Service Opportunities Page

To 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.

Co-Moderators — Christine Holsen & Phyllis Brewer
Secretary—Christine Weber
Treasurer— Linda Alexander
Fellowship—Dulce Helstrom
Handbook Chair - Shirley Couberly
Historian—Carol Edson
Mission/World Service—Marilyn Dykstra & Ann Laye 
Prayer Shawl Ministry— Joy Fischer & Karen Vied
Together in Service—Betty Greenlee



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 3rd· 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; Leader-Naomi Gaunt

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: Tania Seldon

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.

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

Together in Service Sewing Group Meets 4th Tues. 9:30 am, at church in the Upper Room, room 2D1   Leader: Betty Greenlee

Weekend Retreat

PW’s Annual Women’s Retreat. Date: February 26-28, 2016 Enchanted Hills, Napa, Ca. Chairperson- Christine Holsen


2017 Gatherings

Women's Retreat, February 26 - 28th in Napa

Spring Gathering, Living Waters

Summer Gathering: Quilt  Sharing Show and Auction-Tell Your Quilt Story- Saturday May 20, 2-3:30pm

Everyone is invited to come to The Presbyterian Women Summer Gathering on Saturday May 20 2017, 2-3:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. This special celebration is a chance for quilt lovers to show their stuff and tell their stories about the quilts that they treasure. You can bring your quilt in at 11:00 am on the day of the Gathering.  PW Officers will also be installed on this Gathering Day. Tear coffee and desserts will be served.

On Sunday/ May 21st between services and after the 1Oam service/ the congregation is invited to come to a quilt auction in the Fellowship Hall for to raise money for PWP PW (PCUSA)/ and provide scholarships for the 2018 PW Churchwide Gathering in Louisville/ KY.  It would be wonderful if creative FPCL folks could donate handcrafted items to be auctioned off.  It could be a small quilt/ wall hanging/ table runner/ or tote bag.

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: Livermore Homeless Refuge Oct: Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, Oakland, CA Nov: Blanket Sunday & PW Thank Offering  Dec: Deacons of FPCL  Jan: Cameron House Feb: Senior Support Program of Tri-Valley, March: Bay Area Chrisis Nursery,  Apr: PW Birthday Offering  May: Living Water World Missions, June: Bethany House, July/Aug: School Backpack Project, Livermore, CA - More Information

PW Summer Gathering-Quilt Sharing Show and Auction-Tell Your Quilt Story- Saturday

May 20, 2-3:30pm