In Eastminster Women, 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 Grow Groups


Monday Morning Moms
9 a.m., Parlor. Begins September 17

This study is designed for moms with small (or smallish!) children - all mothers of young and school-age children are welcome! We begin on Monday, September 17 from 9 - 11 a.m. in the Parlor, and generally take one Monday a month off. The fall schedule will be handed out September 17. We plan to study the new updated and expanded version of the book Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. As she says on pages 29-32,  “Our culture is riddled with deception.  Sometime it’s easy to see through the falsehood…Unfortunately, however, deception is not always easy to detect…Satan’s lies don’t come at us overtly, through talking serpents.  Rather they may be attractively disguised in a New York Times bestseller, a popular mommy blog, a movie, a TV show, or a catchy hit song…” We will begin the study with Chapter 2, Lies Women Believe About God, and then will study four or five other chapters to be selected by the group. Be there to help get your week off to a good start as we take time for study, discussion, encouragement and community! Child care is available - please email Julie Pritchard (jpritchard@eastminster.org) for more information. Questions? Contact Ann Ramseyer (ann.ramseyer@gmail.com or 316-258-0200) or Bonnie Dakan (bjdakan@aol.com or 316-734-2313). 



Martha Circle (Biblical Womanhood in the Home)
Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., C-12. Begins September 11
Martha Circle is for moms with school-aged children. Join us as we go through Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)’s Biblical Womanhood in the Home book study and supporting Scripture. Life in 2018 can leave many of us feeling anything but fulfilled and free. Across generational lines, inside the church and out, we are understanding that we have lost the beauty and wonder of our distinctive makeup and calling as women. Together we will answer the call to return to godly womanhood. Leaders: Theresa Walker (theresarwalker@gmail.com) and Wendy Stevens (wendyostevens75@gmail.com) The book is available as a PDF (contact Wendy) or for purchase independently.



Women in Action
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Parlor. Begins September 4. Service days on the last Tuesday of each month
Women in Action meets for Bible study and community three weeks per month, and a community service project one week per month. This fall we will study All Things New by Kelly Minter. 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. As we study the letter of 2 Corinthians, we’ll explore anchoring truths, learn to trust Christ in suffering, navigate hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come. Contact Joan Bender at 644.2213 or benderjd2000@yahoo.com or Devona Troutman at 913.908.0542.


Women’s Book Club
Second Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; C-11. Begins September 11
September – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
October – Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear by Matthew Kaemingk
November – Speak the Truth by Carmen LaBerge
December – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Leader: Kay Jones (866.2475 or joneskay@att.net)


Piece Sewers
First and third Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; C-15
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)



A Deeper Look at the Letters of John: A Study for Women
6:30 p.m.; C-12. With Gretchen Montgomery. Meets September 12 – December 5 (no meeting October 31 or November 21)
Ladies are invited to join Gretchen in a study on the books of 1, 2 and 3 John. Our time will be split between individual study of God’s Word and discussion about what we’ve learned. No prior preparation required – just bring your Bible and a pen. Questions will be provided to help you dig into these letters written by Jesus’ disciple. Questions? Contact ggvwm14@gmail.com or 210.4017.


Rebecca-Ruth Circle
Second Wednesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.; C-13/14. Begins September 12
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 begin with dessert and coffee, followed by devotions, business, mission updates and our Bible study. This fall we will study Daring to Draw Near - People in Prayer by John White, who writes, “This is a book about 10 specific prayers recorded in the Bible, not about the topic of prayer. 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)



Hannah: Women Connecting
First and third Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Hall. Meets September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15, December 13
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’ll sharpen our faith and one another as we connect the truths of Scripture to modern life. There is a place for you here. This fall we will look at the seven I AM statements of Jesus. Contact Sarah Mathews at sarah.mathews97@yahoo.com or 258.2660 or Amy Babst at amybabst@cox.net or 204.8130. Child care and kids programming for ages 0 – 6 is available! More info here >>



Abigail Circle
Second Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Student Center. Begins September 13.
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 encourage each other to enjoy the fullness of knowing, loving and becoming like Jesus 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 Jody Webster (229.560.0444).


Women’s Thursday Evening Study: Hebrews
7 – 8:30 p.m.; Parlor. Meets September 13 – October 25
Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution, but is also relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or circumstances. Join author Lisa Harper as she journeys through this bridge between Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. Facilitated by Ann Ramseyer (ann.ramseyer@gmail.com or 634.2270) and Jane Yourdon (641.5035 or jyourdon1@gmail.com)



Women's Ministry Events


Thursday, December 13, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship Hall
Ladies are invited to a special morning of connection, enjoying holiday treats and hearing from Carmen LaBerge. Each generation has its own set of imposters. What if we imagine them as pageant contestants parading their ideas before us with the... Read More >>