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Women's Ministry

Who We Are

After learning that she could drink from living water that would never run dry, the “woman at the well” in John 4 went and told the village that she had met the Messiah.  Similarly, after walking to the empty tomb and encountering the risen Savior, Mary Magdalene immediately proclaimed to the rest of the disciples that she had “seen the Lord.”  At Christ Church of Oak Brook, The Women’s Ministry’s mission is to cultivate spaces of worship where women can dig deep into scripture, their faith, and relationships so that they can be equipped, inspired, and empowered to be a witness of the Living Water at work in them and proclaim the good news of the risen Lord.  

Weekly Teachings and Resources

Serving Opportunities

Our goal at Christ Church is to nurture and encourage each woman to live out of the center of God's love and as sisters in Christ to equip and enable one another to live this life of love in our world.

One way to grow on your faith journey is to connect with others by serving. There are volunteer opportunities at the church and with our mission partners. Click on the button below to see if any of these opportunities are a good fit for you!

View Current Serving Opportunities

Partnering with others is another great way to grow in your faith. Check out the many ways in which you can meet and connect with other women.

Women's Connections:

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Friday, November 3 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 4 | 9:00 - 10:00 am or 10:30 -11:30 am
Fellowship Halls

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

This Christmas, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is once again partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to host Operation Christmas Child! Operation Christmas Child delivers shoeboxes of toys and gifts to needy children around the world at Christmas, providing an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus to children & families as they open their gifts.

 

On November 3-4, we will gather for our annual Packing Party in which individuals, families or small groups can select their time slot and then have the opportunity to pack their own shoeboxes with items already donated and available at the event. No need to bring anything, just come serve with others!

 

A $9 donation per shoebox (to Samaritan’s Purse) is required to cover shipping and other ministry expenses. To learn more about Operation Christmas Child or Samaritan’s Purse click here.

 

Interested in serving but can’t make the Packing Party? Donations of coloring books, crayons, matchbox cars and playdough will be collected until October 29 in Operation Christmas Child bins located outside the first-floor nursery and downstairs in the Discovery Center.

 

All ages are welcome, but space is limited.

 

Register today as we enjoy a time of service and fellowship with family and friends while providing hope and help to children all over the world!

 

Register

Questions? Kelly Clifford, MOPS volunteer, at kellys1780@aol.com

 


The Well: A Community Bible Study for Women
Tuesdays beginning September 19 | Fellowship Halls
Mornings 9:30 – 11:30 am | Evenings 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fall Session: September 19, 2017 - January 30, 2018 (Esther)
Spring Session: February 6 - April 24 (Ruth)

The Well: A Community Bible Study for Women

The Well is a weekly integerational Bible study for women of all ages, stages and backgrounds.  We set aside time each week to worship together, encourage one another and dig into God's word through live teaching and small group discussion.  This fall we'll study the book of Esther, digging into how God faithfully works in the lives of his people (even when we can't see it) and how our unique gifts and calling can impact the world around us.  Studies are available for $10 at the Christ Church Bookstore.

We also partner with our early childhood ministry to provide Little Buckets, a wonderful place where your children or grandchldren (birth-kindergarten) will be nurtured in thir faith as they explore Esther right alongside mom or grandma.  The children experience God's love as they are cared for and enjoy time singing, snacking, playing and learning God's word together.

Whether you are new to your faith journey or have been studying the Bible for years, this is the place for you.  Grab a friend, a hot cup of coffee and join us!

The Morning Well:

Register for The Morning Well

Register for Little Buckets

 

The Evening Well:

Register for The Evening Well

Register for Childcare (5yrs and under)

 


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
2nd & 4th Wednesdays | Fellowship Halls
September 13, 2017 - May 9, 2018 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.
 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Childcare available

Christ Church of Oak Brook MOPS, Mothers Of Preschoolers (birth-kindergarten), would like to invite you to join us in this adventure of motherhood.

 

We explore how to live life as a Christian mother. We do this by making connections with other moms going through the same stage in life, by listening to the wisdom of our speakers, and by learning more about God himself.  We know the blessings our children and family are and try to learn better ways to create the Christian Family God wants us to have.  We know that mothering can be challenging at times. MOPS is a safe and loving place where we can ask questions and share concerns about our children, husbands, and to be honest, about ourselves.

 

We begin meetings with delicious food and time to chat with new and old friends. We then enjoy listening to a speaker and finish our meeting with discussions around our tables about the speaker's topic.  During four of our meetings, instead of a speaker we will do a craft and have a conversation meeting - which allows for more time to get to know one another on a deeper level.

 

During our meeting, our children enjoy themselves in the MOPS Kids program.  There is a $31.95 annual registration fee and a fee of $5 per meeting to assist with program expenses.  All mothers are invited to join us.  Financial assistance is available.

Check out the Christ Church MOPS website @ 
www.mopsatccob.com where you'll find the 2017-2018 schedule, newsletters, and even playdates!

 

Contact: Alisa VanHekken / alisavanhekken@gmail.com or Jill Tenery / jilljeantenery@gmail.com

Register HERE

 


MOPS Bible Study
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Room 262
September 20, 2017 - May 16, 2018  9:15 – 11:15 am 
Childcare Available

MOPS Bible Study

MOPS Bible Study
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, September 20, 2017 - May 16, 2018
9:15 to 11:15 am | Room 262

Childcare available

MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) Bible Study is open to any MOPS mom who wants to go deeper in their faith and in community with one another. We pick a study or faith-based book to guide our time as well as enjoy social outings outside of our every-other-week meetings.

For more information contact Kelly Cooper at Dobson_kn@yahoo.com or Gina Venable at ginavenable@sbcglobal.net.

We'd love for you to join our growing community!

Register for MOPS Bible Study

Register for Childcare

 


SASSY: Christian Book Club
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Mosaic Room
September 20, 2017 - May 2, 2018 | 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

SASSY: Christian Book Club

Sassy is a casual gathering of women who love to read and discuss Christian books. We meet twice each month with a warm cup of coffee to chat about characters from our books that we can’t forget, moments that made us cry, lessons learned, and wisdom gleaned. Sassy has created an atmosphere of compassion, trust, and fellowship at Christ Church of Oak Brook.  We even plan events outside of our regular meetings to further strengthen our sisterhood.

We will be reading The Heart of Revelation, by Scott Duvall, available at the Christ Church Bookstore. 


Fanning the Flame
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Room 163
September 6, 2017 - May 16, 2018 | 9:15 am - 11:15 am

Fanning the Flame

9:15 am to 11:15 am

Childcare provided (Registration Coming Soon!)

All women are invited to join this transformational journey guided by the Spirit, through the gospel of John. Enjoy great conversations, Scriptures, prayer, and readings. For more information, contact Kathy Woods at kwoods@cc-ob.org. 

Registration Coming Soon!


Women Actively Single Again (WASA)
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Women Actively Single Again (WASA)

Women who are divorced or younger widows are invited to join in lively discussions on various topics where faith meets life. Come walk with us in Christian fellowship and engaging study. 

The intent of this group is to “actively” seek understanding of this particular chapter in our lives.  Our foundations are:

1. Spiritual Health – We actively pursue our relationship with God as our priority.

2. Emotional Health – We actively seek not just to accept, but fully embrace our current place in society.  We choose to rejoice in today; in God’s place for us at this moment; at every moment. 

2. Physical Health – We include community outings, exercise, volunteer work and other activities as part of our pursuits.

For more information and to get connected, contact: Randi Lundgren / rlundgren@cc-ob.org


Naomi's Circle - Women Who Have Lost a Spouse
Every other Friday • 1:00 p.m. • Room 261
 

Naomi's Circle

Support for women who have lost a spouse.

Every other Friday • 1:00 p.m. • Room 261

All women who have experienced the loss of a spouse are invited to join us for a time of fellowship and Christian study. This group is supportive and loving, growing together in the Lord.

Contact: Anita Dykema / anita@smartgate.com


Strength Training for Women
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
In the Student Center

Strength Training for Women

Need some help to get into shape? Come for a time of strengthening "your weak arms and knees and legs." It's a Biblical thing to do [Hebrews 12:12].

Taught by Connie Livingston, the class meets in the Student Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Walk in fee $6


Prayer Shawl Ministry
1st Wednesday of the month
11:00 a.m. in the Commons

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Circle of Prayer and Creativity

Are you interested in knitting or crocheting a prayer shawl or sewing a prayer blanket to be given to someone experiencing a special joy or a difficult challenge in life?

You can make prayer shawls whenever you choose in your schedule and (as you're able) gather with others in a Circle of Prayer and Creativity to knit, crochet, or sew together. As you make a prayer shawl you are encouraged to pray for all who are facing difficulties and specifically for the person (known or unknown) who will receive your prayer shawl.

The prayer shawls/prayer blankets are given as a visual and tangible expression and reminder of the love of God and the love of his people. Those who received the prayer shawls are invited to wrap themselves in God's Love during times of prayer and Bible reading, during times of joy and celebration and during times of pain and discernment when perhaps they are even unable to pray themselves.

A daytime Circle of Prayer and Creativity meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Commons.

If you or your small group would like to start a Circle of Prayer and Creativity at another time or if you'd like to help in other ways, please contact Sherry Labate in Adult Ministry & Care at 630-321-3936 or slabate@cc-ob.org


GriefShare

 

GriefShare

GriefShare Support Group

GriefShare is a support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Weekly GriefShare sessions include a video seminar and group discussion. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling, and grief study. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic re-enactments about living with grief, and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.

Each class is 13 weeks and open to all!

The workbook can be purchased for $15 during online registration, or at your first group session. If you have already purchased the book, you are welcome to attend at no cost.

For more information, please call Sherry Labate at 630.321.3936 or email slabate@cc-ob.org.


FALL 2017 SESSION: 

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Rooms 262-263 • September 5 - November 28, 2017 

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Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.• Rooms 262-263 • September 6 - November 29, 2017 

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