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 encouraging spiritual growth, serving God, and supporting one another.

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

Spiritual

Bible Studies:
Revelation: Lessons on History, Meaning, and Application
Dates: Mondays, September 10th – March 4th
Times: 1:00 – 2:30 pm or 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: Church, room 206 (day), room 105 (evening)
Leader: Pastor Janet Zimmerman
Description: Revelation, a video study featuring top New Testament scholar Craig S. Keener teaching through the book of Revelation in 22 engaging and challenging lessons. These lessons explore the links between the Bible’s final book and how we should live our lives today. Bring your Bible.

Off-Site Bible Study
Dates: Mondays, ongoing
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Place: Sebia Crum’s home
Leader: Sebia Crum, 330-704-0286
Description: This group focuses on studying specific books of the Bible. This fall, the focus will be on Daniel.

Event:
ASPIRE
Date: Saturday, September 29th
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Place: Church of the Lakes. Sanctuary
Contact: Sue Hoffmeyer, 330-704-1774
Cost: $20 in advance from Church of the Lakes, $25 at the door
Description: A fun-filled evening features national speakers, authors, comedians, and worship. You won’t want to miss this evening full of laughter, learning, stories, and music! Reserve your ticket through the church office with $20 cash or check. Make checks payable to Church of the Lakes with ASPIRE in the memo.

Retreats:
Women’s Weekend Retreat
Date: Friday, April 5th – Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Place: Carlisle Inn at Walnut Creek
Speaker: Rev. Nancy Conley
Worship Leader: Lyn Sage
Cost: $225/person, based on double occupancy. Includes room, breakfasts, Saturday dinner buffet, and materials.
More details including registration will be available in early 2019.

Walk to Emmaus
Dates: October 25th – 28th (waitlist) or April 11th – 14th, 2019
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, 330-830-9042. Sign up is first come, first served and space is limited.

Social

Events:
Fund-raiser at Texas Roadhouse
Date: Sunday, October 7th
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Texas Roadhouse, 5025 Dressler Rd NW, Canton, OH 44718
Description: This is a fund-raiser for our upcoming women’s retreat, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to our women’s ministry. Be sure to mention that you are supporting the Church of the Lakes fund-raiser.

Tour of Spring Hill Historic Home
Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Spring Hill, 1401 Springhill Lane NE, Massillon, OH 44646
Cost: $5 adults, $4 seniors & students, children under 5 are free
Description: A tour of this historic home, built in 1821, that was part of the Underground Railroad. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Anyone is welcome to join us—you don’t have to be female to attend. RSVP by October 14th to Pastor Janet, 330-639-4471, or Sue Hoffmeyer, 330-704-1774, so the guide can be prepared for the size of the group. You will pay that morning, cash only, please bring exact change.

Fund-raiser at Chick-fil-A
Date: November TBA
Time: TBA
Place: Chick-fil-A 5411, Dressler Rd Nw, North Canton, OH 44720
Description: This is a fund-raiser for our upcoming women’s retreat, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to our women’s ministry. Be sure to mention that you are supporting the Church of the Lakes fund-raiser.

Ongoing Groups:
Women’s Book Club
Daytime Group: 1st Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Contact: Sue Hoffmeyer – 330-704-1774
Evening Group: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Contact: Shauna Martin – 330-412-3496
Place: Church, room 214
Description: Provides an opportunity for Christian women to read books that support spiritual growth and to provide fellowship. Books read include fiction, non-fiction, and biographies and will be discussed from a Christian perspective. Members may join at any time, meets August – May.

Widow’s Meet & Eat
Description: Meets monthly on Sunday evenings at various times and locations for the purpose of fun and fellowship. For more information, contact Pastor Janet, 330-639-4471 or Sue Hoffmeyer, 330-704-1774.

Golden Girls
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month (except January)
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Place: Church, Cave area (lower level)
Cost: $5
Description: A group of senior ladies enjoy lunch together and hear a guest speaker. RSVP to Laurel Brevoort, 330-575-5127.

Women’s Exchange
Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, September – May
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Place: Church, room 206
Cost: Visit one time for free. Yearly membership fee is $25.
Description: Provides mental and social stimulation and allow an arena for sharing concerns and discussing current issues. Offers opportunities for discussions of substance, speakers/special programs and outings/field trips. For more information visit www.wexfriends.com or email exchange.women@gmail.com.

REFIT® Fitness Group
Date: Saturdays, beginning October 6th
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Place: Church, Activity Center
Description: A cardio dance program that engages the whole person: body, mind, and soul. In this hour-long fitness class, participants will find easy to learn movements, inspiring music, and a family-friendly environment. Open to women, men, youth and children. Suggested donation of $3 per family each week.

Service

Prayer Shawl
Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, September – May
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Church, room 203
Contact: Susan Kirkland, 330-806-7953
Description: Knit and crochet prayer shawls to be a comfort for those going through trials in life both inside and outside our church. All skill levels are welcome, they can even teach you to knit or crochet and have supplies that you can use. Over 500 shawls have been donated since this ministry started.

Baby Bundles Plus
Dates: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, September – May
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: Church, room 108
Contact: Lucy Woods, 330-499-6608
Description: Makes baby blankets for needy mothers, scent dolls for Aultman NICU, adult lap robes, comfort rolls for stroke patients, ouchie dolls for Children’s Hospital labs, and stuffed animals for Children’s Services and the Fire Departments.

Support

MOPS and MOMSnext
Dates: Daytime~ 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 9:15 – 11:15 am
Evening~ 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Church, room 206
Contact: Pastor Janet Zimmerman, 330-639-4471
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, starting September 6th
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Church, room 214
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.

We have more ministries and activities in the planning stages. If you have an idea to share we invite you to join the steering committee and help us plan additional events.

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, 330-639-4471