The purpose of First Presbyterian Church’s Presbyterian Women is to offer women of our congregation a meaningful way to enjoy Bible Study and fellowship, and to make a difference in the lives of others both locally and globally through our service and mission projects.  Presbyterian Women meet monthly from September to May in “Circles” and three times annually in general meetings (fall, winter, and spring). New circle members are always welcome. Please contact the circle leader for more information.

Coordinating Team

  • Mrs. (Darrell) Amelia Stafford, Co-Moderator
  • Mrs. (Mike) Becky Stevens, Co-Moderator
  • Mrs. (Melvin) Sharon Meares, Treasurer
  • Mrs. (Jerry) Gwen Belk, Bereavement
  • Mrs. (John) Harriet Bates, Community Outreach
  • Mrs. (Tim) Chris Gantt, Celebration Giving


A Circle is a great place to meet friends, establish support network, and grow in faith. Currently all Women’s Circles are reading and discussing Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews by Melissa Bane Sevier. The community for which the letter, or homily, was written interacts, in a sense, with all communities of which we are a part, as we bring these groups with us wherever we go. This ever-present “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1) strengthens and encourages us as we “run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Heb. 12:1b-2).


The Presbyterian Women’s Honorary Life Membership awards are given each year at our annual PW Birthday Celebration and Luncheon in order to honor individual Presbyterian Women in their faithful service to the PW’s organization and to the church. Each HLM recipient is presented a silver pin which symbolizes values held by Presbyterian Women worldwide as well as a personalized certificate.

Pictured below are the 2018 recipients of this award.

Meaghan Texer

Dale McDonald

Circle #1 – Second Sunday at 2:00 PM. Led by Mrs. (Jerry) Gwen Belk

Circle #2 – Second Monday at 11:00 AM. Led by Mrs. Leila Doughton

Circle #6 – Second Tuesday at 9:45 AM. Led by Mrs. (Dave) Sue Walker

Circle #7 – Third Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Led by Mrs. (Melvin) Sharon Meares

The purpose of church-wide Presbyterian women states:

“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 (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.” We welcome anyone who wishes to join us!

The 2016 Honorary Life Memberships were awarded to Judy Benton and Toni Coleman.

Judy Benton

Judy Benton

Toni Coleman

Toni Coleman