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Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries

LADIES’ BRUNCH – BEAUTIFUL YOU
Saturday • May 6 • 10:00am-12:00pm
Come join us for a morning of spring fashion tips for your home and YOU! Each table will be uniquely decorated and our speaker, Poppy Smith, will help you discover how God beautifully created you to be His. Reach out and invite ALL the ladies in your life – mom, daughters, sisters, aunts, and friends. Tickets are $6 per person or $10 for two. Register online at graceinauburn.com/ladiesbrunch/ or in the lobby this weekend. Contact Suzanne at joalst@comcast.net for more information.

Women's Classes

WOMEN’S CLASSES

Wednesdays 9:30am

Little Books/Big Truths
Wednesdays | 9:30am | Began September 14
This is a study of five of the shortest Minor Prophet books of the Old Testament: Obadiah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Haggai. The study is from September 2016 through April 2017 and consists of three parts: homework study questions, interactive teaching and large group discussion, and applications shared in small group settings. These Little Books are often overlooked, ignored, and avoided. The perception may be that they are too hard, or they do not pertain to us in this day. You will be surprised to discover just how much they do pertain to us in our day! Come and join us for friendship, study, and growth. We are looking forward to getting to know those who God brings and to study with you God’s wondrous and life changing Word. Material fee is $5. Led by Johnnie Sue Forsberg.

Class Introduction (pdf) Class attendees are asked to print prior to class. This introduction contains study tips and questions to ponder and answer, as best you can, before the start of Bible Study. During our first day of class, we will have an interactive discussion to ask questions and expand our knowledge.

Precepts: Revelation Part 4
Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy
Wednesdays | 9:30am | 14 weeks | Begins January 11
Passages concerning biblical prophecy, especially from the Old Testament, are included in this final study of Revelation to complete the study of eschatology. Material fee is $34.50. Led by Karen McNeese.

MOPS & MOMSNEXT

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.