The Women’s Ministry at Grace Community Church exists to help fulfill the mission statement of Grace Community Church: “To build spiritually healthy people for ministry in the world.” Our primary aim is to cultivate a culture of disciple-making, and to challenge and equip each other to ‘do ministry’ wherever God has us today. Gather with us around targeted discipleship topics that will inform and encourage your faith and outreach. Use your gifts to serve and strengthen the church family, or volunteer in one of our local strategic partnerships. We hope you will join us as we each work to connect, disciple and care for one another.


CONNECT

Spring Gatherings in Homes

April 22-May 4
This spring, ten different women’s gatherings will be held between April 22 and May 4. These informal teas will be hosted by Grace members with options for daytime, evening and Saturdays. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and continue celebrating the Easter season. Find the day and time that works best for you and register here. Contact Elaine Atchison if you have questions.


DISCIPLE

Morning Discipleship Study: Mark

Wednesdays from 9:45-11:15 am, February 6-April 17 in Room 253 (break in March, date TBD)
Led by: Amy Gower & Meredith Teasley
Register | Listen to Previous Studies

Whether you are brand new to the Bible or have been studying it for years, we never move beyond the importance of answering two questions addressed in the gospel of Mark: (1) Who is Jesus, and (2) What did he come to do? Each week, we will study selected passages in Mark through large group teaching along with prayer and reflection in small groups. Please join us, and invite a friend or neighbor, whether they attend Grace, another church, or none at all. No previous experience with the Bible is needed to come!

When you register, you are also ordering a Mark scripture journal ($5), which you’ll receive on the first day of the study.

Childcare will be provided for Infants-Kindergarten. Once the registration deadline has passed, please email Christi Ramares, our Childcare Coordinator, to be placed on a childcare waiting list.

Monthly Evening Discipleship Study: John (Part 2)

Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm (January 10, February 21, March 28, April 25) in The Pine Room (253)
Led by: Bethany Neff
Register

Note: We studied John 1-10 during the fall, but you are welcome to jump in for the second half of this challenging and meaningful study.

This format is perfect for women who are unable to make another weekly commitment but want to invest personal time in a scripture passage each week, and build relationships with other women. Every few weeks, we will gather for fellowship, large group study time, and small group discussion and prayer. Bring your supper if you need to, and we always make time for a little dessert!

When you register, you are also ordering your study guide ($12), which you’ll receive on the first day of the study. (This study guide was also be used in the Fall.)

Childcare will not be provided. If this will cause you to be unable to attend, please let Elaine Atchison know.

Sunday Afternoon Bible Reading & Prayer: Job

Sundays from 4:00-5:30pm, resumes in January
Led by: Patty Anderson
Contact Patty Anderson to join

The purpose of this group is the communal reading of the Bible in its entirety, from beginning to end. We read, discuss, and pray over the passages, submitting our minds to the revelation of God’s character so we can love and serve him better. This Spring we will be reading in Job. Join in anytime; contact Patty Anderson.

Childcare will not be provided. If this will cause you to be unable to attend, please let Elaine Atchison know.


CARE

A 50+ Prayer & Brown Bag Lunch meets to pray for women on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Room 250 of the Discipleship Building. Contact Shirley Degraffenreid for more information.

Women within our congregation are available to provide support and resources in a number of areas, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression/anxiety, divorce, elder caregiving, and more.

If you have questions about ministry among women, have a need that requires staff assistance, or have a unique life experience that could encourage or comfort other women, contact Elaine Atchison, Director of Congregational Care.


Listen to recordings of past women’s events.