Women's Ministries

Women Alive

Women Alive meets Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 in the church parlor. Book discussions, workshops, lively discussion for women of all ages. Drop in and check us out.  Questions?  Contact Sally John at sallybjohn@gmail.com.

Starting February 21st, we’ll begin studying the book “Surprised by Scripture” by NT Wright together.  So, you might want to buy it soon and get going. We welcome newcomers at any time, but if you’ve been thinking about joining us, February 21st might be a good time to start.  In this book, NT Wright provides a series of case studies which explore how the Bible can be applied to some of the most pressing contemporary issues facing us, including:

  • Why it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution
  • Why women should be allowed to be ordained
  • Where Christians today have lost focus, and why it is important for them to engage in politics—and why that involvement benefits everyone
  • Why the Christian belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement
  • And much more.

We currently don’t offer babysitting, but that is an option if you have that need.  Please contact Sally John at sallybjohn@gmail.com with any questions.

Women’s Bible Study

Throughout the year Women’s Ministries provides short-term Monday evening Bible Studies focusing on indepth study of the scriptures and practical Christian living.  For more information and the study schedule, please contact Debbie Kauffman at mommaghee@sbcglobal.net or (317) 490-8252.

Women’s Conference

Once a year, in the fall, Women’s Ministries offers a two-day conference for women only!  Past presenters have included Becky Hunter and Robin Chaddock.  Please check back later in the summer to see the specifics of this year’s conference.

Purls of Wisdom: Women’s Needlework Ministry

Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm, and every second and fourth Saturday from 10 am to noon.

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies. (Job, chapter 28, verse 18, King James Bible of 1611.)  Our “pearl” has been translated into the knitting term, purl. The wisdom part comes through our fellowship with each other.

Purls of Wisdom has made scarves and hats for the After School program in the past, as well as prayer shawls and wraps for victims of domestic abuse. Currently we provide prayer shawls for those who are mourning, which furthers our mission of using our talents to help others.

You don’t know how to knit or crochet? You can learn beginning knitting and crochet. We also have yarn, needles, and crochet hooks to get you started.

You already can knit or crochet? We eagerly welcome newcomers to our casual meetings. These meetings allow us to share our concerns and life events, and to provide comfort and support to our members.

You don’t knit or crochet, but you do needle point or embroidery? Stitches are the basis of our group, and any form is invited.

Simply want fellowship with other women? Meetings are casual and unstructured for the most part, and you don’t have to knit or crochet. You are welcome to share Scripture that has come to mean something special to you and/or bring problems needing prayer. We can always put down our needles and crochet hooks to raise our concerns and needs to God.

We meet every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 pm, and every second and fourth Saturday from 10 am to noon. In case of bad weather or other problem, we maintain contact with each other via email and phone.

Please join us sometime soon. Everyone, male or female, young or old or in-between, is welcome.

Contact: Nancy Koehring