We are committed to seeing women firmly planted in the Lord Jesus Christ so they can display His Womens-Logosplendor to their world.

Mission: Build mature followers of Jesus through her Church and home.
Vision: Transform her heart… Transform her home… Transform her world

“… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” 
Isaiah 61:3

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Are you looking to connect with other women in similar walks of life as you? Our Connect Groups have multiple groups that meet at different times, different days of the week, and different locations.

Click HERE to see all the Women’s Connect Groups


Due to COVID-19, we are not currently meeting.

Leaders: Tara Beachy & Judy Piatt
Date: Sundays
Time: 9:00 am
Location: E-104

Description: This class is for women of all ages and all stages of life with a hunger for the Word of God. January 12–April 5, we will experience the IF:Gathering 2019 through study. What does it look like to live out our faith in our relationships, our jobs, in conflict and suffering, and with our money? This generation is hungry for big faith, a faith marked by wisdom, that is lived out in the practical, mundane things we do and decisions we make every day. Join us as we listen to the IF:Gathering speakers and dive into the book of Proverbs for a look at a different way to live. April 19–May 31, we will study Gifted For Love by Matt Chandler. All spiritual gifts come from the Holy Spirit and are given to serve the body of Christ in love. These gifts are at work today, but most of us have never heard of the gifts or have seen them twisted for a glory other than God’s. In this video study each of us will discover how God has individually gifted, called, and empowered us with gifts for building up His Church.

Requirements: Bible

Childcare is available.

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently meeting in person. Contact Laura for more details. 

Leader: Laura Carmany
 Tuesday mornings
Time: 9:15 am
Location: E-102

Description: Mom Connection is geared toward moms of babies through elementary-aged children who enjoy connecting with and sharing advice with other moms in the same phase of life. We will kick off the Winter semester January 21, with House or Home? Parenting Edition by Chip Ingram. In this video study we will learn timeless truths about God’s blueprint for parenting including a wealth of personal experiences and practical help. Then starting March 24, we will dive into Breathing Room for Moms by Mandy Arioto. In this 6-week video study Mandy will help you avoid burnout and find some breathing room, even in the trenches of motherhood.

Requirements: Bible

Childcare is available.

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently meeting.

Leader: Pam Moore
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: E-102

Description: What will 2020 hold for you and me? We will be guided through Max Lucado’s How Happiness Happens on DVD and study guide and learn to to find lasting joy while being in the world today. Through this study we will be personally transformed and encouraged in ways that are biblical and lasting. Come if you desire to grow and change as we study for 8 weeks together. Women of all ages are invited and encouraged to invite a friend that needs this class too. Come In Courage! Be BRAVE and join our class this February.

Requirements: Bible and How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations study guide by Max Lucado ($8)

Childcare is NOT available.

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently meeting.

Leaders: Laurel Notturno, Darcy Friel, and Cheryl Linhart
Wednesday mornings
Time: 9:15 am-11:30 am
Location: L-42

Description: Join women of all ages as we grow in relationship with the Lord, His Word and one another. January 15–March 11 we will study The Sermon On the Mount by Jen Wilkin while being challenged to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. April 1–May 13 we will learn The Power of God’s Names as we explore the biblical meanings of the names and attributes of God as creator, ruler, provider, warrior and more with video teaching by Dr. Tony Evans. Study guides available in class.

Requirements: Bible; Sermon On the Mount by Jen Wilkin ($14); The Power of God’s Names by Dr. Tony Evans ($14)

Childcare is available.

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently meeting.

Leader: Theresa Maxin
Date: Wednesday nights
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: E-104

Description: When hard times come and God seems to deviate from the plan we assume our life should follow, we are more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It is then that we begin to press into our own ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try. In this 7-session video study of 1 &2 Kings, join Lysa Terkeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.

In this study we will learn to:

  • Identify and challenge doubts in the one true God.
  • Explore how the Old Testament applies to our lives today.
  • Learn to trust in the goodness and faithfulness of God.

Requirements:Bible, Trustworthy study guide by Lysa Terkeurst ($15)

Childcare is available.

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently meeting.

Leader: Theresa Maxin
Date: Wednesday nights
Beginning: March 11, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: E-104

Description: As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people always seek to frustrate our life’s calling. While you are seeking first God’s kingdom, they are seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work. In this 7 week video study we will learn to:

  • Set healthy boundaries to protect your life’s calling
  • Find refuge in God when you feel under attack
  • Discern when to walk away from a toxic situation
  • Keep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationships
  • Love and serve difficult people by resisting their control
  • Grow your inner strength and invest in reliable people.

Requirements: Bible, When to Walk Away study guide by Gary Thomas ($7), and book (recommended but not required) ($15)

Childcare is available.


Theresa Maxin

Connect Director


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Trisha Abbruzzi

Internal Communications Director and Administrative Assistant for Theresa Maxin


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