Connecting, growing, and equipping the women of Mariemont Church.
A Vision to Encourage and Equip
The vision of the Mariemont Church Women’s Ministry is to encourage women of all ages to grow in their faith and equip them to be beacons of light in their homes, communities and workplaces. This is accomplished by providing opportunities for growth through study, service and warm fellowship with one another.
Sharing the goal of having every member grow through participation in Bible study, Women’s Ministries offers a variety of studies for women in the church and women who may not be members of Mariemont Church. Studies are Bible-based, providing perspectives for applying Christian principles to a woman’s life, and are typically taught by women from our community.
Bible Study and Fellowship
Come on a morning or evening and meet with other women for fellowship, discussion, and to grow deeper in your faith.
Joy In The Morning
This study takes place on Tuesday mornings 9:15-11:15 am in the Emery Room (Main/2nd Floor).
Fall Semester starts Tuesday, September 12.
Study Options Include:
The Gospel on the Ground by Kristi McLelland
Facilitated by Beth Swift
“The Kingdom of God is on the move. For the vast majority of his life, Jesus never traveled outside of a one-hundred mile radius from where he was born, but today his name is spoken in every corner of the earth. The Gospel on the Ground is the story of how Jesus’s message of hope and reconciliation began to spread from Jerusalem and how it’s still spreading like wildfire today.
Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland for a study of the early years of the church as told in the book of Acts. Along the way, you’ll learn that the kingdom of God is always on the move, offering purpose and joy to those longing for true fulfillment. And you’ll come to understand the part you are meant to play in the redemptive story God continues to write through your life today.”
The study guide for The Gospel on the Ground includes a link to a 50-60 minute video for home viewing and some follow-up daily reading and discussion questions which will be incorporated in our Tuesday morning group meetings. More information is available at Lifeway.com. Please order your study guide for yourself…found on Amazon or at Lifeway.
Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
Facilitated by Marianne Beausejour
Pastor Dane Ortlund Explores Jesus’s Heart to Reveal His Tender Love for Sinners and Suffers Christians know that God loves them, but can easily feel that he is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them.
As a result, they focus a lot–and rightly so–on what Jesus has done to appease God’s wrath for sin. But how does Jesus Christ actually feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? This book draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him.
Find Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund on Amazon!
Childcare during Joy in the Morning for children of preschool age and under is available for $5 per child per week with prior notification to Barb Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy in the Evening
Joy in the Evening starts Monday, September 18th and meets every 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Emery Room (Main/2nd Floor)
This Fall’s study will be:
Forgiveness: The Freedom to Let Go by June Hunt
Facilitated by Paula Ayer & Teresa Earhart
You know that we are called to forgive–but how? What does “letting it go” actually look like? What if the offender isn’t even sorry?
This study will show you how to foster a heart of forgiveness and how to release rocks of resentment that weigh you down. Find out how you can forgive – and be set free!.
Books are available for purchase at the Women’s Fall Ministry Night on September 10.
Contact Paula Ayer at email@example.com to learn more.
Women’s Fall Ministry Night
September 10, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the MC Auditorium. CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
Kick off the season with us with a night of worship, prayer, connection, and community. Come encounter Jesus, receive prayer and encouragement, connect with other women from our church, and be refreshed!
All are welcome, including friends who need connection and community! Please RSVP just to give a general idea for food, but feel free to join regardless. Hope to see all the women in our church there!
Appetizers, dessert and refreshments provided.
Tapestry of Love School Supply Drive
August 27-September 17! Look for bins in the 2nd floor main lobby and the Sunday School area on the first floor.
Tapestry of Love is a ministry to incarcerated and newly released women. Often, their children face the start of a school year without the benefit of a mom at home, and the supplies they need for school. That’s where the TOL School Supply Drive comes in.
Here’s a list of supplies that are needed:
- Book bags
- Pencils and pens
- Craft supplies like glue and scissors
- Supply boxes
- Subject folders and binders
- Notebooks and notebook paper
Annual Women’s Retreat
Dates for the 2024 retreat are February 2-3 at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio.
The goals of the Women’s Retreat are to provide an opportunity for women to grow in their faith and to connect and build relationships with other women.
More information about the 2024 Retreat will be posted here, when available. Contact: Sarah Moorehead - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect and Serve
Everyone is encouraged to utilize their spiritual gifts and serve God in many capacities in the church, whether in the office, teaching children, worship team, or many other areas. There are several specific areas of service:
The Family Shop
For over 25 years, the Mariemont Church Women’s Ministry has provided affordable second-hand clothing to those in need; both for sale and then free to missionaries or relief organizations.
Because a popular local chain of resale shops gives The Family Shop donations of clothes and other things, the quality of items is often surprisingly good.
In addition to those in the neighborhood around the church, it’s a popular shopping spot for missionaries on furlough or those attending EMI (Equipping Ministries International) workshops.
The Family Shop volunteers use this clothing ministry as a means of reaching people by providing needed clothing and, as opportunities arise, sharing the Gospel message.
The proceeds of the sales are used to support the Women’s ministry, support missionary organizations such Navigators and Cru, to outreach to under-served women in the local community (ie. Tapestry of Love Prison Ministries), and also fund projects within Mariemont Church.
The Family Shop, located on the North corner of the first floor (basement), is open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. You can arrange a personal appointment between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. by visiting facebook.com/mariemontcommunitychurch
Take Them A Meal Food Ministry
Take Them A Meal is an outreach food ministry to MC church members and attenders who are in need of meals on a temporary basis due to difficult life circumstances such as surgery, illness, newborns, bereavement, moving, etc.
Those in need can contact: Laura Snow at email@example.com or Lynn Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scheduling will be set up on the internet through TakeThemAMeal.com. Volunteers are advised of the specific needs and sign up accordingly. Three meals per week for two weeks are provided, but additional meals can be requested.
Tapestry of Love Prison Ministry
Tapestry of Love is a ministry founded by Sheila Luther, with Teresa Earhart as partner. The mission is to encourage incarcerated women and their children by showing them the unconditional love of Jesus. Our prayer is that they will learn that there is restoration and unconditional forgiveness for all who seek Him. Our motivation to serve these women is Jesus Himself. He made it clear that showing love and compassion to the “least of these” is important. “Whenever you do it for the least of these, you do it for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
Tapestry of Love connects the incarcerated women to the outside world in several ways including school supply mailings to their children. These children are often a forgotten population when their mothers go to prison and leave them behind in someone else’s care. A first day of school without their mother, or spending a holiday without mom, is incredibly sad. Tapestry of Love connects the incarcerated mother, grandmother, or relative with these children not only through school supply mailings, but also with gift mailings at Christmas.
Caregivers of the children are another focus of our ministry. The Christmas mailings allow us to show love to the inmates’ caregivers, supporters, and relatives. Additionally, we help women coming out of prison with clothing and other vital needs to successfully re-enter society.
Tapestry of Love invites the whole congregation of Mariemont Church to get personally involved every year at Christmas when we lead a School Supply Drive and Adopt-a-Family event.
For more information or for any questions, contact Sheila at email@example.com or Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to support our ministry with your donation, send a check to Mariemont Church, 3908 Plainville Rd., 45227; with “Tapestry of Love,” in the memo line.
Colossians 2:12 “I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God.”