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. 


Upcoming Women's Events

  • Christmas Social - December 5 

Join us for the Women's Christmas Social where we'll enjoy hors d'ouvres and dessert as well as a dramatic reading of Steve Estes' book, A Better December, by special guest, Libbie Groves.

Elizabeth "Libbie" Groves teaches Hebrew at Westminster Seminary and English as a Second Language at her church.  She has four grown and married children and five grandchildren.  Her husband, Al, passed away eleven years ago from melanoma, and Libbie had the opportunity to write about this experience in her book, Grief Undone: A Journey with God and Cancer.  She loves visiting family, and if she had any free time, she would spend it reading or watching movies.


Women's Winter Groups

Monday Evening

CHOOSING GRATITUDE

A lighter study option for busy ladies of any age. A relevant topical book study that we take a chapter at a time. This winter we'll focus our hearts on gratitude with Nancy Leigh DeMoss' book, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy. "Gratitude is a choice. If we fail to choose it, by default we choose ingratitude. And once allowed into the heart, ingratitude does not come by itself, but with other seedy companions that only succeed in stealing joy." Join us as we choose to be thankful.

Beginning: January 8, 2018 — meeting every other week
7 PM — no childcare provided—Cost: TBD
Location: Fenton Home
Leader: Kelly Fenton

 

Wednesday Morning

DVD SERIES ON FAITH
by Paul Tripp

What is faith? We all know that the Bible defines faith as "the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen" - but do we know how to live by faith in the street-level situations and relationships of our daily Christianity? This powerful 9-session journey through Hebrews 11 will help you discover how to live a hope-filled life of faith in Jesus Christ. There will be weekly homework.

Beginning: January 24, 2018
9:15 — 11:30 AM — CEFC — childcare provided
Location: Youth Room — Cost: $9
Leader: Joan Hornberger

EPHESIANS
The Church: Rooted in Love, Walking in Power
Precept Upon Precept Inductive Study

Chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, targeted by grace, sons of God united in a single family, inheritors, holy, redeemed, forgiven, raised from the dead and seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenlies! How can you not study Ephesians!? Before Paul even hints at how believers should live, he lays a rock-solid foundation: who we are in Christ! If you think you're just a cog in a machine, study this book to discover your true identity. Praise God for what He planned in eternity past and is waiting to reveal to you now . . . through the study of His Word. Learn who and what you are in Christ and you'll want to walk God's ways the rest of your life!

Beginning: January, 2018 (date tbd) — 11 week study
9:15-11:30 AM — CEFC — childcare provided
Location: Room 6 — Cost: $22.50
Please sign up early so workbooks can be ordered.
Leader: Coleen Garner

DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

In this study we will be looking at various Bible passages, learning to know and walk intimately with God, to abide in Christ and His love, to exalt the infinitely worthy name of God that ultimately satisfies and fulfills, and to know our true identity and purpose in life according to God, our Heavenly Father. There will be no workbook but rather discovering personally who God is and our relationship to Him through digging into His Word, meditating on it, and sharing together.

Beginning: January 10, 2018
9:15 — 11:30 AM — CEFC — Childcare provided
Location: New Gathering Room — No Cost
Leader: Sandy Jones

 

Wednesday Evening

EPHESIANS
The Church: Rooted in Love, Walking in Power
Precept Upon Precept Inductive Study

See Wednesday AM for description.

Beginning: January, 2018 (date TBD) — 11 week study
6:30 — 8:30 PM — CEFC — no childcare provided
Location: Room 6 — Cost: $22.50
Please sign up early so workbooks can be ordered.
Leader: Coleen Garner

 

Sunday Morning

WOMEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The women's SS class will finish the book by Jen Wilkin called None Like Him.

On January 7, the class will begin to study Lauren Chandler's book on Psalm 107, Steadfast Love. "The beauty of Psalm 107 is that it speaks to seasons of our lives in which we have all found ourselves. It is an invitation to self-examination balanced by God-exaltation. Come join us as we hear the good news that no matter the season, no matter if we're hungry and thirsty, heavy-hearted, entangled in sin, or weathering a storm, God is the Lord of steadfast love, the anchor of our souls."

Various teachers or Team-taught
Meets in Room 3

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.

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