Women's Ministry

Grace Women’s Ministry exists to help women transform into fully devoted Christ-followers.  As we shape our ministry around the values of worship, mission and community, we hope women will find joy in making Christ ultimate, in joining the work of expanding His kingdom and in developing authentic relationships that reflect His love.

 

Spring Bible Studies 

Registrations for the Women's Spring Bible Studies opens Janurary 5th.  To view the different classes that will be offered this next semester click the registration link below or contact Crystal Smoker at crystals@gcc.org; 903-593-3800 x223. 

 

EVENTS

IF: Local Webcast
A simple gathering of women to address the question, "If God is real, then what?" If he is who he says he is, and we are who he says we are, then that changes everything, doesn’t it? Join us on February 7th-8th at Grace Community Church for this 2-day webcast gathering that will bring women together to wrestle out how to live out the calling God has placed on our lives. For more info on the IF: Gathering, check out ifgathering.com. To register for the IF: Local Webcast, register by selecting the "Register Now" button below.

IF: Local Webcast Itinerary-
There will be 4 sessions over those two days, and the following is tentative schedule for our time together:

Friday, February 7th

Session 1: 2:00-5:00
 OJ Room 203
— Break for Dinner —
 (On your own)
Session 2: 7:30-10:00 OJ Auditorium

Saturday, February 8th

Session 3: 9:00-12:00 OJ Auditorium

— Break for Lunch — (On your own)

Session 4: 2:30-5:00 OJ Auditorium

 

 

Women Connect

A casual evening giving women in all ages and stages of life the opportunity to connect with each other over a meal, hear a thought-provoking speaker address an issue all women face, and share their own thoughts with each other via round table discussion. No matter what the topic of the night may be, our hope is that women walk away with a stronger desire to be rightly connected to God, His word and others.

Next Women Connect Event: 

BODY IMAGE

Tuesday, April 8th | 7 PM | OJ Campus
We constantly evaluate ourselves. Whether through the lens of culture or Glamour Magazine, we all have an intellectual or idealized image of what our bodies are or should be like. But is the picture accurate? Come and bring a friend for dinner, lively discussion and an opportunity to hear author and speaker Dr. Jackie Roese  uncover the truth about what the body really images.  Cost: $10, includes dinner. Register by April 2! Childcare for single moms. Questions? Please contact Crystal Smoker at crystals@gcc.org or 903-593-3800 x223. 

 

 

Past Women Connect events:

Beyond the Masquerade | Dr. Juli Slattery
Tuesday, October 22nd | 6:30pm | OJ Campus
To watch to the complete message click HERE 
For the audio of the message click HERE (right click to download)

The Fantacy Fallacy | Shannon Ethridge
Tuesday, January 22nd | 6:30pm | OJ Campus
To hear what women were saying about this event click HERE
To watch to the complete message click HERE
For the audio of the message click HERE (right click to download)

Jealousy and Competition Among Women | Jackie Roese
Tuesday, October 9th | 6:30pm | OJ Campus
To hear what women were saying about this event click HERE.
To watch to the complete message click HERE
For the audio of the message click HERE (right click to download)

 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

SHE PRAYS

She Prays 4 from GraceTV on Vimeo.

No long stories of distant relatives' medical issues at these gatherings!  Come join other women who are using God's word to guide them in prayers of praise, confession, and thanksgiving.  Let's see what God does as we also ask Him to move in powerful ways in our church, it's various ministries, our community and the world! No experience needed!

Tuesdays at Lunch | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Old Jacksonville Campus, Rm 202 | Led by Martha Joyner (hjoynerm@hotmail.com) and Ann Schwarz (ceschwarz@sbcglobal.net).  Please park in upper parking lot on south side of building and enter through doors closest to elevator.  Take elevator to 2nd floor.  

Thursday Mornings | 6:30am-7:30am | UB Campus Library | Led by Mary Dirksen (mdirksen@gracetyler.org)

M.O.P.S.
To Find out more please visit our MOPS page here

SPARROWS
A ministry of encouragement for women who attend church without a spouse. Sparrows meet every 4th Thursday, September-May at 11:30am to share a meal and an inspirational program. Contact: Peggy Morrison 903-592-3378 or Martha Wedemeyer 903-561-0646, 903-316-8433.

 

COMMUNITY GROUPS

For a complete listing of all available community groups, see the GROUP FINDER.

SWIM (Single Women in Ministry, 60+) –
A care group for adult single women ages 60-80+ which meets every Tuesday in Room 201B at the OJ campus. Our time together begins at 11:45am with a sack lunch followed by share and prayer at 12:30pm and a study from 1:30pm until 2:30pm. Contact Frances Johnson at 903-509-9449 or swimfrances@juno.com for more information.