Category Archives: Women

The Thank Offering of Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian women have been making grants to creative ministries through the Thank Offering since 1888 when Eliza Clokey of Springfield, Ohio, urged each woman to give one dollar over and above her usual contribution to the Women’s General Missionary Society of the United Presbyterian Church in North America as a “thank offering to our Lord.” Women gave sacrificially and were credited with saving the worldwide missionary movement of the church at the time. Since then, Presbyterian women have granted support to thousands of ministries worldwide, and raised millions of dollars for mission. 

In February 2017, the Creative Ministries Offering Committee of Presbyterian Women met to review 92 applications submitted for grants from the 2016 Thank Offering. Fifteen of the projects were chosen for grants totaling $382,500. Ten of the projects are ministries that serve people in need in the United States. Five of the projects are international. More than half of the funded projects are health ministries.

To learn more, visit or see the July/August 2017 issue of Horizons magazine.

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Presbyterian Women Leadership Getaway and PDA Training



October 7 and 8, 2016

  • 9:00 – 4:00, October 7
  • 8:00 – 4:00, October 8

100 North Franklin Street
Danville, Illinois

Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team in the Presbytery of Ohio Valley is offering four $50 scholarships to this workshop and training on October 7 and 8.

Those women interested should complete the registration and application and send by email to Beth Snyder, or fax (502-569-5704) or mail to:

Beth Snyder
1004 Assembly Rd
Jeffersonville, IN 47130.

Lodging and meals are provided and PDA will reimburse mileage to Danville and back for this Oct  7, Friday/Oct 8, Saturday event.

Our goal is to have 4-6 trained PW-Disaster Preparedness trainers per presbytery. You do not have to be a member of a Presbyterian Women circle/group to attend.

2015 Presbyterian Women – Spring Gathering


Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Ohio Valley invites all women of the Church to attend the 26th Annual Gathering on:


Micah Center
6 North Main Street
Dale, IN 46172

Luncheon Cost is $8 per person.
Registration begins at 9:30 am Central time.

Bevin Snyder, PW Global Exchange to the Caribbean participant, who represented the Synod of Lincoln Trails will be the guest speaker. Bevin will share her story of the partnerships formed from the November 2014 Global Exchange

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2013 Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering

Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Ohio Valley

24th Annual Spring Gathering – Saturday, April 27, 2013

First Presbyterian Church
401 Shyla Lane
Bloomfield, IN

Keynote Speaker: Nadine Hill
Synod of Lincoln Trails, Presbyterian Women’s Moderator

Registration: 9:30 AM (EST)
Lunch $6.00
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Closing Prayer: 1:30 PM (EST)

Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering

Presbyterian Women

The Spring Gathering for the POV Presbyterian Women will be at Charlestown Community Church on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

  • Registration begins at 9:30 am EST and the program begins at 10 am.
  • Lunch will be $6 and meeting will be adjourned at 1:30 pm following communion.

Pre-registration is encouraged.

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POV Presbyterian Women: Fall 2011

Friends, Families, Men, Women, Youth

You are invited to enjoy 45 minutes of  old-fashioned fun!
10 am EDT Saturday, October 8, 2011
Brownstown Presbyterian Church
417 N Elm St. Brownstown 812-358-4198

Come experience the KITCHEN/GADGET BAND
Members of the Good Shepherd Methodist Church in Indianapolis will perform before the annual Fall Gathering of the Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery (PWP). Free will donations are requested.

Following the performance, there will be an Apron Style Show, and then a $6 lunch will be provided by Brownstown Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women. Please bring your favorite apron and be prepared to share your apron’s story.

The annual Fall Gathering of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery Of  Ohio Valley will begin at Noon EDT on October 8 and adjourn at 1:30 pm.

All women of the presbytery are invited to attend the morning and afternoon meeting.

Jane Parker Huber

Jane Parker Huber Hymn Festival

Hanover Presbyterian Church invites you to a celebration of a truly unique voice in American hymnody: a Jane Parker Huber hymn festival, Saturday July 30th, 4:00 PM. Come help us sing fresh, evocative texts set to some of our faith’s most beloved melodies. An ice cream social will follow in the fellowship hall.

If you have a favorite Jane Parker Huber hymn you’d like included, please let us know via email at by July 28th. We look forward to singing with you!

Jane Parker Huber

Jane Parker Huber was born in China but grew up in Hanover where her parents, Albert & Katharine, were the college president and first lady for 29 years.  She married her Hanover born childhood sweetheart, Bill Huber, who was founding pastor at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis where they lived for 33 years before retiring in 1988 to Hanover.

Her hymn writing began in 1975 when planning a United Presbyterian Women’s gathering at Purdue.  She wrote about 200 hymns, for special celebrations & conferences, to update with more inclusive language, and to fill in gaps in the hymnody about Pentecost and baptism or provide more emphasis on God’s beautiful creation, the equality of God’s people, and our peacemaking mission as Christians.

Photo by Danny Bolin, Presbyterian News Service