Women's Ministries | Memorial Park Church


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 (studies & classes), 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.
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 classes generally run in the fall from September through December, and in the winter from January through April. We also have several summer study opportunities. Our current classes are listed below. 

Women's Summer Study
Begins May 29
10:00 a.m. (morning session) / 7:00 p.m. (evening session)
Meets weekly through June 26
Huston Room (morning) / Edinburgh Room (evening)
Ladies, do you ever desire to go deeper with God through prayer? Do you want to have a more intimate relationship with God? In this 5-week class, we will read through The Human Condition by Thomas Keating and practice listening/contemplative prayer together. The class will cover Mark E. Thibodeaux’s 4 stages of intimacy with God through prayer: talking at God, talking to God, listening to God, and finally, being with God. Our goal is to teach new forms of prayer as well as rest in God’s presence of intimacy. We hope you can join us!
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Mug & Muffin
Begins April 27
Meets twice a month Saturday morning
Ladies, are you looking for a weekend option for Bible study this spring? Consider joining out MUg & Muffin group from April 27-June 29, every other Saturday morning from 9:30-11:30. We’ll be studying a Women of the Bible series, meeting a different woman in the Bible each class.

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Monday Ministry for Moms 
Meets every other Monday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Edinburgh Room
Facilitated by Laurie Brown
Monday Night Moms continues meeting every other Monday through May beginning again on January 7. Continuing on with the focus of uniting moms through a dedicated prayer time, we are also going to explore the series on RightNow Media by Hettie Brittz called, “The (un)Natural Mom.” Through this series we will find new hope in discovering that every mother has unique gifts: a God given blueprint, for herself and her family. The unNatural Mom debunks the myth of the “perfect mom,” helps us recognize unrealistic cultural expectations of mothering, and teaches us to embrace our capabilities as well as our challenges. Hettie shows us how we are called to raise our children and families with God’s purposes in mind. Any mom of any age is welcome to join us.
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 Karen Dadeboe. 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.


Summer Activities & Groups

Women's Biking Group
All ladies are invited to join our weekly biking group this summer! This low-key group focuses on fellowship, togetherness, exercise, and adventure. E-mail Betsy Gourley to get signed up.
Upcoming Dates:
Monday, June 17: Ohiopyle
Monday, June 24: Station Square to Homestead
Tuesday, July 2: TBA
Monday, July 8: Butler Trail
Following weeks TBA
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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 summer dates and reads are below:
July 18:  My Name Is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner
September 19:  The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch

Girls' Night In

Summer movie nights are here! Join us on June 27 in the Edinburgh Room for a free night in with the ladies as we watch Unbroken: Path to Redemption, a beautiful story of God’s forgiveness and His redeeming love as displayed in the life of Louis Zamperini, war hero and Olympic runner. We will enjoy some fellowship time together at 6:30, starting the movie at 7:00. Let us know you’re coming by June 26 so we can save your seat!

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