BPC WOMEN’S MINISTRY – WELLSPRING
Bidwell Pres is a great place to connect with other women of faith, to go deeper in Christ, serve with one another, and enjoy fellowship with one another in all walks of life. We have a heart for women to know Jesus and know just how much they are loved by God no matter what their circumstances are in life. Women at Bidwell Pres can expect to experience support in a safe environment, while attending Women’s Ministry events, socials, and Bible studies. All Women’s Ministry events are located on our events page. Registrations can be completed online or by contacting the BPC office.
Time Out for Mom’s (TOFM) has been moved under the Children’s Ministry. This will reflect registration on our event page. Click Here for TOFM.
RETREATSThis 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.
Women Experiencing the Bible, or WEB as it is fondly called, will meet Wednesday mornings from September 4, 2019 – May 6, 2020, from 9:15 – 11:15 am. in the Fellowship Hall. WEB embraces all stages of life so please plan on joining us as we study about & sing to our God, and enjoy loving community in small groups.
Registration fee is $20 for the full program year or $10 for the Fall only, September 4, 2019 – December 4, 2019. You can register online, at the church office, at the Patio Welcome Cart on Sundays, or at the event in the Fall.
Childcare is available. Registration is required for all participants with childcare needs. Please Register on our events page under “Adults.” Registration is open.
PW is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women. The programming and
resource options for the organization offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community.
REGISTER FOR PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN EVENTS ON OUR EVENTS PAGE
We meet on the 1st Tuesday each month (September – June) for Bible Study with Shannon Coon or Tammie Veach at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and program at Noon in the Fellowship Hall. Also offered are Small Group Circles for Bible Study and fellowship in various homes. They are always open to more women. All ladies are invited to attend.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S LUNCH AND BIBLE STUDY – November 5
Presbyterian Women’s monthly luncheon started again on September 2019. Next Lunch will be at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, in the BPC Fellowship Hall. The speaker this month will be Amy Beadle, Camp Fire – One Year Later. R.S.V.P. to Patty at 343-1484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 1 at 12 pm. Cost is $5.00 paid at the door. Bring a Friend!
HORIZON BIBLE STUDY
A one-hour Bible study precedes the luncheon at 11:00 a.m. each month at the church, led by Shannon Coon or Tammie Veach. This Fall’s study – “Love Carved in Stone”
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.
WHAT IS THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY?
Do you know of someone who needs a special touch? A group of Presbyterian Women has a ministry to solve that need. We make prayer shawls to wrap these people in to help them feel God’s special touch and to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Each shawl is started with a prayer, and prayers are knitted or crocheted as we work. Special stitches and special colors are often used which fit the situation of the recipient. On completion, a group of people, usually friends or family of the recipient, form a circle and pray over the shawl, passing it from hand to hand. Then the shawl is presented to the person in need. We have some shawls already made, but if we do not have one we will make one for the person who needs one. If you desire a shawl for a special person, contact Evelyn Hayes at 342-5236.
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, among others. Some women use their talents for knitting prayer shawls and quilting baby blankets which are presented to various members of our church family and many uniforms and dresses have been sewn for children at an orphanage in Haiti. The energy and enthusiasm with which the women of PW work to provide care and love for others are inspiring!