Women In the Church Meeting – Usually on the Third Thursday of the Month
The purpose of WIC is to help women to glorify God by reflecting His grace to one another through building each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (ESV). For more details, view the Handbook. Annual Report of the Women in the Church Jan 2017
Dawn Darby, President
Shari Roland, Vice-President
Janie Irwin, Secretary
Beth James & Nancy Rowan, Treasurers
Dawn Darby’s remarks at the kick-off dinner on Sep 15th.
Mother’s Encouragement Group – Thursdays, 9:30 am in the WIC Room
Calling for all hardworking moms of young children who might be interested in a three-hour break every couple of weeks–“is the Pope Catholic?!!” We will begin our fourth year of meeting together every other Thursday (more or less–check bulletin for dates) sharing (all kinds of stuff), snacks and a hot beverage of your choice. Babysitting is provided for babies and toddlers. We meet in the lovely downstairs WIC room, sit in comfy chairs, bring knitting if you so desire and generally commiserate with and enjoy one another. This year we are beginning on September 22 at 9:30 a.m. (wrap up by noon). If you’ve never been to one of our meetings, talk to someone who has–all moms are welcome, whether you’re struggling or not! We want to be in the business of encouraging you in the important, relentless work of raising your children to love our God. Need more information and/or incentive to come? Call Dawn Darby or Florence Rayburn. Prior talks are available in the link above.
Meals on Wheels
Women to Women
This is a ministry of mentoring by women to women here at Faith. If you would like to meet with a woman for this purpose, you may contact Debbie Mellott and she will put you in touch with one of the women providing this ministry.
Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study
Ladies, you are invited to join us on Tuesdays, from 9:30 to noon. We meet in the Women in the Church (WIC) Room 117, downstairs in the church building. We are starting a new study beginning February 7. It is Bob Rogland’s “Songs of Ascent: Drawing Near to God”, a study of Psalms 120-134. “Whether we think of ascent as climbing steps up to the summit of Mount Zion or going up from a distant country, the Songs of Ascent present the psalmist as one who desires to draw nearer to God and to live nearer to God, the God who is in a covenant relationship with him. Isn’t that what you as a serious Christian want? Don’t you want to abide in Christ more and more? To know him better? To experience a deeper fellowship with him? The Songs of Ascent can help you toward that end.” In addition to going through this study, we will also be going through an evangelism series designed to teach us how to declare the gospel clearly and simply. If you are interested in joining us every Tuesday in the WIC Room from 9:30-12:00, please contact Dawn Darby or the church office. Babysitting is provided.
Tea & Talk/Knitting Friendships – Thursdays 1:00 pm in the WIC Room
Thursdays, 1-3 pm in the WIC Room – Ladies, join us on Thursdays 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.)
In the fall, the ladies take a retreat for fellowship and spiritual reflection. This year the retreat was in Seabrook, Washington.
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.