1) WOMEN'S EVENING EVENT
Join us on Wednesday, November 6, 6:15-7:30 p.m. to hear Suzanne Stelling, our Director of Women's Ministries, bring us a message on "Confidence," based on Psalms 27 and 138. We will meet in the Chapel. No registration is needed for you women. However, should you need childcare and your children are not currently in the Wednesday evening activities, register here. Light refreshments will be served!
2) FALL DAY RETREAT
Who: Moms of all ages and stages
What: PEP Mom's fall day retreat "Weathering the Seasons of Motherhood"
Where: Maple Grove Estate, Knoxville TN
When: Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2) A Day Away
Thursday, November 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Details to follow.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Passing It Back
September 9 (see schedule below)
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: Oct 14, 28; Nov 11, 25; Dec 9; Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 9, 24; Apr 6, 20; May 4
Questions: Summers McMurray (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-405-5761
3rd or 4th Monday
This group shares information, provides a supportive network, and answers questions about homeschooling. Please join us August 19 to kick off a new year.
Contact: Heather Fulghum, email@example.com
Women On Mission (WOM)
2nd Tuesday (September - May except March)
9:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.
General Meetings in the Chapel
WOM are women who study the Bible, fellowship, and serve the Lord together. The group is large, but it is made up of smaller groups called circles. General meetings of the large group are held four times a year. The other months circles meet individually either in homes or at the church. WOM meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 10, in the Chapel. WOM is open to all CSPC women and their guests.
To join or for questions, contact: Cathy Edington 865-310-2047
WOM Summer Service Opportunities: Service opportunities for the summer are listed below. Call the contact persons below and come join our service to our community this summer! All women are invited to join us. Contact Debbie Henn at 865-560-6228 or Dana O’Kelley 865-805-4380 for details. *Carpooling available.
KARM e-bed Prayer Time: August 19, 10-11:30*.
Mobile Meals: August 20 (Broadway Towers) 10:00 to 12:00*
KARM serve lunch: August 23, 11:00 to 1:00*
3rd Tuesday during school year
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 423-580-2873) and Hannah Chambers (email@example.com 865-742-6412)
Register here for the PEP Moms School Year.
Summer schedule - Tuesday, October 1
This ministry is offered to create a remembrance for someone who has lost a loved one. Special quilted items (lap quilt, pillow, place mats or wall hangings) can be created using the loved ones clothing. T-shirts, ties, Oxford work shirts, dresses, or most any lighter weigh 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. Please contact Donna for details about having an item created for you or if you are interested in working with the group.
Contact: Donna Barton (firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Our next study begins September 4, and we are excited to announce that we will 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 (email@example.com)
We will be studying Covenant- Knowing God's Covenant. God enters into a binding agreement with His people and always keeps His promises. Trusting Him as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety. See this incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. This study will transform the way you read the Scriptures! Workbooks are $24.75 and can be purchased with registration (before August 15). After August 15 you may still register but will need to order your own workbook from precept.org.
Contact: Karen Kennamer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 bring 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 nursery, please register.
Contact: Amy Wheelock (email@example.com)
Flying Solo for Single Moms
B141 (Visitors' Welcome Center)
Study and support for Single Moms with children of all ages. Please join us - we will be using Scripture to teach, lead, and encourage us as we look at individual stories within our group. Nursery available for Birth-Pre-K (with your registration); classes available for school-age children.
Contact: Nikki Dickson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-719-5399)
CAYA (Come As You Are) Moms
What is CAYA Moms? It's a group for moms of elementary-age children, coordinated by moms who have been through that busy stage of life. We host speakers who discuss relevant topics for this age group. We invite moms to come and enjoy the friendship, fellowship, and support of other moms in the same season of life. Visit the CAYA Moms Facebook page to connect with relevant posts and gathering information.
Shepherd/Mentors: Susan Cafferty, Jackie Campbell, and Karen Coppock (865-254-8520, email@example.com
Women's Divorce Support
This support group is based on a book study and discussion. We will be using Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb. If you have found yourself going through a divorce or have gone through one, please join us. Nursery available for Birth-Pre-K and classes available for school-age children.
Contact: Niki Walden (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-621-0236)
Friday Morning Study
See God's blueprint for the Gospel unfold as we study the book of Hebrews. The book has earned the reputation of being a masterpiece. Scholars believe it was written for Jewish Christians who lived in Jerusalem. Its purpose was to exhort Christians to persevere in the face of persecution. Won’t you join us in our study of Hebrews?
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.
This class consists of a group of women from all walks of life. Please join us anytime.
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 your small group might want to borrow.