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 Fall Groups & Studies


Monday Child Care: available for ages 0 – 10 with reservations to Julie Pritchard at 634.0337, ext. 215, or jpritchard@eastminster.org by September 6. Availability based on a minimum of five children enrolled.

For Mothers of Young Children
9 – 11 a.m.; Parlor. Beginning September 11 (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


Women in Action: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Parlor. Begins September 5. Community service on last Tuesdays
Through seven sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrendering unlocks his many blessings intended for us, centers us in his will, and helps us discern his voice in everyday life. The study will also help you challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible study, gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through his Word, learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language and tone of voice, and experience a deeper relationship with God.

Contact Joan Bender at 644.2213 or benderjd2000@yahoo.com or Devona Troutman at 913.908.8542.

Women’s Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m.; C-11
September 12 Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett by Mike Huckabee

October 10 Seeking Allah Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

November 14 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

December 12 The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

Leader: Kay Jones (866.2475 or joneskay@att.net)

Piece Makers
First and third Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; C-15. Begins September 5
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)

New! Martha Circle
Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Fireside Room. Begins September 12
As our children transition to school, mothers begin a new season of life, often finding their new identity among hectic schedules. During the flurry of activity, we can find ourselves busy and overscheduled, and like Martha, sometimes we are so consumed maintaining the house, we miss the opportunity to just be with Jesus. This circle aims to equip women to stay grounded with a foundation of faith, a relationship with Christ and growth within the Word. We will begin the circle by studying Priscilla Shirer’s Breathe.
Facilitated by Theresa Walker (253.7502) and Wendy Stevens (206.501.8628)


Mothering from Cradle to Graduation: Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin
9:30 – 11 a.m., Parlor. Begins September 13

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 (371.9545 or bradelliott@cox.net)

Rebecca-Ruth Circle
Second Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.; C-13/14. Begins September 13
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 study 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.)


Abigail Circle: The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
Second Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Student Center. Begins September 14.
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 September 7. 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. This fall, 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)
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He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear From God by Priscilla Shirer
7 – 8:30 p.m.; Parlor. Begins September 14.
A common question of many Christians is, “How can I know when God is speaking to me?” Priscilla uses the account of God speaking to Samuel in 1 Samuel 3 to show how God speaks to Christians and how we can discern his voice and position ourselves to respond. In this exciting adventure, participants will discover how God spoke to Samuel, Samuel’s response, and how he speaks to believers today; they will be encouraged to listen and respond to God’s voice; and by listening to God’s voice and obeying him, women will experience spiritual growth, Christian discipline, and the desire to serve. 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 Fall Retreat: Women in Awkward Spaces
Saturday, September 23, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Student Center
Have you ever thought to yourself, “How did I end up here?” Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn and we find ourselves in places, situations, spaces that we never thought we’d be in. At this retreat, Julie Jaderston (mom to our youth directors Matt and Mike) dives into the lives of Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. All three of these women are eventually mentioned in the genealogy of Christ and all three found themselves in very awkward spaces. You will be encouraged, challenged and inspired by these women as Julie looks at the choices they each make in the midst of their awkward spaces and how we too face many of the same choices and challenges.

Cost $20 which includes lunch, snacks and other goodies throughout the day
Child care is available for ages 0 to 10 with registration by Friday, September 16 ($10 per child/$20 family max)
Registration Register online at eastminster.org. Walk ins are welcome the day of the event, but child care must be reserved in advance.

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. 215, or jpritchard@eastminster.org by Sunday, December 10.