Our desire in Women's Ministries is to create an environment where you can grow in your relationship with God and other women.

Women's Bible Studies 

From September through May, we offer mid-week Bible studies for women from every age and stage of life. Our studies range in difficulty and outside time commitment. Meeting regularly for teaching, accountability, and friendship builds our personal commitment to follow Jesus passionately, connects us in mutual community, and makes us into committed disciples.

Embrace | Embracing the Journey of Motherhood →

Interested in serving in Women's Ministry? We are looking for 2-3 child care workers, and 1-2 seasoned moms to step in and help out as a mentor or discussion group leaders on Thursday mornings. 
We are always looking for seasoned Bible teachers and small group facilitators.  Please contact Bre Koll (630.302.7440) or Erika Klingenmaier (847.772.2543) to schedule an interview

EMBRACE  is a program at our church in Crystal Lake for mothers of preschoolers, designed to fulfill the need for friendship, creativity, and spiritual growth. Begin your morning with a delicious brunch, small group discussions, creative activities, and teaching from a biblical perspective on topics relating to womanhood, marriage, parenting, and family relationships. The Embracelet and Awana children's programs offer quality childcare with a spiritual emphasis through stories, games, and songs. 

Women's Monthly Book Club

Women's book club will meet once a month (every second Tuesday) to discuss and explore Christian fiction/non-fiction books. We meet from 7-9 pm in Room 131 at EFCCL.

Questions, please contact Trista Johnson at tristaj2@gmail.com or 608-642-1093

Engage Groups

Throughout the year, we organize a number of friendship groups, designed to bring together women of similar interests and to be a front porch of sorts of Women's Ministries. Bring a friend and come hang out
at our monthly knitting group (Common Threads), or monthly hiking group (Hiker Chicks).

Common Threads: This monthly knitting and crocheting group meets on the second Friday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the South Lobby (by the Canopy Entrance). All skill levels are welcome,
so bring a project to work on and a friend or two!

Hiker Chicks: Each month, this group meets in the front parking lot of the church at 12:30 pm to
carpool to lunch (pack your own or stop with the group at Subway) and a two-hour hike of a local park
or forest preserve. If you'd like to receive email notifications about upcoming hikes or have questions, please contact Martha Schuelke

Women's Resources

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Joan Wagner
Director of Women's Ministries
815-459-1095 x 323
email Joan