Women are pulled in many different directions these days. There are internal and external expectations that weary our hearts, minds, and bodies. Whether you are a full-time employee, full-time at home, or looking for your next life step, your hours are full. So wherever you find yourself, we want to come alongside and encourage you in your relationship with Jesus and others.
To Live Is Christ
- Wednesday, begins September 13
- 9:30-11:30am, Room 101
- Cost: $16
To Live is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul - Bible Study Book by Beth Moore provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this in-depth women's Bible study on the life and ministry of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. Paul served faithfully, loved heartily, and demonstrated what it means to die daily, crucified with Jesus Christ. Join Beth Moore in a journey to discover a greater appreciation for his unflagging faith and undying devotion to servanthood.
- Wednesday, begins September 13
- 9:15-11:15am, Room 104
- Cost: $13
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.
In this 6-session Bible study, Beth Moore will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.
The Book of Jonah
- Friday, begins September 8
- 10am-Noon, Room 207
At the end of the day, God is less concerned with what we do for Him than who we are in Him. Few figures illustrate that truth better than Jonah. Focused on the prophet rather than his prophecy, the story of Jonah gives us a picture of a man on the run due to his own selfish desires. Instead of showing mercy to his enemies, he determined to keep God's grace to himself rather than share it with those he considered undeserving. Can you relate?
Over the course of 8 verse-by-verse sessions, pastor and author Eric Mason expands our vision to see that Jonah's story is our own. Far more than a thrilling Sunday school adventure, it offers a profound glimpse into the conflict that occurs when God calls resistant believers to His mission. More importantly, it underscores the depths of His compassion not only in redeeming the lost, but redeeming those He has called to participate in His reconciling work.
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MOMS - Making Our Mothering Significant
This is a weekly Tuesday ministry for moms with children of all ages to help them connect with each other in meaningful relationships, learn marriage & parenting skills, and grow in their relationship with the Lord. MOMS features large group sessions, guest speakers, small group settings and a mentoring dynamic that offers support and encouragement.
The MOMS ministry program runs September-May, taking breaks for regularly scheduled school holidays.
Once MOMS fills up a waiting list will be established and spots will be filled as they become available.
- 9am: Childcare check-in & Social time
- 9:30-11am: Speaker days & Small group
- Childcare is through Kid Town program (0-5 years)
- Costs per ministry year: $75 first child ; $50 each additional child
- 6:45-8:30pm: Childcare check-in & Group time
- Childcare is through Kid Trek (1st-5th grade)
A Beautiful Mess
Kid Town Children's Program
Tuesday Morning: 0-5 years
Tuesday Evening: 1st-5th graders
Childcare for MOMS is available for a fee through the Kid Town Childcare program. Online methods of payment include credit card and checking account debit. Registration and booking fees must be paid in full and are not refundable after the first week of September. Half of the childcare costs are due at registration with the remainder due in February. Registration forms may also be picked up and submitted in the church office.
Financial assistance is available by filling out the MOMS Registration form and the Application for MOMS Financial Assistance form. Contact Mariya Panagiotopoulos for further info.
Costs per ministry year:
$75: first child
$50: each additional child
- Two Thursdays each month
RECHARGE is designed to build bridges to young moms in our community by providing a place for them to connect, receive encouragement, and leave with increased confidence in their role as mothers.
The first years of mothering are hard. We are told to cherish these years, which pass all too quickly. The years may pass quickly, but the days can seem to crawl! That’s why Moms need other moms to make it through these years. That’s what RECHARGE is all about; giving mothers a chance to connect with each other. While connecting we’ll have some fun, hear a speaker, enjoy some food, and maybe even make a Pinterest-inspired craft.
If you’d like to attend, contact Joy Helfers, RECHARGE Coordinator.
Women's Book Club
Friday, April 28
6:30-8:30pm, Room 104
High School & older
Book: Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel by Melody Carlson
Bring a snack to share!
Ladies Lunch Out
- 1st Tuesday each month
- 11:30am, Uno's Chicago Grill - Gurnee
The women of Village Church gather once a month to share a meal together. We meet to connect in an informal setting at a time all our different life stages cross paths...a lunch break! Come out and bring your fun anecdotes from your day, burdens on your heart, and an appetite for delicious food and strengthening friendships.
Village Church Gym (unless otherwise noted)
Come to meet other women, do some Zumba, laugh, chat, stretch, and more. No cost and no need to register...just come!
3/4: Room 101, Zumba
3/18: Length, Strength & Balance
3/25: No Class - Spring Break
4/15: No Class, Kid Zone Easter Eggstravaganza
4/22: Length, Strength & Balance
5/6: Classes at Women’s Retreat in Lake Geneva
5/13: Zumba 5/20: Length, Strength & Balance
Single Moms Dinner & Study
- Wednesdays, 6-8pm
- Room 104
Come for a great family meal, a time of connection with other moms, and dig into God's word with us. Free childcare is available, we just ask that you let us know you're coming by the Tuesday before so we can schedule plenty of workers and prepare enough food.
Quilting, knitting, and more
- 1st Thursday of each month
- 7-9pm, Room 207 @ Village Church
Bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting projects to show the group...and your friends! Everyone is welcome!
Devotion & Prayer
Group Project Instruction
Community Care Projects
Individual Project Support
Show & Tell