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
Do you have trouble thinking of words to say to God when you pray? Mark your calendar and save the date – Karen McIntee will lead a Bible study for women called When You Pray on Tuesdays beginning October 3rd at 10am or 7pm. This 7-week study will look at prayer as a gift -- an invitation to talk to God. A challenge.
You’ll study prayers from the Bible and hear from six beloved Bible teachers who will help you study prayers that can inspire you and strengthen your faith. Each week is a separate study so please join when you’re able. No book is required, just an open heart.
Come and learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving, and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.
For more information contact Karen McIntee 734-502-4177 or Dawn Kersten 734-363-2003. Sign up is on the Women’s Ministry board at the church.
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