leadership team
  • Recognition of those joining the Church Triumphant in 2018
  • Closing Worship with Holy Communion
  • Hymn: "Lift Thine Eyes" from Mendelssohn's oratorio ELIJAH

2:00 p.m. - Conclusion



  • Elaine Alderman  moderator, PW Synod of The Mid-Atlantic
  • Roxann Porter  Churchwide PW National Board of Directors
  • Fred Holbrook  interim general presbyter, Presbytery of the James
  • Billy Rice  executive director, Presbyterian Children's Home of The Highlands
  • Zac Carter  development officer, Presbyterian Children's Home of The Highlands
  • Ray Roberts  pastor, River Road Church
  • Andrew Whitehead  associate pastor, River Road Church


Share your pictures and mementos

Congregations are invited to share pictures and other memorabilia at this gathering to celebrate mission work and programs of Presbyterian Women. Bring memorabilia to the gathering. Email pictures to moderator Jayne Sneed by April 25.

Event Details

May 4, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
River Road Presbyterian Church
8960 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

Registration deadline extended to April 22.

Mission Offering

Presbyterian Children's Home of The Highlands (PCHH) in Wytheville, Virginia  will be the recipient of this gathering's mission offering. Billy Rice, executive director of PCHH, will highlight the home's mission as it celebrates its 100th anniversary throughout 2019.