Welcome to WellSpring Women’s Ministry
Jesus told the Samaritan woman, “the water that I will give will become in each person a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
We women of BPC desire to encounter this spring of water in the programs we offer. To that end, we call ourselves the
Wellspring Women’s Ministry. Our mission is to know Christ, to be known by Christ, and to make Christ known.
We strive to try to meet all ages and stages of life through our programs and events. Here are some of the regular offerings of Wellspring.
Women Experiencing the Bible, or WEB as it is fondly called, meets Wednesday mornings from (Fall) September 6, 2017 – December 6, 2017, and (Spring) February 7, 2018 – May 9, 2018, from 9:15 – 11:15 am. WEB embraces all stages of life so please plan on joining us as we study about & sing to our God, and enjoy loving community in small groups.
Registration fee is $10. Register below, at the event, or contact the Church office at 343-1483. Childcare is available.
We Welcome You…
This program is designed for mothers of babies, toddlers and young children in order to provide connection, support and encouragement for moms. We work with a set curriculum, such as “MOPS” and guest speakers, enjoy breakfast, and experience fellowship together during our weekly meeting.
Childcare is provided for children through five years of age. Do you have an infant? Feel free to bring them with you to the group or use our wonderful childcare.
Registration is required for moms with children needing childcare.
September 8, 2017 – May 18, 2018
Every Friday, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $50 for full program year
This Year’s Theme – You Are Mom Enough
You are enough – beautifully made by God. This year, we will nurture our relationship with God, and foster grace-filled relationships with ourselves, each other, and our families. If you long to feel connected, to feel a little rest amidst the chaos of motherhood, we’d love for you to join us.
Thank you for checking out our Time Out Form Moms group. As our welcome to you, you can visit two times prior to paying the $50 registration fee. We do ask that you go ahead and register yourself and your child(ren) needing childcare. It is important to us that you feel welcome and connected and we look forward to meeting you.
PW is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women. The programming and resource options for the organization offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community.
At Bidwell Presbyterian Church, our history started in the 1800’s. Women sold their eggs and other items to support foreign missionaries. It was called the Mite Society. Today we connect with women and serve our church, community, and beyond in many ways. For more than 200 years PW groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom.We strive to provide a safe and welcoming place where your kids are excited to come every week and you feel comfortable dropping them off. Our staff and childcare workers are CPR and First Aid trained. In addition, our fantastic team of volunteers have undergone thorough background checks and training. Our child to staff ratio is 4:1.
What Are Circle Meetings?
Circles are small groups of women who meet for study, prayer, fellowship, and missions giving, in a relaxed atmosphere of one of the ladies’ homes. Circles meet once a month (September-June) with the focus on using the Horizon Bible Study. Proceeds from monthly circle donations go to Jesus Center and Torres Shelter ($50 each every month) and to the “Fellowship of the Least Coin,” which invites women from around the world to set aside the least coin of their country as a concrete symbol of their prayers for peace and reconciliation and the funds support many programs.
What Is 2 Cents A Meal?
“Two-Cents-A-Meal,” originated in 1976 as a project by Presbyterian Women to involve individuals and families in a corporate response to world hunger. Collecting your change is a simple act expressing thanksgiving for what we have received and it is a way to respond to Jesus’ command “You give them something to eat.” Use envelopes found in the pews to turn in your contributions.
What Is The Prayer Shawl Ministry?
Do you know of someone who needs a special touch? A group of Presbyterian Women has a ministry to solve that need. We make prayer shawls to wrap these people in to help them feel God’s special touch and to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Each shawl is started with a prayer, and prayers are knitted or crocheted as we work. Special stitches and special colors are often used which fit the situation of the recipient. On completion, a group of people, usually friends or family of the recipient, form a circle and pray over the shawl, passing it from hand to hand. Then the shawl is presented to the person in need. We have some shawls already made, but if we do not have one we will make one for the person who needs one. If you desire a shawl for a special person, contact Evelyn Hayes at 342-5236.
How Can I Get Involved?
The women of PW are involved at our church in many ways: Greeters, Ushers, singing in the chancel and gospel choirs and helping with special projects for children, among others. Some women use their talents for knitting prayer shawls and quilting baby blankets which are presented to various members of our church family and many uniforms and dresses have been sewn for children at an orphanage in Haiti. The energy and enthusiasm with which the women of PW work to provide care and love for others are inspiring!
We meet on the 1st Tuesday each month (September – June) for Bible Study with Shannon Christopher at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and program at Noon in the Fellowship Hall. Also offered are Small Group Circles for Bible Study and fellowship in various homes. They are always open to more women. All ladies are invited to attend.
Everyone is invited to brunch, fellowship, and a Musical Program hosted by Presbyterian Women on December 2, from 10:00am–12:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $7.50 (online, Sundays, or in the church office). Childcare available with 2 weeks advanced notice. Deadline November 20 – please contact Patty Davidson directly for childcare firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Patty at 343-1484 or email, email@example.com.
Monday, November 27
HORIZON BIBLE STUDY
A one-hour Bible study precedes the luncheon at 11:00 a.m. each month at the church, led by Shannon Christopher. This year’s study is Who is Jesus?
This is a specific time to focus on our spiritual lives, our relationships, and our God-given gifts and talents. It is also a time to just “rest” in the arms of Christ. Some of our retreats are offered out-of-town, and some are offered right on our church campus.
We spend time as a large group listening to teachings of a guest teacher, break off into small groups for discussion, worship together, play games, dine together, and get to know one another.