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 arrange occasional events and meetings which offer help, encouragement and friendship to women in the midst of busy lives:

Events for 2017

Saturday Breakfasts
These 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 St John’s to meet with others, share a delicious breakfast followed by a time of worship, teaching or testimony.

Breakfasts are scheduled for;

  • Saturday 4th March with speaker Jane Holloway (from the World Prayer Centre)
  • Saturday 18th November with Kate Patterson (Author of ‘The Promise of Blessing’ and speaker based in West London).

Saturday Mornings
A Women’s Quiet Morning is planned for Saturday 24th June. The leader is to be confirmed.

Other events
A pizza and film/games night is being planned for early in the spring.

Details of forthcoming events are advertised at church.

For further details please contact any member of the Women’s Ministry team or email womensministry@stjohnsharborne.org

We have a variety of midweek groups and activities 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.

International Women’s 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 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. Collect the current programme from the Welcome table.

For further details, please contact Sue Clegg.

Talk Together Groups
There are six Talk Together groups which meet weekly in the mornings during term time and a fairly new group which meets Friday evenings, alternate weeks. Groups attract women of all ages so being a huge source of blessing for women from all stages / experiences of life. Three of the daytime groups offer crèche facilities enabling women with young families to have fellowship – crèche availability continues to be an important aspect.

Talk Together groups provide an oasis in the week offering friendship and encouragement, time to encounter God through worship, Bible study and prayer as well as opportunity for socialising 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@stjohnsharborne.org.

Events further afield in 2017

Winter Glory: His Name February 4th 2017
A Christian conference to encourage and equip women across the East Midlands. Full details can be found at: www.winterglory.co.uk

Women’s World Day of Prayer
The Women’s World Day of Prayer will be on Friday 3 March and will be held at Harborne Baptist Church in 2017. It is usually in the afternoon, starting at 1.45, but the time and details will be settled early in the New Year. The 2017 programme is being prepared by women of the Philippines, on the theme “Am I being unfair to you?”

Further details here http://worlddayofprayer.net/index.html

If anyone is interested in joining the small working group to prepare for the service, please let Andrea Harden know. There is usually a meeting at the end of January.

New Wine Women – Splendour 
Harrogate International Centre on Saturday 18 March 2017 10:00am

Empowering women to display his splendour’
Isaiah 61 says: ‘They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.’

As New Wine Women, we want to continue pursuing what it means to display God’s splendour. Together, we want to inspire, challenge and empower each other through worship, testimonies, teaching, and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Further details here https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-women-splendour-harrogate-0

Streams in the Desert – Listening to God
Streams in the Desert normally takes place five times a year and is for all women who want to meet with God and find encouragement and spiritual refreshment. Each evening includes worship, a speaker, prayer, a small gift to take home and refreshments on arrival.

Location: St.Paul’s Church, Leicester Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4TE
Contact: Hannah Fletcher
E-mail: office@wellhealing.org
Phone: 01926 888003
Time 19:45

Monday 25 September – ‘Looking in the Mirror’
Speaker: Anne Hibbert

Monday 13 November 2017 – ‘Our God a Powerful King! Psalm 48’
Speaker:  Anne Coles

Further details here http://www.wellhealing.org/streams-in-the-desert-events.html




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