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 2022


    Tuesday Morning Bible Study | Normi Howard

    Do you believe God can use your limitations and weaknesses? Gideon shouts from the pages of Scripture that God can and does use our weaknesses to showcase His amazing strength. Join us Tuesday mornings, starting September 13, 2022, for an engaging study of Gideon by Priscilla Shirer.
    Cost: $20


    Fall Sweet Spot | Jorie Dahlin |Nehemiah

    Through selected passages in Nehemiah, Jorie Dahlin will lead a study in discovering what God is up to in the lives of Nehemiah and the returning exiles. As we study their stories , we will dig deeper to learn what God is teaching us and doing in our lives as well.


    Quilters & More | Pat Ivaska

    A sweet group of women who share the passion of quilting. Each meeting time consists of a devotional, time to give prayer requests, show and tell, and either a demonstration or workday. All women are welcome. If you have ever wanted to learn to quilt and spend time with precious, godly women, check out this group.


    MoCo Study | Rachel Escher

    This group of moms with littles will be studying the book of Colossians and M is for Mama.
    Cost: $20


    Side-by-Side

    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, Prescription for the Doctor's Wife by Debby Reed.


    TBS 2022 Fall Registration

    Child Registration

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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
    309-369-2937
    Dunlap HS—MIP Wednesdays 8:30–9:30 a.m. Lounge
    Ann White
    309-379-7799
    College & Career—MIP Thursdays 1–2 p.m. Lounge
    Elizabeth Parker
    309-643-0863
    College & Career—MIP Thursdays 1–2 p.m. Lounge
    Laura Sidler
    309-696-7016
    College & Career—MIP Thursdays 1–2 p.m. Lounge
    Lisa Velpel
    309-691-6483
    Glen Oak—MIP Wednesdays 10:15 a.m. CEF Headquarters, 708 E. Archer Ave.
    Ann Stark
    309-472-9011
    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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