Women of Grace

Welcome to Women's Ministry at Grace Presbyterian Church! We are thrilled you stopped by our page!

Our goal is to create a space where each woman feels welcomed and cared for. Whether you need a soft place to land, or you're ready for an in-depth Bible study, or something in-between, we hope you'll find what you need for the season of life you're in.

We offer weekly Bible studies, support groups, and special events. Please feel free to reach out to me, Brenda Garrison, with any questions or comments.

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    Tuesday Bible Studies
    Growth and Connection

    Tuesday mornings at Grace Pres are a fun time of studying God’s Word while growing in relationship with other women—fancy wording for making friends!

    Studies will run Tuesdays 9:30–11:30 a.m.

    A children’s program is available during our studies:

    • Nursery care
    • Preschool program which includes: Bible lesson, craft, snack, and activities

    Groups offered Fall 2023

    Tuesday Morning Bible Study | Normi Howard

    “Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you.” 1 John 2:24
    Through the letters of the apostle John, we are reminded to hold fast to our faith and live what we believe as we learn more about abiding in the truth. Join Normi and the group in the study of Abide by Jen Wilkin.
    Cost: $23

    Rooted Women Bible-Only Bible Study | Jorie Dahlin | Acts

    Have you ever wondered how the early church loved well and shared the Gospel from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth? Would you like to learn how you can do the same? If so, please join us for this Bible-Only Bible Study on the book of Acts. Each week, we will read a chapter of the Bible together and discuss it using a series of thought-provoking questions. We will gain a fresh perspective on how God worked in the lives of the early church, and how He works in our lives today.

    Quilters & More | Pat Ivaska

    With a passion for quilting, this sweet group of women meet for a devotional, share prayer requests, enjoy showing their quilting, and participate in a demonstration or a workday. All women are welcome. If you love to quilt or want to learn, this group of godly women is for you.


    Side-by-Side is a Christian international group for the wives of doctors and dentists. This group offers support and encouragement in a biblically based study. This semester the women will be studying the book James with Francis Chan through RightNow Media. The book of James calls us to action and prayer and teaches us how to live true faith in the midst of trials. Through the book of James, God calls us to deep relationship where everything in life revolves around Him.

    TBS 2023 Fall Registration

    Child Registration

    MoCo Bible Study | Rachel Escher

    This group of moms with littles will be studying 1 Peter and the book Hard Is Not the Same Thing as Bad by Abbie Halberstadt. Come and see how the normal challenges of raising children can make you more like Jesus.

    MoCo Fridays

    Mom Collective is a community where you can come as you are, be known, supported, and encouraged, as we adventure together through the little years of motherhood.

    Women's MoCo Registration (Fall 23)

    Women's KidCo/MoCo Child Registration (Fall 23)

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    Rooted Women
    June 21–July 26, 2023

    Wednesday Evening Bible Study
    June 21–July 26, 2023
    6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Something wonderful happened on Wednesday evenings last summer when women gathered in homes around the greater Peoria area to study God’s Word. Flip-flops, lemonade, and camp chairs added up to a summer of casual community, new friendships, and closer relationships with God.

    The women loved this format so much that we are hosting a similar study this summer on Wednesdays from June 21 to July 26. Every woman has a need to be seen and cared about. As we study several New Testament passages, we will learn how Jesus saw and cared for women and gave them a place in His ministry. By studying these passages, we will see that, even today, we are seen and known by a loving and merciful God.

    Register Now!

    Please feel free to reach out to Brenda Garrison, Women’s Ministry Director, with any questions or comments.

    Please join us! Register below in the area that is most convenient for you. There is no fee for this study.

    1. North Peoria (off Mount Hawley Road)
    2. North Peoria (closer to Dunlap)
    3. Peoria (East Bluff)
    4. Germantown Hills
    5. Morton


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    Mom Collective

    Mom Collective is a community where you can come as you are, be known, supported, and encouraged, as we adventure together through the little years of motherhood. For more information about our meetings and events click here, or send us an email!

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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.

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    Moms in Prayer
    Praying for our children

    Moms In Prayer is an international group whose vision is that “every school in the world would be covered with prayer.” MIP helps moms (and grandmothers) in their local schools to pray for the children, teachers, staff, administration, and school board. They meet for one hour a week.

    We at Grace Presbyterian are happy to host several groups as listed below.

    You may contact Elizabeth Parker for more information about an existing group or to start one for your school.

    Sarah Alkire
    Dunlap HS—MIP Wednesdays 8:30–9:30 a.m. Lounge
    Ann White
    College & Career—MIP Thursdays 1–2 p.m. Lounge
    Elizabeth Parker
    College & Career—MIP Thursdays 1–2 p.m. Lounge
    Laura Sidler
    College & Career—MIP Thursdays 1–2 p.m. Lounge
    Lisa Velpel
    Glen Oak—MIP Wednesdays 10:15 a.m. CEF Headquarters, 708 E. Archer Ave.
    Ann Stark
    College & Career—MIP Wednesdays 9:30–10:30 a.m. Northminster Presbyterian, 10720 Knoxville Ave.
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    3TGW—Third Tuesday Grace Women
    Find encouragement and friends

    We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at noon at the church. We have lunch, interesting and fun speakers and activities. All women are welcome.

    Contact Myrna Helmick at (309) 922-6062 for more information.

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    Life-on-Life Missional Discipleship

    MATTHEW 28:18-20

    And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

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