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First Presbyterian Church Livermore embraces and invites all women to participate in the activities and gatherings of women in order to spread the good news of Gospel, encourage friendships and support the mission of the church. Welcome!

Theme for 2019-2019: We will explore God’s provision of nourishment for body, mind, and soul. “God is the one who provides food for all living things. God’s faithful love lasts forever.”

Quick Look Upcoming Events/Study

Aug 11,  CT Meeting Upper Room, 1030 am
Sept 9, Horizons Bible Study led by Denia Segrest 11:30 am in 2D1 (Upper Room)
Sept 8, Oct 13 Together in Service, Upper Room (2D1) 9:00-11:00am 
Sept 8, Fall Gathering - 11:30 - 1:30 pm Fellowship Hall. Nourishing People in Need - more information here
Sept. 21, 10:00 am-noon, PW Book Club. All are welcome to attend.
Sept. 22, Horizons Bible Study at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Registration at  https:/ Carpooling from the church

Weekly/Monthly Events

  • Women’s Bible/Book Study Meets weekly on Thursdays. 10:00 - 11:30 am at the church in room Upper room 2D1

  • Together in Service /Prayer Shawl Ministry Meets 2nd Sat. 9 am to noon, at church in the 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


  • Fall Gathering: Saturday, September 8th, 1130 am-130 pm, Fellowship Hall. 
    Nourishing People in Need, Victor Karpenko and Team

    • Culinary Angels. Culinary Angels is a new local all-volunteer, donation base group that provides healing nutrient-rich meals to people going through a serious health challenge. About 95% of their recipients are actively going through cancer treatment. Volunteers are trained to cook with as many organic ingredients as possible and focus on nutrient-rich, plant-based, seasonal ingredients.

    • Livermore Homeless Refuge. Peggy Despotakis, will demonstrate methods and recipes for bulk cooking for guests at the Homeless Refuge.

      • Bring a salad to share for a Lunch!

  • Winter Gathering: Sat. Dec. 8, 1:30pm – 3:00 pm. Nourishment for our family and friends. Demonstration of holiday treats from around the world presented by members of FPCL

  • Spring Gathering 2019: Sat. March 23, 9:30 am-1:00pm. Outing to Bancroft Garden and docent tour, lunch. Growing beauty and food using drought tolerant methods.

  • Summer Gathering 2019: Sat. May 18, 2:00 pm-3:30pm. Nourishment of our minds, bodies and souls through, planting, harvesting and giving of ourselves

2019 Women's Retreat: February 15-17, 2019! Please check here for details on the 2019 retreat

Bible Study Program: Horizons Bible Study - God’s Promise. “I am with you.” Check with your Circle leader or if you are not in a circle, contact Christine Holsen, 925-518-5681
Horizons Bible Study Book. The study book costs $12.

Circles: 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 & Cindy Danielson

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

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

Presbyterian Women support the mission of the church through: 

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.


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

Moderator — Susan Bond
Vice Moderator— Barbara Coffey
Treasurers — Christine Holsen & Shirley Couberly
Handbook Chair - Mary Couberly
Historian—Pennie Clouser
Mission/World Service—Marilyn Dykstra & Anne Laye 
Together In Service/Prayer Shawl Ministry— Joy Fischer & Karen Vied