Do you remember as a little girl doing "connect-the-dot" coloring pages and what fun it was to see the picture emerge as you connected all the numbered dots? In much the same way, when we connect-the-dots in our own lives, a picture emerges. But instead of numbers, we have life dots. Dots like: family dots, faith dots, emotion dots, relationship dots, job dots, parenting dots. Do you struggle putting all those dots together? Does the picture that emerges look the way you want it to?
Our mission is to equip you with the tools to connect the practical instruction of God's Word to your daily choices, challenges and behaviors, to help you connect-the-dots between your questions and God's answers, to encourage you to connect daily with Jesus Christ, to grow in God's Word, and to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit that works in and through us to connect the life dots between our heart and God's. Our goal is for women to beautifully display God's truth to the world by living lives that are biblically accurate, personally pure, family-centered, evangelistically bold and socially responsible because of the existence of Jesus Christ and His work in their life. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God. (Phil. 1:9-11 NIV)
We invite you to join us. I'm sure we have a place for you! If you would like to learn more about our Women's Ministry and any of the programs listed, email Cindyrae Stang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula Stark at email@example.com. You can also call us at 296-8501.
CONNECT THRU THE STUDY OF HIS WORD
Women of the Word (WOW)
The heart of our Women's Ministries is our Women of the Word (WOW) Bible Studies. Being involved in a study of God's Word is so vital to our spiritual growth and matuirity. As we allow the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts through God's Word we will find the answers to life's questions. WOW Bibles studies meet year-round. Call Paula to learn what the current study options are or check out the Event Calendar to see what is listed.
Healing Ministry Studies
Many women get hurt and suffer from hidden wounds and painful memories as a result of living in a fallen world. But God's original plan for humanity included spiritual, emotional, physical and relational wholeness. Jesus has come to "bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners" (Isaiah 61:1).
Women's Ministries has a number of excellent studies and groups available to you where you can find healing through the study of God's Word. These are confidential groups with qualified teachers. For Bible Studies and Healing Ministry Studies currently being offered and details, please call Paula Stark at 296-8501.
An excellent childcare program (birth-kindergarten) is available to moms attending WOW AM and PM. Plus during our Tuesday WOW AM session home-schoolers are welcome. During our Wednesday WOW PM session an outstanding AWANA program is available for children ages 3 years-5th grade (you must register your child through the AWANA office). Childcare is also available at our Special Events.
CONNECT THRU SERVING AND ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER
Hour of Prayer
Family Life Center #204
Each Thursday from 8:30-10:00a.m. you are invited to join this gathering of women in the Family Life Center, room #204 to pray for the needs of our church family and staff. (Jer. 33:3 NAS) Coordinator: Luanne Heckerman (904-2743).
Make Ahead Meals
Is the local pizza delivery outfit on speed dial? Do you rely on drive-thru fast food, expensive restaurant meals, or packaged convenience foods? Make Ahead Meals is your answer! We will offer 6 different entrees for you to purchase and assemble in our kitchen. As part of our ministry of reaching out to others, we ask that you donate one of your entrees back to the church to use in the Ministry Meals. (II Cor. 9:12) Coordinator: Sally Crum (419-8204).
Memory Lane Writers
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:00a.m.-noon.
Eastside City Hall (7575 E Speedway)
Join this group of women to learn how to write your life stories to give to family, to friends, to others. Come learn how you can share your story. Facilitator: Debbie Carpenter (886-9106).
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve? Whether you like to bake a few cookies or prepare a meal or purchase both, this ministry could be just the opportunity you were looking for to reach out and serve the body of Christ. In times of crisis (funeral, surgery or illness) families need special help. Ministry Meals at CCC provides food (whether homemade or purchased) to our church families in such times. The more volunteers on this ministry team, the fewer times you would be called to serve. (II Cor. 9:12) Coodinator: Charlene Wittrock (749-5141).
Typcially last Monday of the month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Family Life Center Gym
Our mission is to provide a ministry that is for all moms and those with a heart for mothers. To create a supportive environment where moms are encouraged to grow in their personal relationships with God, family, and other moms. Moms Connection offers a community where moms from all stages can learn from, and fellowship with other moms. Join us for our indoor play days once a month on Mondays, 9:30-11:30a.m. in the Family Life Center with your children and enjoy a time of fellowship with other moms. Tables and chairs will be set up if you want to bring snacks or lunch. Invite your friends! See Event Calendar for specific dates. (Titus 2:3-5).
New Beginnings…a sisterhood of women helping other women who have lost their spouses.
When a woman has experienced the loss of her spouse she finds that her life has to be redefined. Recovering from the losses of life is a challenge at any age but starting over during the retirement years makes the challenge even greater. This is a caring, sharing group who meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for food, fellowship, and encouragement. (Job 29:13). Coordinator: Jackie Gannan (886-4025).
Reach Out Ministry
Meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
Family Life Center #101
The main goal of Reach Out is to provide young girls with godly Titus 2 women mentors that are knowledgeable in the almost forgotten home arts (i.e., sewing, knitting, or crocheting). Many of the projects the girls work on provide those in need with homemade necessities. (Prov. 31:19-20) Coordinator: Kim Newhouse (885-2393). For meeting time, please call Kim. Please note: Reach Out is on Summer Break (will resume in the Fall).