Save the Date For IF: Local 2018
March 2-3, 2018
Grow in your faith and walk alongside sisters in Christ as part of our Women’s Ministry. Through groups and studies, our Women’s mission is to cultivate an environment where women can be equipped, inspired, and empowered to be a witness of the Living Water at work within them and live out their identity as daughters of the Most High.
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Save the Date For IF: Local 2018
IF: Local 2018
(a women's ministry event)
March 2-3 | Friday Evening and Saturday Morning | Fellowship Halls
Christ Church, in partnership with Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church and The Chapel-Hinsdale, is excited to serve as a host site for the 2018 IF:Gathering. IF is a national organization that exists to gather, equip and unleash women to live out their calling.
The theme of this year’s IF:Gathering is discipleship. What IF we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? We will look at one of Paul’s letters to Timothy as he reminded him of the power and responsibility of sharing the gospel. We want to give God away in the very places He’s put us, so we’re going to gather for the purpose of remembering why following God and making disciples matter. We all get tired, we all wonder if what we’re doing matters, so IF:Gathering 2018 will be the reminder—it will be the celebration.
Join women from around the Western Suburbs as we gather to be encouraged and challenged by nationally-known speakers (selected from the IF:Gathering and cast via video), enjoy live worship and rich conversation. Check back for more details including: cost, program outline and an option for overnight lodging. Registration required.
A Community Bible Study for Women
Tuesdays beginning September 19 | Fellowship Halls
Mornings 9:30 – 11:30 am | Evenings 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fall Session: September 19, 2017 - January 30, 2018 (Esther)
Spring Session: February 6 - April 24 (Ruth)
The Well is a weekly integerational Bible study for women of all ages, stages and backgrounds. We set aside time each week to worship together, encourage one another and dig into God's word through live teaching and small group discussion. This fall we'll study the book of Esther, digging into how God faithfully works in the lives of his people (even when we can't see it) and how our unique gifts and calling can impact the world around us. Studies are available for $10 at the Christ Church Bookstore.
We also partner with our early childhood ministry to provide Little Buckets, a wonderful place where your children or grandchldren (birth-kindergarten) will be nurtured in thir faith as they explore Esther right alongside mom or grandma. The children experience God's love as they are cared for and enjoy time singing, snacking, playing and learning God's word together.
Whether you are new to your faith journey or have been studying the Bible for years, this is the place for you. Grab a friend, a hot cup of coffee and join us!
The Morning Well:
The Evening Well:
(Mothers of Preschoolers)
2nd & 4th Wednesdays | Fellowship Halls
September 13, 2017 - May 9, 2018 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.
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 moms 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 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 MOPS Kids program. There is a $31.95 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.
Check out the Christ Church MOPS website @ www.mopsatccob.com where you'll find the 2017-2018 schedule, newsletters, and even playdates!
MOPS Bible Study
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Room 262
September 20, 2017 - May 16, 2018 9:15 – 11:15 am
MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) Bible Study is open to any MOPS mom who wants to go deeper in their faith and in community with one another. We pick a study or faith-based book to guide our time as well as enjoy social outings outside of our every-other-week meetings.
We'd love for you to join our growing community!
SASSY Book Club
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Mosaic Room
September 20, 2017 - May 2, 2018 | 9:30 - 11:15 am
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.
We will be reading The Heart of Revelation, by Scott Duvall, available at the Christ Church Bookstore.
Fanning the Flame
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Room 163
September 6, 2017 - May 16, 2018 | 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Childcare provided (Registration Coming Soon!)
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 more information, contact Kathy Woods at email@example.com.
Women Actively Single Again
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Women who are divorced or younger widows are invited to join in lively discussions on various topics where faith meets life. Come walk with us in Christian fellowship and engaging study.
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.
3. 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Strength Training for Women
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
In the Student Center
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
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 email@example.com
2nd Saturday of the Month | 4:30 pm | Mosaic Room
Join our community of parents with young children (Infant through 5th grade)! We gather the second Saturday of each month for faith nurturing, fun conversation and inspiring teaching. On January 13, we will enjoy learning from Jan Gonzalez, one of our phenomenal preschool teachers. She will enlighten and encourage us in loving and disciplining our children. We will conclude with a Chili Cook Off Competition, with prize and bragging rights! Childcare is provided from 4:30-6:00 p.m. with delicious chili dinner from 6:00-7:00 pm.
- Contact: Kathy Woods | firstname.lastname@example.org | 630.321.6782