TOGETHER...MINISTRY TO WOMEN
GATHER. GROW. SERVE.
Together…Ministry to Women is a community where women are inspired to know God, build lasting friendships, and make a difference in the world. We organize weekly and monthly meetings, special events, and service opportunities designed especially for women. All women are welcome. It’s easy to get involved.
Small Groups – Connecting women to grow, belong, and be transformed through life-giving relationships. Click here for upcoming Small Group opportunities.
Bible Studies–Establishing women in their identity for the purpose of spiritual transformation. Click here for upcoming Bible Studies.
Large Gatherings & Retreats–Providing a time for refreshment, relaxation, and spiritual renewal. See below for information about our past and upcoming retreats.
Serve Opportunities–Giving women the opportunity to serve the world. See below for ways to connect with women in service.
For more information on women’s ministries, e-mail email@example.com or contact Pastor Manuela Kauer, and watch the EVENTS page for more information on seasonal Bible studies, retreats, and special EVENTS.
Together…Ministry to Women Gathering
The focus of the Together…Ministry to Women is faith development through Bible study and fellowship, and the support of missions through gifts and service. All women of the church are welcome. E-mail Jan Marsh for more information. Together Ministry meets on the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 am in Room 206 (FPCB); 1 p.m. in Room 216 (FPCB); 7 p.m. in Room 206 (FPCB), and at , 9:30 am in Kirkland Village in the 3rd floor Art Gallery.
Summary From 2017 Retreat
The 3rd annual FPCB Women’s Retreat was held at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, PA from Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26. We were overwhelmed by the response of the ladies who registered to attend and happily scrambled to accommodate 92 ladies from our church and their invited guests. Rev. Dr. Marnie Crumpler was our headliner who easily helped us understand key temptations that Jesus faced and how we can use his solutions to gain our own identity in Christ. We symbolically passed our temptations to God and found we are his beloved children and He is pleased with each of us. Marnie’s message was laced with humor, intertwined with compassion while grounded with a deep understanding of God’s grace.
Our Silent Auction consisted of many beautifully decorated baskets, jewelry and gift certificates gathered or donated by the attendees. After last minute bidding, our tally reached $1,732 for Truth for Women to be used to provide restorative care for sexually exploited women and increase awareness of sex trafficking in the LV.
We created and prayed over baby blankets to be given to St. Luke’s Hospital neonatal unit and we made journals for cancer patients. We also hiked in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, ate heartily of the delicious food, played games and laughed until our insides ached. What a blessed time of joyful sojourning with our Sisters in Christ. Many thanks to all who contributed and to God above who delivered us all safely, stayed with us through the weekend and sealed our hearts. Join us next year!
Compassion isn’t something we create on our own. It is often born out of a deep brokenness in which we experience the unspeakable comfort of God, and now we have the opportunity to offer that comfort to other women.
Truth for Women—Come join our local mission partner, Truth for Women in their mission to transform women from the inside out by confronting life issues such as sex trafficking, through support, education, and advocacy. As part of their ministry, they operate a live-in home Truth Home and My Sister's Closet, a women's resale boutique and funding source for their women's center. They are looking for women use their flare for fashion and hearts for service. Open to all women in our congregation. For more information, contact Trish Fritz and Tammy Adelsberger.
Card Ministry & Workshop—Even in the exploding world of electronic communication, greeting cards are still one of the most welcomed forms of communication today. Few people can resist the excitement of receiving a hand-written envelope and card in the mail. Under the leadership of an expert card maker, the FPC Bethlehem Card Ministry hosts three card-making workshops per year where the participants create more than 80 Easter, Christmas and “Thinking of You” cards. These cards, along with birthday cards, are mailed by the Card Ministry team to senior church members in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and retirement villages as well as to those who are unable to leave their homes. Cards are also sent to FPC Bethlehem Missionaries. We invite all women to come and join us for any or all of our workshops. We guarantee you will have fun, meet new women and make beautiful cards. For more information on the next workshop or to be placed on our mailing list, contact Karen Hammer.
There are many other ways to connect and serve at FPCB. Do you like to prepare meals, pray, knit, quilt, create cards, garden, make crafts? To get connected in Together…Ministry to Women contact Beth Bloss firstname.lastname@example.org and Janet Robison email@example.com.