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Women's Ministry

Who We Are

After learning that she could drink from living water that would never run dry, the “woman at the well” in John 4 went and told the village that she had met the Messiah.  Similarly, after walking to the empty tomb and encountering the risen Savior, Mary Magdalene immediately proclaimed to the rest of the disciples that she had “seen the Lord.”  At Christ Church of Oak Brook, The Women’s Ministry’s mission is to cultivate spaces of worship where women can dig deep into scripture, their faith, and relationships so that they can be equipped, inspired, and empowered to be a witness of the Living Water at work in them and proclaim the good news of the risen Lord.  

Serving Opportunities

Our goal at Christ Church is to nurture and encourage each woman to live out of the center of God's love and as sisters in Christ to equip and enable one another to live this life of love in our world.

One way to grow on your faith journey is to connect with others by serving. There are volunteer opportunities at the church and with our mission partners. Click on the button below to see if any of these opportunities are a good fit for you!

View Current Serving Opportunities

Partnering with others is another great way to grow in your faith. Check out the many ways in which you can meet and connect with other women.

Women's Connections:

Spring Into Summer
May 2 | 7:00-9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45 pm)
 

Spring Into Summer

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.” John 4:14

 

Summer is a time when many of us are running in a myriad of directions. From taking much-needed vacations, to spending time with family and friends, to juggling grandchildren, work deadlines, and home projects, to chauffeuring kids to endless activities, our lives are full. And sometimes during this full season, our relationship with God gets pushed aside.

 

Spring into Summer is an evening for women to be renewed, refreshed and inspired to stay connected with God before the season hits with full force. Enjoy a night to fellowship with other women and hear from unique voices who will encourage us to be intentional with our worship, prayer, bible study, and service all summer long! 

 

This event is open to women of all ages and stages. Light refreshments provided. Recommended resources will be available.

Be sure to invite a friend or neighbor and join us!

Contact: Joyce McAndrew / jmcandrew@cc-ob.org / 630.321.6761

 

 


MOPS Bible Study
starts February 1st
1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9:15 – 11:15 a.m., Rm 262

MOPS Bible Study

                MOPS Bible Study
                1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month starting February 1st
                9:15 to 11:15 AM
                Room 262
                Childcare available

We will study and explore Lysa Terkeurst's book "The Best Yes" as we grow deeper in our faith and in community.   For more information contact Kelly Cooper at Dobson_kn@yahoo.com or Gina Venable at ginavenable@sbcglobal.net.

Please come!  Register yourself and your children now!

 


The Well 
Weekly Bible Study September 20, 2016 - April 25, 2017
Tuesday Mornings 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Tuesday Evenings 7 - 9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

The Well AM/PM

For the 2016-17 session we will be studying the book of Mark, by N. T. Wright

 

 


Fanning the Flame
1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings beginning June 1, 2016

 

Fanning the Flame

 

1st and 3rd Wednesdays beginning June 1, 2016

 

9:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Childcare provided

All women are invited to join this transformational journey guided by the Spirit, through the gospel of John.  Enjoy great conversations, Scriptures, prayer and readings.  For the summer gatherings, please email Kathy Woods at kwoods@cc-ob.org.  She will be thrilled you want to participate.

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MOPS
September 14, 2016 - May 10, 2017
2nd & 4th Wednesdays 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

MOPS (& MOPPETS)

Christ Church of Oak Brook MOPS, Mothers Of Preschoolers (birth-kindergarten), would like to invite you to join us in this adventure of motherhood.

We explore how to live life as a Christian mother. We do this by making connections with other mothers going through the same stage in life, by listening to the wisdom of our speakers, and by learning more about God himself.  We know the blessings our children and family are and try to learn better ways to create the Christian Family God wants us to have.  We know that mothering can be challenging at times. MOPS is a safe and loving place where we can ask questions and share concerns about our children, husbands, and to be honest, about ourselves.

We begin our meetings with delicious food and time to chat with new and old friends. We then enjoy listening to a speaker and finish our meeting with discussions around our tables about the speaker's topic. During four of our meetings, instead of a speaker we will do a craft and have a conversation meeting – which allows for more time to get to know one another on a deeper level.

During our meeting, our children enjoy themselves in the MOPPETS program. There is a $25 annual registration fee and a fee of $5 per meeting to assist with program expenses. All mothers are invited to join us. Financial assistance is available.

Contact:  Alisa VanHekken, MOPS Coordinator

Check our the Christ Church MOPS website @ www.ccobmops.com where you'll find the 2016-2017 schedule, newsletters, and even playdates!

Register for MOPS here: 

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Register your children for MOPPETS here:

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SASSY: Christian Book Club
September 21, 2016 - May 3, 2017
1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. in the Mosaic Room

SASSY: Christian Book Club

Sassy is a casual gathering of women who love to read and discuss Christian books. We meet twice each month with a warm cup of coffee to chat about characters from our books that we can’t forget, moments that made us cry, lessons learned, and wisdom gleaned. Sassy has created an atmosphere of compassion, trust, and fellowship at Christ Church of Oak Brook.  We even plan events outside of our regular meetings to further strengthen our sisterhood.

The 2016-2017 season meets September 21, 2016 - May 3, 2017. We will be reading FERVENT by Priscilla Shirer, available for $11.00 at the Christ Church Bookstore. 


Women Actively Single Again (WASA)
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.• Room264

Women Actively Single Again (WASA)

Women who are divorced or younger widows are invited to join in lively discussions on various topics where faith meets life. We offer supportive fellowship, engaging interaction, and fun additional activities.

The intent of this group is to “actively” seek understanding of this particular chapter in our lives.  Our foundations are:

1. Spiritual Health- we actively pursue our relationship with God as our priority.

2. Emotional Health – We actively seek not just to accept, but fully embrace our current place in society.  We choose to rejoice in today; in God’s place for us at this moment; at every moment. 

2. Physical Health- we include community outings, exercise, volunteer work and other activities as part of our pursuits.

For more information and to get connected, contact: Randi Lundgren / rlundgren@cc-ob.org


Naomi's Circle - Women Who Have Lost a Spouse
Every other Friday • 1:00 p.m. • Oak Room
 

Naomi's Circle

Support for women who have lost a spouse.

Every other Friday • 1:00 p.m. • Oak Room


All women who have experienced the loss of a spouse are invited to join us for a time of fellowship and Christian study. This group is supportive and loving, growing together in the Lord.

Contact: Anita Dykema / anita@smartgate.com


Strength Training for Women
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
In the Student Center

Strength Training for Women

Need some help to get into shape? Come for a time of strengthening "your weak arms and knees and legs." It's a Biblical thing to do [Hebrews 12:12].

Taught by Connie Livingston, the class meets in the Student Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Walk in fee $6


Prayer Shawl Ministry
1st Wednesday of the month
11:00 a.m. in the Commons

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Circle of Prayer and Creativity

Are you interested in knitting or crocheting a prayer shawl or sewing a prayer blanket to be given to someone experiencing a special joy or a difficult challenge in life?

You can make prayer shawls whenever you choose in your schedule and (as you're able) gather with others in a Circle of Prayer and Creativity to knit, crochet, or sew together. As you make a prayer shawl you are encouraged to pray for all who are facing difficulties and specifically for the person (known or unknown) who will receive your prayer shawl.

The prayer shawls/prayer blankets are given as a visual and tangible expression and reminder of the love of God and the love of his people. Those who received the prayer shawls are invited to wrap themselves in God's Love during times of prayer and Bible reading, during times of joy and celebration and during times of pain and discernment when perhaps they are even unable to pray themselves.

A daytime Circle of Prayer and Creativity meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Commons.

If you or your small group would like to start a Circle of Prayer and Creativity at another time or if you'd like to help in other ways, please contact Sherry Labate in Adult Ministry & Care at 630-321-3936 or slabate@cc-ob.org


GriefShare

 

GriefShare

GriefShare Support Group

GriefShare is a support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Weekly GriefShare sessions include a video seminar and group discussion. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling, and grief study. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic re-enactments about living with grief, and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.

Each class is 13 weeks and open to all!

The workbook can be purchased for $15 during online registration, or at your first group session. If you have already purchased the book, you are welcome to attend at no cost.

For more information, please call Adult Care & Ministry @ 630.321.3936 or email Sherry Labate.

WINTER 2017 SESSION: 

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Oak Room • January 3 - March 28, 2017

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.• Oak Room • January 4 - March 29, 2017
 

Register for Tuesday Winter GriefShare Sessions here

Register for Wednesday Winter GriefShare Sessions here