grace point women

Our Women’s Ministry exists to encourage growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ our Savior. Our prayer is that we would delight together in God's Word, be renewed and transformed through the study of the Scriptures, cherish and share the Gospel, equip women to serve Christ and others, and develop and strengthen intimate friendships with other women. Our goal is to please God, to know Him fully and to experience His freedom to fulfill His purposes for our lives. Our Women's Ministry offerings are available to women of all ages and seasons of life.  We offer lots of opportunities to get involved and connect with other women at Grace Point, such as Bible studies, Women's Outreach and Fellowship, mentoring, praying for our children and families, our quilters, our annual retreat weekends at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference at the Jersey Shore, our Christmas Tea and more! We've got something just for you!

We invite you to participate in the various expressions of this vital ministry.


Contact our Director of Women's Ministry, Sharon Sloan, any time at: women@gracepointpa.org.


To sign up to receive the Women's Ministry monthly email newsletter, select "Women's Ministry" HERE.


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bible Studies

Knowing God more intimately and life change both happen when we gather in biblical community and connect with others. We do this in groups where we can know and care for each other, encourage each other to grow spiritually, and invite others to join us. Women’s Bible Studies are one way that you can connect with others at Grace Point. Bible Studies are a great way to meet amazing women who love God and want to study His Word together.


Questions? women.studies@gracepointpa.org


CURRENT BIBLE STUDIES:

A note from our Director of Women's Ministry about current Bible studies during the pandemic:

Everything is different right now, isn’t it? We are all learning new ways of doing things, and one of those things is how we gather for Bible Study. Whether this is your very first time in a women’s Bible study, or you are a long-time Bible study participant, you may be trying to figure out what it will look like for you in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. Well, we have some great choices for you!


All of our Bible study groups always meet in person. However, due to the pandemic, many of our studies are offering additional options. We encourage you to REGISTER for your Bible studies now so the leaders can keep in touch with you about their plans. While we understand it may be disappointing that some Bible studies will not be in person right now, we are hopeful the study of Scripture and the fellowship are still a blessing to you until all of the Bible studies meet in person.  


  • Martes por la mañana - Estudio bíblico en español (Tuesday Morning - Spanish Bible Study)
  • Moms Together - Contact Denise Nichols for updated information. moms.together@gracepointpa.org
  • Wednesday Morning - Got Fruit? 
  • Wednesday Evening - Elijah (Priscilla Shirer)
  • Wednesday Evening - Young Adult Women (ages 20-35)
  • Friday Evening - Gather and Grow (Check back for in-person start date!)
  • Daily - Chronological Bible in a Year (Details below!)


If you are new to Bible study, we are THRILLED to have you join us as we learn God's Word together!! If you already have a study at Grace Point you love and to which you are committed, or if you are adding an additional study, we are BLESSED by your faithfulness!! Looking forward to all the good things God has planned as we grow in our relationships with Him by studying His Word!

~Sharon Sloan, Director of Women's Ministry


Estudiemos La Biblia

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please contact the leader for meeting details. 

Leader: Ana Maria Wall

Contact Ana Maria: spanish.women@gracepointpa.org

REGISTER HERE

Come study the Bible in Spanish and enjoy Spanish hospitality! 

Join us Tuesdays for time in God's Word, prayer and fellowship.

Current Study: Living Beyond Yourself - Exploring the Fruit of the Holy Spirit by Beth Moore

(Please purchase the book on your own. Thank you.)

You can know the freedom of a life filled with the Holy Spirit. 

As you walk with God, He fills you with the fruit of the Spirit. 

Come with us to find a closer walk with God and His Holy Spirit. 



Moms Together - Resuming in Spring 2021

Contact Denise Nichols for current meeting plans.

Leader: Denise Nichols

Contact Denise: moms.together@gracepointpa.org

REGISTER HERE

Enjoy this time of fellowship and Bible study!



Wednesday Morning Bible Study

COVID Contingency Plan: Zoom (until further notice)

Wednesday Morning, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Room 302 - The Conference Room

Leaders: Sheryl Vasso and Sue Weber

Current Study: Got Fruit?

January 13 - May 12, 2021

REGISTER HERE

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, 

faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; again which there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23)

Every Christian follower aspires to live a life characterized by these nine traits: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. However, living them out is as much a challenge now as it was when Paul presented them to the believers in Galatia two thousand years ago. Only as we daily walk in step with God's Spirit is this possible.


"Got Fruit?" was written by Sheryl Vasso and Sue Weber want to help you do just that -- to allow the Spirit of God to use the Word of God to produce His fruit in your life. Please join us as we move beyond the reflection of the fruit of the Spirit to the application of it!




Wednesday Evening

In-person in Conference Room and also

on Zoom (until further notice)

Wednesday Evening, 7:00 p.m.

Room 302 (Conference Room)

Leader: Christina Sin

Current Study: Elijah by Priscilla Shirer

Cost of Materials: Purchase  Directly on Amazon.

REGISTER HERE

A 7-Session Study on the Prophet Elijah from Priscilla Shirer

Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: 

Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath;

Gideon routing an insurmountable army; 

Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.

And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.


Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable. Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire. Join us on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.



Young Adult Women (ages 20s - early 30s) - Wednesday Evening

Gals who are single, married, grad students, young professionals

and young moms are all welcome to seek to know Jesus more with us!

Wednesday Evening, 7:30 p.m. in Newtown (and Zoom)

Leader: Lynn Ely

Contact Lynn here: young.adults@gracepointpa.org

Current Study (January 13 - February 24, 2021): Restless by Jennie Allen

Guest Facilitator for the Restless study is Barb Brown.

Study Guide can be purchased directly from Amazon.

REGISTER HERE

Do you have a longing restlessness to know God more? God wants to take the mundane messy threads of our lives and weave something beautiful, finding the purpose God has for each of us. Jennie Allen uses the story of Joseph to see how his passions, relationships and suffering fit into the greater story of our God, and how our stories can do the same!

 



Friday Morning Bible Study

Our Friday morning Bible study will be participating in the

Women's Ministry 2021 Chronological Bible In A Year study.

Please click here for all of the information and to register.

(It is never to late to join!)

Please contact Lori Wilson, our Women's Ministry Bible Study Coordinator, 

(and participant in the Friday morning Bible study) 

with any questions. Thank you! women.studies@gracepointpa.org



Gather & Grow Bible Study

Our Gather & Grow Bible study will be resuming in the future.

Stay tuned for more details! 



Chronological Bible In A Year 2021

WOMEN'S MINISTRY IS SO EXCITED TO INVITE YOU TO READ
THE CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLE IN A YEAR TOGETHER!!!

Please go HERE for are the details and to register!!!
It is never too late to join!
https://gracepointpa.org/2021-Bible
       

WOMEN'S OUTREACH AND FELLOWSHIP

DUE TO COVID-19, THERE IS CURRENTLY NO CHILD CARE. OUR APOLOGIES.


Note: Our January 20, 2021, meeting will be 10:00 a.m. to Noon (instead of 2:00 p.m.). Thank you.


If you enjoy keeping your hands busy while sharing in sweet fellowship, then this group is for you. We share the Gospel by supporting missionaries and local ministries. We create, collect, and donate tangible items to assist them in reaching others for Christ.


We gather monthly on the third Wednesday from September to June from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Room 403 - The Clubhouse. (We do not meet in December.) Bring lunch for yourself. Dessert and beverages will be served. Childcare is provided until 11:45 a.m. 


We would love to have you join us! We have women of all ages and all skill levels of crafting. There are a variety of projects we work on together each month. 


If you would like to connect with Lori Wilson, our Women's Outreach & Fellowship coordinator, you can reach her at women.fellowship@gracepointpa.org. You may also call the church office at 215.968.2354, and we will connect Lori with  you.


We look forward to meeting you!


Our Winter/Spring 2021 Dates:


January 20

February 17

March 17

April 21

May 19

June 9 (Potluck Lunch)


CURRENT LIST OF DONATION REQUESTS

  • Complimentary/travel-sized soaps, shampoos, etc. 
  • Gently used costume jewelry
  • Small gifts for women
  • Gently used toys, books, puzzles (for all ages of children)
  • Men’s NEW white tube socks
  • Remnants of NEW cotton fabric and flannel
  • Leftover NEW Christmas wrapping paper
  • Leftover NEW Christmas curling ribbon
  • Medium sizes of shaving cream, deodorants, lotion, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Knitted or crocheted baby blankets, shoulder wraps, slipper socks, preemie hats and booties



mentoring

Mentoring is God’s idea – and God’s idea for us. We believe that God wants us to be in each other’s lives for the purpose of growing deeper in our relationships with Jesus. This can occur in casual, informal friendships, or in a formal mentoring relationship.  


“Spiritual mentoring is walking alongside of another person in his or her spiritual journey with the focus on Jesus... (It’s) an invitation…freely declared to all growing followers of Jesus as a fact, rather than an option. Spiritual mentoring helps us all transform together in Jesus!” (Ele Parrott in Transforming Together, pp 47-48.) 


The GP Women’s Mentoring Ministry seeks to provide opportunities for women to connect with one another so that they can grow in relationships to encourage each other, while coming alongside one another in humility and love to partner in life’s journey together with God.



To help in this process, the Mentoring Ministry offers the following:

  • Mentoring Series (M&Ms) each winter – where women grow in their relationships with one another as they dig deeper into God’s Word. Teaching for this 8-week study is specifically from Titus 2. At the conclusion of the series, the women are paired in mentoring relationships (by way of their personal input) for 10 months.       
  • No Mentor Left Behind (NMLB) - is designed to ensure that each mentor feels supported and has the best opportunity to develop a strong and healthy relationship with her mentee. For the first year of any formal mentoring relationship, each mentor will have available to her a Team Member of NMLB who will offer encouragement through regular contact and prayer. This Team Member can provide resources or study suggestions and offer support to the mentor about any concerns or barriers in connecting with her mentee. A Team Member will pray with the mentor and for the mentor.

Interested? Contact Barb Brown if you are interested in the M&M Series or have any questions. We will help you with the next steps! You can also complete our Mentoring Profile form online.


We recommend that all women interested in mentoring read Transforming Together by Ele Parrott. You can borrow this book from the church library, or you might want to purchase your own copy. There are a lot of great, little nuggets you'll want to underline and refer back to from time to time.


For a list of suggestions (both studies or books to use in mentoring relationships) review our Mentoring Resources List.


We love you so much, we are delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well. (adapted from 1 Thessalonians 2:8)


Have a Mentor. Be a Mentor.


Our Mentoring Ministry Leadership Team ~ Barb Brown (Coordinator), Marlene Bollman, Denise Nichols, Michelle Piccioni, Denise O'Brien, Sandy Schnittjer and Joan Zeberlein.

GP QUILTERS

Do you like working with fabric, sewing or quilting? Or would you like to LEARN how to quilt? Join us on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to make quilts together. Bring your lunch and your sewing machine, if you have one. (We do have extra sewing machines here at church.)


Our quilters meet to make quilts to bring love and comfort to seriously ill or children in need in our area. We donate the quilts we make together to various organizations (such as Quilts for Kids and Esperanza Health Center), who then deliver the quilts to pediatric hospitals and foster care ministries. 



Autumn 2020 - Spring 2021 Dates:

  • October 17, 2020
  • November 21, 2020
  • January 16, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • March 20, 2021
  • April 17, 2021
  • May 15, 2021
  • June 19, 2021

We are sew hoping to see you! ~ Barb Lewis


For information, contact Barb Lewis at quilters@gracepointpa.org.