Presbyterian Women’s Groups

Presbyterian Women’s Groups

            Presbyterian Women have two groups

  • PW - Presbyterian Women (Traditional Group)
    1. Meet Monthly on a Thursday Morning and end going to lunch
    2. Bible study
    3. Serves a Monthly Community Saturday free lunch
  • WOW - Working Ogdensburg Women (less traditional - Meet Monthly on a Friday Evening)
  • Working together PW and WOW do the following
    1. Summer get together
    2. Rummage sales
    3. Fudge sale
    4. Candy and craft sale
    5. Service to the church, community and beyond


Presbyterian Women

Ogdensburg First Presbyterian Church


Our organization currently has 19 very active members.  We meet on the second Thursday of each month from September through June.  At the conclusion of each meeting we have a Bible Study led by Dottie Sharlow.


Our officers as of June, 2016 are:

            Moderator:                Marti Clark

            Treasurer:                  Bev Demers

            Asst. Treasurer:         Sue Barkley

            Local Church:           Joan Merritt, Helen Montroy, Theresa Tolman

            Together in Service:  Helen Montroy

            PWNNY:                   Dorothy Sharlow

            Secretary:                   Sandra Plimpton


Our financial obligations include contributing to our National Church and supporting our Council of Christian Education.  We continue to have a financial responsibility to support MINC/Rural Rehab.  Recently we contributed to a project to rid our church of bats and to clean the church bell tower.  To help meet these obligations we hold a Fall Rummage Sale and a Spring Food and Rummage Sale.

The PW has an active sewing group which meets every Tuesday (September through June) at 10:00 a.m. in their craft room located in the MacIntyre House.  They work on lovely hand crafted items which are sold at the annual Snowflake Sale in December.  Among the many items that they have made are beautiful quilts.  School bags have also been made and then filled with needed school supplies.  The bags are then brought to the Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center for distribution.

We help, when needed, at the Free Lunch which our church provides to the public every Saturday during the year.  We also provide flowers for our church at Christmas and Easter.  Flowers are also given to mothers on the occasion of their child’s baptism. When needed, we assist at receptions following funerals at our church as well as provide meals to families who have lost a loved one or are experiencing difficult times.

We are a busy, active group of women who continue to work together for our church while enjoying strong friendships. In conclusion, women are always welcome to join our PW group!!  If you are interested in joining or have any questions about PW please call any of the officers noted at the beginning of this article.

Submitted by Sandy Plimpton, Secretary