WELLSPRING WOMEN’S MINISTRY OF BPC

When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well in the Gospel of John, he not only knew her intimately, but he also let her get to know him as the Messiah. When the woman realized who He was, she went and proclaimed it to her town, bringing a mass of new followers to Jesus. This image of a Christ who knows us, is known by us, and inspires us to make him known to others is the foundation of our women’s ministries at Bidwell Presbyterian Church.

Jesus told the Samaritan woman, “the water that I will give will become in each person a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” We women of BPC desire to encounter this spring of water in the programs we offer. To that end, we call ourselves the Wellspring Women’s Ministry.

Our mission is to know Christ, to be known by Christ and to make Christ known.

As opportunities and events are planned for Women’s Ministry, they will be posted here.

RETREATS

This is a specific time to focus on our spiritual lives, our relationships, and our God-given gifts and talents. It is also a time to just “rest” in the arms of Christ.
Some of our retreats are offered out-of-town, and some are offered right on our church campus.

We spend time as a large group listening to teachings of a guest teacher, break off into small groups for discussion, worship together, play games, dine together, and get to know one another.

WEB

Current Offering:

WEB (Women Experiencing the Bible) | Wednesdays, 9:15AM – 11:15AM
Starting this fall ONLINE on September 16, 2020.

If you would like more information about this ministry,
contact Janet Thresher at jcthresher@comcast.net

BPC has an active chapter of Presbyterian Women (PW). PW is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that has, for more than 200 years, strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom.  Our chapter of the organization is currently not meeting in person due to the pandemic.

Please join us for the PW Bible Study every 1st Tuesday of the month via Zoom at 11:00AM. Anyone who would like to hear Shannon’s presentation of each month’s lesson is welcome.

Study Topic: INTO THE LIGHT: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament

Please contact Patty (pdavidson@bidwellpres.org) for more details and/or to be added to the Zoom invite list.

OUR HISTORY

At Bidwell Presbyterian Church, our history started in the 1800’s. Women sold their eggs and other items to support foreign missionaries. It was called the Mite Society. Today we connect with women and serve our church, community, and beyond in many ways. For more than 200 years PW groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming place where your kids are excited to come every week and you feel comfortable dropping them off. Our staff and childcare workers are CPR and First Aid trained. In addition, our fantastic team of volunteers have undergone thorough background checks and training. Our child to staff ratio is 4:1.

WHAT ARE CIRCLE MEETINGS?

Circles are small groups of women who meet for study, prayer, fellowship, and missions giving, in a relaxed atmosphere of one of the ladies’ homes. Circles meet once a month (September-June) with the focus on using the Horizon Bible Study. Proceeds from monthly circle donations go to Jesus Center and Torres Shelter ($50 each every month) and to the “Fellowship of the Least Coin,” which invites women from around the world to set aside the least coin of their country as a concrete symbol of their prayers for peace and reconciliation and the funds support many programs.

WHAT IS TWO CENTS A MEAL?

“Two-Cents-A-Meal,” originated in 1976 as a project by Presbyterian Women to involve individuals and families in a corporate response to world hunger. Collecting your change is a simple act expressing thanksgiving for what we have received and it is a way to respond to Jesus’ command “You give them something to eat.” Use envelopes found in the pews to turn in your contributions.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

The women of PW are involved at our church in many ways: Greeters, Ushers, singing in the chancel and gospel choirs and helping with special projects for children. The energy and enthusiasm with which the women of PW work to provide care and love for others are inspiring!