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 2021-22
Circles meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month (morning, afternoon and evening) for fellowship and study. NEW PW 2021-22 FALL GUIDE: What My Grandmothers Taught Me Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary—Matthew names these women for a reason. How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers? What might the young Jesus have felt as he heard about his family? What might the stories have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place? Have you thought about Jesus’ grandmothers? What can these Grandmothers-of-the-Faith teach us? Their stories lead us into the gospel, the good news about Jesus Christ. By exploring their stories, we will gain a richer idea of what the good news is. All women of the CPC community are invited to participate in the Presbyterian Women’s Bible study for 2021-22. CPC has three groups that meet monthly for study and fellowship, generally on the fourth Tuesday.
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.
Our programs have ended for the 2021-22 year, but we look forward to exciting and hopefully, in-person, programs this fall. Stay tuned for details!

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 2021-22 Horizon's Study Guide is "What My Grandmothers Taught Me Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary".

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 2021-22


Tuesday, September 7, 1:00 pm

via Zoom

Pastor Beth Freese Dammers presents an Introduction to the 2021-22 Horizon's Bible Study, What My Grnadmothers Taught Me.

Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 pm

via Zoom

A Mindful Meditation presented by  Stephanie Frantz, founder and director of Joy Meditation, located in Wheaton


Tuesday, November 2 1:00 pm

via Zoom

Clarendon Critters presented by Clarendon Hills Nature Photographer Mary Brown

Program Recording

Tuesday, December 7, 12:00 pm

location tbd

PW Christmas Tea

Tuesday, March 1, 1:00 pm

location tbd

The 1960s: Flower Power, JFK, the Beatles and more presented by historian and historical presenter Jim Gibbons

Tuesday, April 5, 1:00 pm

location tbd

Creating Backyard Habitats presented by Stephanie Rens-Domiano, Master Naturalist Intern and blogger at


Tuesday, May 3, 9:00 am

Faith and Fellowship Breakfast

location tbd

Laughter and Fellowship: What happens when Lonesome folkies do music for you?

Folk Music from Gregg Morton and Lonesome Eagle


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