The St. Michael Women’s Ministry exists to reach out to all women in all walks of life to support, teach, and lift up women in every stage of life.
Our team provides the following ministries opportunities:
- Bible Studies
- Service Projects
- Hope Clinic
- Open Door
- Book club (see below for full list)
- Advent by Candlelight
- Social Activities
- Women's Tea
For additional information, please email: email@example.com
Women’s Bible Study
Luke: Gut Level Compassion by Lisa Harper
Many of us believe that we aren’t good enough to meet other people’s expectations. Maybe you can’t wrap words around why, but lurking beneath the surface of the carefully curated façade you present in public, it’s there. Being missed and marginalized by others moves us to assume we’re not quite good enough for God either.
The great news woven throughout the Gospel according to Luke is that perfection is not a prerequisite for a deep and personal relationship with Jesus. In fact, this riveting account reveals that Jesus is especially fond of ragamuffins in need of a safe place to lean in and linger!
Ladies, join us starting Tuesdays, April 18th at 10am or 7pm for this 8-session Lisa Harper study. You may remember Lisa Harper from our recent How Much More study. For our group the study guide is not required but is available on amazon.com, faithgateway.com, and other online retailers.
Sign up on the Women’s Ministry Board or call the church office so we have a count of attendees. Karen McIntee, Diana Carter, and Carolyn Hubbard will be leading the study. Contact Karen McIntee 734-502-4177 for more information.
Sept 15-17 & Sept 22-24
Retreat 1 (Sept 15-17)
Do you ever struggle interacting with people who are different than you? Whether it’s race, class, culture, or even morality, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to say it. During her talk Peacemakers, Ashley Paavola will help you discover the skills you need to develop healthy relationships in a complicated world as a follower of Jesus. You will walk away with a newfound enthusiasm to experience Jesus’ promise – blessed are the peacemakers.
Ashley Paavola is the Youth and Family Ministry Director at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, MI. She is passionate about helping people see Jesus through racial reconciliation, trauma informed care, and ministry with people of all abilities. She has served in every area of ministry to families, from infancy to college to parent support, and in a variety of ministry styles from established suburban ministry to urban church planting. Ashley and her husband Chris have a multicultural family of seven built through adoption and foster care.
Retreat 2 (Sept 22-24)
Life in Relationship
Relationships are complicated – whether we have many or few. Our relationships often add layers of compassion, love, and kindness to our lives, but also add challenges, hurt, and frustrations. Love, boundaries, and grace in relationships have been human concerns since the dawn of time. During this retreat we’ll turn to the book of Ephesians to gain insight from the experience of the Ephesian Christians in their relationships and talk through the various relationships of our own lives to ground them more deeply in grace, safety, and well-being.
Heidi Goehmann is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health provider and also a deaconess. She loves walking with people to find the ways God has built restoration into our bodies and souls. She provides therapy, writes, and creates resources about mental health, genuine relationships, hope, and restoration at heidigoehmann.com. She loves her giant dog, Star Wars, hockey, adventures, and new ideas. She lives in Ludington, Michigan with her husband, four amazing kids, and 1.5 dogs.
2023 Book Club List
- Jan 16 “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
- Feb 20 “The Secret of Snow” by Viola Shipman
- Mar 20 “All That We Carried” by Erin Bartels
- Apr 17 “Missing Isaac” by Valerie Fraser Luesse
- May 15 “The Music of Bees” by Eileen Garvin
- Jun 19 “The Edge of Summer” by Viola Shipman
- Jul 17 “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah
- Aug 21 “The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady” by Sharon Mondragon
- Sep 18 “The Wedding Letters” by Jason F. Wright
- Oct 16 “The Sometimes Sisters” by Carolyn Brown
- Nov 20 “A Wish for Winter” by Viola Shipman