Presbyterian Women’s 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 (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s Kingdom.


All women are invited to participate in the activities of the West Newton Presbyterian Women (WNPW).

  • The United Circle meets on the 3rd Wednesday of Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., Mar., & May at noon. Hostesses organize the light lunch (we all bring a sandwich to share) and the dessert which we use to celebrate the birthdays each month. The daily entry from the Mission Yearbook of Prayer is read, offerings are received, upcoming events are announced and the Bible study is presented. Circle leaders are Vi Pore and Judy Oblack. Presently we have 26 members.

  • Starting in September, the Bible study, prepared by Horizons, The Magazine of Presbyterian Women, will be: “Into the Light”.  Bible study books @ $10.00 will be ordered on August 20th. See Linda Blick to place your order.

  • At the December and April Gatherings, a luncheon is served and a speaker is invited to present an interesting event they have participated in. The Program committee, chaired by Judy Oblack, organizes these events.

  • PW Sewing Days are the 4th Wednesday of Sept., Oct., Jan., Feb. & Mar. from 9:00 a.m. – noon.  The Mission committee, chaired by Jo Lynn Lowanse, has a variety of sewing projects to be sent overseas and/or distributed to local hospitals and nursing homes. Sewing skill is not required, so come and enjoy the fellowship as we do our mission work. If you can’t attend on the scheduled days and would like to sew at home, please ask for projects to take home.

  • The Service committee, chaired by Winnie Davis, orders poinsettias for shut-ins at Christmas and honors high school graduates.  Anne Hustwit, committee member coordinates the funeral luncheons

  • Apple Dumpling Sales are the main fund-raiser for WNPW’s mission support. At the end of April and the first week in October we make and sell 400-500 dumplings each time with the help of many wonderful volunteers – men and women.

  • The Coordinating Team, moderated by Linda Blick, meets four times a year to conduct the business of WNPW. The twelve members plan the calendar of events, prepare the budget and vote on the variety of missions we will support.  These missions include: the Worldwide Mission of the PC(USA), Redstone Highlands, WNUPC & Mt. Zion Food Pantries, West Newton Fire Department, Yough River Trails, Pine Springs Camp, Westmoreland Manor residents, West Newton Little House Assoc., WNUPC Adopt-a-Camper, Salvation Army, Mantle House Mission, & Marines Toys for Tots.

  • WNPW also participates in the activities of PW of Redstone Presbytery by attending the Spring and Fall Gatherings and the Pine Springs Retreat in May, donating to the Love Gift Offering, and supporting the 4 missions they recognize: The Blackburn Center & Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg, the City Mission in Uniontown and the Angel Arms in Latrobe. 

  • Opportunities are also available to participate in PW at the Synod and Church-wide levels. WNPW invites our members and congregation to give annually to the Birthday Offering in May and to the Thank Offering in November.