Women’s Ministry
Empowering and Encouraging Women in Christ
Women’s Ministry
Empowering and Encouraging Women in Christ

Women’s Ministry

Christ Church Women's Ministry believes in the power of women to uniquely influence their workplaces, homes, neighborhoods and beyond. We believe in the power of women to influence the church. We believe in YOU. 

We help create space for God to move in your life. Whether through groups, studies or large events, our Women’s mission is to cultivate an environment where women are equipped, inspired and empowered to know and experience the power of God, having the courage to BE who God has called them to be and to DO what He's called them to do. 

No matter your season, circumstance or where you find yourself on your faith journey, we have a place for you to connect, grow and belong.

Listen to Deeper Still, the Christ Church Women's Ministry Podcast
Sign up for Women's Ministry text updates by texting "Women" to 630.206.3597.
Join the Christ Church Women's Ministry on Facebook
Follow Christ Church Women's Ministry on Instagram

Check back for our Recommended Resource List that will give you some extra encouragement to go deeper on your journey as an individual, small group or to simply chat over coffee with a couple of friend!

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    Holy Yoga

    Free Holy Yoga Zoom Class!
    Wednesday | November 11 | 9:30 a.m. 


    We are excited to offer a free trial class of Holy Yoga!

    Please sign up via Sign-Up Genius so our instructiors know to expect you. If this is your first time taking this class, please also sign the electronic waiver (link provided in Sign-Up Genius).

    Follow this Zoom Link to log in for class. Please note that class BEGINS at 9:30 so you will want to log in a few minutes early. 

    Zoom Meeting ID: 816 0018 8059
    Zoom Passcode: 960314

    Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being, body, mind and spirit with God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is experiential worship created to deepen people’s connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ-honoring experience that offers an opportunity to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship and wellness. 

    We practice with our minds set on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy (Phil 4:8), not with our minds emptied. We meditate on the wisdom of God’s Word (Psalm 119:9-16, 26-27), not on man’s wisdom. We seek the transcendence and glory of God, not our own.

    What should I wear and bring to class?
    Just wear comfortable clothes (layer up) and have a yoga mat or think exercise mat. A yoga block or pillow/blanket may also be handy.   

    Who will be leading the class?
    Certified Holy Yoga Instructors, Kimberly Leigh and Michelle Cutinelli, will be co-leading the fall series of Holy Yoga.  They are honored to lead, and excited to share how God uses the practice of integrating breath, motion and prayer to help us all grow deeper in our relationship with Christ while at the same time nurturing the vessel he's blessed us with.  

    When should I arrive? 
    Class will BEGIN at 9:30.  Please log in to Zoom a few minutes early and begin to settle your mind for a fruitful class.  

    For more information, contact Suanne Camfield at scamfield@ChristChurch.us.
     

     
     
     

     

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    The Well
    A Community Bible Study for Women

    The Well: A Community Bible Study for Women
    Fall Session | James | September 29 - November 17
    Cost | $10
    Meeting Locations, Times & Formats Vary


    The Well is a weekly intergenerational Bible study for women of all ages, stages and backgrounds. We set aside time each week to worship, encourage one another and dig into God's word through teaching and small group discussion.

    This fall, The Well will consist of a combination of audio (Deeper Still podcast) and video recordings based on the book of James as well as discussion circles that have the option of meeting in a variety of locations and times or via Zoom. While we will not meet as a large group this fall, we are excited about the community you will find as part of your discussion circle! You will have the opportunity to select the time, location and format of your discussion group when you register.

    Groups meeting at Christ Church will be required to follow social distancing guidelines. Out of an abundance of safety and to align with these guidelines, groups will be limited in size. 

    Please note that all our groups will be required to:

    1. Register for the event
    2. Wear a face covering
    3. Maintain social distancing protocol

    Each partcipant should purchase a copy of their own study guide prior to their first discussion group. We will use James For Everyone Bible Study Guide by N.T. Wright. Unlike previous years, study guides will not be available for purchase at Christ Church.

    Whether you are new to your faith journey or have been studying the Bible for years, the Well is a wonderful community in which to learn, grow and connect with other women. Join us!

    Little Buckets
    Due to saftey protocols as well as the limitations of our children's ministry staff and volunteers during COVID-19, we are not able to offer Little Buckets at this time but are hopeful to restart this program as soon as we are able. 

    Questions or interested in forming your own discussion group? Contact Suanne Camfield.

    Listen to the Deeper Still Podcast.

    Watch the Well Welcome and other brief teaching videos on the Christ Church Women's YouTube Channel.

    Fall 2020 Well Calendar and Covenant.

    Receive Well updates via text! Text “WELL” to 630.206.3597.

     
     

     

     

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    MOPS
    Mothers of Preschoolers

    Thursdays | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls
    September 24 | October 8 & 22 | November 12 | December 10

    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Childcare Not Provided

    Christ Church MOPS believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. We rally women to help them become more brave, kind and honest by providing a safe and loving community to journey through motherhood. We know that mothering can be challenging at times, and so MOPS is here to create space where moms can be themselves.

    Our speciality is serving moms. Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here.

    We begin meetings with time to chat with new and old friends. We enjoy listening to a speaker and finish our meeting by discussing the topic around our tables. During four of our meetings, instead of a speaker we have a craft and conversation - which allows for more time to get to know one another on a deeper level.

    To help cover program costs, there is a $70/year meeting fee that can be paid in full or by semester ($30 first semester, $40 second semester). The MOPS International fee is an additional $31.95/year which is paid at the initial registration. Your MOPS membership includes the benefits of a Full Welcome Kit, access to the MOPS member site, Tuesday Texts, a series of parenting videos and some other fun surprises. Either way, please don't let registration fees keep you from joining us. Scholarships are available!

    Questions? Contact: Suanne Camfield | scamfield@ChristChurch.us

    Previous MOPS Speakers

    02/26/2020 MOPS Meeting with Laura Jennison –
    “Eat the Strawberries; An Ash Wednesday Redemption Story”

     



    Frequently Asked Questions:

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    MOMSnext
    A Community for Mothers of School-Aged Children

    Thursdays | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls
    September 24 | October 8 & 22 | November 12 | December 10

    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Childcare Not Provided

    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. The MOPS International fee is an additional $31.95/year which is paid at the initial registration. Your MOPS membership includes the benefits of a To the Full Welcome Kit, access to the MOPS Member Site, Tuesday Texts, a series of parenting videos and some other fun surprises. Either way, please don't let registration fees keep you from joining us. Scholarships are available!

    Questions? Contact: Suanne Camfield | scamfield@christchurch.us

     

                                                                   

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    Women's Small Groups

    Fresh Start – Single Again Women’s Group
    Weekly | Thursdays | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Zoom Meeting
    Leaders: Julia Hennein & Jane Erickson | Contact:  Diana Stout | DStout@christchurch.us
    Women who are divorced or widowed are invited to join in lively discussion on various topics where faith meets life. This winter we will be studying Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. Books can be purchased from LifeWay.com for $15. We will be working through the "Revised & Expanded" version.
    During this time of social distancing we will be meeting via Zoom. It is recommended to download Zoom prior to the meeting.
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/184692814?pwd=a3ZGRmxTOWlEaDN1TjNmZ0VTMUlUQT09
    Meeting ID: 184 692 814
    Password: 214980


    Naomi’s Circle – A Life Group for Widows (50+) - Currently not meeting
    Fridays Bi-Weekly | 1:00 p.m. | Christ Church - Oak Brook | Room 261
    Leader: Anita Dykema and Arye Dethmers | Contact:  Diana Stout | DStout@christchurch.us
    This is a group for women who have experienced the loss of a spouse. Meet with this loving, supportive group for friendship and fellowship to explore and discuss Christian topics.


    Fanning the Flame
    1st & 3rd Wednesdays | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Zoom Meeting

    Fanning the Flame is a gathering for women of all ages who are eager to move forward in their transformational journey. Space is created for us to be guided by the Spirit, engage the Gospels and discuss Oswald Chambers' daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. We enjoy deep conversations, teaching, scripture, prayer, worship and devotional readings. 

    Zoom Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4423837362?pwd=NkpQOWpvQWFyV3dZT3N4UEZZRUpaUT09 
    Meeting ID: 442 383 7362
    Password: 285691 
    Dial by your location 312 626 6799 

    For more information, contact Suanne Camfield.


    Ladies Bible Study (60+)
    Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. |
    Christ Church - Oak Brook | Zoom Meeting
    Leader: Arlene Dovichi | Contact: Suanne Camfield | SCamfield@ChristChurch.us
    Join this small group of women in various stages of life who find joy in studying the bible in comunity. Enjoy fellowship beginning at 9:30 a.m. and bible study time at 10:00 a.m.


    Professional Women’s Small Group
    Thursdays | 6:00 - 7:15 a.m. | Zoom Meeting
    Leader: Larisa Calvanese | Contact:  Diana Stout | DStout@christchurch.us
    Our Professional Women’s Group meets over Zoom this fall starting on Thursday, October 15 through Thursday, November 19 with a 6 Week Series: "Prayer & Listening" (Lifeguide Bible Studies) by Jan Johnson. This book can be purchased at many online sites to be used during the study.

    Most Christians have experienced the 'laundry list' phase of spiritual life, in which praying means giving God an agenda of needs to handle. But how do you move to having real conversation with God? How do you hear what God is saying back to you? How can you make your experience of God's presence part of everyday life? In this six-session bible study, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of prayer and of practicing God's presence. Going deeper in these areas will help you to draw closer to God in everything you do.

    Please email  Diana Stout at dstout@christchurch.us to register for this group. Zoom link will be provided upon registration for group.


    Young Adult Women Small Group (30s) - Currently Not Meeting
    Wednesdays Bi-Weekly | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook and surrounding areas
    Leader: Helen Fylstra | Contact:  Diana Stout | DStout@christchurch.us
    This group is currently not meeting. Typically, this group rotates meetings between a few group members homes. 

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    IF:Table
    A Space for Women to Gather and Connect

    Monthly | Offsite | Locations Vary

    Looking to connect with other women in a casual, but meaningful way, especially during COVID-19? Grab a few friends and start an IF:Table!

    IF:Table is about creating space for purposeful conversation with a small group of women. Simply gather 4-6 women around your table, provide some treats and facilitate a conversation using questions emailed to you directly from IF:Gathering. You can sign up at IF:Gathering.com by providing your email (under Events). 

    While you don't have to register through our church, we would like to know if you are starting a group or meeting as one! Please contact our women's director, Suanne Camfield, with your group details or for further questions. 

     

Check out our upcoming events below!