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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 Winter 2019 classes begin the week of January 7. See below for details and registration.


Monday Ministry for Moms
Continues on January 7
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!

Working Women: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
January 23
Meets weekly on Wednesdays through March 20
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Edinburgh Room
Instructor: Michele Holmes & Laura Roy
Book Cost:  $12
In One Thousand Gifts, author and blogger Ann Voskamp invites you into her own moments of grace, gently teaching you how to biblically lament loss, turning pain into poetry and intentionally embracing a lifestyle of radical gratitude. Discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to everyday amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of experiencing the constant presence of God that will bring you deep and lasting joy.

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Mug & Muffin: What Matters Most: A Study of Philippians by Karen Ehman
January 12
Meets every other Saturday through spring
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Rec Room
Instructor: Deb Huckestein
Book Cost: $14
The world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Paul’s letter to the Philippians claims we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most—Christ. Join us to study the ever-relevant Letter of Philippians to deepen your relationship with Jesus, turn your worries into worship, and develop gospel-centered tools for navigating relational conflict and thriving in Christian love.

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Women to Women
January 9
Meets every Wednesday through April 3
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
Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado
Instructor: Michele Holmes
Westminster Hall (stage-end)
Book Cost: $8.00
This world has a tremble to it. There are things that seem unsteady in this life. But when we belong to God, it allows us to filter our problems through the promises of God. When we choose to be people of the promise, we choose to build our lives on the promises of God, not the circumstances of life. This 12-session video Bible study will help you stand on the definitive declarations of our mighty and loving God who governs the world according to his great and precious promises.

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
Instructor: Gail Henry
Edinburgh Room
Book Cost: $12
The Holiness of God is Ligonier Ministries’ most popular and enduring series. Literally thousands of people have testified to a transforming encounter with God through this series. We will examine the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. This series closely explores God’s character, leading to new insights on sin, justice, and grace. The result is a new awareness of our dependence upon God’s mercy and a discovery of the awesomeness of His majestic holiness.

Made to Crave by Lysa Terkhuerst
Instructor: Dr. Tara Gunther
Geneva Room
Book Cost: $11
The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal–and grow closer to God in the process.

When God Doesn't Fix It by Laura Story (this class meets every other week)
Instructor: Joleen Clouse and Jen Lowry
Huston Room
Book Cost: $6
Grammy Award-winning songwriter Story had a fairy-tale life-until her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can blessings arise from broken dreams? Tackling common myths about God and hardship, she examines what happens when life doesn't turn out as we expect-and offers assurance that although our situation may never get better, we can grow because of it.
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.

 

Created in Love

Mothers and daughters in grades 4-6 are invited to join us for a special message for young ladies about their upcoming adolescence and what that looks like. This event on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. is a great opportunity to begin open communication between you and your daughter about these changing times. A light lunch and raffle prizes are included! Just $10 per person. Please register by January 12.
 

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