Women's Ministries

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 lmarkley@eastminster.org.

 

Women's Winter Groups & Studies

Mondays

Monday Child Care: available for ages 0 – 10 with reservations to Julie Pritchard at 634.0337, ext. 2026, or jpritchard@eastminster.org by January 2. Availability based on a minimum of five children enrolled.

For Mothers of Young Children
9 – 11 a.m.; Parlor. Begins January 8 (three Mondays per month)
How will you raise children in a world which is becoming more confusing, more secular, and more affirming of what just doesn’t seem right? How do you decide on what to base your beliefs? Can you stand firm in your convictions? Let’s start with understanding who God is…and who we are not! Then let’s learn together what a Christian worldview is. All mothers of young and school-age children are welcome to join us as we read and discuss Jen Wilkin’s book None Like Him and also watch The Truth Project DVDs. Get your week off to a good start as we take time for study, discussion, encouragement and community! Facilitated by Debi Davis (258.2048) debidavis123@gmail.com and Anne Allen (634.2925) awa51@aol.com.

Tuesdays

Women in Action: Breathe by Priscilla Shirer
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Parlor. Begins January 9. Community service on last Tuesdays
One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.
Contact Joan Bender at 644.2213 or benderjd2000@yahoo.com or Devona Troutman at 913.908.8542.

Martha Circle
Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship Hall. Begins January 9.
Martha Circle is a group of busy mothers finding a change in our lives as our children enter school and begin busy lives of their own. How do we keep ourselves grounded in faith, and teach our children to become disciples as well? Join us as we begin learning together how to do an inductive study of the Bible. Using information from multiple sources we will encourage time in the Word, without feeling the need to add extra work to understand the Word of God. Our goal is to help you grow as a woman of faith, and comprehend what the Bible says, making mothers better equipped to teach the young disciples each of us have at home. Bring your Bible! Facilitated by Wendy Stevens (206.501.8628) and Theresa Walker (253.7502).

Women’s Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m.; C-11
January 9 Couldn’t Keep it to Myself by Wally Lamb
February 13 Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas
March 13 Encounters with Jesus by Timothy Keller
April 10 Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin
Leader: Kay Jones (866.2475 or joneskay@att.net)

Piece Makers
First and third Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; C-15. Begins January 2
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 benefit others.
Leader: Susan Miller (304.4796)

Wednesdays

Mothering from Cradle to Graduation: Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin
9:30 – 11 a.m., Parlor. Begins January 10
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to his disciples early in his ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like.
Facilitated by Heidi Elliott (733.2664 or bradelliott@cox.net)

Rebecca-Ruth Circle
Second Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.; C-13/14. Begins January 10
We are a diverse group of women over the age of 50 – married, single or widowed – who enjoy friendship and study with each other in loving service of our Lord, church and community. We are delighted to welcome the members of the Martha-Priscilla Circle to join us this year. We begin with dessert and coffee, followed by devotions, business, mission updates and our Bible Study. Please come and join us! This year we will be studying Daring to Draw Near - People in Prayer by John White, who writes, “I have often been helped profoundly by studying and preaching about prayers in the Bible. This is a book about 10 specific prayers recorded in the Bible, not about the topic of prayer. Many books already exist about prayer and how to pray. What we have lacked was the insight that comes from eavesdropping on some of the most significant prayers in human history. If you want to learn about windows, you will do well to look at a few of them - not only at them, but through them. Bible prayers are like that. It is what you see through them that matters – for they are windows on eternity, looking out on the profoundest issues of life and death.” Leader: Andi Colley (744.1440 or jcolley1@cox.net.)

Thursdays

Abigail Circle: The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
Second Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Student Center. Begins January 11.
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 and other church members needing love and support. Co-chairs: Heather Reding (558.8492) and Kay Jones (866.2475)

Hannah: Women Connecting – Unnamed Women of the Bible
First and third Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Hall. Begins January 4. 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 fiercely. We encourage one another, share our hearts, study God’s Word, and learn from the wisdom of mentors. We will look at how the Bible is filled with unnamed women who were used in significant ways in God’s story. Though we don’t know their names, they were all known and loved by God. Scripture gives us vivid sketches of these women who were remembered by their circumstances. Do you ever feel anonymous in this world? Like the women we will study, our prayer is that you too will feel changed when you encounter Jesus. As we consider their stories, we will learn of the life-changing power of God’s mercy and love. 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. Contact Megan Kice (megkice@icloud.com or 737.8127) or Sarah Mathews (sarah.mathews97@yahoo.com or 258.2660)

Hosea: Unchanging Love Changes Everything by Jennifer Rothschild
7 – 8:30 p.m.; Parlor. Meets January 11 – February 22.
Hosea is such a beautiful love story. It’s the love story of Hosea and his wandering wife Gomer. It’s the story of God’s love for his wayward people Israel. Ultimately, though, it is the story of God’s unfailing love for you and me. Like Israel and Gomer, we are prone to wander from his love. God loves us too much to let us go though. He goes to extraordinary lengths to bring us back to him. Facilitated by Ann Ramseyer (ann.ramseyer@gmail.com or 634.2270) and Jane Yourdon (688.5678 or jyourdon1@gmail.com)

Women's Events

Women’s Christmas Tea
Thursday, December 14, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship Hall
A morning of connecting with other women as we celebrate the season. Child care for 0 – 10 available with advance reservations to Julie Pritchard at 634.0337, ext. 2026, or jpritchard@eastminster.org by Sunday, December 10.