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

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Listen to Deeper Still, the Christ Church Women's Ministry Podcast.

Christ Church 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.

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    Holy Yoga

    Free Holy Yoga Zoom Class
    Wednesday | May 12 | 9:30 a.m.
    Registration and Zoom Link Below

    Women's Ministry is excited to offer a complimentary, trial class of Holy Yoga for our community!

    What is Holy Yoga?
    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 Instructor, Kimberly Leigh. Kimberly is 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.  

    How do I sign up?
    Sign up through the SignUp Genius link below so we know you're coming! Also, if you are joining for the first time with Kimberly, please sign the electronic waiver as well (link in SignUp Genius). 

    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.  

    SignUp Genius Link

    Zoom Link
    Meeting ID: 860 6040 1240
    Passcode: 359977

    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
    Spring Session | James | *February 2 - April 20
    Meeting via Zoom | Times Vary | Cost: $10

    *New for 2021: Meets every other week 

    The Well is an intergenerational Bible study for women of all ages, stages and backgrounds. We set aside time to encourage one another and dig into God's word through teaching and small group discussion. This year, the Well will consist of a combination of audio (Deeper Still podcast) and video recordings based on the book of James as well as Zoom-based discussion groups.

    Each participant should purchase a copy of their own study guide: James For Everyone Bible Study Guide by N.T. Wright. 

    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!

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

    If you are new to the Well, you will find three options below to register.

    NOTEIf you already registered in Fall 2020, you do not need to re-register.

    The Morning & Evening Well have now moved entirely to Zoom. For database reasons, the Morning & Evening Well options below reflect groups who began in-person and have now migrated to Zoom, whereas the "Register for a Zoom Group" reflect groups who have always met over Zoom and consist of both morning and evening groups. We apologize for any confusion this may cause! If you are having trouble finding a specific group, please email Suanne Camfield

    If you'd like to get connected to a group at our Butterfield Campus, click here!

     

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    MOPS
    Mothers of Preschoolers

    Thursdays | 7-8:30pm | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls
    3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6, 5/20 and 6/3
    Cost | FREE this Semester!

    Please Note: Due to COVID restrictions, childcare will not be provided at this time.


    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 a space where moms can be themselves.

    Our specialty 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.

    All participants will be asked to undergo temperature checks, follow social distancing protocol and wear masks for the duration of the meetings.

    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 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls
    3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6, 5/20 and 6/3
    Cost: FREE This Semester!

    Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, childcare will not be 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.

    All participants will be asked to undergo temperature checks, follow social distancing protocol and wear masks for the duration of the meetings.

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Butterfield Small Groups for Women

    Women of Christ Church Butterfield 

    Our groups of 6–10 welcome women of all ages to connect with one another through conversation and study.  You'll gather via Zoom, get to know each other, and as a group discover more about Jesus and the lives we are living now.

    The women's groups are winding down and at the end of May will end for the season.  Please check back for any updates or special summer events.

    Please email Cathy Fiala at cfiala@ChristChurch.us for more information.  

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    Oak Brook Small Groups for Women

    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. 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 the Zoom Meeting
    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. | 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
    Contact:
    Suanne Camfield | scamfield@ChristChurch.us
    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. 
    Join the Zoom Meeting  
    Meeting ID: 442 383 7362
    Password: 285691 


    Ladies Bible Study (60+)
    Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. |
    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 community. 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
    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 into having a real conversation with God? How do you hear what God is saying 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.


    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 member's 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.