The desire of the Women’s Ministry Team at gracespring is to create the backdrop for women to grow in relationship with Christ and one another. We love seeing lives changed through the intervening power of the Holy Spirit. We love seeing women in authentic grace-filled relationships that disciple and encourage across generations. We have a spot for you amongst this imperfect but growing Christ-centered community. Please review all the opportunities we have available and plan to join us and get connected! We look forward to getting to know you!
Ladies in Lawn Chairs
Outdoor Concert and Picnic Event just for the ladies!
Thursday July 30th
6pm – 8:30 pm
Grab your lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic dinner (or grab takeout) and join us for some fun and encouragement with your gracespring sisters! We’ll provide the large shaded lawn and entertainment by eclectic bluegrass trio, Banjovi for a fun, relaxing night! No charge to attend but you MUST RSVP for parking and weather updates. The band will start around 7.
Where: Crossley Home: 8805 East D Avenue, Richland MI (around the corner from the church). There is no rain location at this time.
Covid Precautions: We will be able to spread out within a large shaded outdoor space but ask everyone to consider the needs of others as it relates to social distancing and mask wearing when in close proximity to one another. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Parking: on both sides of the street, around the Library, the north end of Hardings Parking lot. All parking areas are connected by sidewalk.
Banjovi is a bluegrass trio, playing an eclectic mix of bluegrass, rock, folk, and country music. They are a fun, easy-going band known for entertaining at many local outdoor venues, church events and casual watering holes.RSVP
Summer Book Clubs
What is the Lord calling you to this summer?
It’s truly a season of barbecues, beaches, family time and travel but it can also be a time we lose spiritual muscle. We hope you’ll join us for one of several different small group studies we are offering (in person and online) to help you stay “in shape” as you pray, encourage, learn and grow with a community of sisters in Christ!
We will be offering:
- Power of a Praying Wife, by Stormie Omartian, hosted by Erica Sloan
- Power of a Praying Mother, by Stormie Omartian, hosted by Krystal Scott
- Power of a Praying Woman, by Stormie Omartian, hosted by Kolene Tanis
- You Are Free, by Rebekah Lyons, hosted by Jen Schaap
- Original Roots Seminar: Kinsman Redeemer, by Terri Girardi, hosted by Terri
Women’s Welcome Wagon
To resume Fall 2020 as CDC guidelines allow
Newer to Gracespring? Please join us for one of our Women’s Welcome Wagons! The Women’s Welcome Wagons are hosted in homes around the area on a quarterly basis and are a casual, fun way to help you meet new women and connect with upcoming opportunities. You can expect some introductory activities, helpful information, some yummy treats and plenty of time to mix and mingle with other ladies who are both new to Gracespring, and those who have been around “forever”. We would love to get to know you! To be added to the list for our next WELCOME WAGON, please click the button below and sign up via SIGN UP GENIUS.View / sign up for upcoming Welcome Wagons
Just Open the Door: A Study of Biblical Hospitality by Jen Schmidt
In these challenging times, God does not call us to a life of solitude, but to an abundant life as we pour out the love and grace we have in Christ to those around us. This study will offer us a simple yet radical life–giving vehicle to welcome others wherever you are and point them to the fullness of life in Christ. The world is looking for hope and a future.
Come join us “in person” or via ZOOM as we encourage one another to BE the church in times like these, showing what true biblical hospitality looks like. Through our obedience in Christ, we can have a mighty impact on our community! You will be blessed as you B.L.E.S.S. others.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind….And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39
Starting September 21st
8 week study
Location: Auditorium “in person” (to safely spread out)
Facilitator: Tammy Tema
Starting September 24
8 week study
Location: Upper Concourse “in person” (to safely spread out)
Facilitator: Cindy Snyder
Zoom classes also available.
*Due to Covid, childcare will not be provided at this time.
Sign up for Women’s Studies
Mothers of Preschoolers (Pregnant through Kindergarten)
We meet the 2nd & 4th Thursdays between September and May from 6:30pm-8:30pm at gracespring Bible Church. Join us as Moms enjoy relaxation, learning, discussions and creative activities. We would love to have you come check us out. Your first meeting is free. If you decide to register there is a $31.95 MOPS International registration fee that goes directly to MOPS international. In addition to the MOPS International fee our local chapter collects dues in September to cover our local expenses of food supplies, speaker fees, and crafts supplies. Our local dues are determined at the beginning of each semester. We also have scholarships available as we don’t want money to keep anyone from being able to enjoy the MOPS experience. Please contact our Finance Coordinator, Amanda Ulman, for information regarding scholarships at email@example.com.
Registration for our 2020-2021 season is now OPEN, and we are accepting new members, visit the gracespring MOPS page for more information and to register. You can reach our MOPS Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Visit the gracespring MOPS page
Women’s Worship & Prayer Night
The 4th Friday of the month
If you’ve joined us for one of our recent retreats, you KNOW the powerful times of praise and worship we have enjoyed together as women. The convergence of many voices lifted in praise is a beautiful sound and a “sweet aroma” to the Lord. Join us the 4th Friday of each month at gracespring (in the gsKidz Theater) as we lift high the name of Jesus and spend time in prayer together.Update on Women’s Worship Night & COVID-19
Days vary throughout the year
Want to learn more about connecting your faith and creativity? Join us the first Saturday of every month for a fun workshop where you’ll learn a new Bible journaling technique and spend time together creating in the Word. To learn more about Bible journaling and to stay up to date on upcoming events, check out our Facebook group Anchored Hope Bible Journaling Friends.
For more information, contact Ashley Roe at AshleyR.Roe@gmail.com or by phone/text at 269.366.8714.
Women In Need at GraceSpring
Become a WINGS (WOMEN IN NEED AT GRACESPRING) caregiver. By signing up below you will become part of the official list of caregivers who are willing to help out as needs arise.Sign up to be a WINGS Caregiver
Women 50 years & older
No one should ever come to church and have the heaviness of loneliness or a sense of not belonging. Sister, if you are 50+ years old, we have a place at the table for you. We meet the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 am at Michelle’s Restaurant, 4010 Gull Road, Kalamazoo. (next to “Frosty Boy”)
“Seasoned Sisters” isn’t just about eating breakfast. We are a community group… we are the church… we are the hands and feet of Jesus… we are the hope and encouragement… whatever your need, trial, or journey. With the combined years of experience and wisdom, you will find a fellow traveler. You do not have to walk your road alone. We are here to welcome you and fold you into the body of sisters. Over the years we, as a group of seasoned ladies, have provided and served in several ways, including a mission project that has provided clean water for life for hundreds of people in five different countries. Come and be a part of this dynamic group of “Seasoned Sisters!” You can contact Sandy Skartsiaris atfor information.
Scrapbooking & Crafts
Are you crafty or just enjoy time with scissors and pictures? Come and bring your gear and paper crafting projects to join us for fun and fellowship right here at the church. These events are on specific weekends throughout the year, on Friday and Saturday 9am – 4pm at gracespring Bible Church.
Want more info? Email Sally Tanner at email@example.com or call her at (269)274-9083.