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									                                                  Engaging, Encouraging

                                                      And Equipping

                                                  Women to Glorify God

                                                 and Enlarge His Kingdom

 Welcome to Grace Women’s Ministries where our mission is to
develop all women into fully-devoted followers of Christ.

Our values include:
 Grow      equipping women to study God’s Word and grow in their faith
 Reach     expanding Christ’s Kingdom through special events
 Act       engaging women in Christian ministry
 Connect   enabling women to build meaningful Christ-centered relationships
 Exalt     encouraging women to honor God in all aspects of their lives

  Our vision is for all women at Grace to have a growing relationship
with Jesus Christ through prayer and Bible study, a growing desire
to reach their world for Christ and a growing relationship with one
  The value incorporated into each of our activities is noted beside
of the name. Because we recognize women’s need for community,
connection time is built into all the activities we offer.
   We are excited about what God has called us to do and count
it a privilege to work together with you for the Kingdom of God!
Please look through this booklet and consider becoming involved in
ministries most helpful to you. Contact a program leader or Donna
Yost at the church office for more information.
 God bless you!

                        Women’s Ministries Team
                             Maralee Boreman
                            Roxanne Fetterhoff
                                Celeste Kern
                                Jo McLuckie
                               Janene Nagel
                                 Karen Oyer
                                Cathy Simms
                                Donna Yost,
                       Director of Women’s Ministries
            Table of Contents

Connecting in Christ Bible Studies   2

Connecting in Christ Coffees         3

Women’s Day Away                     4

Holiday Extravaganza                 5

Women of Grace                       6

Sunday Morning Ministry              7

Connection and Growth Groups         8

Care to Share Ministry               9

Homespun Hospitality                 9

Oil Change                           9

International Ladies Supper          10

LifeMates                            10
            Connecting in Christ
               Bible Studies
               “Encourage one another and build each other up.”
                            I Thessalonians 5:11a

  Connecting in Christ is a ministry that provides Bible studies and a
monthly coffee to encourage women in the roles God has given them.
Bible studies meet each Tuesday from 9:15 to 11:00 AM September 29
– November 3 and January 26 – April 27 at the church. They are held on
the first, second, and fourth Tuesdays. Childcare and Bible classes are
provided for infants through five-year olds. Contact Jo McLuckie (330-
264-4789) for more information. The Bible studies offered for the 2009-2010
program year include:

Divinely Designed - This study explores the issue of femininity, God’s design
  for women and the biblical truth about how to be a godly woman in the
  midst of societal expectations and pressures. Learn to find fulfillment,
  balance and peace as you embrace His design for you.
  Leader: Sherlyn Ireland

Falling in Love with Jesus - Gain a fresh approach to discovering love
  and intimacy with Jesus through this Dee Brestin study of the ultimate
  love relationship of all time. No matter your age or marital status, you
  will discover you are His bride, the object of His affection.
  Leader: Lisa McConnell

Galatians - Paul writes this letter to the churches warning them against
 certain false teachers. He reminds them of the simple message of
 salvation by faith alone and concludes with advice on how to live a
 Spirit-filled life.
 Leader: Val Gibson

Parenting: The Early Years – The teaching in this video-driven study takes
  a Biblical approach to building the traits parents want their children to
  develop through a look at real-life parenting moments.
  Leader: Sarah Dewald

Connecting in Christ                                                   Reach
     Coffees                                                           Connect
  Coffees are held from 9:15 – 11:00 AM on the third Tuesday
of selected months. A light brunch is provided in addition to
childcare and Bible classes for preschool children. Coffees for the
2009-2010 program year are as follows:

September 22 – Creative Packaging
 Learn creative ways to make favors, pillboxes, pouch bags and much more
 using 12 x 12 decorative paper.
 Presenter: Judy Ressler

October 20 – Annual Love Blankets Workshop
 Wrap your love up in these wonderful blankets we will “make” for the Linus
 Project to be given to kids in a hospital. No previous experience needed, just
 willing hands!
 Presenter: Val Gibson

February 16 – Checkpoints for a Healthy Life
 Staying on track for a healthy life is important no matter what your age. Hear
 how you can take steps to be your very best!
 Presenter: Liza Talampas

March 16 – Quick Fix Meals
 Mealtime with family and friends becomes practically carefree when you have
 the recipes for these under 30 minute meals.
 Presenter: Michelle Berkes

No April Meeting
May 4 – Windowsill Herb Garden
 Gardening has never been easier! Learn easy ways to grow herbs to use in
 your favorite recipes and make delicious vinegars to use in dressings or give to
 a friend.
 Presenter: Janene Nagel

 Wooster Christian School Spring Break: March 29 - April 2 – No Bible studies or
 coffees when WCS is not in session.

Reach      Women’s Day Away
Act                  Saturday, September 26, 2009
Connect                    8:00 am - 3:40 pm
A fun day of pampering and inspiration. Day Away is for “girls”
college – age through seniors. Escape the routine and busyness of
life and join up to 650 women for great speakers, music, and food.
Choose Day Away! Registration required. Brochure available at
woostergrace. org. For more information contact Donna Yost
(330-264-9459 x117).

    Carol Kent
            Carol Kent is a best-selling author and international
          public speaker who experienced every parent’s nightmare
          when her only son was convicted of murder and sentenced
          to life in prison without parole. Through this journey, she
          has discovered “the cup of sorrow is also the cup of joy.”
          She will share how to still make hope-filled choices in spite
          of unthinkable circumstances. Don’t miss her story – it will
          change the way you think about personal challenges.

            Holiday                                             Reach
         Extravaganza                                           Connect

  Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 PM

  Come and experience the sights, sounds, and traditions of
Christmastime. View up to 65 tables decorated in holiday themes, tour
the “Giving Trees”, and enjoy dessert with a friend at this festive holiday
event. A short program including inspirational music and a special
Christmas presentation by Celeste Kern will complete the program as we
kick off the holiday season. Contact the church office (330-264-9459) for
more information.

Reach          Women of Grace

               Theme: “Expectant Encounter”
  “...let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts
fully trusting Him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled
with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been
            washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22 (NLT)

Women of Grace is a ministry which meets monthly and is open
to women of all ages. This ministry represents our local church in
the National Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Its purpose is
threefold as follows:

•    To promote the cause of home and foreign missionary work.

•    To deepen the spiritual life of women through Bible study
     and prayer.

•    To provide an outlet for evangelism, fellowship, and service
     in the local church.

    Charity meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in
    homes. Contact Cathy Simms (330-264-9459 ext.101) for more

            Women of Grace USA website:

    For the latest developments and prayer requests in Grace
Brethren Ministries around the world visit

   Sunday Morning                                        Reach
      Ministry                                           Connect

Encouragers Adult Bible Fellowship
  This class is for women looking to God’s Word to establish a
  more intimate relationship with Him while enjoying fellowship
  with other women. Meeting time is Sundays, 9:45 AM in room
  204. For more information contact Celeste Kern (330-264-4529)

  Fall study dates:

  August 30 – October 4: This study on “Life Lessons” from the
  book of James will look at the way trials, temptations, the power
  of the tongue and trusting God affect our lives every day.
  Leader: Celeste Kern

  October 11 – November 15: “The Psalms and Me” - Grow closer
  to God and create a lasting gift for your family by journaling
  how God speaks to your heart as you study the Psalms.
  Leader: Roxanne Fetterhoff

                  Connection and
                  Growth Groups
Disciplers Bible Study
    Join area women for these studies that will include homework,
    small group discussions, follow-up teaching and fellowship.
    Studies are held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in room 310 at the church.
    No childcare provided.

    Fall Study                     September 24 – November 5
    Through this study of the Psalms, you will not only learn how
    to Praise God for who He is but also learn more about your
    relationship to Him.

    Winter Study                         February 18 – March 25
    Discover the source and fruit of love as you enter the Easter
    Season through this study of 1 John.
    Leaders: Janene Nagel & LuAnn Swartzentruber

Beth Moore Study
    Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman
    October 12 – November 23 and January 11 – February 22
    If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into
    situations that seemed overpowering, this Beth Moore study is
    for you. The book of Esther contains treasures to aid us in our
    hurried, harried and pressured lives.
    Study will meet Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in room
    320 at the church. Watch the Sunday program for sign-up.
    Leaders: Erin Workman & Melissa Butler

   Sharing Ministries                                      Reach

Single Mom’s Ministry
   Encouragement times are offered at Christmas and Valentine’s
   Day for single moms and their children.

Care to Share Ministry
  The purpose of this ministry is to provide short-term assistance in
order to encourage each other by helping with meals following a
birth of a baby, surgery, or illness.
  This ministry has been created to supplement the caring ministry
of groups like Adult Bible Fellowships, Women of Grace, Choir &
Orchestra, etc. When someone is ill, or in need of help and is not
part of a another group in the church, Care to Share helps provide
  “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to
the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4

Homespun Hospitality
 Through this welcoming ministry, women on the Homespun
Hospitality Committee contact local women who have visited our
church during the regular program year and take a small gift to
encourage them to come again.

Oil Change
  Women may have their oil changed while they wait and also
fellowship with other moms. Announcements given in the Sunday
Program for service days.

            Other Ministries of
            Interest to Women

International Ladies Supper
  Hosted in a local home, the International
Ladies’ Supper is offered once a month for
women & children of all backgrounds to
share in fellowship and friendship. Contact
Linda Kline (330-262-6787) or Mary Misner
(330-698-0200) for further information.

   These marriage enrichment evenings are held periodically at the
church to encourage couples to nurture their marriage relationship
and to enjoy an uplifting “date night.” LifeMates is scheduled
for February 6, 2010. Watch the Sunday program for registration

4599A Burbank Road Wooster, OH 44691

Donna Yost, Director of Women’s Ministries
          330-264-9459 ext. 117

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