Our ladies’ group was restructured by Pastor Bethea in 2000 with a few main goals: to find ways to minister to, encourage, and pray for our missionaries; to try to keep our missionaries before our people and help them get to know them better; and to foster fellowship among our own ladies. Sometimes our meetings are more directly missionary oriented; sometimes they are more oriented toward fellowship. But we do fellowship at every meeting, and we try to incorporate a prayer time for specific missionaries at most meetings.
At our monthly meetings we often have a missionary speaker or a lady from our church giving her testimony. In the past we have also had craft demonstrations, worked on projects for our missionaries, heard talks on various topics such as time management or heart health, and had an open discussion of topics like having devotions, loving our husbands, or hospitality. Annual events include a ladies’ banquet, assembling care packages for our college students, and sponsoring a church-wide “Missionary Christmas.” Occasionally we’ve even gone bowling or putt-putting. Throughout the year ladies may opt to participate in a Secret Sister program to pray for and send little notes and gifts to someone anonymously, and then we get to find out the identity of our secret sister for the year at our annual Christmas party.
Ladies of any age are welcome, and a nursery is always provided. We hope you’ll come and get to know us as we minister and fellowship together.