Central Florida Presbytery

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The Presbyterian Church (USA) (PC(USA)) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. A part of the Reformed tradition, it is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the US, and known for its relatively progressive stance on doctrine.

“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

[Hebrews 11:1]


Central Florida Presbytery

Central Florida Presbytery includes all of Brevard, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties and has 17,698 members from 63 chartered churches and 3 congregations moving towards charter.  It is a “mid-Council” of the Presbyterian Church (USA), one of six presbyteries in Florida, and one of 16 presbyteries in the Synod of South Atlantic (South Carolina, Georgia and Florida)​​


Senior Adventures In Learning (SAIL) of Melbourne   is an interfaith, not-for-profit organization that serves senior adults (50+) throughout Brevard County. Local churches and synagogues sponsor this organization and some provide a campus where these learning opportunities take place.

Participants have fun learning foreign languages, studying history, painting in art class, discussing current events and foreign affairs, writing their memoirs, exercising, learning how to use a computer and much more! The instruction for all of these activities and classes are mostly seniors themselves; using the valuable skills that they have cultivated throughout their lifetime.

The genius of the program is that it is a ministry by and with older adults rather than just a ministry to them. The participants feel a sense of ownership as they set their own course. SAIL rejects the myth that senior citizens are frail, lonely and dependent, sliding down the hill to the end of life. People of all faiths work together in SAIL to help older adults sustain and celebrate life!

The primary purpose of SAIL is to enrich the later years with opportunities for service to others, self-expression, meaningful work, and close friendships. An equally important goal is to help older adults remain independent in their own living situation as long as they choose.

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Busy Hands at Prayer is a group of Presbyterians who share an interest in the welfare of others and needlework.  While knitting and crocheting, the members offer prayers for any in need, within the church and without.  More experienced needlework artists share their skills and all share their dedication to the Christian community.  Meeting at the church each Thursday morning at 9:30, the group welcomes all!

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Every woman who is a member of Palmdale Presbyterian Church is a member of Presbyterian Women (PW). Whenever you choose to actively participate in a Circle, perform mission works, go on retreats, or enjoy the social activities, we welcome you!


We look forward to having you join us - to share with us, work with us, pray with us, and have fun with us.


What better place to learn about caring, about helping, about growing, about loving, and about God's Word than with the members of Presbyterian Women.

We are women of faith forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are nurturers. As caregivers, we care for and nourish individuals, our families, our church, our community, and our world. We have a passion for mission. We reach out to give special service to those in need.

We are women who are committed to care for ourselves, each other, our families, our church, our community, and God. Come join us! Get involved! There are so many opportunities for you to use your talents, to share your love, to make lasting and committed friendships, and to learn about yourself and God.


Our mission work includes not only caring for one another, but also our church, our community, and people in need throughout the world.

The members of Presbyterian Women participate in supporting activities and providing needed services and/or goods such as making lap robes for nursing homes. As an organization, we review our mission program each year to determine where we can best serve those in need. Many of our members participate in mission projects outside of those sponsored by PW, and may involve members in other service work.

In addition to "hands on"' help, our financial giving, through programs such as the Birthday Offering, Least Coin, Thank Offering, and our monthly pledges support local as well as worldwide missions. Women devote time, energy, love and support as well as prayer to those in need.


Throughout our work and fellowship, God's Word leads us. Each Circle devotes time each month to Bible Study and discussion. Studies have been devoted to books of the Bible, studies of specific topics (such as women in the Bible), and studies of special interest (such as Christian "mothering"). This special time of sharing creates an intimate bond among members of the Circles.


Through Circles - Circles are small groups of women devoted to nurturing and caring for one another. Circles meet at least once a month at Church or in member's homes, to devote time to work on mission projects, Bible study and discussion, and fellowship.