Women’s Ministries

Welcome to Women’s Ministries! Our desire is to REACH out to women in our church and community to provide a place of CONNECTION–where women build and enjoy friendships with each other through ministries such as Moms Together, Moms Connected, Prayer Groups and special interest ministries; to provide a place for women to be EQUIPPED–where women learn about God and His truth through ministries such as weekly Bible studies and Women’s Retreats; and to provide a place for SERVING–where women are given opportunities for service, leadership and outreach.

“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Psalm 25:4-5

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College Moms in Prayer is a ministry that consists of groups of 4-6 moms of college-age students who meet in one another’s homes once a month for the purpose of praying for the spiritual, physical, emotional and relational needs of each college student represented in the group. Visit the College Moms in Prayer Page .

Moms Connected, for mothers of tweens and teens, serves as a ministry to encourage, support and build connections with other women in this stage of teenage parenting. The morning includes informal social time, breakfast, an informative speaker and discussion groups. Visit the Moms Connected Page .

Moms Together, for mothers of infants through elementary-age children, is a time for mothers to enjoy rest, instruction, support and affirmation. The morning includes breakfast, time for conversation, informative speaker presentations and discussion groups. A children’s program, Kids Together, is also provided for kindergarten and younger. Visit the Moms Together Page .

Newcomer Brunches are provided three times throughout the year for women who are newer to FBCG. Designed to help newcomers connect and feel a sense of belonging in a new church home, Newcomer Brunches offer women a chance to meet Women’s Ministry staff and other newcomers, learn of ways to connect in a variety of ministries for women and get a sneak peek at upcoming special events. Visit the Newcomer Brunch Page for more information.

Forget-Me-Nots is a fellowship group for senior single women (typically 60’s-80’s) that meets bi-monthly for luncheons with activities or special programs featuring a speaker. Visit the Forget-Me-Nots Page .

Single Moms Ministry is designed for single mothers of all ages—divorced, widowed or never married. The group meets for brunch on Sunday mornings at various times throughout the year and regularly invites guest speakers to present on practical topics pertinent to the life of a single woman and mother. Visit the Single Moms Ministry Page .

PATCHWORKS QUILTING MINISTRY meets monthly to make simple quilts to give to Fox Valley Pregnancy Center in South Elgin and Evangelical Child and Family Agency in Wheaton. Visit the Patchworks Page .

DEEP WATERS BOOK GROUP invites women who want to be challenged in their faith, like to read and enjoy sharing their thoughts about books chosen which range from theological classics to particularly influential contemporary works. Visit the Deep Water Book Group Page .

KNIT TOGETHER exists to encourage and serve the Body of Christ through knitting and crocheting. Occasionally the group works on service projects. There is an on-going ministry project opportunity by knitting Prayer Shawls which are given to people who are grieving or suffering. Visit the Knit Together Page .

SCRAP NIGHT is an informal evening designed for women in the church and community who enjoy Scrapbooking, Photo Journaling and Card Making. Enjoy an evening of uninterrupted work time while connecting with others and sharing ideas and accomplishments. Visit the Scrap Night Page .

SPECIAL EVENTS are provided throughout the year and include a variety of venues that range from opportunities for women to enjoy connecting with new and old friends to instructional seminars to events that provide in-depth biblical teaching and equipping. Visit our Special Events Page.

WOMEN’S RETREAT is a one-day, on-campus event, for women of all ages and stages of life, to deepen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Worship and biblical teaching are part of this special event that offers women the opportunity to experience personal, relational and spiritual growth and refreshment. Click here for more information.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, for women of all ages, focuses on scriptural teaching and principles with a strong emphasis for daily living. Study guides, small groups discussion and lectures are typically provided in each of the four study levels—entry, general, intermediate and in-depth. Visit the Women’s Bible Study Page .

Women’s Prayer Group devotes itself to praying for the church staff, the various church ministries and specific needs of the church body. Visit the Women’s Prayer Group Page .

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Lorene Coffey, Director of Women’s Ministries
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Kim Ericson, Director of Women’s Outreach
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Beth Griebel, Coordinator of Paid Child Care
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Michelle Klisares, Director of Women’s Bible Studies
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Karen Leone, Coordinator of Women’s Bible Studies
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Jackie Ragains, Administrative Assistant
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