What do you want 2020 to look like? What is God saying to you about this new decade? My hope is that the pages of this book will help you to hear the Holy Spirit's quiet voice and to enhance honor and beauty in your life through ideas, artwork, direction, and questions. Dream a little and pray a lot!
Suzanne Overholt Stelling
We are currently monitoring COVID-19 and will post dates for when classes and studies will resume as we know them.
A Day Away:
Do you need some quiet? Some space? Some community?
Please check back for a date forthcoming.
We will be enjoying the Baisleys' beautiful home and property (8551 Whites Pond Way). Come and enjoy the beauty of nature all around as we experience together stepping away from the demands of daily life and listen to and for the Lord's voice. The day will consist of guided times of silence, conversation, and prayer.
So grab your Bible and journal, put on some comfortable clothes, pack a yummy lunch and join us for A Day Away!
There is no cost to participate, but please register here (so we know what number to prepare for).
Questions? Contact Rebekah Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Come & See Quarterlies:
We in Women’s Ministries are planning quarterly events for the women of Cedar Springs and their guests. These will be 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Chapel on the following Wednesday evenings: May 6, August 5, and November 4. Mark your calendars to be with us!
The following classes and groups are listed according to the day of the week that they generally meet.
Moms of Teens (formerly Middle School moms)
2nd and 4th Mondays
Visitors Welcome Center (B141)
Are you the mother of a middle school or high school student? Did you know that research shows that this is the hardest season for moms as our job description changes. Researchers also found that moms connected with a group of other moms in the same season did the best! Come as we study, pray, laugh, and connect to make these often daunting years easier for our families. We will be studying Effective Parenting in a Defective World by Chip Ingram. Please join us!
Contact: Sara Heaton (email@example.com)
Passing It Back
Mondays twice a month
PIB is a ministry for moms of young children to be encouraged and equipped by moms who have already walked the road. Young moms are invited to join us in times of fellowship, teaching, and discussion to glean the wisdom of older moms as they share what they wish they had understood as young moms.
Meeting dates: Mar 9, 24; Apr 6, 20; May 4
Questions: Summers McMurray (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2nd, 4th, and 5th (September-May)
This is an outreach ministry for medical and dental wives, including wives of students, residents, fellows, attending and practicing physicians or dentists. Childcare (Birth-Pre-K) is available with a reservation. Check here for more information.
Contact: Lili Vincent email@example.com or 865-405-5761
3rd or 4th Monday
This groups shares information, provides a supportive network, and answers questions about homeschooling. No meeting in February.
Contact: Heather Fulghum, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daniel Plan - 40 Days to a Healthier Life
Mondays beginning February 24
The Daniel Plan is a 6-week study on a practical healthy lifestyle. The study targets five essentials to a healthy life: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. You can learn more at danielplan.com. Grab a book and workbook, online or at Cedar Springs bookstore and join this group as we journey to health together.
Questions? Contact Dennie Bradley (email@example.com or 661-5955).
Fireside Room in the Family Life Center
Our group is growing and we want you to join us! Bring your portable craft project with you and make new friends. We share ideas for numerous crafts from clothing accessories to decorating ideas. And of course we talk as we use our hands to create treasures but we are also creating lasting friendships! Sarah Austin is currently teaching us to make a very easy knitted shawl. Please consider joining us and bring a friend with you. Contact Mary Carson at 865-805-7510 for more information.
Women On Mission (WOM)
Locally and around the world
9:30 a.m. to 12:00
Come and join WOM, a diverse group of women who meet together for Bible study, fellowship, outreach, encouragement, and laughter. There are 10 circles, or groups of women, who are growing in Christ as they serve one another and reach out as the hands and feet of Jesus locally and around the world. WOM welcomes all CSPC women of all ages and their guests. To join or for questions contact: Cathy Edington (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-310-2047).
WOM Night Circles:
Circle 2 - Empty Nesters, Room B224 at 6:15 p.m. Come join our newest Circle for women at a new stage of life. Contact Stephanie Green 865-712-3113 or email@example.com) for more information.
Circle 10 - Hearts and Souls, Room B141 at 6:15 p.m. This is a reading night Circle for working women. They will be starting the book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero. For more information contact Lori Murphree (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-966-7352).
WOM OUTREACH DAYS: All women are invited. Contact Dana O'Kelley 865-805-4380 or Chris Nixon 865-310-3681 to volunteer. Carpooling available.
We offer mothers of young children (expectant mothers through early elementary) an opportunity to experience Christian support, fellowship, and spiritual growth.
Co-Directors: Meg Buckner (Megan.email@example.com 423-580-2873) and Hannah Chambers (firstname.lastname@example.org 865-742-6412)
Register here for the PEP Moms School Year.
The Watershed - W123
Quilting Ministry is offered to create a remembrance for someone who has lost a loved one. Special quilted items (lap quilt, pillow, placemats or wall hangings) can be created using the loved one’s clothing. T-shirts, ties, Oxford work shirts, dresses, or most any lighter weight fabric can be used to make the memorial item. We meet monthly and would love to have you join if you are interested in creating an heirloom memory for others. A variety of skills are needed—sewing, cutting and ironing. To have an item created for you or if you are interested in working with the group,
Contact Donna Barton (email@example.com or 865-806-8615)
This is a Bible study with a long history at Cedar Springs. We desire to encourage women to draw near to God, understand His redemptive plan through the study of Scripture and fall more in love with Jesus. Members are invited to bring their friends and neighbors to study and discuss God’s word together in the context of both lecture time and small groups. We are excited to be studying Luke’s historical account of the early Church in The Acts of the Apostles. Class materials cost $10. Our teaching team includes Stephanie Edick, Paula Slack, Julia Christenson and Bisha Harrington. Nursery and a teaching time with Dana O'Kelley and Lucy Van Cleve is provided for our little ones.
Contact: Lynn Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Precept is continuing its study, “Covenant, Knowing God’s Covenant." See the incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation of how God always keeps His promises. If you would like to join us, you may order your workbook online at precept.org or call 1-800-763-8280.
Contact: Karen Kennamer (email@example.com)
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Join us as we study the prayers in both the Old and New Testaments and discover how they are relevant today. No book is needed, just your Bible. Lectures are stand-alone and do not build on previous weeks so you can join us anytime! Our study is taught by a team of leaders and is in a lecture and small group discussion format. If you need childcare, please register here.
Contact: Cynthia Dempster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Flying Solo/Divorce Support Care
Wednesdays during school year
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
B141 (Visitors' Welcome Center)
Please join us. We will be using Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb along with Scripture to teach, lead, and encourage us. If you have found yourself going through a divorce or have gone through one recently and feel you need the support of others and someone who has been there, please join us. Nursery available for Birth-Pre-K; classes available for school-age children with a registration. Register here.
Contacts: Nikki Dickson (email@example.com or 865-719-5399) and Niki Walden (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-621-0236)
Friday Morning Study
This semester, we will study the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus' sublime teaching on true righteousness. The discussion-based format will explore how Jesus' values differ radically from the world's, how His life exemplified His teaching, and how we can grow in Christlike living. Won’t you join us?
Contact Laura Ivey (email@example.com or 865-684-8016
CARESS (Christ Accepts Restores Encourages Strenghtens Sustains)
Meets Friday evenings
Gather in Reception Hall and go to room
This is a faith-based care/support group designed to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of women who have been, or are in, a domestic abuse relationship. Statistics show that in the Christian community, 1 in every 4 women experiences family violence. We are currently studying "The Search for Significance" by Robert S. McGee. This group can be joined at any time. A new ladies group is forming. Please join us! Private support is also available.
Contact: Barbara Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-659-0756) to join so materials will be available for you and for more details.
Women’s Sunday Study
Weekly 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Who is God in His fullness? How has He expressed His riches and righteousness? How can we trust His goodness? Beginning in January, we will be studying God’s character and His nature and how this is revealed to us through scripture. Please join us as we study the Power of God’s names and grow in the knowledge of their meanings. This class consists of a group of women from all walks of life, married and single, mothers and childless, older and younger. We have a strong commitment to learn about Jesus through studying Scripture, to seek to follow Him, to pray for, and to encourage one another in our journeys. Please join us any Sunday morning.
Leaders: Robin Carroll, Robin Stooksbury, and Christy McElroy
Beginning Knitting Classes
This ministry makes hats for patients at Children’s Hospital undergoing chemotherapy or other testing. The pattern is simple and no previous knitting experience is needed. There is a $25.00 charge for supplies.
Contact: Mary Carson (email@example.com or 865-805-7510)
Made with the Love of Jesus
Ladies with a mission heart for children and the ability to sew are invited to join this ministry to create stuffed animals for local and international children in need at hospitals, in shelters, and homes.
Contact Angela Godel (firstname.lastname@example.org 865-748-9022)
See the information above under TUESDAYS.
Available materials for a small group
At the Table
Each month a committed band of friends explores a new topic from a Christian perspective. This is a great way to get started in a small group or can be a resource for your existing small group.
Topics and materials are available at cspc.net/sos
Contact Rebekah Peterson for more information.
Women's Ministries has a number of studies available for check out. Call 865-291-5214 to see if there is one you or your small group might want to borrow.