InSpiring Speaker Series
Thursday, June 3
Outside at Second
Registration now open!
Hosted by Women@Second
Affiliated with the national Presbyterian Women organization, Women@Second hosts events, studies, service opportunities, and more! We welcome anyone in the Second community to participate. Join us!
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
Registration now open!
Women@Second are excited to gather in person OUTSIDE at Second in June! We'll gather in the south parking lot for this InSpiring Speaker luncheon.
The featured speaker is Karen Stubbs, who will share insight into different personality "colors." This in-depth look at the four temperaments will help you understand the unique wiring God has given you. It will help you relate to others with greater wisdom and understanding.
Karen is a wife, mother, and grandmother of five (and counting!). She is the founder and leader of Birds on a Wire, a ministry designed to equip women in all seasons of life and has also developed small group curricula that are used across the United States, as well as internationally.
In addition to an inspiring talk, we'll hear updates about women's activities at Second, celebrate Honorary Life members, and honor the 150th anniversary of the 125th Praise Gathering of Presbyterian Women at Second.
Tickets will be $15 each. Registration opens soon!
Note: Please wear a mask when you are not seated at your table.
Women's groups continue to gather via Zoom for study, fellowship, and inspiration! You are welcome to join any of these groups -- just email Phyllis McDonald for Zoom details!
Donate Personal Hygiene Items
We are assembling personal hygiene kits for the students of Greenbriar Elementary and Willow Lake Elementary to take home this summer. Supplies will also be donated to The Craine House for women.
Please drop off your items before May 15 in the "Women@Second Hygiene Drive" box in the atrium at Second.
Thank you for your generosity!
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.
NOTE: IN 2021, WE ARE MOVING TO 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
Presbyterian Women Grants
Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
The form need not be longer than three pages.
Honorary Life Nomination
Each year the women of Second recognize Honorary Life Members, who have shown exemplary service and leadership in our church and community. The nomination form is available 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.
Honorary Life Members
Mary Alice Garrison
Margaret Watson +
Mary Jean Alig
Lynn Hammond Bowles
Beattie St. Angelo*
Nadine Hill +
Libby Claycombe +
R. Alberta (Bernie) Wells*
Mary Sue Higgins
Ann Van Meter
Mary Lou Hurst
Ina Van Duyn
+ Received the award while attending elsewhere
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,
(317) 253-6461, ext. 372