Women’s Ministry
Empowering and Supporting Sisters in Christ
Women’s Ministry
Empowering and Supporting Sisters in Christ
Women’s Ministry
Empowering and Supporting Sisters in Christ

Women’s Ministry

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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    The Summer Well
    A Summer Community Bible Study for Women

    Tuesdays June 5 - July 24
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Hall

    No Meeting July 3

    The Summer Well is a weekly intergenerational Bible study for women of all ages, stages, and backgrounds who want to connect with one another while studying God's word. This summer, we'll use Priscilla Shirer's best-selling video series, The Armor of God, to guide us through Ephesians 6: 10-18. The evening is a combination of large-group teaching and small-group interaction. Study guides are available at the Well or the Christ Church Bookstore for $15.

    For those who have joined us in the past, we are trying something new this summer! Rather than registering for a small group, we invite you to use "open seating" which means you can sit with friends new and old! We will still break into discussion groups to process what we are learning, but weekly "open seating" will give all attendees an opportunity to mix, mingle and feel welomed as we journey through summer 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 cup of coffee (or tea) and join us!

      

     

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    The Well
    A Community Bible Study for Women

    Tuesdays beginning in September | Fellowship Halls
    Mornings 9:15 – 11:15 am | Evenings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
     

    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. 
    There is no cost for The Well, but you will need to purchase your own study guide. 

    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 their faith as they explore the Bible 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 (or tea) and join us!

    Check back for more details including next fall's study, our calendar and registration.

    If you're interested in listening to any of the messages from 2017- 2018 on Esther and Ruth, listen here

     

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    MOPS
    (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    2nd & 4th Wednesdays | Fellowship Halls
    September 13, 2017 - May 9, 2018 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

    Childcare available

    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!

    Contact: Alisa VanHekken / alisavanhekken@gmail.com or Jill Tenery / jilljeantenery@gmail.com

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    MOMSnext

    A Community for School-Age Moms

    2nd & 4th Wednesdays | Fellowship Halls
    September 13, 2017 - May 9, 2018 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

    Christ Church MOMSnext serves mothers of school-age kids, providing a safe and accepting community that helps you learn and grow as you journey through motherhood. During our time together, you will have a chance to socialize with other school-age moms, enjoy great conversation, listen to relevant speakers and participate in creative activities.

    To help cover program costs, there is a $70/year meeting fee that can be paid in full or by semester. Because MOMSnext partners with our MOPS (Mothers of Preschool) ministry, you also have the option of joining MOPS International for an additional $31.95/year which includes a membership kit full of fun gifts, weekly videos, text message pep talks and some other fun surprises. Either way, please don't let registration fees keep you from joining us. Scholarships are available!

    Childcare is available for children birth through kindergarten only.

    Contact: Heather Franklin or Lauren Ebeling

     

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    MOPS Bible Study

    1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Room 262
    September 20, 2017 - May 16, 2018 9:15 – 11:15 am

    Childcare Available

    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.

    For more information contact Kelly Cooper at Dobson_kn@yahoo.com or Gina Venable at ginavenable@sbcglobal.net.

    We'd love for you to join our growing community! 

     

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    Fanning the Flame

    Wednesdays | Room 163
    Summer 2018 | 9:15 am - 11:15 am

    May 16, June 6, 27, July 18, Aug. 1 and 22

    All women are invited to join this transformational journey guided by the Spirit, through the gospels and a daily devotional reading, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.  Enjoy great conversations, scriptures, prayer, and readings. For more information, contact Kathy Woods at kwoods@cc-ob.org.

     

     

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    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 viewing a video presentation by Beth Moore titled:  Wising Up Whereever Life Happens - A Woman's study on the book of Proverbs.

     

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    Fresh Start
    Single Again Women’s Group

    Thursdays 7:15 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 261

    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:

    Spiritual Health – We actively pursue our relationship with God as our priority.

    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.

    Physical Health – We include community outings, exercise, volunteer work and other activities as part of our pursuits.


    Contact: Colleen Tyler | colleentyler4@gmail.com

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    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

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    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 slabate@cc-ob.org

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    HomeFront
    Sunday, June 3 Picnic | 11am-1pm | TyWarner Park in Westmont

    2nd Saturday of the Month | 4:30 pm | Mosaic Room

    Join our community of parents with young children (Infant through 5th grade)! We typically gather the second Saturday of each month for interactive teaching, fun conversation and engaging faith formation. For the summer we are taking our community outside! Join us for our family picnic on Sunday, June 3rd from 11am-1pm at Ty Warner Park in Westmont (700 Blackhawk Dr.). We have a gathering planned for S'mores and Fireworks on July 3rd in Burr Ridge. We are hoping to schedule a camping outing in August. Stay tuned for more details to come. Questions? RSVP? Contact Kathy.