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Presbyterian Women




Our 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 witness to the promise of God's kingdom.


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Debbie Salles



Karen Straehle


1396 Alison Court

Westminster, MD 21158




Melanie Fadrowski

Vice Moderator

1020 henryton Rd.

Marriottsville, MD 21104-1431



Susan Fiala


1802 Ridgecroft Dr.

Forest Hill, MD 21050



Upcoming Events


Spring Gathering at Woods Memorial

April 29, 9:00am registration.   $12.00 registration.
at Woods Memorial PC, 611 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd. Severna Park, Md. 
We will hear from Jackie Taylor, Baltimore General Presbyter as guest speaker.  Our mission speaker will be from the Samaritan Woman project.  Lunch will be served after the worship service. See attached registration form.  Items to bring for the mission are as follows:Tennius Shoes or flip flops; coffee K-cups, dishwasher soap, Walmart/Target gift cards, laundry pods, hair dye (dark clos only, smalland large trashbags.



DON’T FORGET THE SYNOD SUMMER GATHERING!  The dates are June 15-18, 2017. There will be the workshops on the new PW Bible Study, Cloud of Witnesses, and many more.  There will be old acquaintances to greet and new friends to make.  The registration forms are available NOW.  Registration deadline is May 2. Will we see you there? For more info, go to https://www.pwsynodmidatlantic.org/


Moderator's Message

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; to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

My Dear Sisters in Christ:

As I write the PW Purpose above, I take every word into my mind and roll over the collective thoughts behind its sentiments.  These are not merely words, but actions to be taken up

with a full heart.  We, at times, repeat a statement with other thoughts racing through our minds.  Even we, your Committee Team (CT), get caught up in streaming and “making our small but functioning” work better and smarter, so that sometimes something gets dropped or misplaced in the “way we always did it”. 

When your CT decided to piggyback our PW Fall Gathering to the Baltimore Presbytery Gathering, we lost the standard proceedings of our normal Fall Gathering.  So now all our business, budgeting, and installing of officers to the CT are done during the Spring Gathering. 

Please understand that your CT is trying to do its best to keep all the fundamental workings of this organization up to par.  We apologize for any inconvenience the CT may have inadvertently caused our wonderful ladies. 

Attached is the 2017 Budget Pledge.  If you have already sent one from your church, THANK YOU. 

Also attached is the information and registration form for our upcoming Spring Gathering.  Plan to join us on April 29th at Woods Memorial.  It promises to be a wonderful morning with Jackie Taylor, our new General Presbyter, installation of CT members and our annual memorial service. 

Respectfully Yours, Debbie Salles

Moderator of Presbyterian Women

Presbytery of Baltimore

Moment for Mission


Healthy Women Healthy Families

This mission is supported by Mother’s Day cards that will be available at our Spring Gathering. Healthy Women Healthy Families of Presbyterian World Missions provides have helped provide mosquito nets and fistula repair for Women in Africa, trauma healing and psychosocial programs for refugee families in the Middle East, health and hygiene training for female factory workers in Asia, and small business loans for women across the globe.  This will be the last year for this Mother’s Day Card project.  If you would like to make a donation to Healthy Women Healthy Families, please include E052136 in the memo line and mail the check to:  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P. O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

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Project Cure

Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.  Project C.U.R.E. has been an industry leader in developing new ways to allow the organization to provide the highest quality donated medical supplies and equipment possible to resource-limited communities across the globe, including efficient and accurate inventory systems, supply chain management, expert management of logistics and strong in-country relationships. Project C.U.R.E. also offers numerous domestic and international volunteer opportunities.  At our Spring Gathering, there will be bears to stuff to brighten the day of children affected by disasters and a display of simple dresses that are easy to make for mission projects to this charity.  For more information contact Patti Ross, parresources@gmail.com .



Please inform the Editor of the Directory of Changes in your church PW Moderator, her address, telephone number and E-Mail addresses. Call Melanie Winyall at 410.442.2572 or email: melaniefadrowski@gmail.com






Last Published: March 29, 2017 11:54 AM