The purpose of the Women’s Ministry at Church of the Lakes is to foster a joyful relationship with God for women of all ages by connecting with one another, exploring God’s story and serving together.

Our Women’s Ministry focuses on four areas: Spiritual, Social, Service, and Support. We look forward to your participation in these groups and activities.

Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time. If you are interested in joining a virtual small group discussion, or want to be notified of future in-person small groups please contact Pastor Jared Priset, 330-499-8972.

Spiritual

Bible Studies:
Dates: Mondays
Daytime: 1:00 – 2:30 pm – Zoom
Evening: 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Zoom
Leader: Pastor Janet Zimmerman
Description:
Beginning April 6thRebuild: A study in Nehemiah
The Book of Nehemiah tells of God’s people returned from exile and rebuilding the broken-down city of Jerusalem. More than that, it tells of God’s people being rebuilt according to His Word. This study has a free downloadable study guide and free videos on YouTube. It can even be accessed for ladies to do on their own at their leisure if they are not interested in joining the Zoom sessions.

Retreats:
Women’s Retreat – Treasures of the Heart
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Place: Dutch Kitchen, Banquet and Events Center in Dalton, OH
Cost: $50- includes all materials and buffet lunch
Description: The Bible talks about the heart being the center of all spiritual activity and all the operations of the human life. Learn to find joy and peace in the journey and trust God to pump hope into your heart by His Word and His Spirit. Speaker will be Deborah Robinson, and worship leader will be Vanessa Mowrer.

Grace and Guts Women’s Conference Featuring Shannon Perry
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Place: Church Sanctuary
Cost: $20 per person
Description: Shannon Perry offers Biblical guidance along with step by step solutions delivered with her trademark humor, to help women find the courage to deliver the knockout punch to their emotional and spiritual battles.

Walk to Emmaus
Dates: April 23rd – 26th
Place: Camp Wanake, Beach City, Ohio
Description: A spiritual renewal program intended to develop Christian disciples and leaders. On this four-day experience, you will learn more about your faith, deepen your relationship with Jesus and connect with others on the walk. If interested, contact Dawn Crum. Sign up is first come, first served and space is limited.


Social

Widow’s Group
A ZOOM meeting will be scheduled for sometime in April. We are also establishing a calling committee to keep in touch with those who do not have internet access. If widows who have not been part of our Widows Meet and Eat dining group would like to participate, please contact Pastor Janet.

Golden Girls – Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time.

Women’s Exchange – Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time.


Service

Prayer Shawl – Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time.

Baby Bundles Plus – Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time.


Support

MOPS and MOMSnext
Daytime- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 9:15 – 11:15 am
Evening- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time. Regular meetings will continue online. Our April meetings are on Tuesday evening (April 7th & 21st) at 6:30 pm and Wednesday morning (April 8th & 22nd) at 9:30 am. In addition, the weekly video will be posted to the closed Facebook groups for both the morning and the evening groups.
Contact: Pastor Janet Zimmerman
Cost: $31/year registration
Description: A group for mothers of young children. Being a mom is beautiful and hard. We get that you need a safe space to breathe and a place to get some encouragement that what you are doing matters. Friends are welcome. During the summer, we meet off-site with our children.

P.A.C.T. – Praying for Adult Children Together
Dates: 1st Thursday of every month
Time: 10:00 am
Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time. A ZOOM prayer meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 1st at 10:00 am
Leader: Pastor Janet Zimmerman
Description: We come together to pray for our adult children and grandchildren and commit to praying for one another’s requests between gatherings. Prayer concerns shared will remain confidential. Please bring a notebook to record prayer requests. Both women and men are welcome.

Childcare is provided for all groups hosted at the church, if requested beforehand. Scholarships are available if you are unable to afford the fee for a class.

For questions regarding Women’s Ministries, to request childcare, or to join the steering committee contact: Pastor Janet Zimmerman.