In Eastminster’s Women’s Ministries, you’ll find a place to build authentic and meaningful friendships, relax and unwind with other women, and draw nearer to Jesus through prayer, service and Bible study. Join us as we bear burdens, share joys and delight in the Lord together as sisters in Christ. For more details about Women's Ministries, contact Louisa Markley at 634.0337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Groups & Studies
Monday Child Care: available for ages 0 – 10 with reservations to Julie Pritchard at 634.0337, ext. 215, or email@example.com by Tuesday, January 3. Availability based on a minimum of five children enrolled.
For Mothers of Young Children: Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore
9 – 11 a.m.; Parlor. Continues from fall semester on January 9 (three Mondays/month)
Will you believe God for who he says he is? Will you believe God for who he says you are? Do you know that the Father desires to conform you to the image of his Son? This desire is expressed beautifully in what the Apostle Paul calls the Fruit of the Spirit in the book of Galatians. Beth Moore will walk us through each trait listed in the fruit and will encourage us to know the freedom of a Spirit- lled life. All mothers of young and school-age children are welcome to join us on Monday mornings as we delve into what it means to live each day victoriously and to live beyond yourself! We will take two weeks to complete each unit of study which will include discussion and viewing a DVD. Come share this time as we gather for study, discussion, encouragement and community! Facilitated by Debi Davis (258.2048 firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anne Allen (634.2925 email@example.com)
In-Depth Study: The Truth Project
9 – 11 a.m.; C-15. Begins January 9
The Truth Project is all about transformation – transformed living based on transformed thinking. We are commanded to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Only 9% of professing born-again Christians have a biblical worldview. Jesus commissions us to ‘make disciples...teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’ This is how we are salt and light. The Truth Project is an effort to fortify Christian thinking – which will fortify Christian living – so that we can be the blessing we are created to be. Register with Jill Grier (study facilitator) at 516.3323 or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 3.
Women in Action: The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Fireside Room. Begins January 10. Service dates are usually the last Tuesday of each month
Study: Entrusted by Beth Moore. Learn To Guard What God Has Entrusted To You.
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this six-week study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further his kingdom by sharing Christ with others and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.
Facilitated by Joan Bender (644.2213 or email@example.com).
Women’s Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m.; C-11
January 10 - Faith: A Foundation for Life by Marvin Martin. Leader: Jo Martin
February 14 - America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation by Grant Wacker Leader: Gayle Nobles
March 14 - The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible by Mark Batterson Available on Right Now Media which Eastminster provides – find it at eastminster.org/rightnow. Leader: Kay Jones (866.2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
First and third Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; C-15. Begins January 17
Whether you are an experienced quilter or just interested in learning about quilting, you are welcome! Projects will vary from individual to group projects that bene t others such as camp t-shirt quilts, VBS projects, NICU blankets and more. Not a quilter? Women are also welcome to do knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking or crafting projects during our meetings.
Leader: Susan Miller (304.4796)
Mothering from Cradle to Graduation: Defining Moments by Andy Stanley
9 – 11 a.m., Parlor. Continues from fall on January 11
Life is full of de ning moments. Like landmarks on a road map, these moments mark key points along your life’s journey. A defining moment happens when you come face-to-face with a truth that invites you to change the way you live. It demands that you make a decision. And regardless of the choice you make, you will never be the same. Andy Stanley examines several such moments as depicted in the lives of people from Scripture - the kind of moments any of us will experience in our lifetimes. And if you’re willing to look at truth honestly, these moments can change your life forever. Facilitated by Janie Buchanan (733.2664 or email@example.com)
Second Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.; C-15. Continues from fall on January 11
We are a small group of women over the age of 50 – married, single or widowed. We are career women and retired career women, homemakers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers – women who enjoy friendship and community with each other in loving service for our Lord, our church and our community. We would welcome newcomers looking for a small group experience. We begin with refreshments and fellowship, followed by sharing prayer concerns, a Bible study and short business meeting. We are studying the book of John. Leader: Gail Juell (636.2895 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Second Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.; C-13/14. Continues from fall on January 11
We are a diverse group of women over the age of 50 – married, single or widowed. We are career women and retired career women, homemakers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers – women who enjoy friendship and community with each other in loving service for our Lord, our church and our community. We begin with dessert and coffee followed by devotions, a short business meeting and our Bible study. Please come and join us! Our study is The Red Sea Rules Updated: The Same God Who Led You in Will Lead You Out: 10 God-given Strategies for Difficult Times by Robert Morgan. Life is hard. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as he allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh’s rushing armies. The Red Sea Rules makes clear he is in control of the uncrossable Red Sea. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out.
Abigail Circle: The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
Second Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Student Center. Continues from fall on January 12
Women of all stages in life are welcome to drop in on an Abigail Circle meeting. We are an active and diverse group. We strive to glorify God, follow Christ and transform lives through a devotional study and through mission and service projects during the year. We build relationships with each other through discussion and lunch together following Abigail meetings. We also strive to glorify him through prayer and care for Abigail sisters in need and other church members shouldering burdens. Co-Chairs: Deb Hilscher (305.6771) and Kay Jones (866.2475).
Hannah: Women Connecting – The Armor of God
First and third Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Hall. Begins January 5. Child care for ages 0 – 6 available.
Hannah is a place for women. A place for community. A place to engage, relax, show the real you – a place to connect. We are the women of Wichita – moms, wives, sisters and friends, and you are welcome here. Together we listen to each others’ stories, journey through life, laugh genuinely and love ercely. We encourage one another, share our hearts, study God’s Word, and learn from the wisdom of mentors. This winter, we will continue to look at the armor of God, and how to stand strong in the battles of life. We’ll sharpen our faith and one another as we connect the truths of Scripture to modern life. There is a place for you here. Questions? Contact Stephanie Brown (214.4169 or email@example.com) or Kat Anderson (620.755.1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hannah Dates: January 5, 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4
Thursday Evening Study: All Things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians
7 – 8:30 p.m.; Parlor. Begins January 12.
This is a new study by Kelly Minter, author, speaker, songwriter and singer. Kelly is passionate about women discovering Jesus Christ through the pages of Scripture. Over eight sessions, Kelly will lead you through the letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth. Meaning God’s church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we nd ourselves. Facilitated by Ann Ramseyer (634.2270 or email@example.com) and Jane Yourdon (688.5678 or firstname.lastname@example.org)