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Celebrates the gifts and leadership of women

Women lead new worshiping communities in the same number they pastor established PC(USA) congregations. At least a third of the communities of the 1001 movement are growing, serving and bearing witness to the love of God under the leadership of women — ministers of Word and Sacrament, ruling elders and others who are answering God’s call to use their gifts to gather women, men, children and youth to proclaim hope and grace across the country. In the PC(USA), March is a time when we celebrate the unique gifts of women in the Church.

Scroll down to see our newest video telling the story of Collide that invites women to meet Jesus in the midst of brokenness. And listen to the podcast featuring the Rev. Layne Brubaker, leader of Hagar’s Community, a church in the midst of a federal women’s prison. Also check out our archive of videos and podcasts featuring the ministry of other women who are sharing their gifts in this movement. We give thanks to God every day for their work among us!

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Willow Weston
Colliding with Jesus

Willow Weston, the founder and director of a 1001 new worshiping community in Bellingham, Washington, remembers the day Collide began. Someone who had wounded her when she was a young girl was knocking on her door. Immediately, she ran upstairs with her baby — and hid in the closet.

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Rev. Layne Brubaker
The Fellowship Place

In prison, the Rev. Layne Brubaker has never once felt scared or nervous. In fact, she’s experienced more joy there than she could have ever imagined. Her first day in prison was in December 2019, when she helped start Hagar's Community Church in Olympia Presbytery.

Listen to podcast →
Season 3
Season 3 "New Way" Podcasts

Feature the leadership gifts of the Rev. Grace Kim, of Wild Goose Christian Community Floyd County, Virginia, the Rev. Miriam Mauritzen of Serious JuJu in Kalispell, Montana, and the Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle, founder of The Common Place Philadelphia.

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Missing Peace
Missing Peace, Ormond Beach, Florida

"Our whole town is becoming sacred holy ground ... a sanctuary because we’ve worshipped in all these places: parks, beaches and all the rest." – the Rev. Katy Steinberg, founder/pastor of Missing Peace

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Sanctuary Faith Community
Sanctuary Faith Community, Pittsburgh

This dinner church meets weekly in the Rev. Laura Bentley's home — and also monthly for conversations in a neighborhood pub.

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Your gifts empower NWC leaders

Gifts help through the resources offered through 1001 — thoughtful assessments that get them started, targeted training that builds them up, uplifting apprenticeships that provide experience, empathetic coaching that encourages them and grants that kick-start their communities. These resources are provided by faithful donors who want to see leaders, both women and men, make a difference. You can make a difference, too, empowering women and building worshiping communities through your financial support. Contact Jon Moore at 502-612-5026

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Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Matthew 25 is a bold new vision and invitation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with over 460 congregations and mid councils that have already pledged to become a Matthew 25 church by working to build congregational vitality, dismantle structural racism and eradicate systemic poverty. We invite you to join us on this journey!

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