Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Utah
Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Utah

Presbyterian Women & Children's Literacy


Children's nurture and well-being have always been concerns of Presbyterian Women, but especially now, since the PC(USA) has launched a global/national campaign to strengthen quality education for a million children by 2020. Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA) will make children's education a focus of PW's work during the 2015–2018 triennium, partnering with the PC(USA) in its Educate a Child initiative. Because many peace and justice issues—poverty, discrimination, abuse, violence, exploitation, marginalization, imprisonment, unequal access to opportunity—are related to lack of education, PW's Churchwide Coordinating Team urges each PW group to join the church’s education effort. What better way to witness to the promise of God's realm than to meet the needs of children as they are developing? To this end, PW will hold Together in Action Days May 2–8, 2016, around the issue of children's literacy. These days coincide with Children's Book Week. PW groups are invited to plan activities for the week and for the longer term. Where to start:

  • Download the Together in Action for Children's Literacy bulletin insert to spark action in your congregation. 
  • Download some ideas for local action that will make a difference in children's lives.
  • Use Presbyterian Women's children's book list in your children's literacy programs.
  • Join the PC(USA)'s Educate a Child network for further action on children's education.
  • Use the new toolkit available from the PC(USA)'s Educate a Child initiative.
  • Finally, visit the PC(USA)'s education initiative web page.

PW Moderator

Loyda Kremes 

Wasatch Presbyterian



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