Just for Women
Panel from the quilt stitched by members of the Women's Studies Group
The Women's Studies Group was formed in the early 1980s to provide a vehicle for exploring issues and topics of particular interest to women. It is an intergenerational group, which brings together not only Central members but also women from throughout the community.
The members begin their time of fellowship by sharing a meal before moving on to the evening's main topic of discussion. With the help of books, articles, and guest speakers, the Women's Studies Group has discussed issues as diverse as women's health, the civil rights movement, women's role in the political process, artistic interpretations, and women in the Bible. The group meets in members' homes on the third Thursday of the month, September through May (excluding December).
How to Join
Women's Studies at Central is open to any woman who would like to attend. We are a very informal group. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and different members sign up ahead of time to bring the pot luck dinner. It's fun to cook, but also a treat to come and eat and enjoy the cooking of others.
Women's Studies is currently on its summer break. For a complete list of 2014 - 2015 meeting topics and locations, check back in late summer.
A Presbyterian Women's Circle is a local congregational group dedicated to nuturing the faith and spiritual growth of women in the church and helping women develop church leadership skills.
Each church's circle groups are part of the larger, nationwide effort, Presbyterian Women in the Congregation, which provides guidance, support and expanded opportunities.
Central Church has one circle: the Rebekah Circle.
The Rebekah Circle meets monthly on the second Monday from September through June, primarily at members' homes. These women engage in Bible study, usually the Presbyterian Women's Horizons' study, support various Presbyterian projects, discuss congregational cares and concerns, and enjoy fellowship during lunch, for which everyone brings a sandwich. For more details, contact Linda Smith.