Women's Ministry

Williamsburg Retreat

Joyful in Hope

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:12)

Women’s ministry at National gathers women of all ages and life stages to help them grow more deeply in their relationship to Jesus Christ and commitment to serve one another, the church, and the larger community. Join us this year as we explore the theme of "Hope" through Bible studies, small groups, gatherings and events. 
 
Afternoon TEA 
Meeting dates: September 20, October 18, November 15
12:45p.m. in Elson Parlor 
Come for Teaching, Encouragement, and Adoration each third Wednesday afternoon this school year. Our 2017-2018 study ~ Women of Hope ~ examines God's work in the lives of eight Old Testament women, giving us hope for our lives today. Contact: Alison Dickey for information or to sign up for our weekly email devotional. 
 
MOMS Group
Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 1011:30 a.m., Room 107 
Moms meet for a time of fellowship and meaningful discussion during an otherwise busy day of raising children in this fast-paced city. We strive to encourage each other through meaningful conversations on faith and life, along with a healthy dose of fun and laughter. This Fall we will find Hope for the Weary Soul through reading “Let. It. Go.” by Karen Ehmen. Complimentary childcare is offered, but feel free to bring your baby along with you. Contact: Melanie Lenhard.
 
Wednesday Women
First Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Church Room 105
Our monthly gathering begins with prayer, followed by a study and discussion and then service through our card ministry. This year we will look at the study “Hope, Your Heart’s Deepest Longings.” Come learn from God’s word and each other in a warm and inviting space. Books will be distributed prior to the meeting or in class. Contact: Lynne Gochnour.
 
Women’s Bible Study: "God with Us"
Saturdays beginning Sept. 10, 9:30–11 a.m.
Church Room 105  |  Leaders: Sandy Sharpe and Barbara Mitchell
This study will show how the hoped for Messiah (Jesus) is revealed in the wilderness Tabernacle. Designed by God, the Tabernacle, gives us a greater appreciation of God’s unending desire to dwell in our midst, help us understand God's plan of redemption, and allow us to better understand our call to live "holy unto Him."
 

Special Events

Women’s Friday Night Dessert: "Hope in our Calling"
Friday, October 6, 7–9 p.m., Stone Hall
Women of all ages and stages are invited for an evening of fellowship, encouragement, and discussion with guest speaker Dianne Haskett. The event will focus on “Hope in our Calling” as we aim to minister to women who have or are currently balancing work, life and family. Contact: Amy Thompson.
 
Mother-Daughter Brunch
February 24, Stone Hall
 
Women's One-Day Retreat
TBD in April 2018