Presbyterian Women at Immanuel supports Women in Presbytery de Cristo, Synod of the Southwest, and the Church-wide Presbyterian Women’s organization. Our two Women’s Circles, Agape Circle and Lydia Circle, meet once a month for fellowship, study, and prayer. Throughout the year there are other gatherings including meeting with women from other churches at Presbytery de Cristo.

All women at Immanuel are members of Presbyterian Women and are encouraged to join one of our two PW Circles, Agape Circle or Lydia Circle. Meetings and event schedules are posted on our website home page.

Jean Nelson, Agape Circle Leader –
Kay Schmidt, Lydia Circle Leader –

From local concerns to national engagement– Presbyterian Women (PW), guided by the Holy Spirit, are at work, ever-mindful of PW’s purpose of strengthening the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom.

All Women are Encouraged to Participate

All women in PC (USA) are encouraged to participate at all levels of Presbyterian Women, to attend gatherings and subscribe to Horizons Magazine.

For a better understanding of Presbyterian Women nationally, visit the Presbyterian Women’s website at the following links:

“Standing alongside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our ecumenical partners,
we bring Christ’s love to the world.”


Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts

by Olive Mahabir
Suggestions for Leaders by Wilma Angelica Quiñonez Cubero

Within the pages of this study, Olive Mahabir invites you to consider Jesus and Jesus’ disciples who shared the Good News through sacred encounters with everyday people.

The Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, or Luke-Acts  “one story in two parts,” demonstrate the unfolding of God’s redemptive purposes in human history and present a distinctive perspective on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Written by Luke, a physician and traveling companion of Paul, the message to the early Christian community (and to us) is radical, inclusive, and hope-filled.

Further, this message invites the church to deeper, compassionate engagement with the world. “What are the potential implications for the church if we treat our interactions as sacred encounters that demonstrate the transformative love of Christ Jesus?” (from the introduction).

Click here for more details and a listing of other resources for this study

If you subscribe to the print edition of Horizon’s Magazine, you will receive a free copy of the annual Bible study and get free access to the digital edition. Cost: $24.95. Cost without the Bible Study: $15.00. Subscribe link: Horizon’s Magazine

PW Churchwide 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 (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.

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Presbyterian Women Quarterly Newsletter
Horizons Magazine

Horizons is the magazine (and Bible study) by and for Presbyterian Women. It’s the resource for helping you explore where faith and life connect. Focusing on issues of faith—from the interplay between literature and theology to violence against women—Horizons gives you insights from women around the world and inspiration to live boldly. Horizons is just for you because Horizons is about you and your sisters in faith, amazing Presbyterian Women!

Current Issue

January/February 2024
Simply the Best
Looking back at some of our most useful articles of the past 25 years

I remember the first time I was introduced to Horizons magazine. was a volunteer leader in a small congregation, serving on a committee and looking for resources. The church secretary (also known as the wisest, most resourceful person in the church) pointed me to the church library and suggested I peruse some back issues of Horizons. “There’s always something useful in those,” she said.

Hours later, I emerged from that rabbit hole with dozens of articles dog-eared to copy and squirrel away for future use. I remember creating my own little binder, filled with the most practical gems I’d found that day. It became my go-to resource for a variety of leadership positions I held in the church.

In the pages that follow, you’ll find timeless articles, refreshed with current resources, doing what Horizons does best: being the resource you’ll turn to time and time again.

—Leah Ellison Bradley, Guest Editor

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