Women of Grace

The women’s ministry at Grace seeks to bring women of all ages together to encourage one another, to grow in faith, and to share Christ with those in our community. Women of Grace offers a variety of Bible studies and fellowship groups as well as outreach opportunities and special events.

No matter what your age or your stage in life, you’ll find a place to connect and grow in your spiritual journey!


How can you get involved?

Check out the opportunities below and be sure to check the Women's Event Calendar regularly!

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    Common Ground: Rooted in Christ
    We have a place for you!
    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

    Tuesday morning Bible study has a new name and a new vision, but remains a wonderful time to connect at Grace. Women of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences will find common ground with other women who are rooted in Christ to feed on God's Word and nourish one another.

    "Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." (Colossians 2:6-7)

    Choose to attend one of the following groups:

    Peoria MOPS

    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group of moms who have children ages infant to kindergarten We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. We meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom. This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways. Led by Kelsey Feucht and Amy Gerrietts.

    Register for Peoria MOPS


    Mom Life

    Life as a mom is hard sometimes. Having a circle of moms to encourage, love, and support you makes the job a lot easier. Mom Life is a new Tuesday morning Mom Ministry for moms of school aged children. Lessons are designed to give you the confidence to embrace your life stage by teaching you how to biblically respond to the challenges of parenting older kids. Our focus this year will be “Finding Freedom from What Culture is Teaching Moms.” To complement this study, you will have extended time around your table to explore the lesson in depth and really connect with the women in your small group. Of course we will have lots of fun extras like breakfasts, mornings out, guest speakers, crafts, and door prizes. Led by Beth Hilbert.

    Register for Mom Life


    "Having a Mary Spirit" Bible Study

    “Having a Mary Spirit,” a Bible study by Joanna Weaver Invite God into the inner-most place of your soul with “Having a Mary Spirit.” By offering examples of women in the Bible, Joanna Weaver encourages women to look beyond their shortcomings and turn to God who longs to transform them into who He created them to be. Led by Normi Howard and Val Bergia.

    “The Patriarchs" Bible Study

    “The Patriarchs,” a Bible study by Beth Moore Discover God's pursuit of a relationship with man, and marvel as His plan to bless all people unfolds. Explore concepts such as blessing, covenant, and promise, and the bearing each has on a New Testament believer’s life today. Group members will also study the Hebrew names of God introduced on the early pages of Scripture. Plunge into the heart of Genesis, to God’s remarkable pursuit of relationship and to the unfolding of His earthly plan: that through one nation—and ultimately, one man—all people on earth will be blessed. Many of the most profound and enduring concepts in the whole counsel of God’s Word are initiated in this marvelous book of beginnings. This study runs from September through May and offers large group teaching with a small group component. Led by Shannon Henry and Jennifer Reay.

    Quilting & More

    Quilting & More is a close “knit” group of ladies of all ages who meet for fellowship, encouragement, and prayer. Each morning we have a devotion and time of sharing show-and-tell projects followed by a project demonstration or work day. While quilting is the focus, there are ladies who knit, crochet, and craft. We find joy in doing community projects, taking field trips, and a yearly retreat to Shipshewana, Indiana. All are welcome! Led by Pat Ivaska.

    Side by Side

    A ministry to women who are married to medical and dental students, residents, fellows, as well as staff physicians and dentists. We are a non-denominational, Bible-based ministry that is evangelical in nature. We seek to encourage, support, and minister to women in medical marriages through fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Led by Julie Hendricker.

    Register for Common Ground Groups


     

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    MOPS
    A place to refresh and renew
    with other moms just like you!

     New MOPS groups will begin September 12, 2017.


    Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving.


    What does a typical MOPS morning look like?

    Peoria MOPS meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We enjoy breakfast together, speakers, crafts, and kid-free conversations. The alternate Tuesdays are optional Bible study days-a chance to dig into the Bible and get to know your small group even better! While the moms are together, their children, infant through pre-K, are cared for in our KIDventure program. We also offer a fantastic program for homeschooled children.


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    Moms at Night
    Find encouragement and support
    in the motherhood journey.

    After a long day, wouldn’t it be nice to relax with a group of women who really understand you? Moms at Night lets you leave the cares of the day behind and connect with a circle of moms that will support, encourage, and love you.

    Moms at Night is a group for moms with children of all ages. Weekly lessons are designed to enhance your motherhood journey by teaching how to biblically respond to the demands of parenting, no matter what stage you are in. Our focus this year will be “Finding Freedom from What Culture is Teaching Moms.”.

    After the lesson, you will have plenty of time around your table to explore the teaching in depth and really connect with the women in your small group. We will have lots of fun extras like snacks, guest speakers, crafts, and door prizes.

    We will meet Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 8:00pm beginning September 13. Registration for fall 2017 will open August 1. Click the button below to register.

    As part of our Midweek Grace program, there are spots for your children, infant through high school.

    Register for Moms at Night

     

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    Mom Life
    Find encouragement and connect
    with other moms just like you!

    Life as a mom can be hard, even lonely at times. Having a circle of moms to encourage, love, and support can make all the difference.

    Mom Life is our new Tuesday morning ministry for moms of school aged children. Lessons are designed to give you the confidence to embrace your life stage by teaching you how to biblically respond to the challenges of parenting older kids. Our focus this year will be “Finding Freedom from What Culture is Teaching Moms.”

    To complement this study, you will have extended time around your table to explore the lesson in depth and really connect with the women in your small group. We will have lots of fun extras like breakfast, mornings out, guest speakers, crafts, and door prizes.

    Mom Life meets Tuesday mornings 9:30 – 11:30 am beginning September 12. Click the button below to register.

    We offer a fantastic program for homeschooled children (K-8). If you have little ones, infant through pre-K, children are cared for in our KIDventure program.

    Register for Mom Life

     

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    Grace Women's Fellowship
    Find encouragement and friends.

    We meet on the third Tuesday evening of each month to develop friendships and encourage one another through inspirational speakers and interesting activities. We enjoy refreshments and a special speaker shares a devotional.

    For more information contact Carol Learned at (309) 231-0401.


     

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    His Alone
    Find encouragement among single
    women together.

    His alone is a special gathering for women who are single – either widowed, divorced, or never married. We meet once a month (September through May) for fellowship, lunch, and encouragement.

    For more information contact Joy Moore at (309) 713-3918.


     

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    Monday Morning Prayer
    We meet weekly to pray together.

    All women are invited to attend a weekly time of prayer for our church, our nation, our missionaries, and our own personal requests. We begin each week with a devotional or a sharing time by a missionary. Then we divide into groups and spend time in prayer.

    For more information contact Mary Jane Crowell at (309) 674-5313.