Women’s Ministry Handbook
The 2018-2019 Women’s Ministry Handbook can be downloaded here
Our mission is to provide opportunities for women to grow spiritually, develop friendships, encourage one another, and become equipped for ministry.
1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (ESV).
Dawn Darby, Director
Shari Roland, Assistant Director
Beth James, Treasurer
Janie Irwin, Secretary
Nancy Rowan, Member at Large
Prior Events and Addresses
Faith and Fellowship
1st and 3rd Thursday each month, beginning September 20 – 9:30am-12:00pm in the Women’s Fellowship Room (Room 117)
For Mothers’ Encouragement Group this year we will be reading Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, by Paul David Tripp. You do not need to buy the book to participate, and there is no required homework! We will be reading the chapters within the group meetings and then discussing it together. We will also take time to hear one another’s prayer requests and pray for each other. Please come to have some fellowship with other mothers, have a snack, and be encouraged. We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month with some variation (see below for the exact dates), from 9:30-12:00 in the WIC room. Being late is no problem and is an expected part of mom life! Childcare is provided.
Dates for the 2018/19 year: Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15, Dec 6, Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7, Mar 21, Apr 11, Apr 25, May 9, May 23.
Additionally, we will organize playdates and outings on a spontaneous basis. To receive all relevant announcements and updates, you are encouraged to join the email list or the Facebook group. If you have any questions or to be added to either of these groups, please contact Stacie Aown or Rachel Nicoletti.
Tuesday Bible Studies
This fall we are offering two different Bible Studies for the women at Faith. Please consider joining one. One of the best ways to get to know other women is through a Bible study. If you are able to attend, please contact the leader to let her know your intentions.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study, Dawn Darby Leader
9:30am-12:00pm in the Women’s Fellowship Room (Room 117)
We have begun our study of John Bunyan’s famous Pilgrim’s Progress, which is, next to the Bible, the most published book in the English language. If you have never read it before, here is your chance to study it together. Derek Thomas, theologian and pastor, says with “considerable gravitas”, “You will not get into heaven having not read Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.” If you have read it, clearly you are safe, but we’d love you to come and share your insights with the group. If you can join us, please get an unabridged copy with both parts—Christian and Christiana. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30 – noon, downstairs in the Women’s Ministry Room, for study, prayer, and fellowship. Childcare is provided.
Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study, Beth James Leader
12:00pm-2:00pm at Beth James’s home
Join us for a time of prayer and studying God’s Word, every Tuesday 12-2pm. We’ll start with a 6 lesson series from the books of Samuel on “Growing A Heart for God” by John Ortberg. It’s available on Amazon, paperback or Kindle formats. Meeting at Beth James’s home. No childcare available.
First Thursday each month, 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Women’s Fellowship Room (Room 117)
Ladies, join us on the first Thursday of each month for knitting, crocheting, or any kind of handwork. Or just come for fun and fellowship! We are inviting women from the Better English on Sixth program as we build bridges and knit together friendships with women from our congregation, friends, neighbors, and the ESL program. We hope you join us! For those needing a ride, for those willing to offer a ride, or for any other information please contact Janie Irwin. (Child care is unavailable at this time.)
Nursery Volunteers Needed
More nursery volunteers are needed to take care of our youngest children during the Lord’s Day services. We can only provide nursery care with sufficient helpers. Would you please consider blessing our young families by serving occasionally in the nursery? You may contact Rachel Moore to be added to the schedule.
Meals on Wheels
The purpose of Meals on Wheels is to provide meals for those families needing extra help due to illness, death in the family, adoption or childbirth. If you know of a need, please contact Kathy Haass, Alisha Bennett or the church office. Meal needs will be requested via TNT (This ‘n’ That), the church’s e-mail announcement system. To receive TNT e-mails, please contact the church office. Thank you!
Prepping the coffee/tea for fellowship is a simple, but important service to our congregation. Please consider taking part in this ministry — the more the merrier and the goal is to schedule you only once every 5-6 weeks. If you are able to help, please contact Terri Hurlbut and Margo Kelly.