Women's Ministry 

Our desire is to glorify God by striving to meet the needs of women in our church and in our community.  We are the arms of Jesus, embracing women in their world so that they will live more fully for Him.

Since spiritual growth is our priority, we present opportunities for you to be an active participant in Sunday School, Bible studies, and other teaching and training opportunities.  We encourage you to check out the options below to find something that fits for you.

 

Women's Bible Studies

Throughout the year, our ladies gather for fellowship, prayer and accountability in the Word. Each September our Wednesday morning and evening Bible studies begin, though over the summer we also have a study as well as weekly prayer groups.  Many studies are offered each year, recently ranging from a Precept study of Nehemiah to a study of Future Grace. Quality childcare is offered for morning studies at a nominal cost.  See the bottom of this page for a list of studies currently being offered.

Events

You were created for more than a party -- but it sure does make the journey even more fun!  The CEFC Women's Committee loves to party with a purpose: it's our desire to provide not only enjoyable social events for the women of our church (and creative outlets for our planners), but first and foremost we desire to spur all of our women in their own walk of faith.

As we plan our Parties with a Purpose, our goals are to provide you with fellowship opportunities to catch up with your sisters at CEFC, a comfortable environment for you to practice hospitality as you invite friends with whom you desire to share your faith and the love and warmth of our congregation, and the privilege of sharing in the support of your sisters through women's ministry so they are able to attend Bible studies or the spring retreat.

Our purposes are many.  Our goal is singular, to bring honor and glory to our Heavenly Father. We'd love to have you join us - to help plan or to just Party with a Purpose.

Mercy and Encouragement

Our hope is that God will use us to shower his mercy into the lives of women who need help, comfort, or encouragement.  We love providing gift baskets to first time moms and meals to families during times of illness, transition or crisis. 

“God’s Special Women” is our widows group that meets monthly for a time of prayer and Bible study.  These women use their experiences of widowhood to reach out to others who have recently been widowed.  

Mom's Together

Three times a year our mothers meet for a morning designed to encourage and equip moms with children from birth through fifth grade.  Each event includes a hot breakfast, a presentation on a relevant topic, and the opportunity for discussion around tables, all in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.  At the same time, their young children are enjoying a special, quality, age-appropriate program with Bible stories, games, crafts and snacks. 

 


 

Spring 2017 Studies

 

Tuesday Evening

THE LAMB OF GOD

For Wives and Moms in 20’s and 30’s

We'll be studying Nancy Guthrie's The Lamb of God: Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

"For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me" (John 5:46). Jesus's declaration that Moses wrote of him frames this study of four books of the Pentateuch—Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—as we discover the many ways that Moses spoke about Christ. Seasoned Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie shows that the Bible's story from beginning to end is the story of the Lamb—the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. (from the back cover)

Beginning: September 20, 2016 — meeting every other week

7 PM — no childcare provided

Location: Meeting in various homes

Cost: Book can be purchased on Amazon for about $13

Leader: Kelly Fenton — KellyKFenton@gmail.com

 

Wednesday Morning

 GOSPEL OF JOHN

Navigator Study ( Continued from the fall)

We cannot understand who God is without looking to Jesus. In Jesus alone we find a vocabulary for understanding & expressing the nature & purpose of God. Therefore, Jesus, "the Word, became flesh & lived for awhile among us." Jesus says: "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father." (Jn. 14:9) He surrendered His divine prerogatives to become human flesh, in order to "put a face" on God, so that we could know Him & be redeemed for God's glory. Come take a fresh look at Jesus, sent by the Father, & unlike anyone else in all the universe can claim: "I am the way, the truth, & the life." (Jn. 14:6) This is a Navigator Life Change study with 22 chapters, weekly homework, & some Scripture memory.

Beginning: September 14, 2016

9:15 — 11:30 AM — CEFC — childcare provided

Location: Room 3 — Cost: under $10

Leader: Joan Hornberger — (610) 286-9827

 

Wednesday Morning

 

ACTSPart 2 (Chapters 13-28) Jesus’ Witness to the Gentiles

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Study

Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances in the power of the Holy Spirit. Learn to be like Paul, to be bold in proclaiming the name of Jesus and to trust our sovereign Lord who enables us to endure persecution and suffering at the hands of those who hate Jesus...and therefore, hate us.

Beginning: January 18, 2017

9 week study 9:15-11:30 AM

CEFC

childcare provided Location: Room 6

Cost: $18
Please sign up early so workbooks can be ordered. Leader: Coleen Garner
cgarner58@gmail.com

 

 

Wednesday Evening

 

ACTSPart 2 (Chapters 13-28) Jesus’ Witness to the Gentiles

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Study

Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances in the power of the Holy Spirit. Learn to be like Paul, to be bold in proclaiming the name of Jesus and to trust our sovereign Lord who enables us to endure persecution and suffering at the hands of those who hate Jesus...and therefore, hate us.

Beginning: January 18, 2017 — 

9 week study 9:15-11:30 AM

 CEFC — 

childcare provided Location: Room 6 — 

Cost: $18
Please sign up early so workbooks can be ordered. Leader: Coleen Garner
— cgarner58@gmail.com

 

Sunday Morning

 WOMEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The ladies’ Sunday School class will be, once again, leaning into Nancy Guthrie's insight and wisdom using her Lamb of God: Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament study this fall. Team-taught and interactive, our class seeks to connect women to each other, to the church as a whole, and especially to God's Word.

Beginning: September 11, 2016

9 AM

Location: Room 3

Leaders: Team taught

 

A Note About Childcare

Knowing that it is nearly impossible to study the Bible with a room full of children, we offer childcare services during the morning study hours for preschool-aged children. Mothers are asked to please sign their children up ahead of time by calling their study leader; this will enable us to have an adequate number of sitters to safely accommodate the number of children entrusted to our care. You are asked to pay a weekly fee of $3 for the first child, and $1 for each additional child to help cover expenses. If you prefer, you can arrange to leave your own child(ren) at home with your own sitter. Thank you in advance for not bringing your child(ren) to your class.