Welcome to Eagle Christian Church Women's Ministries. Women need encouragement and opportunities to develop healthy intergenerational friendships, go deeper into God's word and grow spiritually, and find places and ways to serve in the church and the wider community.
Eagle Christian Church Women's Ministries is purposefully designed to provide this encouragement and these opportunities. We REACH out through events. We TEACH and EQUIP through studies, retreats, mentoring, and encouraging each other in our walk with Christ. We send women out to SERVE in a variety of ways in the church and the world. Following the adonitions of Titus 2 for women, we focus on the things God desires for His daughters to exemplify in our lives.
We invite you to join us as our lives are enriched and we are drawn closer to Christ and to each other. If y ou have questions, needs, or want more information about our purpose and offerings, contact me at 286-0879 or 514-9296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving Him, Glennis Thomas, Director of Women's Ministries
Save the date!!!!!!!! WOMEN'S FALL RETREAT - September 25-27, 2015. Join us as we consider how we are LOVED BEYOND MEASURE. Recharge your spiritual batteries, build friendships, and grow closer to the Lord. We will worship, be encouraged and challenged in a setting that declares God's handiwork. Bring a friend, bring your high school age daughter, bring a sister in the Lord. The food will be delicious and the location inspiring. Lisa Ingram from Manhattan, KS will be our speaker. Lisa was raised in a minister's home and is married to a minister. After serving 13 years in located church ministry, Lisa's husband Kevin is now president of Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS. They have 2 children, both of of whom are in ministry and live in Phoenix, AZ. Lisa enjoys mentoring the young women at MCC and she and Kevin enjoy working with the young couples going into ministry. She enjoys traveling, repurposing old junk, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Registration fee of $95 includes 2 nights lodging and 4 meals. The Family and Friends discount is offered for those bringing someone who has NOT attended an ECC women's retreat before or for moms bringing their daughters: $85. At Camp Ida-Haven near McCall, you will have the choice of lodge rooms (max of 4 in a room, bunked) with all lodge rooms sharing 2 large bathrooms, or larger groups may want to share a cabin (max of 12 in a cabin, bunked) with 2 complete bathrooms in each cabin. Two cabins are handicapped accessible.
REACH OPPORTUNITIES: (Both Eagle Campus and Surprise Valley Campus meet at Eagle Campus for these events.)
Events provide opportunities for women to enjoy being with women of multiple generations. It is a great time to invite friends and neighbors and help them get acquainted with ECC. There will be laughter, fun, and Biblical encouragement.
WINTER EVENT and DESSERT - December 6, 2015 Before the rush of the season becomes overwhelming, spend a special evening of music, the spoken word, fellowship, and preparing our hearts for Christmas. This is a great way to focus on the reason we celebrate Christmas. There is a small cost for tickets, but opportunity to just enjoy and be encouraged is priceless. This is a great time to bring your friends and introduce them to ECC.
SPRING BRUNCH - April 16, 2016 - Bring your friends and neighbors as we welcome spring with a time of fun, food, fellowship. Meet some new friends, enjoy a delicious brunch, and be inspired as multiple generations of women spend time together, connecting and enjoying each other's company. The cost is low, the rewards are high. What better way to introduce your friends to ECC. As one guest in 2015 said, "It was so great to see all generations having fun together."
TEACH AND EQUIP OPPORTUNITIES: (Eagle Campus) (Please scroll on down for Surprise Valley opportunities.)
As women we need to know God's unchanging Word and how to apply it in our lives. Small group time is part of teaching and equipping activities and provides women time to build relationships with eah other and to encourage each other to put into practice the life lessons learned from scripture.
Our teaching and equipping programs are designed around the basic areas of women's lives taken from Titus 2:3-5. Relationship to God and Christ. (This is our personal relationship with a personal Savior. Our spiritual growth and the things that encourage that growth form the core of what is presented.) Relationship to spouse. (Every women, regardless of marital status needs to be supportive of and understand God's purpose for marriage. This includes how single women can be used by God to support not only the ideals of marriage, but celebrate their relationsip to the Savior as the one who will always be with us.) Relationship to children. (Not only do we parent our own children, but we can be nurturers of children in general. How that looks, why God places us in families, the role of grandparents - all are important as we guide future generations to the Lord of Lords.) Relationship to others. (The importance of healthy female friendships, mentoring others, workplace relationships, relationship swith extended family, etc. all are important areas of women's lives.)
Refresh - March 5, 2016. If you need a day of renewal and fellowship after the winter, Refresh is designed to do that. Sometimes we just need to take a day and be refreshed in our relationship to God. Laughter, learning, and small group time help us get a renewed lease as we enter the spring time of the year. Brunch will be served and the speaker and small group time will be encouraging and helpful. Minimal cost includes brunch.
Sunday morning class for women - Topical studies offered each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Taught by Carol Stine.
CrossTrainers - Meets Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 in the Chapel. A Bible study for women of all ages who want to know God more fully and follow God's design for our lives. Includes both large group study and small group (Huddle) time for discussion and relationship building. 2015-2016 study will focus around understanding why we believe what we believe, learning to discern God's voice in our lives, and more. Childcare is available. Led by Vicki Danielson and Vicki Worley. Recessed until September 2.
Tuesday Evening Bible study. Meets Tuesday at 7 pm in the Fireside Room. Combining large group study with small group opportunities, this group is a great time to learn and grow together in God's Word. Led by Sue Pellant. Recessed until September 15.
Time 4 Moms - Meets Wednesday at 7 pm in room W30. Fellowship, inspiration, teaching, and equipping moms of all ages. Be encouraged and uplifted for the important task of motherhood. Childcare provided. Led by Suzi Butzier, Annie Eastman, and Genny Heikka. Recessed until September 9.
WOW (Women of Worth) - Meets the second Sunday of the month at 12:30 for lunch together. Location is announced in the church bulletin. A group uniquely designed to support widows through fellowship, encouragement, and devotional thought. Ultimately helping women heal and find new joy and meaning in life and serving others .Only those who have walked this path really understand and can encourage one another through the beginning of a new life stage. Led by Pat Amyx
Apples of Gold -Offered for 7 weeks in the fall and 7 weeks in the spring. Apples of Gold is a great opportunity to learn from other women not only kitchen skills and tips, but also how to be more of a Titus 2 woman. A great place to be encouraged, to build friendships, and to have fun in the process. The mentors for this group are warm, open, and encouraging. Seven Tuesday evenings together followed by a special celebration meal with husbands, mentors and their husbands.
The group size is limited for each session, so call now to reserve your spot in one of these session. Next session starts Tuesday September 15 and meets the next 7 consecutive Tuesday evenings. There will also be a group starting in late February of 2016. Led by Joan Oster 375-7107 and Sandy Mann.
Apple Core -Women need each other from the cradle to the grave. A listening ear and someone with whom to share our joys and concerns is the heart and core of how God has designed us. The benefits of longer term intergenerational friendships strengthen and encourage us both spiritually and in just living our lives day by day. Intergenerational pairs of women will decide exactly what they want their time together to accomplish and will meet at times they decide. Pairs meet for a nine month period and can meet longer if they desire. Nikki Francis and Joan Oster lead.
Young Women's Bible Study (ages 20-35). Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7-8 pm at 1587 West Par Court, Eagle. The goal of this group is to build lasting friendships, and grow closer to Christ, and learn how to impact our world for Him. It is a great time to meet with others who share a common season of life. Fall study: Women of the Word.Led by Christina Ahearn (775-388-1322 or email email@example.com), Stacey King, and Nikki Francis. No child care.
SERVE OPPORTUNITIES: (Eagle Campus)
Our love for Christ naturally overflows as we serve Him by serving others. The important thing is to find a place to serve and plug in. Service is as indiviudal as each of us. The obvious ones are prayer warriors, children and youth, visiting the elderly and those struggling, volunteering with service organizations in the community, being sensitive to those around us, actively looking for ways to display Christ through our actions.
Loving Touch Ministries encompasses 4 separate types of ministries designed to offer encouragement, and meet specific needs in times of trial or blessing. Requests are submitted to the team leaders who identify the loving touch that is needed.
1. Meals Ministry - This service ministry exists to help families or individuals with meals when there is an illness or other special need. These servants also help provide meals when needed for funeral dinners or other needs where meals are a real blessing.To be a meal provider or to request meals contact Danielle Bowman at 401-5421 or Marcille Vaclavic 939-4086.
2. Quilting Ministry - This service ministry makes comfort quilts for those in life altering circumstances in need of comfort, hope, faith, and/or blessings. This group also includes those who enjoy knitting or crocheting baby afghans and hats. One group meets Monday morning at 9:30 and one meets Monday evening at 6:00. Contact Summer Coates 412-0667 with requests or to get involved.
3. Card Ministry - This service ministry sends cards as needed to encourage others dealing with life altering events\blessings. Contact Glennis at 286-0879.
4. Visitation Ministry - This service ministry reaches out to those who need a home visit and often just need someone to check in on them. This is another way to reach out with a loving touch to meet others at their point of need. Contact Lorraine Howe 206-310-6011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Prayer - Women committed to praying regularly for the various needs of women's ministries, individuals, ECC staff, etc. This group undergirds Women's Ministries, is committed to confidentiality, and has a real heart for taking the needs of others to the throne of God in prayer. Contact Valerie LeSur 510-326-4228.
New service opportunities are being developed and many other opportunities already exist to serve in the church. Call Glennis @ 286-0879 for more information about any of these service opportunities or if you have need of a loving touch ministry.
TEACH AND EQUIP OPPORTUNITIES: (Surprise Valley Campus)
Women's Bible Study - Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 at the Surprise Valley Campus. This is a great oportunity to meet women of all ages and stages. Biblically-based studies that help with building friendships and Christian growth. Childcare is available. Contact Glennis at 286-0879. Recessed until September 15.
September Study will be Twelve Women of the Bible. As we look at women from the Bible, we will apply these biblical lessons to our own modern-day struggles, draw nearer to God, and help us learn contentment, and boldness in living our lives for Christ.
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