Women’s Ministry
 
Women’s Ministry
 

Welcome to Christ Church Women!

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. Our Women’s Ministry mission is to cultivate an environment where women are equipped, inspired and empowered to know and experience the power of God. A place where women in any season of life gather for connection, community and an opportunity to explore faith together. We hope you'll join us for one or more of the groups, gatherings and events we offer.  

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    Women of Hope
    Tuesdays | 9:00–11:00 a.m. or 7:00–8:30 p.m.
    Oak Brook

    Tuesdays | March 19— May 7
    9:00–11:00 a.m. or 7:00–8:30 p.m. and Zoom options
    Oak Brook 

    $15 | For Two Bible Study Books

    Women of Hope is a place of connection, belonging and growth as women set aside time to encourage one another and study God's Word. Each week, we enjoy fellowship and conversation in a large-group setting, then break into small discussion groups. Whether you are new to your faith journey or have been studying the Bible for years, Women of Hope is a wonderful community in which to learn, grow and connect with other women.  We kick off January 16 with our first study focused on prayer.

    Child care is FREE (birth to kindergarten) and offered for the Tuesday morning session only.

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Missed the teaching? Visit the Christ Church Women's Ministry page on YouTube to watch the weekly message.

     

     

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    MOPS | Mothers of Preschoolers
    Select Wednesdays
    January 17–May 21 | 9:15–11:15 a.m.
    Oak Brook

    Select Wednesdays
    January 17–May 21
    9:15–11:15 a.m. | Fellowship Halls


    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.

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: MOPS | mops@ChristChurch.us

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    MOMSNext
    Select Wednesdays
    August 30–May 15 | 9:15–11:15 a.m.
    Oak Brook

    A Community for Moms with School-Aged Kids

    Select Wednesdays
    August 30, 2023 –May 15, 2024
    9:15–11:15 a.m. | Fellowship Halls


    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 enjoy a hot breakfast, socialize with other school-age moms, participate in great conversations and listen to relevant speakers

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: mops@ChristChurch.us

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    Holy Yoga
    Select Thursdays | 9:15–10:15 a.m. 
    Oak Brook

    Select Thursdays | 9:15–10:15 a.m. | Oak Brook | Green Room
    Cost paid directly to the instructor | $12 per class  

    Upcoming Dates

    • February 22 & 29
    • March 7 & 21
    • April 4, 11, 18 & 25
    • May 2, 16, 23, & 30

    If the weather allows, classes will be held outdoors near the playground on the Northeast end of the building.

    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 (Philippians 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?
    Participants should wear comfortable clothes (layer up) and have a yoga mat or thin 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 yoga as a 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.  

    What type of yoga is practiced during this 60-minute class?  Students can expect Hatha and Vinyasa-style yoga to be taught.  All levels are welcome! Modifications will be cued as necessary throughout this slow-flow experience.

    When should I arrive? 
    Class will BEGIN at 9:15 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to settle your mind for a fruitful class.  

    How do I sign up? 
    Come to Christ Church Oak Brook and join us in the Green Room. If you're a first-time student, the Holy Yoga waiver can be filled out in person prior to class.   

    Child care is not available at this time. 

    For more information, contact: Cathy Lapinski | Women's Ministry Director

     

     

     

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    IF:Gathering 2024
    March 8–9 | Oak Brook

    Women’s Conference

    IF:Gathering 2024
    Friday, March 8 | 5:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. (Dinner Included)
    Saturday, March 9 | 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Breakfast Included)
    Oak Brook | Auditorium

    Cost: $50 Early bird pricing until 2/21 then price increases to $75

    A reason to celebrate. A moment to risk again. Let's thank God for what He's done through the last ten years and prepare to keep building His Kingdom in the next. Join us for a memorable two days, as women from around the Western Suburbs gather to worship, learn from some of today's most dynamic and diverse speakers (selected from the live event and streamed via video), listen as local women share their stories of faith and engage in meaningful conversation with others who want to explore how we can put our trust in God. Whether you come with your best friend, a small group or by yourself, you will find a community of women who will embrace you and encourage you to be who God created you to be.

    To get the most out of this experience, we strongly encourage you to commit to attending both days, make it a weekend away with girlfriends and book a room at a local hotel. We are not able to offer a discount for one-day attendees.

    If you are part of another church and would like more information about bringing women from your church to the event, please contact Cathy Lapinski, Women's Ministry Director.

     

     

     

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    Professional Women’s Group
    Thursdays | 6:00–7:15 a.m.
    Online

    Thursdays | 6:00–7:15 a.m. | Zoom Meeting

    Our professional women’s group consists of women in a variety of careers who desire a place to explore faith and find friendship. Typically the work day doesn’t allow time for meeting in person, so we meet on zoom Thursday mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.

    From September through April we follow along with Women of Hope and study the same materials. The Winter/Spring session launches January 16 and we will kick off with a study on prayer. We do our best to gather in person a few times each season as well.

    Registration is open and the cost is $30, which covers study guides for two Bible studies this session. If you are interested in joining the professional women’s group, please sign up for the morning session of Women of Hope and select “Sue Williams” from the leader list.

    We look forward to meeting you!

     

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    It's a Journey | A Group for Widows
    Second and Fourth Thursdays
    1:00–2:30 p.m. or 7:00–8:30 p.m.
     Oak Brook

    Second and Fourth Thursdays
    1:00–2:30 p.m. or 7:00–8:30 p.m.
    Oak Brook | Oak Room

    No matter where you are on your journey of grief, God and other widows walk alongside you. This is an inviting gathering of widows who meet regularly to grow in Christian faith through topical conversations relating to widowhood.

    Monthly themes: Spiritual Health, Fun and Creative Health, Relational Health, Emotional and Mental Health, Physical Health, Financial Health. We bring each theme back to God’s calling for each of us on this journey.

    This is a group for all women who have experienced the loss of a spouse. 

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@ChristChurch.us

     

     

     

     

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    Naomi’s Circle | A Small Group for Widows
    First Fridays | 1:00 p.m.
    Oak Brook


    First Fridays | 1:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 261
    This is a group for all 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.

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@ChristChurch.us

     

     

     

     

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    There’s a Place for You Here!
     

    If the above options don’t fit your weekly schedule, please contact women@ChristChurch.us and we will gladly find another women’s small group meeting that meets your needs.