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.

  • +

    Women's Summer Study
    June 18/19–July 30/31, 2024

    Women's Summer Study
    June 18/19 – July 30/31, 2024
    6:30–8 p.m.

    The Psalms are a reality check to keep prayer from becoming sentimental, superficial, or detached from the real world."
    ― Richard H. Schmidt

    The Psalms teach us to be honest and authentic in our relationships with God. They also show us who God is, and how he cares for us and listens to us. Please join us this summer as we study one Psalm each week for six weeks.

    All evening studies meet Wednesday evenings unless otherwise indicated. Once again, most of these Bible Studies will be held in homes throughout the following areas:

    1. Grace Presbyterian (Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m.)
    2. Edwards (near Grace) (Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.)
    3. North Peoria (near Sam's Club)
    4. Peoria (near OSF)
    5. Germantown Hills
    6. Morton


    Register Now!

    Please feel free to reach out to Elizabeth Parker, Women's Ministry Coordinator, 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.


  • +

    Women's Summer Fun Nights
    June-July 2024

    Ladies, treat yourself and a friend to an evening of fun! Get away from the demands of the day and connect with other women at one or two of these four scheduled fun nights.



    Meal Planning and Freezer Meals
    Sheri Ryken
    Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m.

    12836 14th St.
    Pekin, IL 61554

    Learn how to make budget-friendly meals to be saved in your freezer for your family, or when you need an easy meal to take to someone. Two women will take home a freezer meal as door prizes!

    Christian Yoga Class
    Amber Walker
    Monday, June 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    10023 W. Grange Hall Rd.
    Princeville, IL 61559

    Come to learn for the first time or enjoy an opportunity to do yoga with a friend. Yoga time will be followed by time to socialize and enjoy healthy snacks.

    Perennial Gardening for Beginners and Beyond
    Master Gardener Linda Simpson
    Thursday, June 27, 6-8 p.m.

    1167 N. Bluff Lake Dr.
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Enjoy refreshments and a walk through a beautiful perennial garden. This will be followed by a presentation on "How to Begin a Perennial Garden." Please bring a lawnchair and because of limited parking, consider carpooling.

    Floral Fun Night
    Julie Blunier, owner of jblu.design
    Tuesday, July 9, 6-8 p.m.

    1118 N. Greengold Rd.
    Hanna City, IL 61536

    Each woman will take home her own beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers. Please bring your own vase for your arrangement.

    Cost: $10

  • +

    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! The Fall 2024 session begins August 27 and runs through November 26.

    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 2024

    Chapel Bible Study | Normi Howard

    A Study of 1 & 2 Kings | Trustworthy: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God by Lysa TerKeurst

    “When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.

    Join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply personal applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.”

    Cost of book: $23

    Rooted Women Bible-Only Bible Study | Jorie Dahlin | The Gospel of Luke

    Luke was a doctor, a Gentile, and a companion of Paul. He was an acute observer, prone to understatement, and preferred to stay out of the spotlight. Luke wanted to strengthen the faith of his friend Theophilus, so he decided to write an “orderly account” of the life of Jesus. We are abundantly blessed to have this orderly account in our Bibles as the book of Luke. Please join us this fall, as our friend, Doctor Luke, leads us to know and love Jesus more deeply and confidently.

    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 | Emily Oliver

    Job: Trusting God When Suffering Comes by Lydia Brownback

    From Job’s beginnings as a wealthy, God-honoring family man, through his time of intense suffering and grief, and finally to the abundant restoration of everything he’d lost, Job’s story helps us learn more about God’s power and purposes―even in a world full of pain.

    In this 10-week Bible study, Lydia Brownback goes beyond the familiar lessons from the Old Testament book of Job and invites women into an in-depth, exegetical journey through the text. Written for individuals or groups, each lesson explores topics around faith, doubt, and suffering and explains the context of Job in redemptive history. With resources including reading plans and discussion questions, this challenging yet accessible study encourages women to love studying God’s word.

    Cost of book: $15 (paid to Side-by-Side Leaders)


    MoCo Bible Study | Jessica Nelson

    Psalms and “Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms” by Justin Whitmel Earley

    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. This group of moms will gather together to study a few key Psalms and the book “Habits of the Household” by Justin Whitmel Earley. Through this parenting book we will seek to discover simple habits and easy-to-implement daily rhythms that will help us find meaning beyond the chaos of family life as we create a home where kids and parents alike practice how to love God and each other.

    Cost of book: $14

    TBS 2024 Fall Registration

    Child Registration

  • +

    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!

  • +

    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.

  • +

    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.

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

  • +

    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."

    Click Here for More Information