What Is the PW Churchwide Gathering?

Held every three years, Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Gathering is an event that celebrates and can deepen your engagement in all that Presbyterian Women does. Participants enjoy workshops, tours, forums, resource gathering (and shopping!), plenary sessions with inspiring speakers, worship, music and more. You will also find opportunities to connect with other PWs from your synod and throughout the church in a variety of settings.

In 2021 the Gathering was held online due to the pandemic, but 2024 marks a return to an in-person event! Additionally, registrants will have the option to participate in parts of the event online—a first for the Churchwide Gathering!

Attending the Gathering in St. Louis means you will be part of the PW community—hugs and all! You’ll connect with PW participants from all over the country and have the opportunity to share the ministries, resources, needs and strengths of your group. You can participate in up to six workshops of your choice, as well as work in shopping, education, book discussions and more. You’ll be cared for, challenged, inspired and equipped to “Do everything in love,” a perfect theme to bring Presbyterian Women back together under one roof again. 

Attending the Gathering online means you’ll benefit from the insights of bold, faithful plenary and worship leaders who will reflect on what it means to care for ourselves, one another and all of creation. You’ll have access to predetermined workshops that highlight PW’s commitments to Bible study, mission, justice and peace, leadership and inclusive community.