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

Fall Soup & Salad Gatherings

October 22-November 3
Lunch & Supper gatherings, at various locations
Please register before Friday, October 21
Register Here

Between October 22 and November 3, all women are invited to sign up for one or more of the fifteen Soup and Salad Gatherings, held in homes across the city. This will be an opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy meaningful time of fellowship around the table.


DISCIPLE

Morning Discipleship Study: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Living the Gospel to the End

Wednesdays from 9:45-11:15 am, August 29-November 14 in Room 253 (break on October 17)
Led by: Noelle Kelley & Jess Dixon
Register Here

First and Second Thessalonians are short books, but are far from simple. They are dated less than twenty years after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Peering through Paul into this early New Testament congregation will bring growing insight into the church, an excitement about it’s spread, and a challenge to live more faithfully as a member of Christ’s body until he comes again.

Kathleen Nielson’s compact study guide will help you invest personal time in a passage each week, studying the bible for yourself, while also in relationship with other women. Each week, we will gather for worship, large group time to clarify, amplify, and apply what we’ve studied, and then break into small groups for discussion and prayer.

When you register, you are also ordering your study guide ($10), which you’ll receive on the first day of the study.

Childcare will be provided for Infants-Kindergarten. The deadline to register for childcare is Friday, August 24. After that time, please email Christi Ramares, our Childcare Coordinator, to be placed on a childcare waiting list.

Monthly Evening Discipleship Study: John (Part 1)

Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm (August 30, September 20, October 11, November 8, November 29) in The Pine Room (253)
Led by: Laura Wheeler & Bethany Neff
Register Here

This format is perfect for women who are working, homeschooling, or who are unable to make another weekly commitment. Kathleen Nielson’s compact study guide will help you invest personal time in a passage each week, studying the bible for yourself, while also in relationship 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 will also be used in the Spring for Part 2.)

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: Esther

Sundays from 4:00-5:30pm, resumes September 9
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. 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.