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

EMBRACE  is a program at our church in Crystal Lake for mothers of preschoolers, designed to fulfill the need for friendship, mutual support, 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

*We meet OFFSITE. Please contact Trista Johnson for address

Women's book club meets once a month from September to May (every third Tuesday), to discuss and explore Christian fiction/non-fiction books. We meet in someones home from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

FEBRUARY’S BOOK: Hannah Coulter, by Wendell Berry

Reading Ahead? March’s book will be: On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books, by Karen Swallow Prior

*To be added to the email list for questions, future meetings and book selection, 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 September - June 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! 

Contact Natalie Weber with any questions: 815-245-7796 or natalieweber@gmail.com

Hiker Chicks: Hiker Chicks hold regular monthly hikes on the last Sunday of each month (weather permitting). For these hikes the 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 at a local park, forest preserve, or other area trail. Additional hikes may be scheduled at other dates and times. 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 Ministry to Women
815-459-1095 x 323
email Joan