Our Women’s Ministry brings women together into relationships centered in Jesus Christ. Our goal is to equip women to live out Jesus’ call to live fruitful lives and so prove we are his disciples. If you are not yet involved:
Events & Ministries
A VIRTUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT March 12-13 2021
Social distancing won't stop us connecting though it will be a bit different this year! Join us via Zoom to reconnect, refocus and rejoice in Jesus Christ. Our focus is God's Abundant Grace and we'll be looking at ways Jesus demonstrated that while He walked this earth. Friday night's session begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm-ish, and Saturday will be from 9 to noon. You can register for one or both sessions. And we have an optional project of making fleece lap blankets for the folks at The Pavilion Assisted Living facility in Princeton. O, and did we say there might be some chocolate involved? The link to register will be here shortly. Hope you can join us and invite friends. There is no cost for this event.
2020-21 Bible Studies:
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY at 9:30am via Zoom and welcomes women from Stone Hill as well as many other churches for an in-depth study of Scripture and small group support and prayer. This year, we are looking at women in Scripture facing all types of crises like loss, uncertainty, doubt, risk, abndonment and so many more. Some walked through those tough times well, others not so well, many had a little of both. By looking at their lives, we want to understand their struggle, see what helped them, learn from where they tripped up, and how God remained faithful and loving to them. Meets Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. virtually. Please contact email@example.com to learn more. Click here to see the women we are studying through the rest of the year.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY offers a smaller format with intense study of the Book of Jeremiah. Meets Thursday mornings beginning September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Zoom. Please contact Connie Wieler to learn more or to join.
BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP To learn more about our BSF or to register, go to http://www.bsfinternational.org. Look for "find a class".
PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT STUDY - Please check here for information when it is available.
We have several regular events and ministries of special interest to women in the church:
- Our prayer shawl ministry provides an opportunity to knit and pray together. First-time beginners to seasoned experts gather for congregants in need of prayer and encouragement, and for those served by the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Contact us if you would like to join, or know of someone who would appreciate our prayers and gifts.
- We have discontinued hosting Baby showers, but have assembled a beautiful Welcome Baby basket that we are eager to give to new moms. If you know of a new mom, please contact the office!
- Our congregation regularly prepares meals to support congregants during life-changing events. Contact us if you can cook or would like to partner with a pro.
- Our Special Needs Ministry pairs men and women with those who could use a faithful friend, and/or help with simple tasks. This can be as an extra helper in a Sunday School classroom, or in homes during the week. As of September 2020, this ministry is on hold until we meet again in person.
ONE MORE WAY TO CONNECT. Need daily strength linked to God's promises and His compassionate love? You're invited to come virtual feast together with women of Stone Hill and the worldwide community of women. Reading together anytime, anywhere, with a friend or on your own. There are 4 ways to connect: 1) Print the PDF file and join in today’s portion on your own or with a friend. 2) Connect on a Facebook group called “Bible Reading Ladies PA/NJ” which is great place for reading related discussion with comments, questions or prayer requests. The reading is weekly updated there. 3) Follow #keepthefeast on Instagram 4) Subscribe through the YouVersion Bible app: Bible Reading Challenge #Keepthefeast hashtag for 265 days. Start the plan “by myself.” Find the correct assignment (regardless of what the date says). Then go the day before, find “catch me up” in the settings (top right, 3 dots), and it will shift you to the right date.
Resources for Women who are...
Facing persistent struggles and personal crises
Stone Hill provides extensive support to its congregants, from conversation and prayer with a care team member to professional counseling. Read more on the care needs page.
Very few people enjoy conflict, but even fewer understand that God has a way for us to walk through it that can be God-honoring. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to respond in a way that is remarkably different from the way the world deals with conflict. We also believe that conflict provides opportunities to glorify God, serve other people, and grow to be like Christ. Peacemaker Ministries provides excellent guides and topical articles for each step of the process. We also have trained conciliators at the church to help you in the midst of conflict. Contact the office to learn more.
Facing emotional or physical trial
Our care team and counselors come alongside congregants to provide support, comfort and counseling. Please contact the church office to learn more.
In addition, we regularly offer Healing Groups based on the wonderful program of the American Bible Society, Healing the Wounds of Trauma. Look for announcements in the church bulletin for upcoming groups or contact Mary at the church office.
Facing or seeking to recover from domestic abuse
Most often, we think of violence as physical, but particularly in our part of the country, abuse can be verbal. The natural reaction is confusion and self-doubt. Just knowing where to look or who to talk to can be difficult:
- Rave is an "initiative that seeks to bring knowledge and social action together to assist families of faith impacted by abuse." They provide extensive resources for women and those drawing alongside them.
- When Love Hurts, Understanding and Healing Domestic Abuse is a four part series which "pulls back the curtain on the dark secret of abuse and offers hope and help to those caught in its painful cycle."
If you need immediate information, help or shelter, up to and including a place for women and children to stay the night, Mercer County's WomanSpace can be reached 24 hours a day at (609) 394-9000. During normal business hours, consider calling their main line at (609) 394-2532 and asking to speak with their chaplain, Susan Victor.
- If you just want to talk with someone who understands, The National Abuse Hotline number is 1-800-799-SAFE.
Facing a Crisis Pregnancy
For some women, a pregnancy is a crisis. If you or someone you love finds herself in this difficult situation, you will find loving support and real help by contacting ChoiceOne at 1-800-395-HELP.