WOMEN'S Ministries

WOMEN'S MINISTRIES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Ladies, it takes a team to put together many of our exciting events.  If you would like to be a part of one of our event teams, please contact Jill McLean at 973-347-0667 ext. 15 or jill@grace4families.com.   Join one of the following teams:  Media, Registration, Decorating, Food, Set Up or Clean Up.

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED, 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 9:00—11:45 AM

Do you have extra time on your hands?  Do you like children?  Are you passionate about helping moms with young children hear the Word of God and be exposed to the love of Jesus here at Grace?  Our Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry needs you.  MOPS meets two Wednesday mornings a month and we need your help to watch their precious “MOP KIDS” while the moms attend the meetings from about 9:00—11:45 a.m.  MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and inpartnership with the local church.  Without your help, these lovely women miss the opportunity to be a part of this vital ministry.  If you would like to be a part of it, please contact Mary Lou at gracemopsleadership@gmail.com or 973-626-4674.

Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (mops)

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is for all moms with children birth to kindergarten.  It's a place for friendship, authentic community, support and growth – because Better Moms Make a Better World.  MOPS is a great way to connect with other moms who are in the same life stage, trying to be the best they can be. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you are not alone through this journey of motherhood. It is a place to come and share the blessings and triumphs of being a mom, as well as a place to look for help and advice when you are struggling.

What to expect?  Coffee, breakfast, small groups, engaging topics, speakers, crafts and childcare.We invite you to come and join us this Fall as we seek to build friendships, learn from one another and experience the unfailing love of God.

Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 9:15-11:30 A.M., in the Youth Room, from September through May.   (Childcare and breakfast provided).

September 6:  Open House:  Come meet the MOPS Kids Volunteers, check out the classrooms and mingle with the moms. It will be a fun morning for all!

How can you get involved?

  • Invite a Mom – Let your friends and neighbors know!
  • Volunteer for MOPS Kids – Love on MOPS kids during the meetings.
  • Become a Mentor Mom – Share wisdom, pray and encourage our MOPS moms.
  • Pray for MOPS – To be a light for Christ in our community as we support mothers and families.

If you have any questions, contact Jill Lengen at gracemopsleadership@gmail.com or 973-634-5966.

<<CLICK HERE>> TO REGISTER FOR MOPS

<<CLICK HERE>> TO REGISTER FOR MOPS KIDS

MOM CONNECTION

2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH, 8:00 TO 10:00 P.M., YOUTH ROOM, NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED, NO SIGN UP REQUIRED

Once a month, a group of ladies get together, just to connect.  We share stories, advice , parenting fails, mom guilt, celebrations, goals and little victories.  We don't judge, we don't attack, we don't criticize, we listen, pray and care about one another.  We call this group MOM CONNECTION.  We are married moms, single moms, stay at home moms and full time job moms, we are infant moms and grandmas, one kid moms and four kid moms.  We share one thing in common:  we are moms who need other moms!  Think this sounds amazing?  Join us on the second Monday of each month at 8:00 P.M.  For more information contact  Debi Riska at djriska79@hotmail.com.   No childcare provided.

TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

APOSTLES' CREED, AUTHOR:  MATT CHANDLER, TUESDAY MORNINGS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 5, 12 SESSIONS, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., ROOM 100, CHILDCARE AVAILABLE WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION. 

It’s easy for our culture of individuality and innovation to shape the way we think about the church.  With so many questions, opinions and interpretations among people today – even within the church – what should we all agree on as essential to the Christian faith?  Join us as Matt Chandler leads us through a study of the Apostles’ Creed that has united the church around core Christian doctrines for over 1,600 years.  Culture has changed.  Church beliefs shouldn’t.  Cost for book: $10.  Sign up at the Small Groups kiosk in thelobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on “Join a Small Group.”  Questions?  Contact Jill McLean at jill@grace4families.com or 973-347-0667 ext. 15.

TUESDAY EVENING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDies

"iSAIAH" , THE NAVIGATORS LIFECHANGE SERIES, TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6:30-8:30 P.M., GRACE CAFE, NO CHILDCARE

 Isaiah's name means "The Lord of Salvation", and this was his message for 40 years.  Through the prophet Isaiah, the Lord pronounced judgment on the proud who sought to save themselves.  But through Isaiah, God also comforted the humble with glimpses of a Prince of Peace.  Cost for book:  $10.  Sign up at the Small Group kiosk in the lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on Small Groups.  Questions?  Contact Nancy Ramella at nancyramella@gmail.com.  No childcare provided.

"LET.  IT.  GO.", AUTHOR:  KAREN EHMAN, TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6:30-8:30 P.M., ROOM 100, NO CHILDCARE, SIX SESSIONS

God called.  He’d like His job back.  Most women are wired to control life’s details, but this study invites you to discover the freedom and   reward of an “out of control” life.  Armed with relevant biblical and     current examples, new thought patterns and practical tools to implement, Let. It. Go. will enable you to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t and, most importantly, decide which one is which.  Cost for book: $10.  No childcare provided.  Sign up at the Small Groups kiosk in the lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on “Join a Small Group.”  Questions?  Contact Carrie Kraus at ckraus01@optonline.net.

Wednesday morning women's group

GOLDEN THREADS, A MONTHLY WOMEN'S GROUP, 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., GRACE CAFE, NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED                        

Join us as we partner with Patients Into People, a ministry that provides custom hospital gowns for patients battling cancer.  Can you sew?  Cut fabric?  Iron?  If you answered "yes" to any of those, or if the answer is "no but you'd like to learn", sign up at the Small Group kiosk in the lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on Small Groups.  We are open to women of all ages and skill levels.  It's a great opportunity to be "the hands and feet of Christ" and have some fun together.  No childcare provided.  Questions?  Contact Nancy Murphy at quilterfriend@gmail.com or 973-527-3307.

WEDNESDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY FOR MOMS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

"WE SAVED YOU A SEAT", AUTHOR:  LISA-JO BAKER, 4TH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M., GRACE CAFE, CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE

We all yearn for friendships, but are we brave enough to create authentic connections, to be our true selves, with other women?  It’s time to stop being “fine” and hiding behind busyness and instead create real, intimate friendships with the women God has placed in our lives.  This study is being offered to moms of young children, age 0 through kindergarten.  Childcare is available but you must register in advance.  Sign up at the Small Groups kiosk in the church lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on “Join a Small Group.”  Cost for book:  $5.  Questions?  Contact Jill McLean at 973-347-0667 ext. 15 orjill@grace4families.com.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

"WHEN GOD DOESN'T FIX IT", AUTHOR:  LAURA STORY, WEDNESDAY EVENINGS,  7:00-8:30 P.M., CHURCH OFFICE BASEMENT, NO CHILDCARE, FIVE SESSIONS

God may not fix everything in our lives. In fact, our situation might not ever change or get better. But we can know that God will lead us to a place where we are better because of it.  Laura Story reveals how God used crises in her own life and in the lives of people such as Abraham, Sarah, David, and Paul to bring them closer to Him and set them on the path He wanted them to take. She also shows how God used each of these individuals in spite of their flaws and brokenness.  Cost for book: $10.  No childcare provided.  Sign up at the Small Groups kiosk in the lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on “Join a Small Group.”  Questions?  Contact Tracy Heady at theady524@optimum.net.

THURSDAY EVENING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

"PRAYING GOD'S HEART", 1ST, 3RD & 5TH THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, 7:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M., CAFE, NO CHILDCARE

Women of Grace, we are at war, and it is time we come together to fight these spiritual battles all around us.  Join us as we pray to realized the promises Jesus declared to us in His Word.  We will gather to praise God, declare scripture into our lives and pray as the Holy Spirit leads.  This is a prayer empowerment group, where we will take our rightful place in God's body of believers to experience God's Word, will, way and timing in our lives and the life of our church as we mature as His disciples and bring heaven to earth through the anointing of God's Holy Spirit in and through us.  No childcare provided.  Sign up at the Small Groups kiosk in the lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on "Join a Small Group".  Questions?  Contact Barbara Sonin-Robbins at godsgrace647@gmail.com.

"CHASE", AUTHOR:  JENNIE ALLEN, 1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, 7:00-8:30 P.M., ROOM 100, NO CHILDCARE, EIGHT SESSIONS

We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy – comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval.  But if we are honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.  As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God.  Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences.  Through David’s example, we’ll discover what God really wants from us.  Cost for book: $10.  No childcare provided.  Sign up at the Small Groups kiosk in the lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on “Join a Small Group.” Contact Dawn Roberts at dawnmich23@gmail.com if you have any questions.

SATURDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

JOY FELLOWSHIP, "LIVING A LIFE OF BALANCE:  A WOMEN OF FAITH STUDY", 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH (SEPTEMBER TO JUNE),  8:30 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M., ROOM 100, NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED

We hear from the experts about balanced lifestyles-that we need proper rest, nutrition and exercise.  We also need spiritual balance.  Only God can guide us toward the balance we desperately desire.  It starts with our hearts.  Join us for breakfast and a study of God’s Word.   Sign up at the Small Groups kiosk in the lobby or online at www.grace4families.com and click on “Join a Small Group.”  Questions?  Contact Joyce Miller at vmiller@hotmail.com.  Childcare not provided.  Cost for book:  $7

MORE THAN 50!  SO MUCH MORE.

Looking for women who are 50+ and looking to get together, just to share life a little during this strange and wonderful time of hot flashes, grandchildren, career changes, empty nests, aches, retirement, reinvention, parent care, etc., etc., etc.  We will gather regularly to chat, laugh and relax.  No preparation or experience needed!  If you want to be included in information on these casual events, please contact Sherri Leonard at sherri.leonard@rutgers.edu or by cell at 973-906-6723.

SPECIAL EVENTS

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., ROOM 100

Parents!  This is important.  Detective Sergeant Paul Sciortino #6477 of the New Jersey State Police will be with us to talk about cyber security for kids/teens.  We live in an age when teens use the Internet and/or social media apps almost constantly, and the usage is not going to get any less.  Come learn what you can do to help keep children safe and how to use these tools in a smart way.  Register in the church lobby or email Jill McLean at jill@grace4families.com or 973-347-0667 ext. 15.  Please note: Due to some sensitive subject matter, this is for parents only.

 

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Can you believe we are talking about Christmas already??  Yes, we are excited to be holding a Women's Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 2, from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. and you can be a fun part of it.  We are looking for table hostesses to decorate.  Don't panic!  Thiswill not be a decorating competition, and you do not have to come up with your own table theme. It's easy, just decorate a table for Christmas!  Take a chance and try something new and fun.  Contact Jill McLean at 973-347-0667 ext. 15 or jill@grace4families.com to be a hostess or to learn more.  Looking forward to it!


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For More Information About Women's Ministries Contact:

Jill McLean
Director of Women's Ministries
973-347-0667 ext. 15  
jill@grace4families.com