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.
Women’s Ministry Programs
Monthly Restaurant Groups
Monthly brunch, lunch, dinner, and coffee intergenerational groups will start up again this fall! Watch for registration in September for groups to begin in October. It’s a great way to try out new restaurants while getting to know a small group of women. Groups meet on the second week of each month on a particular day. To inquire about availability or to be added to a group, contact Lori Walle at 405-213-4725 or LWalleSL@aol.com.
Single Women’s Activities Group
Single Women’s Activities Group (SWAG) is for single women of all ages and life stages from both Memorial Road and the community. Activities are planned at various times and places and include a monthly brunch group, Game Nights, movies, large group dinners, and service projects. To join this group and receive e-mails about upcoming plans, please contact Carolyn Donaghey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-841-0390.
SUMMER WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Elijah: Faith and Fire (videos by Priscilla Shirer)
Offered at MRCC with masks and led by Tonya Patton, March 10-June 2, 7-8 PM
Join Priscilla Shirer in her newest study for a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, and broadened his impact. God can comfort you, strengthen you, encourage you, and prepare you for the Mount Carmels that lie ahead.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life (Joanna Weaver)
Offered at MRCC and led by Robin Poteet, June 9-August 25, 6:30-7:30 PM. Masks are optional.
Do you long to sit at the Lord’s feet like Mary, but the daily demands of life won’t leave you alone? Do you love Jesus and want to serve Him like Martha, but you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy? Learn how all of us–Marys and Marthas alike—can draw closer to our Lord: deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.
fall WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Our Women’s Fall Speaker Series is back! “A Word from the Wives II: Elders’ Wives Share Life Lessons” will be September 8-November 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in A105-106. Click here for the schedule of speakers and topics.
Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me (videos by Jennifer Rothschild)
Offered on Zoom and led by Cheryl Burke, March 10-June 2, 7-8 PM
Every woman longs for someone to protect and care for her–someone to guide her when she’s not sure of her next steps, to provide rest when she’s worn out, to walk with her when the valley is dark. God is the Good Shepherd whose companionship provides the comfort and confidence every woman needs.
FALL SMALL GROUP Bible Studies
New small group studies will be offered this fall on early Tuesday morning, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning. Childcare for infants through age five will be provided for Wednesday morning studies.
TUESDAY EARLY MORNING STUDY
The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith by Gretchen Saffles
Led by Amy Jacoby at Aspen Coffee, 180 W. 15th Street, Edmond, September 7-November 2, 6:30-7:30 AM
Learn tangible tools not only to know Jesus more but to live a life that thoroughly enjoys Him, seeks Him, and follows Him into freedom.
TUESDAY EVENING STUDY
Finding God Faithful: A Study on the Life of Joseph (videos by Kelly Minter)
Led by Michelle Davis and Robin Poteet at MRCC, September 7-October 26, 6:30-8:00 PM
In this study you will encounter the trustworthy sovereignty of God, learn to trust God’s purposes when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of God’s presence in every circumstance.
WEDNESDAY MORNING STUDIES
All Things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians (videos by Kelly Minter)
Led by Debbie Petersen at MRCC, September 8-October 27, 9:30-11 AM
Explore the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant.
God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12-50 (videos by Jen Wilkin)
Led by Mary Ann Rosenbalm at MRCC, September 8-November 10, 9:30-11 AM
Discover how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. View the lives of familiar people in the larger context of Scripture, understanding how every story points to Christ.
The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian
Led by Terra Myers and Emily Gramling at MRCC, September 8-November 10, 10:15-11:30 AM
Learn how to turn to the Father and place every detail of your child’s life in His loving and capable hands as you pray for 31 specific areas. Being a perfect parent doesn’t matter. Being a praying parent does.
CWBS (CENTER FOR WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES)
“Christ: The Everlasting Word,” a study of the gospel of John
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.
Everywhere we turn (or scroll), someone is shouting for our attention. Words come at us fast. . .in the form of facts, opinions, posts, blogs, news, etc. The process of sorting through all the conflicting words can be exhausting. But the gospel of John reveals the only Word that has always been and always will be. Jesus Christ is the everlasting Word. The Word that was with God in the beginning and the Word that brings life and light to all mankind.
John’s gospel is unique from the other 3 gospels and it has so much to offer those that are new to the Bible, as well as those that have studied the stories of Jesus for years. John, a beloved apostle of Jesus, has one goal in mind as a biographer and author. He writes so that “you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31) Join us as we slow down this year and listen to the only Word that truly saves.
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 is provided during all of our CWBS studies and luncheons. Please pre-register for childcare when you sign up for CWBS.
Our study of John will run from September 9-November 11 and resumes on January 6, with an extended break during the holiday season. This 23-week study concludes for the year on April 7.
For more information, contact Diana Perkins at email@example.com or 405-255-1900.
Registration begins in August for the CWBS study of the gospel of John.