Women’s Ministry at Woodlands Church is a place where women can be encouraged by one another, deepen meaningful relationships with each other, serve together as we share the love of the Lord and grow together in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Our goal is that through Bible studies, special events, and outreach activities, we will grow more and more into the women God intends us to become.
Women’s Bible Studies
Women of the Bible who Changed the World by Jennifer Cowart
September 29 – December 15
Wednesday morning 9:30 am
Join us as we study lesser-known female characters in the Bible and the ways they changed the world by leaning into God’s calling. As we explore their lives, we will discover how we too can lean into our callings, honor the Lord, and even change the world through our courage, faithfulness, and obedience.
The study includes DVD segments featuring an opening “fierce” vignette followed by engaging Bible teaching with practical life application. The workbook includes five devotional lessons for every week of study.
NOTHING TO PROVE
Why we can stop trying so hard… by Jennie Allen
September 21 – November 23
Tuesday morning 6:30 am in person or via Zoom
The sessions include:
– Are you Tired
– Fulfilled The End of Thirst
– Connected The End of Loneliness
– Rest The End of Striving
– Risk The End of Passivity
– Hope The End of Fear
– Grace The End of Shame
– Called The End of Emptiness
We meet at 6:30 am in the morning and we’ll begin our study on September 21st with everyone encouraged to attend an in-person potluck breakfast at Woodlands.
Bible Study Fellowship
Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:45 pm September 14 – May 10
Women’s Discipleship Life Group
A Discipleship Life Group (DLG) is a small group of women (3-4) who meet weekly or every other week. It’s a place for you to grow as a follower of Jesus Christ, care deeply for one another, and learn to understand and apply the gospel to your life.
WOMEN’S CONNECTING OPPORTUNITIES
Dinner on the “Patio”: This event happens on a Tuesday night in August right before the ministry year kicks off.
Fall Real & Simple Conference – the first Saturday in November: Last year looked a little different because of Covid-19 but we hope you can join us in 2021!
Aroma Cafe – the last Saturday in January: Join us for a FUN morning of laughter and hearing God stories from some of our own. This event was virtual in 2021 but we are hoping we can be together in person in 2022!
Meet our team
I’ve been attending Woodlands since we moved here almost 25 years ago. I served on the WM team for a couple years and have had the privilege of leading the team for the past 14 years.
Family: Married my high-school sweetheart, Dan almost 39 years ago! We’ve enjoyed the ups and downs (mostly ups!) of parenting 3 children. Our first-born, Katie, is married to Eric and lives in Monona. Kinden is married to Isaac and is here in town (pinching myself about that!) and son Tyler, is in Knoxville, TN. I am ‘Ama’ to Ellie (almost 4), Evan (almost 2) and Bo (a year). I love being outside in any season, traveling, walking, reading, enjoying time on my porch and discovering all parts of WI in our miata.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Sitting outside around the fire at PJ’s.
Serving on the WM team feeds a fire in my soul to work with women. This team has a heart for women and are willing to serve however the Lord leads. It’s a pleasure to work with a team to provide opportunities for women in the church to connect, have fun and further their walk with the Lord. A passion of mine has always been connecting women, especially connecting women of multi-generations. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them feel welcomed and connected.
This is my 4th year on the Women’s Ministry Team.
Family: I have been married to my husband, Isaac for 6 years and we have a one-year-old baby boy named Bo. We love camping, traveling, hiking, fishing, biking, kayaking and are always up for a good documentary!
Favorite Local Restaurant: Hilltop
I love being on the women’s ministry team because I get to work with my mom (Beth), get to know other women on the team, and be involved in creating events around church. Woodlands is large and I love being part of a team who aims to connect women and provide opportunities to meet each other and learn more about the Lord!
I have been attending Woodlands church for 35 years and I have been a part of the Woodland’s Women’s Ministry Team for 7 years.
Family: I have a wonderful husband, Brice, who I have been married to for 33 years. I am blessed with 3 beautiful children Brianna, Brennan and Brett. In the past 4 years I have also been blessed with a wonderful son in law Will, and two sweet and loving daughter-in-laws, Lindsey and Sabrina. I am also now a grandmother to the most perfect little boy Westin! How very blessed I am! When I am not spending time with my family I love camping, Mexican food, traveling and reading.
One of the greatest parts of being on the Women’s Ministry team is witnessing women of all ages connect and grow. I love to see friendships form over food, Bible Studies, games, or even helping set up for events. John 15: 12-13 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
I have been on the women’s ministry team since the Summer 2020.
Family: My husband Brett and I moved to Stevens Point from Nashville, TN in 2019 with our 3 children; Jackson (5), Emmaline (3) and Brooks (2). We love spending time together as a family, going on walks and loving on our fur baby, Lucy.
Favorite Local Restaurant: PJ’s at Sentry.
The Lord has opened up some amazing doors for us since living in Nashville and we are forever grateful.
I joined the Women’s Ministry Team 5 years ago. I was born and raised in Stevens Point WI, born again 28 years ago in San Diego CA.
Family: Happily married to Mark for 31 years. Proud mom of three sons Ethan (Sydney) Isaac (Sami Kay) and Jake. Welcomed two daughter in loves the summer of 2020. ❤️ I love the outdoors and see beauty in God’s creation. I especially love horses and dogs and spend much of my free time horsing around!
Love Jesus, and in times of distress I remember that He is the king of the world! So I turn my worries to my king for peace. If you like to walk and talk I’m your gal. Or I’d happily meet you for coffee if you need to connect! Looking forward in Christ!
This is my 4th year with Women’s Ministry.
Family: I have been married to Will since August 2016 and we just welcomed our first baby, a little boy-Westin, in March 2020! We also have a Red Lab named Stella.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Point After.
I wanted to join Women’s Ministry because I needed an outlet for some of my passions and spiritual gifts. I enjoy leading and being creative/crafting and I thought this would be a great fit!
I’ve been on the Women’s Ministry team for 5 years.
Family: I’ve been married to my amazing husband, Brennan for 3 years. I love being outside by water, working out, learning about healthy living, dancing… I love a good adventure and I just really like being with people and meeting new people!
Favorite Local Restaurant: Mikey’s!
I love being on the Women’s ministry team because I get to help women connect with each other and grow in their relationship with Jesus. I am passionate about seeing women find their joy and fulfillment in Jesus, the only person who can ulimately satisfy us!
Women’s Serving Opportunities
This is a chance to serve in the Women’s Ministry as opportunities arise!
We have several events throughout the year where you are able to use your gifts to serve, if you’re available. If you like setting up, cleaning up, making food, working on decorations and so much more – this is the team for you!
It’s simple – we send out an e-mail with opportunities and you respond if you’re available. You can join the team by contacting Beth Kraeger!
The Serving Team provides desserts or baked goods for Discover Woodlands, special events or conferences and provides salads and desserts for church funerals. Serving team members may also have the opportunity to serve during these events. Contact Patty Koch firstname.lastname@example.org
With these hands
Knitting/Crocheting Service Group
This group of knitters/crocheters makes prayer shawls, lap robes, scarves, mittens, washcloths, chemo hats, etc. to be donated as needed. We’re also open to new charities and their needs. We would love to have you knit and crochet with us on Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the church.
Sign up here to be contacted about this group!
Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers
Large group meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month during the school year. All moms are invited to support and encourage each other no matter your age (or your child’s age) and all faiths welcome.
2021 dates: 9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, and 12/16 from 9:30-11:00, childcare available below.
Contact: Erin Meister
BIBLE STUDY/BOOK STUDY
Moms Bible/Book Study
Bible/book study focused on parenting with the Gospel at the center! More information to come!
Held in the Spring, 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9:30 to 11:00, childcare available.
Contact: Erin Meister
Moms Discipleship Groups (New!)
Groups of 3 to 4 moms who meet together to focus on growing in their faith as a follower of Christ and how that impacts our parenting. This will be a more in-depth group that will challenge each other to develop and grow in knowledge and wisdom found from God’s word.
5-week session – 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, and 12/9 9:30-11:00, childcare available.
Contact: Kallie Kuhr: 715-303-9588 and Erin Meister: 715-572-4258
NEW & EXPECTANT MOM’S
New/Expectant Mom’s Ministry
Our New Moms Ministry exists to come alongside Woodlands’ women who are new moms or are preparing to become new moms. We’d love to meet with you and encourage you with a few meals, a welcome gift and a caring heart as well as to “shower” you with information about what Woodlands Church has to offer for families with little ones. Our desire is to be available to offer support for you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Our team of “seasoned” moms will enjoy getting to know more about you. Please fill out the registration form and submit it. Someone will contact you with more information about how we can join with you in celebrating and welcoming the precious gift God has given you.
TO SEASONED MOMS…
The New Mom’s Ministry operates on a volunteer basis. We are called to follow Christ’s example by loving and caring for one another and we invite you to join us in this exciting outreach to new moms and their families by joining our team who helps to prepare meals; provides welcome gifts or plans an annual social event. If you are interested, please fill out this form.
For further questions about this ministry please contact Nancy Smith.