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Women's Ministry

If you are a woman at Second, you are a member of Presbyterian Women.

This vibrant group hosts a number of weekly Bible studies and coordinates ongoing community service projects.

Presbyterian Women sponsor several gatherings each year featuring an inspirational speaker and an opportunity for wonderful fellowship.

The PW Fall and Summer Sales raise more than $75,000 each year. This money goes to local, national and international mission programs.


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Fall & Summer Sale
Next sale: November 3 & 4

Fall & Summer Sale

NEXT SALE: Friday, November 3, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

More than 17,000 square feet of clothing, home and garden, housewares, china, toys, books and more!

Please bring your donated items to the northeast entrance of the church (under the awning).

New this year: Progressive Dinner!
While you are checking out the dozens of booths, stop by food stations for salad, potato bar and dessert. Please purchase dinner wristbands by Sunday, October 29 ($15 per person or $45 per family).

Register for Progressive Dinner


PW's most significant activity is the annual Fall Bazaar and its sister event, the Summer Sale. These events raise tens of thousands of dollars, which support mission projects locally and abroad. We invite you to get involved with these fun and worthwhile events, whether you donate goods, organize a booth, volunteer on sale day, or just shop! It’s a great way to glorify God while getting to know other women in the church.

Purpose: To raise dollars that PW then gives for projects in our church and thoughout our city and the world. To build a caring community that works together to carry out the two events.

Committee meets monthly in the fall. Booth chairs meet with their committees as needed. Help on both sales can be given throughout the year or only during the Fall Sale or Summer Sale. Donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year except the week before the Fall Sale and Summer Sale and between the Fall Sale and January 1.

There are many opportunities through the week and during the sales to volunteer. So see how you can help, please view the opportunities and help us serve our community on Sign-up Genius.

Upcoming sales are:

2018 Summer Sale - Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
2018 Fall Sale - Friday, November 2, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

 


PW Local Mission
Assist in the Northside Food Pantry

Local Mission

Presbyterian Women

Assist in the Northside Food Pantry on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

Contact: Lisa Enright (317-843-1721) or Karen Johnson (317-566-0328)


Mission Work of Presbyterian Women
 

Mission Work of Presbyterian Women

“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, and to support the mission of the church worldwide.”
 
These are purposes of Presbyterian Women worldwide, and these words serve as our foundation and guide for mission and ministry at Second. Presbyterian Women (PW) is a vibrant and intergenerational group of women within our church community, which actively and historically supports mission with our time, our talents, and the funds we raise. Leadership and service are integral to this dynamic team.
 
The most well-known aspect of PW is our annual Bazaar and Summer Sale. For 68 years, these sales have raised our yearly giving funds. 65% percent of these funds are donated to Presbyterian concerns; 35% are available for needs outside our denomination. The total gifting over the past 68 years is estimated to be close to $900,000.
 
Within Second, ongoing financial support is provided to: Christmas Benevolence, CenterPoint Counseling, Youth Ministries, Northside Mission, and Boy Scout Troop 18. Throughout the years, PW has contributed to virtually every department and ministry within our church. A donation of $50,000 was given to the 175th Anniversary Fund from our Endowment fund.
 
In 2008, the Joan Malick Seminary Scholarship Fund was established as an endowment. Since 2009, yearly scholarships have been granted to female students attending McCormick Theological Seminary.
 
Within the city of Indianapolis, PW grants benefit shelters, outreach and education. Most recent and notable support has been provided to Westminster Neighborhood Services, Greenbriar Elementary and Broad Ripple Magnet High School. Globally, funds support universal access to health care and education including the IU-Moi University Partnership, Global Interfaith Partnership, Building Tomorrow, and Jubilee Village Project.
 
Grant funds are distributed twice yearly, in the Spring and Fall. Requests for funds should be submitted to the Chair of the PW Mission and Benevolence Committee, by the end of March and October. Grant requests may be submitted on the PW Grant Proposal Form which includes the following information:
  • Name of organization
  • Contact information
  • 501(c)3 tax ID number
  • Mission statement
  • Funding proposal
  • Funding amount
The form may be expanded but need not be longer than three pages.  
 
Financial giving is only one aspect of PW. Throughout the decades, individual Presbyterian Women have been at the heart and birth of ministries such as Christmas Benevolence, Northside Mission, Kenya Carnival, College Outreach Ministry, Monday Morning Prayer Group, Monday Mission Sewers and Monday Sorters. Leadership and service are integral to who we are. Seven small groups under the PW umbrella gather weekly to study scripture, pray, and grow in faith together. We serve as Deacons, Elders, and Indianapolis Great Banquet leaders. We sing in the choir, support the teachers of Greenbriar Elementary, chair Christmas Benevolence, teach Sunday School, decorate the sanctuary and serve as Care Corps volunteers.
 
Freed and forgiven by God in Jesus Christ, we commit ourselves to nurture our faith and support the missions of Second Presbyterian Church.

PW Grants

PW Grants

Presbyterian Women supports the mission of the church worldwide through gifts to benefit local, national, and global recipients. These recipients include programs and projects within Second Presbyterian Church, scholarships to seminary and healthcare students, worldwide relief efforts, and wide-ranging faith and community-based non-profit organizations seeking to embody God’s love in service to the world. Deadlines are March 30 and October 31.

Grant requests may be submitted on the PW Grant Proposal Form which includes the following information:

  • Name of organization
  • Contact information
  • 501(c)3 tax ID number
  • Mission statement
  • Funding proposal
  • Funding amount

You can fill out the online form or download it here and mail it to:

Presbyterian Women Grants
Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

The form need not be longer than three pages.  


PW Honorary Life Membership
Nominations

PW Honorary Life Membership

The nomination forms for the Presbyterian Women's Honorary Life Memberships will be available October 1 through November 1 in the Atrium and PW Room 230. You can also submit a form online.
 
An Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women is conferred upon a woman in recognition of faithful service in the work, activities and leadership of PW and of the church. An Honorary Life pin and personalized certificate are given to the honorees at the PW Annual Praise Gathering. 

 

List of past PW Honorary Life Members

 


Malick Scholarship

Malick Scholarship

At the 138th Praise Luncheon in 2008, Presbyterian Women in Second Presbyterian Church established an endowment fund to honor retiring Associate Pastor and PW liaison, the Rev. Dr. Joan B. Malick. This fund provides a scholarship to female seminary students either under the care and concern of Second or a female seminary student enrolled at McCormick Theological Seminary, Dr. Malick’s alma mater. 

This scholarship was first presented at the 2009 Praise Luncheon. The scholarship committee, appointed by the PW Moderator, selects the recipients and is approved by the Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team. 
Donations to the Endowment Fund, Malick Scholarship Fund

Make checks made payable to:
Second Presbyterian Church (memo line: Malick Scholarship)

If you are giving the gift in memory or in honor of someone, in a separate note, please include the name and the name(s) & address (so we may acknowledge your gift.)

Total scholarships given to date $68,000.00.


Scholarship Committee: Catherine Donaldson, Cindy Baird & Connie Price