Women’s Ministry

Mission

Our mission is to provide opportunities for women to grow spiritually, develop friendships, encourage one another, and become equipped for ministry. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, ESV).

To the Women of Faith Presbyterian Church
from the Women’s Ministry of Faith (WMF) Team
May 2022

Ladies, 

 

Last year we told you about how the WMF Team was doing some training, preparing Bylaws, and planning to hold biennial elections for WMF Director.

 

At our final meeting on Saturday, June 25, 2022, 12pm -2pm, we will be doing several important things, so we hope you will join us.

 

First of all, we will be having a luncheon to thank the women who have worked so faithfully on the WMF Committees this past year.  They have helped the church by providing coffee, nursery schedules, treats at events, showers, receptions, and many other things.  More information about this event will be sent out.

 

Second, we will be asking you to vote on our proposed bylaws (to be emailed later).  Every adult woman in the church can vote, but you can only vote if you are present at the meeting.  If you can’t come but would like to give us some feedback, please do so.

 

Third, we will be holding elections for WMF Director.  All adult women can nominate, however only those present can vote.  Dawn Darby is willing to stand for nomination again, but you are welcome to nominate someone else.  If you would like to do so, please read the Job Requirements carefully and make sure the person you are nominating is suitable and willing to hold the office.

 

Nomination forms are available here and can also be found by the WMF box.  Please fill one out and put it in the box by June 5, 2022.  The names will be announced after that, in time for you to make your decision before the vote on June 25.

 

If you have any questions about any of this, please contact one of us on the WMF Team.

 

Thank you for the privilege of serving you this past year.  We pray that the topics we have raised for discussion will continue to be ones that we address for the health and growth of the women of Faith Presbyterian Church.

 

In Christ,

Dawn Darby, Director

Khalia Bentson, Co-director

Tina LeFebvre, Treasurer

Jane Lewellen, Secretary (beginning in June 2022)

 

WMF Director – Job Description and Nomination Form

  • Dawn Darby, Director
  • Khalia Bentson
  • Sarah Gauthier
  • Hilary Kvale
  • Tina LeFebvre

Events & Activities

Prior Events and Addresses

The archive of all available Women’s Ministry addresses can be found on the Women’s Ministry section of our Teaching page.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! We have events and meetings coming up that you won’t want to miss! So, please put these in your calendar. More information will come soon. 

 

April 21st at 7:00pm – Monthly meeting: We will be discussing abuse in marriage.

May 7th at 10:30am – Annual Spring Tea

June 25th – Gratitude Luncheon: a time to thank the chairwomen who serve in the church.

October 14th-16th – Women’s Retreat at La Conner Inn

 

Save the Date: Baby Shower for Stefanie Jorgensen

Ladies- a little butterfly is on the way!  Please join us to celebrate Stefanie as she prepares for the arrival of a little girl. Come to her shower on Tuesday, April 26th at 7 pm to the Women’s Ministry room 105 for an evening of food and fun.  Stefanie’s baby registry can be found at http://www.babylist.com/stefanie-jorgensen . A box for donations to a group gift will be in the narthex today.  If you have questions, please contact Hope Ross. 

Faith and Fellowship

Note: please see our Bulletin & Announcements page for the most up to date info.

Sundays

Women’s Ministry Sunday School – Room 105, 9:45-10:45am

Please join us for a time of grace-filled discussion and fellowship during the Sunday School hour for a book study on Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth, written by Dr. Thaddeus Williams.
Thaddeus Williams is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. His book, Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth, is a compelling collection of stories and insights instructing us to think about the topic of social justice from a Biblical worldview. Here is a link to an introductory video to the book.

NOTE: Occasionally, we enjoy the opportunity to meet together in the north side of DeSoto Hall and share new insights and prayer concerns, as well as give you any updates in Women’s Ministry. These dates will be announced in the bulletin!

 

 

Tuesdays

Ladies’ Bible Study – Room 105, 9:30am-12:00pm

NOTE: The Tuesday morning Women’s Ministry of Faith Bible study will NOT MEET on 3/15 and 3/22. We will resume on 3/29.

On Tuesday mornings from 9:30-12:00 the women’s Bible Study meets in Room 105 to study Nancy Guthrie’s book The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis.  

“After the resurrection, when Jesus used Scripture to explain who he was and why he came, where did he start?  In the Old Testament.  And this is where The Promised One begins to look for Christ, finding him in the people, promises, and patterns of the Old Testament Scriptures.”

 

If you’re not sure you can attend in person, or if you are out of town and would like to participate, we have a number of women who zoom with us.  Contact Dawn Darby for more information.

 

Tuesday Evening Bible Study – Room 105, 7:00pm-8:30pm

We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening, 7:00-8:30, using Jen Wilkin’s book Better: A Study of Hebrews. In this verse-by-verse study, we will explore how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise.

 

Wednesdays

Mothers Encouragement Group – Room 105, 9:30am-12:00pm

MEG meets two Wednesday mornings each month from 9:30 am – 12pm in Room 105.
The schedule for the rest of 2022 is March 16 & 30; April 13 & 27; May 11 & 25. 

Childcare for infants and preschoolers is provided so you have opportunity to connect with other moms, have a hot cup of coffee,
and lift one another up in prayer.

 

 

Girls’ Discipleship Group – Room 105, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Al High Schoolers are welcome – homeschooled, public, or private!

 

 

Friendship Circles

Ladies, would you like to get to know other women in the church better?  Would you like to meet with women of different ages and stages of life, encouraging one another and praying for one another?

We are beginning new Friendship Circles for 2022 and we are looking for new participants.  Friendship Circles are small groups of women who meet approximately once a month for fellowship and prayer.  If you would like to become more connected with other women at Faith, getting to know them and sharing your life, a Friendship Circle is a perfect way to do that.   

Last year over 50 women in the church participated in a Friendship Circle, meeting on a regular or semi-regular basis, for this very purpose.  Some groups bonded over activities, some groups bonded over a topic, but in every case, women got to know one another better.

If you are currently in a Friendship Circle, let your leader know your plans for staying in your group or switching things up.  If you want more information, to be in a group, or to be in a new group, please contact Dawn Darby as she will be making up new groups soon.

 

Service Opportunities

Easter Treats

We would love to have baked treats to enjoy while we celebrate our Risen Lord with each other on Easter Sunday (April 17th). We will have treats for after both the 8:15 and the 11:00 services. If you would be willing to contribute, there is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Please leave your baked goods in the church kitchen with a note indicating it is for Easter by the evening of Good Friday, April 15th. Also, we will need help from at least two people for set up and clean up that day. If you are able to help, please contact Tina LeFebvre. Thank you!

 

Special Receptions

We are looking for some women to serve in the capacity of organizing special receptions. This works best if two or three women take it on. You are not required to actually do every reception yourselves, but to make sure it happens by getting volunteers. This is such a huge service to our church and really not a time demanding job. If you are interested, or can think of someone who might be, please let Tina LeFebvre know, and we will give you more information about what the job entails!

 

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 Jane Lewellen 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!

 

Paid Nursery Attendant Position Available

The church is looking to hire a nursery attendant to minister to our covenant children during the 8:15am service. Applicants should be at least 18 years old, have experience with childcare, be able to follow safety and security policies and procedures, and should be regularly attending the alternate morning service. (We do not wish for this position to hinder someone from regular Sunday morning worship!). Please contact the church office if you are interested in applying.