First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1858, Members of First Presbyterian marked their 150th anniversary on June 13, 2008. 2019 marks the church's 161st year in the community. 




701 North Main Avenue

 Newton, NC 28658

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Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women Circle groups meet regularly and strive to be an inclusive, nurturing group of women. The women of PW build relationships with God, each other and members of the community through Bible study, mission and service projects, and participation in PW special offerings.


Our church has five PW groups - three Circle groups, the Prayer Shawl Ministry and Creative Hands. Some projects include: sponsoring college students with greeting and gift cards, preparing baptismal samplers, supporting The Corner Table, providing receptions for bereavement services, donating school supplies, assisting with Community Sunday Suppers, writing letters to service men and women, supporting The Salvation Army with meals, along with many other projects.

2019 PW Coordinating Team

Moderator - Linda Witherspoon

Moderator Elect - Jemmetta Eckard

Past Moderator - Susan Strickland

Treasurer - Bonnie Pritchard

Secretary - Mitzi Moody

Historian - Amy Yenderusiak

Missions Facilitator - Mimi Michael

Spiritual Nurture Facilitator - Judy Brown

Circle 2 Leader - Margie Pulliam  

Circle 4 Leader - Frances Ervin

Circle 5 Leader - Carole Roddy

Monthly Circle Meetings

Circle 2 meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m in the homes of its members.

Circle 4 meets on the first Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m. in the PW room.

Circle 5 meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in the H/S Youth Room. 

Creative Hands & Prayer Shawl Ministry

Creative Hands works throughout the year preparing new Chrismons for our Chrismon tree. Members can  sponsor a Chrismon on the tree in honor of or in memory of someone special.  Creative Hands also makes and delivers prayer shawls as part of their Prayer Shawl Ministry.