Women

Women's Ministries

Women's Ministries is committed to gathering women together to grow closer to our Lord through Scripture study, service, and fellowship. As we draw near to God, He draws near to us; prompting us to reach beyond our comfort zones and invite others into a life-changing and ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Get Involved

We have numerous opportunities for you to get involved in Women's Ministries at Memorial Park Church! Our programs are divided into four branches: Service, Caring, Discipleship, and Fellowship. Whether you're looking for a way to volunteer or searching for a class to enhance your spiritual journey, we have something for you! View opportunities below or click here for our full brochure for Fall 2018.
We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Could God be calling you to serve the needs of our community? Women's Ministries organizes collections each month for organizations like Living in Liberty, Women's Choice Network, and Light of Life. For more information about our current collections, contact Michele Holmes, Director of Women's Ministries.
We believe that God has called us together as a family, and we are always on the lookout for how we can love each other through simple gestures such as meal delivery, cards, or just spending quality time together. We'd love for you to join us in caring for eachother! 

Freeze It Forward
We understand how difficult it can be as a single mom, which is why we have a team here at Memorial Park who takes the time to make meals for our Single Mom Freezer Shelf! Single mothers are encouraged to come by and pick up a meal when they are short on time. If you'd like to join our team and make freezer meals, sign up here.

Love Notes Team
Receiving a card in the mail at just the right time is such a blessing. Would you like to be a part of our team and adopt a month to be the card coordinator? Contact the Women's Ministries office to sign up!
We understand more of who God is and who we are in Him when we dig into the truth of scripture. Join a Bible study so we can grow closer to Christ together! For more information on any of our Bible studies, or to sign up, contact the Women's Ministries office. Our Fall 2018 classes begin the week of September 10. See below for details and registration.


NEW this year:  Monday Ministry for Moms
September 10
Meets everyother Monday Evening from 7:00-8:30
Facilitated by Laurie Brown
This new group for moms of all ages and stages is designed as a place to gather for Bible teaching ,fellowship, speakers, and prayer.  All moms need encouragement and time to pray together, whether their children are babies or school-aged or full-grown adults.  Make Monday evenings your Mom's Night Out!

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Sunday School on Monday
September 10
Meets weekly on Mondays through December
10:15 a.m.
All ladies are welcome to join this group that has been meeting for decades! Each month you’ll hear different speakers from MPC on a variety of Scriptural topics and Bible studies. No registration necessary, just come as you can!

Working Women: Steadfast Love: A Study of Psalm 107 by Lauren Chandler
September 12
Meets weekly on Wednesdays through December 5
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Edinburgh Room
Instructor: Michele Holmes & Laura Roy
Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. In this Bible study from Lauren Chandler, learn to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.

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Mug & Muffin: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
September 15
Meets every other Saturday through December 15
9:15-11:30 a.m.
Rec Room
Instructor: Deb Huckestein
Book Cost: $14
Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life as we work through Priscilla Shirer’s book, Discerning the Voice of God.

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Women to Women
September 12
Meets every Wednesday through December 5
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Westminster Hall
Our Wednesday morning studies are a great place to get to know other ladies in our church family, and to be encouraged and challenged by God’s word. We begin with 30 minutes of “Connections Time” with light breakfast and prayer, and then we split into study groups at 10:00. Childcare is available for $50 per child, per semester. Please register and pay online for childcare.
Women to Women Class Offerings
Going Deeper through Sermon Study: The Letter to Ephesians and the Book of Habakkuk
Instructor: Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver
Westminster Hall (stage-end)
This class is designed for those who long to go deeper in their understanding of the Bible. Utilizing the sermon of the week, this class will undertake a more detailed exposition of the scripture text with an eye towards living out Christ’s missional call on our lives.

Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Instructor: Michele Holmes
Edinburgh Room
Book Cost: $14
Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

Rachel and Leah by Nicki Koziarz (this class will meet every other week starting September 12)
Instructor: Joleen Clouse and Jen Lowry
Geneva Room
Book Cost: $14
Uncover truths you need to arm yourself with when combatting comparison by studying the biblical account of Rachel & Leah. Learn to be content…without becoming complacent, and discover godly wisdom to quiet the incessant Why Her? question in your head. Because the truth will set you free, and free women don’t have to measure up to anyone. Not even her.

The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
Instructor: Elder Roger Rumer
Huston Room
Book Cost: $11
Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy, presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest.

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Our Fellowship Branch provides opportunities for women to gather and grow in the Lord together. From Girls' Nights Out, our own Bookends Book Club, Movie Nights, and more, these are wonderful ways to gather and have fun together.

Girls' Night Out/In
Throughout the year, we plan an evening out for ladies to gather together in fellowship. Activities range from dinner, movies, cooking nights, and even evenings where we volunteer.  For more details about our Girls' Night Out/In please contact the Women's Ministries Office.

Bookends Book Club
Women of all ages are welcome to come and share their thoughts and ideas on our exciting reads! The group meets every other month on a Thursday at 7:00 PM at the church. No need to RSVP, come as you are! Our schedule for this year is as follows:

September 20, 2018Flight Patterns by Karen White
November 15, 2018The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
January 17, 2019The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
March 21, 2019The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
May 16, 2019Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
July 18, 2019My Name Is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner
September 19, 2019The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
If you're a mother of a preschooler, you know that raising children is an adventure! It's likely there are also times when you feel alone. MOPS offers a community of friends and mentors who are eager to help you grow as a Christian mother. Join us for great food, fellowship, engaging speakers, and meaningful discussion about topics that are relevant to you as a mom.
 
This group meets every other Tuesday from 9:15-11:30 AM beginning in September. Childcare is provided on a registration-only basis, and spots are limited. For more information, contact Tara Hetrick or Courtney Hartzel. You can register for MOPS online HERE!

 
Christmas Spree, Coffee & Tea
Join us the first Friday and Saturday in November for our annual crafter and vendor fair! Each year, we have over 100 artisans and vendors join us for a weekend of holiday shopping. For information on our Christmas Spree, Coffee & Tea, contact the Women's Ministries Office.


Women's Spring Retreat
Our annual Women's Retreat is a time for women to gather together to recharge. Through devotions, Bible study, presentations from guest speakers, and time in fellowship, we take time to worship and grow our relationships with eachother and the Lord.

 

Girls' Night In

Ladies, join us on November 20 in the kitchen as we cook up meals for Living in Liberty, one of our outreach partners here in Pittsburgh that offers a secure safe house and meals for victims of sex trafficking at their care center. Sign up by November 18. This is a great way to enjoy fellowship time together and provide a meal for women in need.

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