The Ladies at University SHINE!
We seek to Shine, which means Serving Him IN Everything! The ladies at University strive to do this through encouraging and inspiring women to be all God wants them to be. Our goal in this ministry is to be embraced by God’s grace, to be encouraged in joyful service and to be rooted in God’s word.
We desire to encourage women to worship, study and pray to become like Christ and share Him with the world. We have weekly bible study classes for all women in every walk of life.
We hope that through our service we will be able to minister to the spiritual needs and interests of all women. We want to encourage women to be effective tools for evangelism by using each individual’s gifts and talents to spread the Gospel of Christ. We have a variety of opportunities for women to be involved in the mission of spreading the Love of Christ.
Want to serve? Select an area below…
Encouragement: Send cards, or calling those who are mentioned in the announcements, prayer list, classes, worship or bulletin. The occasions may include prayer request, sympathy, illness or congratulations on marriage or birth.
Heart Warmers: Provide ongoing contact with sick and shut-ins or semi-shut- ins by visiting, calling, writing notes and bringing to the church’s attention any special needs that may arise. This committee should work closely with the convalescent ministry.
Absentee Visitation: Encourage absentee sisters by visiting, calling, or sending a card to those who have been absent from worship services and bible classes. This committee will work along with the Personal Evangelism ministry.
Women’s Retreat/ Ladies’ Night Out: Organize and plan an overnight retreat (Yearly) and 3-4 nightly (Quarterly) gatherings for the ladies of the congregation. The ladies’ could attend other congregations’ scheduled retreats. The retreat committee is responsible for making all the arrangements. This committee will work closely with the Ladies Bible Studies committee.
Welcome Guest/Greeters: Top greet visitors and members as they enter the building. Provide a welcome token and visitor’s card as well as other information about the church. Provide a welcome token for the visiting minister’s wife during seminars, gospel meetings, and other special events.
Showers: Organize procedures, facilities, and equipment for having showers to welcome new babies and marriages.
Sisters in Service Email: To be used for requests, immediate needs or as a general communication tool. The benefits of this tool will include getting to know your sisters better through this tool of communication. This will also help notify you immediately of special needs of sisters.
College Ministry: To help college students stay connected to the Lord. This committee will serve as a spiritual link and provide care packages in the Fall and Spring to remind young people they are loved while they are away at school. They will also maintain contact with members via text message, email, cards and notes of encouragement and support.
We Care: To provide care packages, cards and letters to our military members as well as those members who are incarcerated.
Hospital Waiting Room Snacks: To provide bagged snacks along with reading materials, puzzles, etc. to those members whose family is in waiting room during/and or after surgical procedures.
Bulletin Boards: To ensure that each classroom has a bulletin board which is neatly designed and changed regularly to encourage and inform the congregation. This committee could work closely with the Educational committee.
Exercise and Sports Ministry: To provide opportunities for women to reach out to others and enjoy different sports throughout the year. This committee will provide a structured program for women to become physically fit on a regular basis. This could be an exercise program as well as organized sports team approach.
Pre-Teen, Teen, & Young Sister Mentor: Mature sisters will mentor teens and young sisters ages (9-25) by providing them with prayer resources, biblical teachings and life skills. This committee is designed to train young women to become capable of discerning right and wrong and teaching them how to make wise decisions in life every day.
Ladies Bible Studies: To provide an educational program and classes for women to prepare for a closer walk with God. These classes will be held on Sunday evenings while brothers are directing Men’s Training Classes. This committee will also be responsible for planning ladies’ day programs as well as scheduling attendance to other congregations’ ladies’ programs and events. This committee will work closely with the Ladies Retreat/Ladies Night Out committee.
Community Service Ministry: To provide organized participation in community service projects by forming teams and collecting donations for various organizations Ex: Blood Drive, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and “Wear Red Day”. These projects will be performed in conjunction with the Health/CPR committee.
Substitute /Assistant Bible Class Teachers: To be available to provide services when needed in children bible classes. The teacher of the class will inform Educational Chairpersons when they are not available as well as the requested teacher on substitute teacher list.