Bringing women closer to God and each other through Bible study, fellowship, and service
WELCOME TO MRCC WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Women from the community as well as Memorial Road are invited to participate in all of our women’s activities and Bible studies. Registration information (where applicable) is below. To be added to our women’s ministry e-mail list to receive info when new Bible studies or activities are starting, or to assist in women’s ministry further by serving as an event helper, greeter, registration table worker, or communications rep for your Sunday Bible class, contact Lori Walle at 405-213-4725 or LWalleSL@aol.com.
JOIN US FOR OUR EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Women’s Ministry Programs
Monthly Restaurant Groups
New monthly brunch, lunch, dinner, and coffee groups will begin in October. It’s a great way to try out new restaurants in Edmond or OKC while getting to know a small group of women! Groups meet on the second whatever day (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc.) of each month. Groups with spaces include Sunday lunch, Monday lunch, Tuesday lunch, or Friday brunch. Contact Lori Walle at 405-213-4725 or LWalleSL@aol.com if you would like to be added to one of these groups.
Single Women’s Activities Group
S.W.A.G. (Single Women’s Activities Group) is for single women of all ages and life stages from both Memorial Road and the community. Social and service activities are planned at various times and places. To receive e-mails or texts about upcoming plans, please contact Carolyn Donaghey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-841-0390. Our next event is attending the “Refresh” virtual event on Thursday evening, October 27, in Fellowship Central. Click here for more information or to sign up.
SPRING WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
All classes meet at MRCC
Come As You Are Class in A121
Led by Lisa Conklin, March 9-May 25, 6:30-7:30 PM
Watch the videos for God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1-18 by Jen Wilkin, followed by discussion of the videos. The same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we will dwell with and worship Him as the one true God. No study guide to purchase unless you would like to do it on your own.
Take Courage: A Study of Haggai in A119
Led by Cheryl Burke, March 9-June 1, 6:30-7:30 PM
Sometimes the landscapes of our lives feel wrecked, with our hope and purpose in shambles. Like Haggai, we too get distracted and discouraged. However, God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust Him with our story.
He’s Where the Joy Is: Getting to Know the Captivating God of the Trinity (videos by Tara-Leigh Cobble of The Bible Recap)
Led by Robin Poteet, June 8-August 31, 6:30-7:30 PM
Knowing the triune God better will lead to deeper intimacy and greater joy. After all, He’s where the joy is!
fall WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Our Women’s Fall Speaker Series is back! “Strengthening Our Grip On…” will be September 7-November 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in A105-106. Anyone who’s ridden a roller coaster has gripped tightly through ups and downs and hair-raising curves. In an upside-down world, with more downs than ups, onto what do we grip? Come this fall to be reminded of how to strengthen our grip on leisure, integrity, prayer, missions, attitudes, aging, godliness, the family, priorities, encouragement, involvement, and discipleship. All women are invited to join us! Click here for a schedule of speakers and topics.
FALL SMALL GROUP Bible Studies
Three new 8-10 week small group studies will be offered this fall on Wednesday mornings beginning September 7. Childcare for infants through age five will be provided.
Amos: An Invitation to the Good Life (videos by Jennifer Rothschild)
Led by Debbie Petersen at MRCC, September 7-October 26, 9:30-11 AM
You’ll be invited to live assured, faithful, chosen, humble, justly, prayerful, and hopeful. This kind of living will bring us and others around us peace and true prosperity.
Anxious: Fighting Anxiety with the Word of God (videos by Scarlet Hiltibidal)
Led by Terra Myers at MRCC, September 7-October 26, 10:15-11:30 AM
Learn how to take hold of the perfect peace that is only available through God as we dive deeply into His Word, embrace the practice of prayer, and live authentically in the support of our community of faith.
God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1-11 (videos by Jen Wilkin)
Led by Mary Ann Rosenbalm at MRCC, September 7-November 9, 9:30-11 AM
Discover a worshipful understanding of our holy, Creator-God and learn to love Him with your mind as well as your heart. Practice a method of comprehension, interpretation, and application that will help you read any portion of Scripture with greater confidence and understanding.
CWBS (CENTER FOR WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES)
“Back to the beginning…a study of Genesis”
CWBS is a Thursday morning small group women’s Bible study open to all ladies in the community who desire an in-depth study of God’s word. If you are looking for a welcoming, affirming place to dig into the Word with other women who desire a deeper relationship with God, we invite you to join us. CWBS offers a wonderful combination of accountability, support, and fellowship.
For those who claim to be followers of Christ, our story starts well before Jesus lived among us. The book of Genesis takes us back to our beginning…created by the Creator of the universe to bear His image and live in relationship with Him.
Written into the story of creation, however, is the account of our fall from God’s perfect intention. Sin has threatened to separate us from our Creator and Father from the very beginning. But God wastes no time in calling His people back to Him.
Genesis introduces us to the descendants of Abraham – the Israelites – a people chosen by God to be His instrument for blessing all people on earth. As we study through Genesis together, the Israelites will help us see our own desperate need for God’s patience, faithfulness, and salvation. How blessed we are to be His children!
This year we are going back to the Old Testament to study the life of David, along with Samuel and Saul, through the books of I and II Samuel. Each of these men was uniquely chosen by God. Chosen to play an important role in God’s study of redeeming His chosen people. Most of our study will center around the life of David, described in the Bible as a man after God’s own heart. High praise for a man whose heart struggled with doubt, fear, selfishness, sexual purity, and even premeditated murder. What lessons can we learn from David’s relationship with God? What hope does His story give us for finding forgiveness and redemption?
Meeting Times & Registration
Small groups meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00. Childcare for infants through age five is provided during all of our CWBS studies and monthly luncheons. Please pre-register for childcare when you sign up for CWBS.
Our study of Genesis will run from September 8-November 10 and resumes on January 12, with an extended break during the holiday season. This 21-week study concludes for the year on March 23. Study guides are $10 and may be purchased on the first day of class.
For more information, contact Diana Perkins at email@example.com or 405-255-1900.
Register here for the CWBS study of Genesis by August 21.