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Presbyterian Women

The Presbyterian Women (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.

Anyone who supports the Purpose in any way is participating in PW. So even if you’re just learning about PW, there’s a good chance you’re already supporting PW—in spirit or in action!

Won’t you consider joining us in person?

Presbyterian Women are aligned nationally under a shared Purpose, but the gifts of the Spirit allow us to live into the Purpose in our own, unique ways. Some individuals or groups find themselves particularly drawn to one or two points of the Purpose.

Other groups or individuals consciously work toward fulfilling all points. There are many faithful ways to live out the PW Purpose!  For details, please visit our national website.

InSpiring Speaker Series

Several times each year the women of Second gather for a delicious meal, lively conversation, and an inspiring program. Everyone is welcome to attend (including gentlemen!).

Childcare reservations can be made at least one week prior to the event.

Grants

Presbyterian Women supports the mission of the church worldwide through gifts to benefit local, national, and global recipients. These recipients include programs and projects within Second Presbyterian Church, scholarships to seminary and healthcare students, worldwide relief efforts, and wide-ranging faith and community-based non-profit organizations seeking to embody God’s love in service to the world. Deadlines are March 30 and October 31.

BEGINNING IN 2021, THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE GRANT CYCLE PER YEAR WITH A DEADLINE OF JULY 31.

Grant requests must be submitted by the requesting entity, and submission is preferred on the PW Grant Proposal Form which includes the following information:

- Name of organization
- Contact information
- 501(c)3 tax ID number
- Mission statement
- Funding proposal
- Who is served by your organization
- How will this grant help them
- Funding amount

You can fill out the online form or download it here and mail it to:

Presbyterian Women Grants
Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

The form need not be longer than three pages.

Fall & Summer Sales

  • 2020 Summer Sale: CANCELLED
  • 2020 Fall Bazaar Sale: CANCELLED

Donations of clothing, household goods, and other sale items are not being accepted at this time.

Twice a year the church offers more than 17,000 square feet of clothing, housewares, toys, china, books, home décor, and more!

For 70 years volunteers have worked year round to sort, price and present items for sale. Thanks to women like you, more than $2.5 million has been raised to fund local, national, and international mission programs.

Joan B. Malick Scholarship Fund

In 2008, Presbyterian Women established an endowment fund to honor retiring Associate Pastor and PW liaison, the Rev. Dr. Joan B. Malick. This fund provides a scholarship to female seminary students wither under the care and concern of Second or a female seminary student enrolled at McCormick Theological Seminary, Dr. Malick’s alma mater.

If you would like to make a donation, please submit your donation with a note indicating “Malick Scholarship Fund.”

To learn more about the Malick Scholarship,

Contact:
Phyllis McDonald
Ministry Assistant
(317) 253-6461, ext. 372
pmcdonald@secondchurch.org

Honorary Life Membership

The nomination forms for the Presbyterian Women's Honorary Life Memberships will be available October 1 through November 1 in the Atrium and PW Room 230. You can also submit a form online.

An Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women is conferred upon a woman in recognition of faithful service in the work, activities and leadership of PW and of the church. An Honorary Life pin and personalized certificate are given to the honorees at the PW Annual Praise Gathering.

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    Honorary Life Members

    1980
    Emily Blasingham*
    Priscilla Downey*
    Shirley Harmon*

    1981
    None Given

    1982
    Mayme Boggs*
    Marj Griffith*

    1983
    Mary Alice Garrison
    Pat Slichenmyer
    Margaret Watson +
    Bina Wells*

    1984
    None Given

    1985
    Maxine Lee*
    Edna Pritchard*

    1986
    Betty Burton*
    Ernestine Rose*
    Harriet Smith*

    1987
    Jane Myers
    Dorothy Siegman*
    Marian Small*

    1988
    Mary Jean Alig
    Martha Bickell*
    Betty Eldridge*
    Libby Martin*

    1989
    Betty Edwards*
    Lynn Hammond Bowles
    Carolyn Lang*
    Beattie St. Angelo*

    1990
    Becky Hagarty
    Rosemary Stoffer
    Betty Walsman*
    Ruth Weller*

    1991
    Sally McFarland*
    Monday Crafter
    Sarah Vaughn*

    1992
    Bobbie Horan*
    Marguerite Kingston*
    Audrey Pelham

    1993
    Sue Fosler
    Ellis Gery
    Doris Stewart

    1994
    Marg Herder
    Dorothy Mengering*
    Ruth Ridgway
    Dorothea White*

    1995
    Connie Bash*
    Lucy Bowden*
    Nadine Hill +
    Joyce Hunn

    1996
    Carolyn Cook
    Link Krimendahl
    Patty Ragan

    1997
    Kerry Miller*
    Sue Miller
    Betty Olsen
    Helen Schroeder

    1998
    Joan Malick
    Marjorie Meyer
    Cynthia Wilkens

    1999
    Deb Leithauser
    Pat Meurer
    Carol Rice

    2000
    Lucy Brock*
    Libby Claycombe +
    Mary Newill*
    Mary Woolling

    2001
    Sally Anderson
    Pat Foster
    R. Alberta (Bernie) Wells*

    2002
    Thelma Leander*
    Anita Rook*
    Kris Sturtz

    2003
    Diane Elliott
    Edith Enright
    Pat Fansler
    Linda Rinker

    2004
    Nancy Duck
    Marilyn East*
    Amy Johnston
    Carole Steffel

    2005
    Fran Kindred
    Rhonda Kittle
    Emily Matthews
    Ruth Twenty

    2006
    Robin Chaddock
    Ginnie Crumley
    Lisa Keenan
    Ruth Rogers

    2007
    Sally Bratton
    Gretchen Brown
    Gretchen Hall
    Julie Osborne

    2008
    Mary Sue Higgins
    Carolyn Kelsey
    Marion Kortepeter
    Ann Van Meter

    2009
    Katie Baker
    Marti Browne
    Yolanda Schmidt
    Phyllis Tolin

    2010
    Marilyn Bain
    Jody Gilkey
    Leslie Morgan
    Cindi Odle

    2011
    Kathy Clark
    Mary Lou Hurst
    Wilma Sukapdjo
    Lynne Swinford

    2012
    Lesley Conrad
    Karen Lang
    Mary Saville
    Nancy Treadwell

    2013
    Shirley Calhoun
    Julie Richardson
    Carole Schramm

    2014
    Sue Guyton
    Iris Olinger
    Karyn Smitson

    2015
    Connie Price
    Sharon Rutan
    Sue Thatcher

    2016
    Catherine Donaldson
    Barb Stewart

    2017
    Ellen Gullett
    Jan Millholland

    2018
    Carol Paik
    Ina Van Duyn

    *Deceased
    + Received the award while attending elsewhere


     

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    Honorary Life Nomination

    The nomination forms for the Presbyterian Women's Honorary Life Memberships will be available October 1 through November 1 in the Atrium and PW Room 230. You can also submit a form online.

    An Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women is conferred upon a woman in recognition of faithful service in the work, activities and leadership of PW and of the church. An Honorary Life pin and personalized certificate are given to the honorees at the PW Annual Praise Gathering.