The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor… Isaiah 61:1-2a
Our mission is, "To mature women in Christ through authentic community.” We do this by connecting, nurturing and discipling women in their various life stages and spiritual pathways.
Rooted in the living and written Word, we influence the way women see and respond to Jesus in an environment where they can realize spiritual maturity and fellowship, develop their leadership skills and minister in the local church, their community and the world. Dedicated women are making a significant difference in our world by their commitment to devote their time, talents and resources to further the Kingdom of God. Won't you join us in the adventure?
women's bible studies
Tuesday Mornings, Discerning God's Voice: If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer's Discerning the Voice of God Bible Study will help you explore a relationship with God that will make hearing him an ongoing experience. Women's Life and Gig Harbor Mamas will be joining together January 2 - February 13, 2018 for this 7-week study. We will provide the study, discussion questions, groups, and child-care! HeBrews is open and we look forward to meeting you!
The study will start January 2 at 9:00 am in the Gathering Place, and study books are available for purchase for $15.00.
Wednesday Mornings, Women's Bible Study Fellowship:
Beginning this Fall we are studying Romans. Taught by Dawn Eberhardt, hosted at Chapel Hill Church. To register, email . Starting September 13, 2017 and going through May 9, 2018. Time: 10:00 - 11:30am. We have classes for children from birth through Kindergarten. There is no fee for this class, and women can attend the first day to register.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Every other Thursday from 9:30-11:30am (Sept-May)
MOPS is designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. The mission of our MOPS group (and MOPS International) is to provide moms with an opportunity to gather with other moms who are in the same stage of life, walk alongside each other, support each other and grow together as women. MOPS groups meet in churches throughout the United States, Canada and in 19 other countries. The women who participate are of many ages and backgrounds, but share the same desire... to be the best mothers they can be.
Second Semester - Winter/Spring 2018
February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10
Pre-registration is required to attend. For the 2018 Spring session, there are no openings for children in the fall MOPPPETS program. Moms can still register if they are not enrolling children. Moms can also be put on a wait list if/when MOPPETS spots become available.Registration is only be accepted via the online link.
If you are new to MOPS and want to register, click on the "Registration Form" below. If you participated in the fall 2017 session but have not paid for the spring session yet, click on the "Spring Payment Form" below to pay for the spring semester.
Women's Book Club
From September through May the Women's Book Club meets on the fourth Friday of each month from 10 am to Noon with a potluck lunch following. Join other women for lively discussions on a wide variety of topics suggested by our members. We rotate meeting at members' homes in Gig Harbor and Port Orchard. Contact Sherry Dougherty to join us and for updates on books and schedules changes. In September we will be reading A Piece of the World by Christina Kline.
Our next women's retreat dates are January 19 - 20, and April 27 - 29, 2018.
January 19 - 20, 2018
Women' s Life presents GATHER(ED) an in-town retreat at Chapel Hill. Invite your friends and join us as Pastor Megan, Allie Hymas, and Kelly Welk lead us through a Bible Study on Isaiah 43-44 to see how God has gathered us into his family! Kelly gathers community beautifully around the table, and I'm excited to be inspired by her to be like Jesus in this way in our own lives.
Cost for the entire weekend is $50, food and Saturday childcare included (you will need to enter discount code BUNDLE at checkout to receive the $50 rate).
(Friday only option is $20, Saturday only option is $35).
April 27 - 29, 2018
GATHER(ING), the April retreat, will be held in the lovely, ocean-close setting in Seabrook, WA. Kelsey Burke and Serena Blair will lead us through a Scripture study on how we have been commissioned by Jesus to gather those he loves together. Kelsey's own story involves God gathering a LifeGroup for 10 years before finally breaking in with tremendous depth and spiritual power followed by an unlikely scattering of those women around the country (and now the world). She and four of those friends will be sharing with us.
Cost for the entire weekend will be close to $200 for Friday night to Sunday noon, food and lodging included.
Registration will open in January,