Saturday, December 31, 2011

Check out the church webpage!

This blog is no longer maintained with current information. Please check out the Grace Evangelical Church website for Women's Ministry information.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall Bible studies begin soon!

Tuesday mornings 9:30am to 11:30am, beginning 9/20
(Childcare & Preschool Class provided)
Wednesday nights 7:00pm to 8:30pm, beginning 9/21
(Word of Life program for your children)
Saturday mornings 9:00am to 11:00am, beginning 9/17

This fall we have three choices!

Join us as we study Beth Moore's 11 week series,
Living Beyond Yourself-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit. We will be encouraged as we see what it looks like to live each day
empowered by His Spirit. The book cost is $15.
Facilitators: Tues AM: Sharon Walker
Weds PM: Tammy Ellis

“Moms with a Purpose”This is a group for moms of all ages. In book club format we will  be reading and discussing “The Ministry of Motherhood”, which
encourages moms in discipling their children. In addition we will
work on “mom’s” spiritual disciplines. There will be time to share successes and growth opportunities as we focus on specific challenges facing our families. Join us for encouragement in your daily walk with God and encouragement in discipling your children. Whether  you have a two year old or a teen you will find purpose in this moms group! Cost for the book $10.00.
Facilitators: Barb Hult & Gretchen Jaynes

Wising Up: FREE Godly Wisdom A Women’s Study of Proverbs
Beth Moore's 12 week study on the book of Proverbs is for all women.
Each week we'll focus on a different topic relevant for women, so if you
have to miss a few weeks, you won't feel behind in our study. Please join
us when you can, in the church cafe as we encourage one another in God's
Word. There is no homework and no cost, except your well invested time.
Facilitator: Rose Hartman

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Register for Fall Retreat!

Speaker: Lori Goering, Great Commisssion Ministries
from Hurth, Germany

Brown County State Park
Abe Martin Lodge
September 9-10, 2011

Registrations due by July 31st
Cost ranges from $65-140 based on number of roommates (select your own, or we'll find you one)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer 2011 Bible Study

Starting Tuesday, June 14th from 7-8:30pm, all women are invited to participate in a summer Bible study, Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted. You may purchase an optional workbook for $14. Childcare will not be available, but older children and nursing infants are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Frugal Fair Revisited

On April 30, 2011 the Women at Grace had a fun day with a variety of "frugal" activities. The day began with a Fashion Show, with women wearing outfits purchased at thrift shops, consignment stores and garage sales. There were two awards presented for People's Choice and Judges' Choice. The winners are pictured above.

The WINGS Boutique was a popular activity. Everyone received five tickets to select "free clothing" which was attractively organized. Some women were even seen wearing their "new" clothing to church the next day!

Kudos go to our kitchen crew. The Fair Food selections included mini-corn dogs, pretzels with cheese, walking tacos, and caramel corn.

The Booth Displays shared the expertise of our Grace Women. There was much to learn about frugal living, and everyone left with new ideas to try. Listed below are the booths. Several of the handouts are available online.

•Baby Bargains & Websites for Moms

•Baking and Cooking with Beans
Recommended Bean Recipes- Barbara
Recommended Bean Recipes- Karen


Financial Peace University

•Frugal Fitness - Effective Exercise at Home

•Gardening - Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

Homemade Household Cleaning Products

•How To’s for shopping Thrift Stores

•Menu Planning Tips


Using Soap Nuts (all natural soap substitute)

We also had a short devotion with Scripture and questions to help us consider a biblical view of frugalness.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 30th: Frugal Fair!

Saturday, April 30 (10am-1pm)

Ladies! Save this date for a fun morning of money saving tips including…
  • “Second Hand” Fashion Show
  • Display “booths” with cost saving ideas
  • Women’s Clothing Exchange
  • “Fair Food” snacks
Please sign up at church on the bulletin board if you plan to attend!

Frugal Fashion Show  (extended deadline to 4/20!)
This will be a contest that showcases fashions worn by Grace Women from second-hand sources (garage sales, thrift and consignment stores). Don’t be shy: we know you’re out there! Casual, formal, workplace or maternity are all acceptable.
  1. No more than $25.00 may be spent on your entire ensemble (excluding shoes).
  2. Submit a picture of your ensemble by Wednesday April 20th, along with a brief description of items and costs.
  3. There will be a prize awarded based on audience vote and our amateur judges.
Contact: Kelly Schutt, 490-1494,

Swap and Shop at the WINGS Boutique
Bring your gently used (clean and ready to wear) adult women’s clothes to swap! If possible, bring them on hangers. Accessories, jewelry, shoes, purses and belts are also acceptable.

Collection will be Sunday, April 24th-Wednesday, April 27th. We are gathering items in advance so our “shopping area” will be attractive and well-organized. Items may be left at church on/near the coat rack across from the kitchen.  Please sign in and indicated number of donated items.

Tickets for items: On Saturday, a ticket will be handed out for each clothing item, pair of shoes or accessory you brought. Each person attending the clothing swap will also get 5 free tickets. Additional tickets will be available for $0.50 each with donations going to Wheeler Mission.

Contact: Libby Davis,; Cami Wright,

NOTE: Any item in the Boutique not selected will be donated to Wheeler’s Thrift Store OR you may take yours home at the end of the Fair on Saturday.

Booth Displays
Our in-house experts will share money saving tips for your household. Topics include:
  • Baby Bargains & Websites for Moms
  • Baking and Cooking with Beans
  • Breadmaking
  • Financial Peace University
  • Frugal Fitness - Effective Exercise at Home
  • Gardening - Maintaining a Vegetable Garden
  • Homemade Household Cleaning Products
  • How To’s for shopping Thrift Stores
  • Menu Planning Tips
  • Recycling
  • Using Soap Nuts (all natural soap substitute)
Contact: Gretchen Jaynes, 496-2547,; Barbara Hult 780-1354,

10:15am Fashion Show
10:30-1 pm View Booths and shop at WINGS Boutique
11:30  Fashion Show Results/Devotion

Fair Food will be available throughout the morning!

At 1pm, anyone interested may carpool to Wheeler’s Thrift Store for a group shopping event.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 19, 2011: Ladies Spring Luncheon

Saturday, March 19th
Grace Evangelical Church
"Growing in Grace"

Our guest speaker at the lunch will be Barbara Metzelaars, the wife of former NFL player and current Indianapolis Colts Offensive Line Coach Pete Metzelaars. Pete and Barbara have been married since they were in their teens and have two grown sons. You will not want to miss Barbara share their journey of faith and how they have grown in grace, watching as God brought them from a tragic situation to glory in Him.

~ Sign up on the Women's Ministry bulletin board by March 14th.
~ Let Libby Davis know if you would like to be a table hostess for this event.
~ Please bring a salad for a pitch-in lunch and an item to donate to Life Centers (crisis pregnancy center).

Donation Suggestions for Life Centers
Any baby or maternity items are welcome, but especially:

  • Diapers (all sizes, but particularly: newborn, 4, 5, and 6)
  • Wipes
  • Bottles
  • 0-3 month size girl and boy clothing
  • 24 month size girl and boy clothing
  • Bassinets
  • Any furniture items (car seats and cribs are only accepted if they are new in the box, everything else can be gently used)