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Presbyterian Women

We are an inclusive, caring community of women who share fellowship, nurture faith, and support local and worldwide missions. Events are open to all women of Community Presbyterian Church and their guests. PW can offer many ways to strengthen your commitment to Christ by joining together with other women who also share that commitment. It is a valuable way to meet new friends, reach out to others, and grow in your faith. We hope you will join us as often as possible!

Presbyterian Women 2022-23
Circles meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month (morning, afternoon and evening) for fellowship and study.
NEW PW 2022-23 FALL GUIDE: This year, we are excited to learn more about Taking Sabbath in our  2022-2023 study guide, Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight by Carol M. Bechtel with Suggestions for Leaders by Laura Mariko Cheifetz

In the nine lessons of this Bible study—with passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts—we’ll consider Sabbath

  • as a celebration, not a day of dreary formality

  • as God’s intent for all of creation and that includes busy women too

  • as one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday

  • as a time to surrender unhealthy striving and frantic busyness, and instead trust God will provide

  • as a reminder that life is precious and working too much is against God’s plans for our precious lives

  • as a day devoted to community and justice and not exclusively to self-care

Ultimately, Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives.

Click here for more details and a listing of other resources for this study

All are welcome to join at any time. Study books will be ordered in early June. To order, call Donna G or Pat D (or the church office) and send $12 to CPC, noting that it is for a PW study book. Missed the deadline? We can still get the reading material to you.

For more information and any questions please contact:

Co-Moderators: Donna Gabanski and Pat Debs

General Meetings and Programs

First Tuesday of every month – September to May –  in Fellowship Hall. Reservations are not needed.  Meetings include pot-luck and bag lunches, a Christmas Open House, and the Faith and Fellowship Breakfast in May.  See below for the current years' Program Schedule.

Presbyterian Women Circles

Bible study groups meet the fourth Tuesday of every month either in members' homes or the church parlor. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening group to meet your schedule. The Horozon's 2022-23 Study guide is Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight by Carol M. Bechtel with Suggestions for Leaders by Laura Mariko Cheifetz.

Please join us for thoughtful discussions among a supportive group of women. Contact Linda Cirillo or Diane Cryer for more specifics on Circle meeting times and locations.

Mission Projects

PW supports many mission projects both at home and abroad. We participate in funding mission projects through our PW Mission Pledge that is distributed by the Presbytery of Chicago. Special offerings throughout the year provide funding for donations to organizations selected annually. We also directly support Association House, Pillars Community Services, Family Shelter Services, and Kemmerer Village through monetary, toy and clothing drives and volunteer means.

PW Programs 2022-23


September 6 12:30 pm Fellowship Hall

Celebrating Sabbath:

Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight   Pastor Susan Tindall will present an overview of the 2022-2023 Horizons Bible Study


October 4 12:30 pm Fellowship Hall

Robinlee Garber and M. Taylor

 Singer-songwriter Robinlee Garber and djenga player M. Taylor present songs that are uplifting and therapeutic.

November 1 12:30 pm Fellowship Hall

Walks to Remember

Pastor Beth Freese Dammers shares highlights of her recent pilgrimage.

December 6 12:30 pm Gathering Room

Christmas Tea

January Winter Break


February  Winter Break

March 7 12:30 pm Fellowship Hall

Chicago: An Illustrated Timeline

Local author Ellen Schubart gives a lesson  about Chicago’s history.

April 4 12:30 pm Fellowship Hall

Transition in the Landscape:

Finding The Artistic Native Core

Landscape architect Amanda Arnold, who designed the plantings around our church, discusses ecologically sound planting.

May 2 9:30 am Faith and Fellowship BreakfastFellowship Hall 

The Colonel of Cantigny

Jeffrey Anderson, interpretation manager at Wheaton’s Cantigny Park, talks about  the military career of Colonel Robert McCormick.


Presbyterian Women is a national organization. For more information, please visit the PW PCUSA website.

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