Becker Evangelical Free Church Women's Ministry
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDIES
Our fall Bible Studies on Exodus are just wrapping up. This study deepened our understanding that Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice, dying once for all, being the final and perfect Lamb of God.
What now? Our next studies won't start until after the new year, so this is a great chance to dig in on your own.
Maybe you could grab a few women and study a shorter book of the Bible, studying inductively, how we did last summer. Contact me if you'd like some help with this. ()
If you wanted a little more structure, here's a link to some studies Jen Wilkin has written. You can download the material for free and listen to her audio! Grab a few ladies or do it on your own!
Bible Studies by Jen Wilkin
HEART TO HEART MENTORING MINISTRY
There are currently 25 pairs of women/teens meeting. Praise God for what He is doing! If you are interested in growing deeper in your walk with God by being mentored or mentoring, please contact Kimberly D. or Dawn Bengtson. "Because we loved you so much, we delighted not only to share the gospel with you, but our lives as well." 1 Thessalonians 2:8
WOMEN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES (9-9:45am)
Adult SUNDAY SCHOOL:
The Adult Sunday School is at 9AM in room 229 and 225.
Option 1: (room 229) discover how to dig into the passage that Pastor Patrick will be covering during the service. We will dig deeper to find truths, discover lessons, applications and ways to pray through the Scripture passage.
Option 2: (room 225) a topical study. (marriage/parenting/relationships/discipleship) This will begin in January.
EVENTS PLANNING TEAM
Thank you Sarah P. for heading up this amazing group of women who demonstrate such hospitality hosting our meals at church (Celebration Sunday for example)! This takes a LOT of work and we are so grateful to these women who serve.
After taking the Spiritual Gifts survey, maybe you discovered you have the gift of helps or hospitality. This is a great area in which you could serve our church - and we need you! If you feel God prompting you to help in this area, please contact Sarah P.
Here are a few words from Kami P., our Meals Ministry coordinator:
Love to cook? Love to help others in need? If so, we need you! The Meals Ministry is looking to add members to its team of meal providers. When a need (birth, surgery, death of a loved one, etc...) arises a notification goes out to our team and if you are able to help out, great!! If that date doesn't work, there will always be others that arise throughout the year. Jump in whenever it works for you to serve! It may be once a year or 10 times a year, it is your choice. We simply encourage you to consider joining this team as a way to serve in our church and community!! It is truly heartwarming to deliver a meal to someone who needs it and see their smile of appreciation!! If you would like to join this team or would like more information about this ministry, please contact Kami P.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY EVENTS
Mug and Muffin
This is one of our favorite traditions as BEFC fam! If you are new to our church, this is a great way to connect and spend a cozy morning together! Mark your calendars for January 27th at 9:30 at Karen G's and get ready to relax and connect.
Baby Shower for Molly
Mark your calendars for January 21 at 1:30 at Katrina B's. We are so excited to celebrate with Molly the birth of her new baby due in February. Molly is registered at Target and Babies R Us. The baby's gender is a surprise! More information to come as the date arrives.
Mark your calendars for our annual women's conference, organized by our own Marcia Ericson of Inspire Ministries!
Who: any and all women!
What: A weekend filled with teaching, great food, time in Scripture, relaxation and reflection--and worship led by Jess Tweten! This year's theme is "Completely His!" We will be focusing on the book of Nehemiah.
When: February 23 at 6pm - February 24 at 4pm.
Where: The Crowne Plaza in Plymouth
You can sign up at the Welcome Center table, and register by mail, or online ($3 charge) www.donnastundahl.com. Hotel rooms need to be booked separately (this is different than last year - contact if you have questions about this).
Looking to connect with other women? Keep an eye out for some events being planned by our Event Planning Team. If you have ideas or would like to be a part of this, contact Gwen P., Barb S. or Kim S..
Want to keep updated? Here are ways to find out what's happening:
- Facebook page "BEFC Women's Ministry"
- WM chalkboard easel at the Welcome Center when you come in the HS
- Monthly WM emails
- The Grid
It is our goal to have an event every quarter to allow us to have time together to connect with each other.
Women's Ministry Team:
BEFC women's ministry exists to glorify God by bringing women into a vibrant, personal relationship with our Savior and provide opportunities for them to grow spiritually, to fellowship and encourage one another, and to equip them to serve Him in our homes, church, community and around the world.
The several ways we provide these opportunities are:
Socials: Purpose is to fellowship with and encourage women in our church and community in informal gatherings, to touch them with the love of Christ, and to draw them closer to Him.
Showers: Offered to encourage and equip newly engaged or expectant women to serve the Lord beginning in their homes.
Bible studies: Designed to help women grow in their relationship with the Lord. Times offered: Monday afternoons, Wednesday mornings at Grace Lutheran, Wednesday evenings during Hiz Kids, Thursday mornings and Sunday mornings during Disciple U.
Dig Deeper seminar: Previously offered several times per year to teach women how to dig deeper in personal Bible study. Offered now as the need arises.
Meals Ministry: Serves members in our church and community with meals or other help when the need arises.
Service projects: Have included cleaning day at the church office. Cooking day to help prepare meals for families in need.