WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

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 Ministry Fall Update

Women’s Bible Studies

Chasing Vines
Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45 AM

Meeting at the church and also virtually via Zoom
September 29th – December 15th

Join us as we explore Beth Moore’s life-changing quest of vine-chasing and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life. In Chasing Vines, Beth shows us from Scripture how all of life’s concerns—the delights and the trials—matter to God. He uses all of it to help us flourish and be fruitful.

This class will be offered both at church and virtually on Tuesday mornings. You can choose which platform works for you.

Curriculum: You will need the Chasing Vines Group Experience (study guide, $10), the book is optional but might be a nice addition to this study. It is available as an e-book, audio and hardcover. Hardcover is $19. One week we will watch the video and discuss and the following week we will discuss the homework. It will be a slow walk through The Vineyard, The Vinedresser, The Vine, The Fruit, The Harvest and A Fruitful Life.

Sign up here!

Known by Name
Wednesday morning 9-10:30 am

September 30th – December 30th
No Childcare Available

We will start with Hagar on September 30 – “In the Face Of Rejection, God Says I’m Significant”

Hagar, a woman abandoned and scorned who responds exactly as we all have at one time or another – she flees. However, deep in Hagar’s inner being, as in each of ours, is a woman who longs to be seen and hopes for redemption. This study will take you through the heartache and hurt of a woman scorned but it doesn’t stop there as Hagar learns that what is unresolved does not mean it is unseen.

On October 28th we will begin our study on of the character of Naomi – “When I feel Worthless, God Says I’m Enough”

Naomi often associated with bitterness. Follow her from comfort and security to sorrow and despair, and through to redemption. Learn just how closely God remains with us through our circumstances.

We will finish with Rahab – “Don’t Judge Me; God Says I’m Qualified”

Join us as we study Rahab, a nurturing, protective, and vulnerable person who suffered from self-doubt. Learn as she did, that regardless of your past, there is a place in God’s plan for you. He wants to redeem you just as you are.

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Bible Study Fellowship
Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30pm

September 15th – April 27th
Meeting via Zoom

BSF is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world.

For a look at BSF and their 2020 curriculum click here.

Sign up here!

Healing Hearts
Thursdays 6-8 pm

September 17th – December 3rd
Meeting at the church, class size limited to 4 people.
No Childcare Available

Gospel-centered, grace-driven counseling for those wounded by their past.

Compassionate, Healing Hearts Certified Counselors to guide you through discovering how God’s Word offers hope and healing from tragedies and afflictions such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, abortion, rape, and catastrophic loss…

Curriculum cost is $25 – scholarships are available.

Learn more about Healing Hearts and watch some videos here.

Click here to sign up!

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.

If you have an interest in signing up for a Discipleship Group click here or e-mail Nancy Perri with questions.

Women’s Connecting Opportunities

WOMEN’S CONNECTING OPPORTUNITIES

Dinner on the “Patio”: Cancelled this year due to COVID. We look forward to kicking off the fall with you again next year! Be sure to check out the Bible studies and other ministry opportunities.

Fall Real & Simple Conference – the first Saturday in November: Again, due to the unknowns of the pandemic changes for this year need to be made. We encourage you to set aside this morning to gather with a few friends or your small group ladies. We’ll make some video teaching available for you to link to and we’ll provide some questions for discussion. Stay tuned for further details.

Aroma Cafe – the last Saturday in January from 9-11am, doors open at 8:45am: This is a FREE event with no sign up necessary. Ladies high school age and up are welcome to join us and we encourage you to bring a friend!

Meet our team

Beth Kraeger
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.

E-mail Beth

Kinden Vazquez
This is my 3rd yera 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!

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Brenda Nelson
I have been attending Woodlands church for 35 years and I have been a part of the Woodland’s Women’s Ministry Team for 6 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.

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Megan Hoopingarner
I have been on the women’s ministry team since 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.

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Jane Elliott

I joined the Women’s Ministry Team 5 years ago… or 4 … ? 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!

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Brianna Blakey
This is my 3rd 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!

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Lindsey Nelson
I’ve been on the Women’s Ministry team for 4 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!

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Women’s Serving Opportunities

SOS Team

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!

Serving Team

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 pakr4@hotmail.com

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 – 8 pm at the church.

Sign up here to be contacted about this group!

New Mom’s Ministry

NEW & EXPECTANT MOM’S MINISTRY

TO NEW OR EXPECTANT MOMS…

Our New Moms Ministry exists to come alongside Woodlands women who are new moms or are preparing to become new moms. We would count it a privilege to cheer you on as you go through the many changes in becoming a mom. 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. This will be an exciting (and challenging) time for you. 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.