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To support the mission of the church through: Friendship
Spiritual growth
Service projects
PW Purpose

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:

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

Upcoming Events/Study

Presbyterian Women In the Presbytery of San Francisco pwspringgathering

Calling ALL Presbyterian Women: You are invited to the Spring Gathering at FPCL!

Saturday, March 3, 2018
First Presbyterian Church of Livermore 2020 Fifth Street Livermore. Fellowship Hall

9:30 Fellowship
10:00-12:00 Business and Program
Speaker: Mary Lemm Davis: “Building Bridges of Understanding in a Global Exchange to Indonesia”
12:00 Luncheon ($10.00 Donation)
Questions and RSVP’s for luncheon contact: Phyllis Brewer (925) 373-0518 or

If you are interested in carpooling from Stone Church, please call Rosaleen, 408-723-8456

Rosie the Riveter Museum Tour! March 10th

rosietheriveterThe PW Spring Event is an outing to Rosie the Riveter Museum in Richmond, located on a stunning harbor site that is a national park. The museum tells the story of the empowerment of women and minorities through their hiring and hard work in the ship yards. Explore and honor the efforts and sacrifices of American civilians on the World War II home front. We will meet at the church between 8:45-9:00am to carpool to the museum. After visiting the museum, we will have lunch at Assemble restaurant right next door. After lunch, we plan to visit Annie’s Annuals Nursery, also in Richmond, for a look around at their rare and unusual plants. You can skip the nursery and return home early if you choose. The cost for the outing is $23. You can sign-up and pay in your circles or contact Susan Bond 310 6137673 or Deadline to sign up is Feb. 27th. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bible Study program: "Cloud of Witnesses" a study of Hebrews. Check with your Circle leader or if you are not in a circle, contact Phyllis Brewer 925-373-0518 to order the Horizons Bible Study book. The study book costs $10.


The Coordinating Team plans and directs the activities of PW.  It is composed of the officers and circle leaders.

Co-Moderators — Phyllis Brewer & Susan Bond
Secretary—Christine Weber
Treasurer— Christine Holsen & Shirley Couberly
Handbook Chair - Mary Couberly
Historian—Pennie Clouser
Mission/World Service—Marilyn Dykstra & Joanna Miller 
Together In Service/Prayer Shawl Ministry— Joy Fischer & Karen Vied


PW Circles meet monthly for Bible study, Mission/World Service projects and worship. These meetings offer an intimate atmosphere for small groups of women to enjoy fellowship and to respond to the needs of others.

Hannah Circle Meets 2nd· Mon. 7:00 pm, at church in room F5 Co-leaders: Cathy Griggs & Christine Holsen 

Lydia Circle Meets 2nd Tues. 9:30 am, in homes or at church in room F5; Leaders- Marilyn Dkystra & Judy Thompson

Martha Circle Meets 3rd  Wed. 1:30 pm at Heritage Estates,   900 East Stanley Ave., 2nd floor activity room Co-leaders: Rosemary Coleman

Rebecca Circle - Bring a sack lunch! Meets 2nd  Mon. Noon, at church in room F5 Co-leaders: Sally Swanson

Sarah Circle - Bring a sack lunch! Meets 2nd Wed 12 pm-2 pm, at church in room F5 Leader: Phyllis Brewer 


Women’s Bible/Book Study Meets weekly on Thurs. 9:30 - 11:30 am at the church in Fellowship Hall or Chapel.

Together in Service /Prayer Shawl Ministry Meets 2nd Sat. 9 am to noon, at church in the Upper Room, upper room 2D1 - Co-leaders: Joy Fischer & Karen Vied.

Women’s Book Club Meets 3rd Fri. 10:00 am, at church in room F-5

Weekend Retreat

PW’s Annual Women’s Retreat. Date: February 16-18, 2018 Enchanted Hills, Napa, Ca. Chairperson- Christine Holsen


Women's Retreat, February 23, 24, 25,  2018 -  Mt. Hermon Lodge:

Don’t Miss the Women’s Retreat Feb. 23, 24, 25! Ladies, come and be revived and rested with Rev. Christina Graham Voissem. “Living Through Life’s Transitions”. Are you dealing with challenges that seem insurmountable as you journey through life? Rev. Voissem, a former pastor of FPCL will help you find peace in the midst of the challenge. The retreat includes six meals and two nights lodging in the comfortable Mt. Hermon lodge. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Cost for the retreat is $270 but attendees can pay as they wish from $225 to $270. Scholarships are available.

Spring Gathering, Living Waters

Summer Gathering: Quilt  Sharing Show and Auction-Tell Your Quilt Story

The Triennial World Wide Gathering, Churchwide Gathering in Louisville/ KY

Monthly Mission/World Service

Presbyterian Women demonstrates faith and commitment through mission service projects within the local church, community and the world.

Sept: Elmhurst Presbyterian Church Oct: Heifer Project International Nov: Blanket Sunday & PW Thank Offering  Dec: Deacons of FPCL  Jan: Refugee Family, Antioch Feb: Culinary Angels March: Larkin Street Youth Services  Apr: PW Birthday Offering  May: Swords to Plowshares June: Camfed July/Aug: School Backpack Project, Livermore, CA - More Information