Presbyterian Women

Honorary Life Membership Information

2016 Honorary Life Membership Process

2016 Honorary Life Membership Form


Presbyterian Women Information

Presbyterian Women Brochure 2016-17

What is Presbyterian Women?

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) of more than 300,000 women. For over 200 years, Presbyterian women have organized themselves to support mission and combat social injustices nationally and internationally. 

PW at Unity exists to nurture faith, build community, affirm women’s call to leadership, raise concerns and channel information to and from Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery. 

PW at Unity: 
  • Meets in small groups called “Circles” where faith is nurtured and growth takes place through worship, study, prayer, friendship and outreach; 
  • Elects its own leadership – the Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team (PWCT); 
  • Determines its own budget; 
  • Plans and implements yearly programming which includes a fall Women’s Spiritual Retreat, a Ladies Luncheon, two celebration giving events and special ministries to the congregation and community; 
  • Supports the mission of the PCUSA worldwide through education and financial and material gifts; 
  • Preserves historical records of PW.

If you are interested in meaningful ways to live out your faith in a caring community of women, please contact either:

Nancy Fricke

Sharon Cole

Tony Dehler Circle

Tony Dehler Co-Chairs
Meeting Details

Tara Ranson
Dannie Vaughn 

This Circle meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Monday of the month in the Fellowship Hall Parlor. 


A busy, service-oriented group of women defines the Tony Dehler Circle. Monthly meetings involve prayer, Bible study and the support of college students and shutins.  This Circle sponsors the Christmas Auction, equally benefiting the Fort Mill Care Center and the Nutrition Center, as well as establishing and contributing to the Hugh White Educational Scholarship Fund. 

Mary & Martha Circle

Mary & Martha Co-Chairs
Meeting Details

Cissy George
Gail McElmoyle 

This Circle meets at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month in rotating members’ homes. 


Mary and Martha Circle is an active group of women of various ages who enjoy  meeting in members’ homes. The opportunity for fellowship and Bible study is enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.  This Circle is one of the first Circles organized at Unity.  The Circle sponsors the Samaritan’s Purse shoe box project during the Christmas season. 

New Horizons Circle

New Horizons Co-Chairs
Meeting Details

Zeta Sistare
Joyce Sullivan
Sissy Martin 

This Circle meets at 10:00 a.m on the 1st Thursday of the month in Room 210.


New Horizons Circle formed this year to continue to support the traditions of Presbyterian Women and the Horizons Bible Study.  We will nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, support the mission of the church in the global community, work for justice and peace and build an inclusive, caring, community of women to strengthen our church.  We will support the college students, shut-ins and and sponsor Unity Post at Christmas.

PW Coordinating Team 2016-17


Past Moderator -  Mary Sue McGrath
Moderator - Nancy Fricke
Moderator-Elect - Sharon Cole
Secretary - Donna Batchelor
Treasurer - Wyndie Havnaer
Historian - Sara Durso
Hospitality - Nancy Deacon
Christian Bible Study and Spiritual Growth - Beverly Tysinger
Global Missions - Lyn Evans
Resources & Development - jean Knox
Retreat Liaison - Mary Sue McGrath


If you are a college student, or the parent of one, Presbyterian Women would like to have contact information for care packages. If you’ve not already given your information to Rev. Lindsay White, please send name(s) and address(es) of college students to Donna Batchelor via email at or use the form below no later than September 30.