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 the second week of 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 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. 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. Our next event will be a Friendsgiving on November 11.
SPRING WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
All classes meet at MRCC
Come As You Are Class in A121
Led by Bethany Becknell, March 8-May 17 (not March 15), 6:30-7:30 PM
Watch and discuss the videos for God of Freedom (Exodus 19-40) by Jen Wilkin. God is our strong Deliverer who sets us free from sin and death to worship Him through obedience. See what the stories in Exodus 19-40 teach God’s children today about how to live as those set free. This video series follows the God of Deliverance: Exodus 1-18 videos from Spring 2022. No study guide to purchase unless you want to do it on your own. No registration needed, just come!
Passage Discovery: Part 1 (March 8-April 19) & 2 (April 26-May 31) in A119
Led by Tonya Patton & Robyn Yahola, 6:30-7:30 PM
Is your Bible study stale? Do you want to learn a new tool for digging deeper? In Part 1 we will utilize a tool called Homiletics to dig deeper into Ephesians. In Part 2 we will utilize a variety of tools such as verse mapping, character study, and word study as we dive into Galatians. Sign up for one or both. Minimal weekly homework and participation expected. Bringing a laptop is helpful but not required. Registration is requested at the link below but not required.
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.
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 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Our 2023 Women’s Fall Speaker Series “The I CAN Life of Philippians 4:13” is September 6-November 29, 6:30-7:30 PM in A105-106. Lesson topics include selections from Jennifer Rothschild’s 4:13 podcast. Click HERE for a list of speakers, titles, and dates. All women are welcome! If you are unable to attend in person, click HERE to access the recordings.
FALL WEDNESDAY MORNING SMALL GROUP Bible StudIES
Three new small group studies will be offered this fall on Wednesday mornings beginning September 6. Child care for infants through age five will be provided with pre-registration. New winter studies will be offered in January.
Navigating Gospel Truth: A Guide to Faithfully Reading the Accounts of Jesus’s Life (videos by Rebecca McLaughlin)
Led by Mary Ann Rosenbalm at MRCC, September 6-October 25, 9:30-11 AM
Through this journey through the gospels, you’ll acquire skills to become a better student of Scripture, gain confidence in the trust of the Gospels, and realize a more captivating view of the Savior.
Never Alone: Parenting in the Power of the Holy Spirit (by Jeannie Cunnion)
Led by Terra Myers at MRCC, September 6-October 25, 10-11:15 AM
Explore how to rely on the Spirit as you seek to raise your children to follow Jesus. Learn what the Holy Spirit’s role in your faith means, how to grow in the knowledge of the Spirit, and ultimately how to parent in His power.
Sermon on the Mount (videos by Jen Wilkin)
Led by Debbie Petersen at MRCC, September 6-November 1, 9:30-11 AM
Be challenged to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Christ as you study these three chapters in Matthew as one cohesive, well-ordered message. Come be exhorted and equipped by the greatest sermon ever preached.
Register HERE by August 23 for fall Wednesday morning studies. 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, each costing $10. 1 Peter study guides will be purchased in September and 2 Peter/Jude study guides will be purchased in January.
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: Two Wednesday evening groups will offer a 12-week study of I Peter beginning September 6, 6:30-7:30.
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.