Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, 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 USA and witnesses to the Presbyterian Women promise of God’s kingdom.
–Presbyterian Women Purpose
The First Presbyterian Church of Elko’s chapter of Presbyterian Women (PW) offers women a variety of opportunities to become involved socially and in study, service, and outreach projects. This PW chapter is an umbrella organization for women’s ministries in this church. Two of the church’s PW groups, Joy Circle and Esther Circle, meet monthly September through May. The Hobby Group meets weekly.
All women are welcome to join any of these groups, and many women belong to more than one of them. PW groups offer women an opportunity to study, learn, have fun, and grow in their Christian life in an intimate group setting. Members get to know each other better, and as a result, lifetime friendships are often formed.
Circle meetings typically include a devotional, fellowship, a Bible lesson based on an article in Presbyterian Women Horizons magazine, and refreshments. Group members take turns presenting the meeting components. A brief discussion of current Presbyterian Women’s mission projects is also shared. It is not necessary to bring Bibles to Circle meetings, as all study materials are available at the church.
This chapter of Presbyterian Women also organizes and hosts a variety of annual events for the public and/or the church family.
For more information about Presbyterian Women and its various groups and activities, contact Judy Bondo at (775) 753-6121.
This is the church’s largest group of Presbyterian Women. It meets at the church on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information about Joy Circle, contact Ann Haglund at email@example.com or (775) 738-7072.
This group meets at the church on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. For more information about Esther Circle, contact Francis Schain at (775) 738-6322.