Women’s Ministry

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image9691981St John’s Women’s Ministry aims to encourage and empower women to flourish in God’s goodness and purpose.

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water…
Jeremiah 17: 7 –8a (NLT)

We are committed to arranging events and meetings which offer help, encouragement and friendship to women in the midst of busy lives:

Saturday Breakfasts are arranged two to three times a year and are held in the Main Worship Area, starting at 8.45am until 11.00am (arrival from 8.15am). The breakfasts provide an opportunity for women of all ages within SJ to meet with others, share a delicious breakfast followed by a time of worship, teaching or testimony.
In 2015 the Breakfasts are scheduled for; 21st March, 6th June and 17th October (click here for more information about 21st March).

Details of forthcoming events are shown on the right and will also be advertised at church. A ‘What’s on for Women’ Events Card for 2015 is now available at the welcome Point in the Main Hall. For further details please contact any member of the Women’s Ministry team or email womensministry@stjohns-church.co.uk

CONNECT……Friday Evenings
This is a free event with light refreshments available from 7.15pm, commencing at 7.45pm, finishing at 9.30pm. An opportunity for time to meet and ‘connect’ with other women for fellowship, teaching, testimony, prayer and refreshment!
In 2015 Connect is on 6th February and 20th November.

Midweek groups and activities
We have a variety of weekly and occasional events specifically tailored for the needs of women…

Digging Deeper
Digging Deeper is a daytime Bible Study group (without crèche facilities) for women, meeting fortnightly on Monday afternoons at church. Members of the group commit to preparing for each session using study books. Leadership of the studies is shared round the group. New members are always welcome! For further details, please contact Patty McCulloch or via The Church Office.

International Women Groups
There are groups specifically for International Women: CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other); and ‘Afternoon at Jill’s’. For further details please follow link to: Internationals

Midway
Midway is a group of older women who meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month during term time from 2:00-3:30 p.m. We meet for Bible study, Fellowship and a cup of tea.

We choose a topic for the term and invite a different speaker for each meeting.

You are very welcome to join us in Room 2. The Spring 2015 programme can be viewed here.

For further details, please contact The Church Office or pick up a programme from the Church Hall.

Talk Together
There are numerous Talk Together groups which meet weekly in the mornings during term time either at church or in the home. Three offer crèche facilities enabling women with young families to have fellowship – crèche availability continues to be an important aspect.  Groups attract women of all ages so being a huge source of blessing for women from all stages / experiences of life.

They provide an oasis in the week offering friendship and encouragement, time to encounter God through worship, Bible study and prayeras well as opportunity for socializing and fun.  For further details, please contact Pat Brydon or via The Church Office.

Bible Meditation Groups
The aim of the groups is to know Jesus better and to be enabled to share his love. Meetings are weekly on Thursday mornings or alternate Fridays in term time. After a brief introduction, time is given to listening to what God is saying through a Bible passage followed by a period of quiet, sharing and praying.
For further details, please contact Elizabeth Vale, June Fluck, Gill McIlwaine (Thursday group) or Lesley Moore (Friday group) via The Church Office.
No crèche available.

If you wish to receive further details please email womensministry@stjohns-church.co.uk or complete a Women’s Ministry Leaflet, available at Church in the Main Foyer.

Events further afield in 2015

Women’s World Day of Prayer
Bahamas – Friday 6th March at St John’s Church, Harborne. The WWDP service is to be held at 2pm at St. Johns on Friday 6th of March. It is an opportunity to join with the other churches in Harborne to share a service which has been prepared by Christian women from the Bahamas. We will be joining over 170 countries worldwide in praying for the Bahamas on that day, and they will all follow the same service.

Streams in the Desert 2015
At Leamington Spa www.wellhealing.org
9 Feb Encountering God Every Day (with Sally Bell)
23 Mar Who Do You Say I Am? (with Diana Hunt)
15 June Releasing the Gift of Prophecy Today (with Jenny Campbell)
14 Sept Things God Didn’t Say (with Judy Moore)
16 Nov Living in the Holy Spirit (with Hils Grew)

NewWine Blaze Women’s Days 2015 – Ignite your passion for Christ
www.new-wine.org

28 Feb             Harrogate      with Arianna Walker & Kate Colman
7 Mar              Poole                with Ellie Mumford & Tif Ewins
15 Mar             London           with Shaneen Clarke & Rachel Gardner

 

 

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