Women's Ministries - Grace Community Church
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Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries

Women's Classes


Tuesdays 6:30pm

The Armor of God
Tuesdays | 6:30pm | Beginning July 11 | Room B63/65
Come join us for a 7-week DVD Bible Study on the Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Learn how to put on the full Armor of God to prepare to battle the spiritual forces in your life. The study will be facilitated by Cynthia Hickok, Sayra Hill, and Linda Rohn. Workbooks will be available to purchase the first night of the class for $15. Tuesday nights, starting July 11, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Sign up in the lobby or online.


MOPS • Beginning September 13, 2016
Every other Tuesday morning • 9:30-11:30am
Every other Tuesday evening • 6:30-8:30pm

MOMSnext • Beginning September 13, 2016
Every other Tuesday evening • 6:30-8:30pm

(check our church calendar for specific meeting dates)

Do you want to be the very best mom you can be? You’re not alone! If you’re an expectant mom, or have children, infant through school age, MOPS or MOMSnext is the place for you. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a program designed to nurture mothers who have children from infancy through kindergarten. If you are pregnant with your first child, or are in the process of adopting, you are welcome too!

Morning MOPS meets 9:30-11:30am, and Evening MOPS meets 6:30-8:30pm every other Tuesday, September through May.

Our MOMSnext group is for moms with school-age children. The group meets 6:30-8:30pm every other Tuesday, September through May. Preregistration is required and childcare is provided for all groups.

You do not have to attend church or be from a specific denomination to join us. Join us for a great time of fellowship with other mothers.

MOPS/MOMSnext is dedicated to the message that “mothering matters.” Better moms raise better children and make the world a better place. MOPS/MOMSnext helps mothers find friendship and acceptance, develop mothering skills, and promote spiritual growth. The women are of many ages and backgrounds, but share the same desire—to be the best mothers they can be.

Registration and Online payment

Help Reach Out to Families in our Community
Did you know there are over 10,000 children, ages five and under, in the city of Auburn? Many of these children have moms seeking Christian community and support but they are turned away every year because our MOPS groups need more childcare volunteers. Can you come and love on children on Tuesday mornings or Tuesday evenings while their moms are being ministered to? Whether you can help once a week, once a month, or even just once a year, we can use your help! Contact Reesia Roth at ressialee@msn.com or call the church office.

Morning & Evening MOPS

Date: every other Tuesday, September-May
Time: Morning MOPS 9:30-11:30am; Evening MOPS 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Grace Community Church

How does MOPS work?
At each meeting, moms meet in specific table groups—a great way to get to know other moms! Each meeting is unique but there are always the basic elements such as food, special speaker, craft, and of course, time to chat without the distraction of our children! Our speakers deal with issues such as marriage, parenting, womanhood, family relationships, and many other practical “how-to” topics given from a Biblical perspective.

What about my children?
The great thing about MOPS is the fact that your children have a safe and fun place to be while you are in the MOPS meeting. Our MOPPETS workers care for your children in a safe and loving environment. The MOPPETS program is for infants through kindergarten. Childcare on Tuesday evening is very limited.

How do I join MOPS?
Participation in a MOPS group requires membership at MOPS International. A fee of $24.95 per year will register you, and you will receive a one year subscription to MOMSense magazine, weekly MOM-Email messages, and many other great benefits.

MOPS fills up very quickly! We are limited in enrollment because of childcare space and required ratios. Therefore, we encourage early registration! New registration is accepted based upon available childcare space, which may vary for different age groups.

What does a typical MOPS meeting look like?
Each meeting provides an inviting environment where women can come, just as they are, to build friendships, be encouraged, and gain practical parenting strategies, all while their children are lovingly cared for in the MOPPETS program. A typical meeting includes sharing a meal together, listening to a speaker that is of interest to mothers with young children, and doing a creative activity. Morning MOPS at Grace is a co-op and you will be expected to participate in childcare once per MOPS year as well as provide brunch items periodically throughout the year.

How can I learn more?
For more information contact the church office, 253.833.5660, or email us at women@graceinauburn.com.

MOMSnext: A group for mothers of school-age kids

MOMSnext: A group for mothers of school-age kids
Alternating Tuesdays • 6:30-8:30pm • September-May

We believe better moms make a better world. This is true during the preschool years and beyond. As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. For this reason we offer MOMSnext, a ministry to mothers of school-age kids.

MOMSnext is an open, accepting place for all mothers of  school-age kids to come, just as they are, to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope. MOMSnext will encourage, equip, and develop moms in the next phase of mothering.

A mother’s influence is great during the school years. Join us every other Tuesday evening during the months of September through May for community and hope that is life-changing. For more information contact the church office, 253.833.5660, or email us at women@graceinauburn.com.

Hooks & Sticks - Knitting Ministry

Are you a woman who either already loves to knit, or would like to learn? We will be gathering on the first, third, and fifth Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm, for fellowship, fun, and creativity that will produce gifts of love for people who are ill, have new babies, or have lost a loved one. Knitting for others is a way to show them love in a tangible way. Please join us in the Reception Room, and feel free to bring a snack to share. Hooks & Sticks Knitting Ministry dates are included on our church calendar. For more information, contact Lisa at women@graceinauburn.com.

Lydia's Ladies

Lydia’s Ladies is a ministry serving our widows and single women over 60. They plan, prepare, and serve luncheons four times a year to encourage and uplift those who have served others so faithfully and well. Their goal is that women will feel connected and loved by the committee, enjoy meeting other women, have a great lunch, and enjoy special music and speakers. For more information contact Dianne Strobel at cookinladydi@comcast.net.

Grace Quilters

Grace Quilters is for anyone who would like to participate in making quilts for those in our congregation with cancer or other serious medical issues. They also participate in sewing baby items for the Community Baby Shower event sponsored by GCC Children’s Ministry. Grace Quilters meet monthly on Thursday evenings. Contact Leslie at unruhcalvins@juno.com or Kim Haynes at khaynes@graceinauburn.com for more information.