Women

As a Christian, committed to the call of Christ to be his disciple . . .

As a Presbyterian, who find meaning in the fellowship and ministry of the Church . . .

As a person, whose life is filled with responsibilities and obligations to others . . .

As a woman who tries to juggle house duties, job demands and community service, yet often feels overburdened, lonely and her gifts unappreciated and undeveloped . . .

As one who acknowledges the gifts of grace God has given her, and wants to respond in gratitude for these gifts, and use them for God’s purposes . . .

First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach has six circles in the Presbyterian Women’s organization. Each circle meets monthly at various locations and times. Ladies meet lunch, dessert or coffee, in homes, restaurants or at the church. Regardless of when or where our circles meet, you can always count on great fellowship and lively discussions on the Word and works of God from lessons in our study manuals or inspirational books. Our circles give diligently of their time and energy to our community and worldwide projects during the year. In December and May, all the circles come together for a special meal to celebrate being a part of this great group of women.

 

You will be welcome to visit or join any circle! Meeting dates, times, and locations are published weekly in our Newsletter. If you or someone you know is interested in joining a circle or have additional questions, please contact moderator, Diane P’Pool.

PW CIRCLE MEETING TIMES

Circles meet individually once a month, from September through May.

ABIGAIL CIRCLE
Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Kirk Room of the Church
LEADER: Ruth Standley | 908-391-1260 | rstandley830@gmail.com
CO-LEADER: Carol Day | 919-949-6343 | carol.day511@gmail.com

 

DEBORAH CIRCLE
Meets the 1st Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Kimbels in Murrells Inlet
CO-LEADER: Alice Derouen | 843-455-0848 | asderouen@gmail.com
CO-LEADER: Kimberley Griffith | 301-335-5512 | kimbgriffith@aol.com

 

ESTHER CIRCLE
Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 PM in various locations
CO-LEADER: Sarah Benton | 843-333-8638 | sbenton812@gmail.com
CO-LEADER: Morgan See | 573-424-0063 | morgs20@hotmail.com

JOY CIRCLE
Meets the last Tuesday at 8:00 AM at the Island Vista Resort
CO-LEADER: Lisa Wallen | 843-457-8615 | lwallen39@gmail.com
CO-LEADER: Lissa Woodard | 843-902-1889 | lwoodard21@gmail.com

 

MARY MAGDALENE CIRCLE
Meets the 1st Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Church Library (Zoom Available)
LEADER: Susan Smith | 804-357-5808 | susanmb2016@gmail.com
CO-LEADER: Lauren Sweigart | 540-850-3957 | lbsweigart@verizon.com

 

SAMARITAN CIRCLE
Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 PM in Member’s Homes & Kirk Room
CO-LEADER: Catherine Collins | 843-997-9769 | catherinemcollins@yahoo.com
CO-LEADER: Katie Dierksheide | 843-450-6601 | ckjamp@gmail.com

SPECIAL EVENTS

Women’s Retreat

The FPC Presbyterian Women’s Retreat is a wonderful time with women of all ages (20s to 80s!) coming together for a time of devotion, renewal and fellowship. The retreat will be held yearly at the Bergland Conference Center at Camp Rockfish (near Fayetteville, NC) in April. Accommodations are hotel style rooms, with the large meeting rooms being just a short distance from the rooms. Roommates can be selected or you can ask to be assigned a roommate.

 

The retreat begins Friday with registration between 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. and there will be a Friday evening worship and devotion session. Late arrivals can be accommodated if you’ll just let us know in advance when you will be coming in. On Saturday, there will be free time Saturday afternoon in between worship sessions. On Sunday, we will worship and disperse before lunch.

 

To see more about Camp Rockfish: https://www.camprockfish.org/retreats

Presbyterian Women Spring Birthday Luncheon

Once a year, we celebrate the birthday of all our Presbyterian Women and take up the Birthday offering. Ladies enjoy a delicious meal and time of fellowship. At this annual gathering, the Honorary Life Member and the Candy Webb Memorial Scholarship winner are announced, new PW officers are installed, and donations are collected for the Birthday offering. This offering, established in 1922, is designated for predetermined projects selected by the Creative Ministries Offering Committee.

Presbyterian Women Spring SURGE

Held in spring, FPC Presbyterian Women host a day of fellowship and spiritual growth. AN AMAZING Event!

Presbyterian Women Christmas Brunch

The first Tuesday in December, Presbyterian Women gather and give thanks for all our blessings. A Thank offering is collected at this event. This special offering was established in 1888 as a “thank offering to our Lord.” Of the monies collected, thirty-three percent is used to support medical missions throughout the world and the remaining sixty-seven percent is used for new creative areas of mission projects.