Women’s Ministry
Empowering and Supporting Sisters in Christ

Women’s Ministry

Grow in your faith and walk alongside sisters in Christ as part of our Women’s Ministry. Through groups and studies, our Women’s mission is to cultivate an environment where women can be equipped, inspired, and empowered to be a witness of the Living Water at work within them and live out their identity as daughters of the Most High.

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    Women's Advent Tea
    Tuesday, December 12 | 7:00-9:00 pm
    Fellowship Hall

    Women's Advent Tea
    Tuesday, December 12 | 7:00-9:00 pm | Fellowship Halls

    Ignite the Wonder is a unique opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the Advent season while connecting with other women. Enjoy great company, delicious desserts, a hot chocolate bar, live music and a special Christmas presentation. Don't miss this worship-filled evening with the amazing community of women at Christ Church. Bring a friend!

    Cost is $15.

    SOLD OUT!

    Online registration for this event is now closed. Due to the overwhelming response, we are, however, looking into opening some additional “general” seating in which participants would not be assigned to a specific table, but rather would sit at high top tables or chairs. If you are interested in this option, please email Joyce McAndrew at jmcandrew@cc-ob.org.

     

     

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    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 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:

     

    The Evening Well:

     

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    MOPS
    (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    2nd & 4th Wednesdays | Fellowship Halls
    September 13, 2017 - May 9, 2018 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

    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

     

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    MOPS Bible Study

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

    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! 

     

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    SASSY Book Club

    1st & 3rd Wednesdays | Mosaic Room
    September 20, 2017 - May 2, 2018 | 9:30 - 11:15 am

    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.

     

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    Fanning the Flame

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

     

     

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    WASA
    Women Actively Single Again

    Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm

    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.

    3. 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

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    Strength Training for Women

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

    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

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    Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

    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

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    HomeFront

    2nd Saturday of the Month | 4:30 pm | Mosaic Room

    Join our community of parents with young children (Infant through 5th grade)! We gather the second Saturday of each month for faith nurturing, fun conversation and inspiring teaching. On January 13, we will enjoy learning from Jan Gonzalez, one of our phenomenal preschool teachers.  She will enlighten and encourage us in loving and disciplining our children. We will conclude with a Chili Cook Off Competition, with prize and bragging rights!  Childcare is provided from 4:30-6:00 p.m. with delicious chili dinner from 6:00-7:00 pm.