Who are We?
We are ALL women at Central.
We are part of the national Presbyterian Women’s (PW) organization, an independent organization of more than 300,000 women. Each congregation selects leaders for its organization, creates and manages its own budget, and through its activities strives to provide programming and opportunities for women to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community. A similar structure for leadership, budget, programming and activities exists at the Presbytery, Synod and national levels. An area of emphasis of the Presbytery and national Presbyterian Women’s organizations is Peace and Justice,which aligns with the emphasis we have in our congregation as well.
Photos from past Women’s networking dinners
women of central Ministries
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Since its inception in mid-2016, we have provided 25 prayer shawls to those in need of comfort and prayers. And, in 2017, we created an Afghan which we presented to the Ahmady family (an immigrant family sponsored by Central). We also made hand-made hats for the Family Place, as part of the Deck the Halls Mitten Tree. The 4th Sunday Knitting group meets most months to chat and knit and/or crochet. Anyone who wants to knit and/or crochet is welcome! In addition to prayer shawls, we will be working on hats and mittens for the winter to be donated to social service programs in our community.
The Dorcas Circle has been a part of the Women of Central for many years, meeting monthly for lunch (bring your own lunch), fellowship and Bible Study. The circle meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 and uses the Presbyterian Women Horizon Bible Study materials to guide the study and discussion. The group is currently studying the book of Hebrews using a lens of peace, peacemaking and hope. This informal group welcomes any and all to participate.
Provides free interview and work clothing for low-income women in St. Paul. Martha’s Closet is open from Noon to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 5-7 PM on the second Tuesday of the month. If you have clothing to donate (clean, career-wear, on hangers please), you may stop by any time the church office is open.