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, or registration table worker, contact Lori Walle at 405-213-4725 or LWalleSL@aol.com.
JOIN US FOR OUR EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Women’s Ministry Programs
Monthly Restaurant Groups
Monthly brunch, lunch, dinner, and coffee groups run from October through May. 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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday of each month. Contact Lori Walle at 405-213-4725 or LWalleSL@aol.com if you would like to be added to a Friday/Saturday brunch, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday lunch, or Monday/Thursday dinner group with space.
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. Our next activity is seeing “The Chosen” Season 4 (Episodes 7-8) on Tuesday, March 5 at 3:40 p.m. (contact Kathleen O’Brien) at ShowBiz Cinema in Edmond. Then our 2024 Kickoff Dinner will be on March 7 (see Events above to sign up by March 3). To be on the SWAG list to receive e-mails and texts about upcoming plans, please contact Carolyn Donaghey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-841-0390.
WINTER 2024 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
All classes meet at MRCC
Come As You Are Class “Then Sings My Soul” in A119
Led by Robin Waugh and Mary Ann Rosenbalm, January 10-February 28, 6:30-7:30 PM
Come be blessed by songs, scriptures, and inspirational stories of women songwriters in this devotional class for women. No registration needed, just come!
Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (videos by Philip Yancey) in A117-118
Led by Tonya Patton, January 10-February 28, 6:30-7:30 PM
Philip Yancey describes prayer as “the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect of our relationship with God.” Join us as we explore the privilege of prayer through video and pair share discussion. Study guide is $10. If you would like to attend and did not pre-register, come to class tonight to sign up, and you can order your study guide from Amazon if needed.
Ruth: loss, love & legacy (videos by Kelly Minter) in A117
Led by Robin Poteet, March 8-May 31, 6:30-7:30 PM
We all struggle through seasons of bitterness, tears, and loss. The story of Ruth affirms that there is hope for all of us, and it is found in the power and protection of a sovereign God who never takes His eyes off us. Pre-register at the link below.
spring 2024 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Register HERE by February 28 for the Spring 2024 Wednesday Night small group studies Encountering God: Cultivating Habits of Faith Through the Spiritual Disciplines (videos by Kelly Minter) led by Robin Poteet and Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World (videos by Jennie Allen) led by Cheryl Burke. The Come As You Are class led by Bethany Becknell will watch and discuss the Jen Wilkin videos for Abide: A Study of 1, 2, & 3 John. All classes begin March 6. Contact Lori Walle at 405-213-4725 or LWalleSL@aol.com with any questions.
SUMMER WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Jesus and Women: In the First Century and Now (videos by Kristi McClelland)
Led by Nycke White, June 7-August 30, 6:30-7:30 PM, in A117
Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads of Galilee as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God. Examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
fall 2023 WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPEAKER SERIES
Our 2023 Women’s Fall Speaker Series “The I CAN Life of Philippians 4:13” included topics from Jennifer Rothschild’s 4:13 podcast. Click HERE for a list of speakers, titles, and dates. If you were unable to attend in person, click HERE to access the recordings.
WINTER WEDNESDAY MORNING SMALL GROUP Bible StudIES
Three new small group studies will be offered this winter on Wednesday mornings beginning January 10. Child care for infants through age five will be provided with pre-registration. One additional study, When You Pray, will be offered in March/April.
God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1-18 (videos by Jen Wilkin)
Led by Mary Ann Rosenbalm at MRCC, January 10-March 13, 9:30-11 AM
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 dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.
Mom Set Free: Good News for Moms Who Are Tired of Trying To Be Good Enough (by Jeannie Cunnion)
Led by Terra Myers at MRCC, January 10-February 28, 10-11:15 AM
Learn to lay down what God has not asked us to carry as moms so we can thrive in what He has and receive God’s grace so we can reflect God’s heart to our kids.
SPRING WEDNESDAY MORNING SMALL GROUP Bible Study
Register HERE for the spring Wednesday morning study When You Pray: A Study of Six Prayers in the Bible (videos by Kelly Minter, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, Jennifer Rothschild, Jada Edwards, and Kristi McLelland) led by Terra Myers. Contact Lori Walle at 405-213-4725 or LWalleSL@aol.com with any questions.
CWBS (CENTER FOR WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES)
“Living as Exiles: A Study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude”
The challenges of choosing to follow Christ were not a surprise to Peter, one of Jesus’ closest apostles. Peter knew that this life would bring trials and suffering that would threaten to undermine our faith. The world will not always embrace our desire to reflect our Savior and sometimes threats will even arise from within our own ranks. Peter wanted Christ’s followers to be “alert and sober minded,” but not discouraged. For in God’s “great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade.” We cannot forget God’s promises as we strive to make every aspect of our life a reflection of our holy calling. Join us as we draw wisdom and encouragement from the study of letters written by Peter and Jesus’ brother, Jude.
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 this year for a study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.
Meeting Times & Registration
Small groups meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 September 7 through March 14. CWBS does not meet through the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through the New Year. This study will require the purchase of two study guides. 1 Peter study guides will be purchased in September and 2 Peter/Jude study guides will be purchased January 17 at Ministry Central.
Because we are studying three separate books of the Bible this year, there is a unique opportunity to join us for a 12-week study of I Peter, so try us out! Our study of I Peter will conclude on January 18. If your schedule allows, you are welcome to stay for the study of 2 Peter and Jude that will wrap up on March 14.
NEW: A Wednesday evening group will offer an 8-week study of 2 Peter & Jude beginning January 24, 6:30-7:30. Click here to register.
Childcare for infants through age five is provided during all of our CWBS Thursday morning studies and monthly luncheons. Please pre-register for childcare when you sign up for CWBS. Wednesday night offers bible classes for all ages, infants through high school.
For more information, contact Diana Perkins at email@example.com or 405-255-1900.
Register here for the Thursday AM or Wednesday PM CWBS study of I & 2 Peter and Jude by August 23.