Welcome to Christ Community Church Women's page. Here you'll find info on the events & happenings of our women's ministry.
Join us Wednesday, Dec 1 at 6pm
To wrap up Fall 2021, we're hosting a Christmas dinner with a catered meal, dessert, guest speaker, (optional) ornament exchange, and fellowship! Our dinner theme is "A Thrill of Hope," and we're asking you to join us!
As part of the fun, we're doing a small gift exchange. If you'd like to participate, please bring a wrapped ornament. We'll do the exchange white elephant-style at the dinner.
Want to attend? We have limited seats, so please RSVP by clicking our SignUp Genius link now.
Not only are we asking our ladies to come, but we're asking 6 creative women to decorate a table for our dinner. Here's what that involves:
- think of a design that relates to our theme: "A Thrill of Hope"
- collect tablecloth(s), centerpieces, plates, cutlery, cups and anything else to style your 60" round table (place settings for 6 please)
- arrive a little early to set up your table by 5:30pm on Dec 1
Grab a friend and get creative! Please complete our form so we know you're decorating one of our tables, and we'll be in touch about when you can set up.
Got questions? Email Renee for answers. We pray our Christmas event is the perfect beginning to Advent season. Speaking of Advent, head over to our Advent page if you need ideas on celebrating with your family this season.
We love you, ladies, and we hope to see you at our Christmas dinner!
Karen Eddins and Renee Whorton
A Note about COVID-19
Through 2020 and into 2021, our women's ministry experienced some changes to our usual routines and gatherings. This fall, we're planning some exciting new things, and we hope you'll join us.
Typical Women's Ministry Events
Bible Studies: In the fall, spring, and summer, we usually offer a Scripture-based bible studies to encourage our women and deepen their understanding of the Word of God.
Fellowship Events: We usually offer 1-2 social/fellowship events each quarter. In the past, we've done dinners out, craft nights, household goods "swaps," and other fun events. These are usually offered on a one-time basis. Keep checking this page for future events!
Conferences/Training: Usually once/year we plan or join a local conference for training and encouragement. Our last conference was Nancy Guthrie's Biblical Theology Workshop for women (Feb 2020). Conferences have been on hiatus due to COVID, but we hope to rejoin them soon.
Summer Potlucks: In the summers, our women usually meet twice a month for a good, old-fashioned (but often with paleo or low carb options) potluck! Potlucks kick off at 7pm and end when the mosquitoes eat more than we do.
HOPE Group: Hope group is a place especially for women who have been affected by infertility, infant loss, or pregnancy loss. Women of any age are welcome, and we meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 at the church. Click here for more info!
CCC Women on social media
FACEBOOK: To get the latest up-to-date info on any of the below events, please check out our church Facebook page or CCC Women's Facebook page for details, event pages, and more info. Many of our women's ministry events include fellowships (dinners, hangouts), ministry events (packing parties for The Well-House or Shelby County Foster Parents' Assoc), and the occasional retreat.
MOM'S PLAYGROUP: All CCC members/attenders/visitors who are moms can and should join our Facebook group. We post impromptu playdates (usually in/around Helena/Pelham/Alabaster), outings, requests for recommendations, names of sitters, free clothes/toys, etc. on this page. IT IS LIFE SAVING + HELPFUL to moms!...even older moms...as (ahem) a few of us are. You can just read the posts, or join the conversation & offer up some of your own gently used items. Seriously, don't buy another toddler bike...someone in this group will have a loaner for you. See you in the group! To ask to join this group, you may contact Caroline or Heather (group admins).
PCA's Women's Ministry: Want to connect with our denomination's women's ministry events? Click the CDM's Women's Ministry Page for more info. You can also get information on the PCA's annual women's conferences here.
Resources for women from previous studies/events
The following documents and videos have been used during our spring 2019 bible study to help support learning. Feel free to share & bookmark to your liking!
In All Things (Philippians) syllabus/schedule
Read Scripture: Philippians video by the Bible Project
Four Ways to Enjoy God (article) by Sinclair Ferguson at Ligonier Ministries
How Do You Define Joy? (video) by DesiringGod, featuring John Piper & his definition of "joy"
The City of Philippi in the Bible blog by Matthew Harmon posted at Biblestudytools.com