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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 (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 or check out our latest Women's Ministries brochure.

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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 to Women
Begins September 11
Meets weekly through December 4
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 free, but you must register online so we are able to plan accordingly.
Class Offerings:
Going Deeper through Sermon Study: The Gospel of Mark
Instructor: Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver
 Westminster Hall (stage-end)
Jesus' first words in the Gospel of Mark point us toward what it means to follow the Savior. "The Time has come…the Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news…Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Life, for the follower of Jesus, is a life of the Kingdom! To know Christ is to know His Kingdom. To follow Christ is to be His disciple.

Waking the Dead by John Eldredge
Instructor: Gail Henry & Michele Holmes
Huston Room
Book Cost: $11
Just look at what happens when people are touched by Jesus—the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life. In other words, to be touched by God is to be restored. To become all God meant for you to be. That is what Christianity is supposed to do for you—make you whole, set you free, bring you fully alive. Waking the Dead will help you find that life, see the fierce battle over your heart, and embrace all that God has for you.

Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin
(meets every other week beginning September 18)
Instructor: Adrienne Boslau
Edinburgh Room
Book Cost: $10.50
For any mother who has ever wondered if her personality clashes with her role, Introverted Mom by author Jamie C. Martin offers vulnerable stories, faith-filled encouragement, and insightful practices to help you fully appreciate your introverted nature and celebrate the gifts and strengths you bring to your family.
Working Women: The Gospel of Mark
Begins October 16
Meets weekly through November 20
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Westminster Hall/Edinburgh Room
Instructor: Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver
Jesus' first words in the Gospel of Mark point us toward what it means to follow the Savior. "The Time has come…the Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news…Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Life, for the follower of Jesus, is a life of the Kingdom! To know Christ is to know His Kingdom. To follow Christ is to be His disciple. Join us in Westminster Hall to hear Pastor Dean teach from 7:00-7:45 p.m., and then we will gather in the Edinburgh Room for discussion and prayer until 8:30 p.m.
Register Now for Working Women
Mug & Muffin
Begins September 14
Meets every other week through December 7
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Rec Room
In this study, Lysa TerKuersy, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens, and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve Biblical women and what they mean for your life. You'll discover lessons from each of these women that will help you persevere through the circumstances you are facing today. Learn how to find contentment, overcome rejections, live through your failures, and grow closer to Christ! 
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:

January 9, 2020Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
March 12, 2020: A Gentleman From Moscow by Amor Towles
May 14, 2020Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult  
July 9, 2020Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton
September 10, 2020:  My First White Friend by Patricia Raybon

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.

Mother's of Preschoolers, better known as MOPS, provides a place for young moms to find friendship and community while they enjoy engaging speakers and meaningful discussions. We have spots for moms with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and (new this year!) elementary schoolers. Childcare is provided. 

MOPS meetings will begin September 10 and will meet twice a month on Tuesdays from 9:15-11:30 a.m. The cost is $100/person for the year, and our meetings take place in the Clayton Center. Find out more about MOPS by visiting the national MOPS website here or by contacting the Women's Ministries office by e-mail.

Sign Up for MOPS

Coming Up in Women's Ministries

Women’s Ministry Christmas Brunch
December 4
9:30 a.m.
Westminster Hall
Contact: Michele Holmes, mholmes@mpcepc.org
Women’s Ministries annual Christmas Brunch is coming soon and you’re invited! Join us for a delicious meal and inspiring testimonies shared by ladies who have completed fall Bible studies this season. Bring a dish to share and a friend, and join us!

Queen Esther Women's Getaway
March 21-22
Register by January 19
What makes a perfect girls weekend away? How about a getaway that includes shopping, dinner with friends, an evening show, and chocolate? The Queen Ester Getaway includes them all! Join us as we travel to Lancaster to see the brand new production of Queen Esther at the Sight & Sound Theater. We'll enjoy a bit of shopping and dinner at Lancaster way, plus a tour through Hershey Chocolate World. We'll spend the night at Best Western Village Inn & suites before heading back to Pittsburgh. Transportation, tickets, and accomodations are included in the cost per person.

Reserve Your Spot

Cozy Christmas Cafe!

Ladies, let’s celebrate Christmas cozy-style! Join us for our Cozy Christmas Cafe on December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Bring an appetizer to share, a $10 wrapped gift for a little gift exchange, and a friend. Come ready for games, carols, Christmas make & take crafts, and lots of good cheer. Feel free to wear your slippers and your cozy Christmas clothes, no need to be fancy. RSVP at mpcepc.org/women or by calling the Women’s Ministries office by December 9 so we can save your seat!