Women’s Ministry Newsletter
March and April 2020

Women's Ministry Vision Statement  
To provide a safe, inviting environment through intentional trust-filled relationships to empower fruitful ministries for Christ.  
Upcoming Events

Ladies Fellowship Opportunities:
Painting Party on Friday, March 20 t h at Paint Cellar in Southlands from 7:00-10:00 PM. Cost is $30.00-$50.00. 
Chalk Art on Saturday, April 4 th at Community of Grace church from 5:00-8:00 PM. Cost is $10.00-$30.00. 
Titus 2: Learn how to cross-stitch on Saturday, March 28 th from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM. Lora Sinkey will be demonstrating and teaching. A free beginner kit will be available to the first 7 participants. If cross-stitch doesn’t interest you, bring another craft project to work on. Stay as long as you like!  
Quarterly Women’s Meet and Greet: Meet Women’s Ministry Team members on Sunday, April 12th after the church service. Ask questions and learn about our vision and what we are doing. 
Spring Thing: A mother/daughter brunch and craft event on Saturday, April 18 th from 9:30-noon. More information to come.
Bible Studies

A Woman Jesus Can Teach: New Testament Women Help You Make Today’s Choices by Alice Mathews. This 12-week Bible study begins on Friday, March 13 th from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Carino Coffee atrium. This study  is for and about women who desire to love and serve Jesus Christ... who want to be His disciples! Book cost is $11.00.

Me, Myself, and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover by Jennifer Rothschild. This short 6-week study begins on Monday, March 16 th at 9:00 AM. A fun way to clean out the negative self-talk and replace it with God’s positive truth. Book cost is $12.00.
For more information & to sign up for these events and Bible studies, visit the Women’s Ministry table in the back of the sanctuary.  You can also reach out to Judy Cale .
Update on Past Events
Daily Time with God
Saturday, February 29 th , Catherine Bundick taught a wonderful group of women the importance of daily quiet time with God. At “Digging Deeper: Practical Ways to Study God’s Word, she presented reasons to study the Bible, how to study it, and how it is so applicable to our daily lives. Thank you, Catherine, for such a valuable and pertinent workshop for all of us! After lunch and fellowship time, ladies attended 2 sessions. They could choose from Overview of the Bible lead by Lora Sinkey, Christian Worldview lead by Anna King, Teaching Children How to Read & Study the Bible presented by Nancy Carroll, Christian authors, Books, Blogs, etc. lead by Mitty Spidell, and RightNow Media lead by Judy Cale. Thank you so much, ladies, for presenting! You were all very well received!  
Women's Ministry Survey Results

The vision of the Women's Ministry at Community of Grace (COG) is to provide a safe, inviting environment through intentional trust-filled relationships to empower fruit-filled ministries for Christ. Thank you to all who were able to complete the Women's Ministry Survey. We were able to capture 32% response rate. Our goal is to make the Women's Ministry at Community of Grace the best it can be and meet the needs of the women in our church. Based on the feedback and already scheduled events, the Women's Ministry has the following activities available now and in the near future 
·   Fun and Fellowship 
o Monthly Ladies Fellowship Events, look for postings in the church bulletin, Women's Ministry Table, COG Facebook page, and WhatsApp postings 
o Christmas Caravan in December
o Spring Thing in April 
·   Serving Together 
o February 2020 Cards of Encouragement and Care Packages to deployed military overseas through Ladies Fellowship
·   Bible Study
o   Me, Myself, and Lies  by Jennifer Rothschild lead by Anita Hammond on Mondays
o   A Woman Jesus Can Teach  by Alice Mathews on Fridays
·   Discipleship through Crafts - Titus 2 Women and upcoming Spring Thing 
·   Leading Women in Christ - Digging Deeper Conference and upcoming Night of Encouragement

Additional events we will being evaluating and developing either later in 2020 or going into 2021.
·   Exercise and Fellowship
·   Accountability/Mentoring Buddy
·   Women's Crisis Resources 
·   Christian Self Care Conference
If you would like to see more specifics of the survey, see below. We will also have a few printed copies available at the Women's Ministry table. 

Your sisters in Christ,

The Women's Ministry Team