Women's Ministry

For the women of Gashland to experience the fullness of Christ by equipping them for vibrant relationship with Him and each other.

Ministry Team: Beth Schupp, Lyn Vande Polder, Joanne King, Nancy Williams, & Mary Long

Contact email: women@gashland.org

We want to serve as a resource for our ladies and consider it a privilege to pray regularly for you. If you have a special need or would like to share a prayer request (open or confidential) please contact our team by email or reach out to any of our team members individually. We are honored to partner with you in service to our Lord!

Connecting & Gathering

Around the Table

Creating connections as our women share a simple meal and gospel-centered conversation. Six women enjoying two hours around one table! New dates and times are available February through April and June through November to build community with a new mix of ladies each time. With rotating hostesses and participants, you never know who you might meet or get to know better over a meal or coffee. To sign up, visit our lobby table the last two Sundays of each month. If you can’t sign up in person, email women@gashland.org or call Beth Schupp for a list of the upcoming dates and to sign up.

Christmas Tea

Women’s Ministry now alternates its Christmas ministries. Each year we will celebrate with the larger Christmas tea or our Contemplating Advent: A Meditative Experience. This year will be the former. Our Christmas tea is a formal event with dessert and entertainment to share with your friends. Look for details closer to time!

Apples of Gold | Seasonal Encouragement

Proverbs 25:11 tells us that “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” This ministry pairs up women who would like to be encouraged or have a heart to encourage (or both!) through notes, text, emails, phone calls, etc. Kind of like a “secret pal” but not done in secret! Watch the Link for more information and sign-up opportunities in early 2024.

2nd Saturday Coffee Hour

For those that are busy during the week but still seek out shorter, casual, gospel centered fellowship, join us for 2nd Saturday Coffee. Bring your favorite breakfast beverage, and come enjoy light snacks, friends, and a short gospel conversation at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall every 2nd Saturday of the month.


Women’s Sunday School Class

Every Sunday, 9:45-10:45 am

Laura Cooper leads this group, which meets at 9:45 am every Sunday in rooms 217-218. The Women’s Sunday school class offers women a time to study God’s Word together and grow spiritually while also creating opportunities for fellowship and building friendships with other Christian women. The fall semester will be covering the letters of John (1st, 2nd, & 3rd John) and Peter (1st & 2nd Peter). 

Precepts Class 

Begins Monday, September 11th, 6-7:30 pm, 

or Thursday, September 14th, 1:15-2:45 pm

Women’s Precepts class will be celebrating covering part 10 in the Kings and Prophets with a 7-week study over 2 Kings 21-25, 2 Chronicles 33-36, and Zephaniah. The Matthew study will begin in January 2024. Newcomers are welcome as each study in the series can be done independently. This is an in-depth study with homework each week. Join us and learn the skills of studying Scripture for yourself! Each study has a separate cost for materials. This class will begin Monday, September 11th from 6-7:30pm, with another class offering beginning Thursday, September 14, 1:15-2:45 pm. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall. 

Contact: Carol Bryan

Morning Circle Study

Begins September 12th, 9:30-11:00 am

The Morning Circle study meets for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship on the second Tuesday (a new week!) of the months of September through May, from 9:30-11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall, beginning on September 12th. Nancy Williams will lead the discussion from the study, Becoming a Woman of Prayer by Cynthia Heald. Prayer is our response to the One who has called us and desires us to be in a relationship with us. This study guides us as we look at relevant Scriptures and meaningful quotes and thoughts from godly men and women that, when applied to our lives, will encourage us to grow nearer to God through the discipline of prayer. New members are welcome!

Contact: Nancy Williams or Cindy Harris

Martha Circle Study

Begins September 19th, 6:30-8:30 pm

The Martha Circle study meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the church, September through November and January through May. This semester it will begin on September 19th. This group will be studying a Precepts Ministries 40 minute Bible study called Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection, which covers Mark chapters 14-16. This will be the third of three seasons of studying Mark. No commitment necessary – come the months that you can to enjoy prayer, fellowship, and study. 

Contact: Linda Reeve

Bible Study Fellowship 

Begins September 7th, 10:00-11:35 am

BSF is an international, interdenominational, multicultural, and multigenerational Bible study. The KC Northland Day Women’s Class (which includes preschool classes, ages 0-kindergarten and a Student Program ages 6-16) will meet from 10 to 11:35 am on Thursday mornings, beginning September 7th. This year’s study is John’s Gospel: The Truth. There is no charge for the lessons; by faith, BSF depends on the generous contributions of class members. 

Contact: Cheryl Sanders or go to bsfinternational.org for registration and/or more information.

Evening Gathering

Begins September 11th, 7:00-9:00 pm

This is a weekly group of women that meets to have fellowship, Biblical discussion and prayer time. This fall, they will be discussing Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren, a Christianity Today Book of the Year, which guides readers to discover how the overlooked moments and routines of our day can make us aware of God’s presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Come and discover the holiness of your every day. Women can do the weekly reading or just show up for the video and discussion. Gathering time is 7-9 pm on Monday nights in the chapel. First gathering this fall is on September 11th. 

Contact: Heather Lorenzetti

A Day of Prayer

A day of solitude and reflection including guided prayer times, times to be still, and times to go off on your own. The hope is to help you reflect, recharge, regroup, and reconnect with your Creator. Occurs every other year in the spring. Watch for more information in the Link!