The Purpose of Presbyterian Women is to:
- Nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
- Support the mission of the church worldwide,
- Work for justice and peace, and
- Build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
All women church members are automatically members of Presbyterian Women of Bella Vista, and are invited to participate in any Presbyterian Women activities.
Presbyterian Women of Bella Vista Yearbook (pdf file)
The P.W. Bible Study group meets the second Thursday from September through June in Fellowship Hall at 1:00 p.m. Study books are provided. Their mission project is assembling Shoeboxes with Men’s Personal Care items, which are distributed through local agencies.
Quilting: Quilters meet as needed during the year. Completed twin-size quilts are donated to the young people in Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home in Monticello, Arkansas.
Knit/Crochet:This group meets weekly to complete a variety of items: baby items for Knitting 4 Peace, hats and scarfs, prayer shawls and other needs requested.
Two special offerings are received during the year. The Thank Offering is received in the fall, and funds programs that provide education, safe housing, clean water, health care, and justice for women. The Birthday Offering is received in the spring, and funds programs determined by the PCUSA Creative Ministries Offering Committee.
Cent-Ability originated in 1976 as “Two Cents-a-Meal,” a project begun by Presbyterian Women to involve individuals and families in a response to world hunger. Each month, contributions are collected in a jar located in the Connector Hallway. Monies collected go to programs that alleviate hunger all over the world.
CWU is the custodian for the Fellowship of the Least Coin offering. As “least coins” are collected from around the world, they symbolize our unity in the quest for peace, justice and reconciliation. The “least coins” become grants for special projects of evangelism, service, world relief, ecumenical solidarity, and awareness-building among women.