Women's Ministry

In 2003, FBC Russell, began formally organizing Women's Ministry under the leadership of Pat Shrewsbury and a team of ladies that were faithful in serving women through various programs of the church. These included Women's Missionary Union, Prisms, Ladies Mystery Trips, MOPS, Bible study, special events and ladies retreats. Pat's desire was that, as women, we would hold each other accountable in our spiritual growth and for all women to know the love of Jesus. She lived out the following verse which became our theme for years to come: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

Today, our focus continues on women helping other women in their daily walk with Christ. We encourage women in their faith through the above mentioned ministries and additional opportunities which include reading The One Year Bible, monthly Upper Room prayer time, Lunch Bunch, Community Kitchen, Titus Two for young ladies, marriage studies, Kitchen Aid, the National Day of Prayer, annual Ladies Retreat, and our fall and winter Newsletter. Our desire today is a continuation of Pat's calling. We want women to have an intimate, personal relationship with Christ. A life that is distinctly different from the world! One in which we flourish as Christians and encounter abundant joy!

Women's Ministry functions under the authority of the church and our pastor. We agree that it is necessary to live out Exodus 33:16--"How will anyone know that you look favorably on me-on me and on your people--if you do not go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth?".

Ladies, let's find out what it means to live DISTICT! We invite you to join us as we study, learn, laugh, cry, grow and pray together in the name of our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of the one true, holy, living God.

 

Beacons

Beacons is another program for women who want to develop a missions lifestyle. Their main objective is to pray for and learn about our missionaries at home and around the world. They also sponsor mission projects for various community agencies like: The Christmas Giving Tree, Hope’s Place, Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center (Baby Bottle Blessings), Haven of Rest, Heavenly Treasures (Clothing & Household Items Donations). They meet in the home of members on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Come and be a part of the Beacons and let your light shine!

 

Ladies Mystery Trip

The Ladies Mystery Trip is a monthly ministry for ladies of all ages. The times and dates vary, depending on the trip agenda, but each journey begins at the church parking lot. The ladies are told how long they will be gone and what to bring with them, but the destination is unknown (except to the trip organizer) until they arrive at “the spot”. Sometimes they shop, other times they tour businesses, museums, parks or homes—and they always enjoy a meal together! If you’re a lady who wants to get to know other ladies in the church and have some fun, keep looking in the church bulletin or newsletter and show up for the next Ladies Mystery Trip!

 

MOPS

MOPS is an outreach and support group for mothers who are pregnant to those with children up through age 6.  MOPS meets September -- May on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am. Each meeting typically includes a devotion, hot breakfast, games, a speaker or video that helps one grow as a woman and mother, discussion time, a craft, and lots of laughter. MOPS allows mothers to connect and refill their spirit. Come share the journey of motherhood with women in the same season of life--you don't have to feel alone! Childcare is provided. For questions or to register, please contact MOPSFBC@hotmail.com.

 

Prisms

Prisms is a missions program for women. They are discovering ways God is at work in their lives, and they are responding through prayer, giving, and being radically involved in God’s mission—locally and around the world. In the past, they have ministered at the Ramey- Estep Homes, Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, Hope’s Place, and the Ronald McDonald House. They have also adopted a missionary kid. Prisms generally meet the last Monday of the month (the location and time is always posted in the church bulletin). If you are a lady who is willing to allow the light of Jesus’ love to be dispersed through you, come and be a part of Prisms!

 

Scrapbooking & Cardmaking

If you like to do crafts, you’ll love the Scrapbooking & Card making Ministry. Just bring your supplies to scrapbook or make cards, or if you have another craft, feel free to bring it along as well. Right now they just make their own personal items. However, in the future, they plan on making get well, birthday, and miss you cards for Bible Fellowship teachers to use. They meet on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. for crafting and fellowship. Members and non-members are welcome and you can come and go as you please. The cost is free, but the fun is priceless!

 

Stitches of Love

Looking for a new challenge? Perhaps you’d be interested in learning an old craft! Stitches of Love quilt guild is a group of ladies that meet at our church every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Their goal is to teach, create, worship, and minister to others through the art of quilting. To date they have made several quilts for the church nursery; a large King sized quilt to sell at the silent auction to raise money for missions, and many personal wall hanging projects, which are loaned for display at King’s Daughters Hospitality House throughout the year. If you would like to be a part of this growing and creative fellowship for ladies, just grab your sewing box and material and join them next Tuesday!

 

Women’s Enrichment Ministry

The purpose of the Women’s Enrichment Ministry is to encourage women in their relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible studies, evangelism, missions and special events. All women from the community are invited to attend these activities. Usually, one Bible study is planned per semester, and women can choose to attend either a Tuesday morning or Sunday afternoon session. In the past, this ministry has hosted a variety of special events: Ladies Day of Pampering, Mother & Daughter Luncheon, Hats- Off to Ladies Luncheon, and Health Fair. They are always looking for new event ideas, and never turn down people willing to help decorate, serve, and clean up for these special occasions. Please call the church office, if you’re interested in helping with this ministry. If you’re a lady who has never attended one of these Bible Studies or events, you’re missing out on some awesome spiritual growth and fellowship that will enrich your walk with Christ; so keep looking for future times and dates of activities in the church bulletin and get involved!