8th Street Women for Christ
October 2020 Happenings


Happy fall y’all!

I pray each one of you is enjoying the gorgeous colors, the tasty pumpkin spice treats, and the beautiful cooler days!  Women’s ministry is off to a fantastic start and I hope you’ll join us for some of the upcoming events!  Join your sisters in Christ soon…

Here’s what is happening for women at FOR in the month of October!


An Evening With Bridges Of Hope

Read more about Bridges of Hope HERE

On Friday, October 16th from 6-9pm at the 8th Street Campus we welcome Brenda Shuler and Barb Miller from Bridges of Hope.  All women and mature teenage girls are encouraged to attend.  Bridges of Hope focuses on helping people who have been affected by abortion and offers a nine-week healing and support class to those who are struggling with the effects of a past abortion (i.e., grief, anger, guilt, depression, and forgiveness).  This is sure to be a powerful event you don’t want to miss!  To learn more about this program from Life Network please plan to attend!

We’ll be watching the movie “Unplanned” based on the true story of Abby Johnson, one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation. She believed in a woman’s right to choose until the day she saw something that changed everything and caused her to become an avid prolife activist. The movie is rated R due to “some disturbing bloody images”.  CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE: Cost is $5 per child/max $15 per family with registration.

Following the viewing of the movie, Brenda and Barb will share about the program!
Register for Bridges of Hope

GIRLFRIEND CLUBS (open to all FOR ladies and their friends) 

FOR Crafters & Scrappers—Button It Up!, Friday, October 9 from 9-11am. Come join us in the Worship Center for a fun morning of crafting and scrapping. We’ll be making a beautiful blessing tree with fall color buttons. Minimal sewing skills required to make this craft and all materials will be provided. Cost of the craft is $5 per person (to be paid to Mindy the day of the craft). We’ll also be continuing our service project to make “Plarn Sleeping Mats” for the homeless shelters. We’ll need plastic bags to cut into strips and a size Q crochet needle for this project.

There will also be a craft for kids ages 4-10 can do in the same room. They will be making popsicle stick owls and decorating them. All materials provided. Scrappers, please bring your own projects to work on. CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE for babies and toddlers: Cost is $5 per child (no max), paid in advance. Contact Mindy ([email protected]) for more information.

Register for October 9 Crafters



Our FOR Military Spouses Group is for spouses of current or retired Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Service members. Contact Jodi Walter ([email protected]) for more information on any of these events.

❖ October 10: Spouses’ Day Out. We’re planning for a day of potluck picnicking and playing volleyball from 11am to 1pm. Keep your eyes peeled for emails for location and more details.
Register for October 10 Spouses’ Day Out

❖ October 22: Spouses’ Fellowship Night. Join us for an evening of fellowship and devotion hosted at the 8th Street Campus from 6:30-8:30pm. The topic for this evening is “Identity”.
Register for October 22 Military Spouses Fellowship

LASTLY… opportunities to serve are still OPEN  Women’s Ministry Positions Fall 2020

Free in Christ!
Jess Bowen
8th Street Women’s Ministry Director



8th Street Women for Christ
September 2020 Happenings

Greetings ladies!

With cooler mornings and pumpkin spice lattes already available, it finally feels like FALL!   This also means women’s ministry will be in full swing in just a few short weeks!  We are thrilled for the opportunities to gather for study, fun, and fellowship.   Mark your calendars!  Listed below are all September events for women at our 8th street campus.

FALL KICK -OFF  /  Friday, September 18th  /  6-8pm  

Join us as we kick-off the fall semester in women’s ministry!  There will be food, fun, and fellowship!  A devotional will be given about our theme for this year “Set Free In Christ” based on Galatians 5:1.  You will also get to learn about different opportunities in women’s ministry.  The event is FREE!  Childcare is available at NO cost, but children must be registered.   Register for event (and childcare) HERE.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY  /  Begins September 16th  /  6:15-7:45pm

***Childcare is available and FREE.  Meetings will be in person and on ZOOM.

“Missing Pieces” by Jennifer Rothschild

Led by Trudy Griebenow and Sarah Norwood
This study has a DVD and study guide.  For more information about “Missing Pieces,” click HERE.


THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDIES  Begins September 17th  /  9-11am

***Childcare is available and FREE.  Meetings will be in person and on ZOOM for both classes.

“Acts” by LifeChange Bible Study Series
Led by Nancy Brummett

This study has a study guide only (no DVD).  To read more about “Acts,” click HERE.


“Mom Set Free” by Jeannie Cunnion
Led by Jess Bowen

This study has a DVD and study guide.  To learn more about “Mom Set Free,” click HERE.


MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS  /  Begins September 2nd  /  9-11am AND 7-8pm

It’s time to begin another amazing year of MOPS as we “Decide to Rise” – If you’re an expecting mom, or a mom of an infant, toddler, preschooler, or even a kindergartner, we’d love to get to know you! Join us every 1st & 3rd Wednesday morning from 9-11am at our 8th Street Campus. An online option is available Wednesday night 7-8pm. Free childcare for those attending in-person. Email Erica for more info or REGISTER HERE.


  • Did you know we have a growing and thriving MILITARY SPOUSE MINISTRY???  This is a combined group for BOTH campuses.  Contact Jodi for more information, to become a mentor spouse, or to join the group.


  • Military Spouses Movie Night, Friday, September 11 at 6:30pm at the 8th Street Campus. Bring a military spouse and join us for a movie and fellowship. Depending on the weather, we’ll meet in the courtyard at 8th Street or in the Worship Center. Watch your email for more details. Contact Jodi for more information.

Don’t forget these too…

  • FOR Crafters and Scrappers—String It Up!, Friday, September 11th from 9-11am at Fountain Campus.  Come join us in the Worship Center for a fun morning of crafting and scrapping. Our main craft for this month is making your own string art. Different images will be available for you to select from on craft day. Make sure to RSVP so we have enough boards for everyone; AND bring a hammer! Cost is $5 per person. We’ll also be starting a service project to make “Plarn Sleeping Mats” for the homeless shelters. We’ll need plastic bags to cut into strips and a size Q crochet needle for this project.  Contact Mindy for more information.



  • What about MASKS??  Women’s ministry will adhere to the guidelines established by our church leadership. The current guidance for FOR ministry is the following:

***When entering or leaving the building, and when not seated and spaced apart, please wear a mask.
***Once seated and for discussion purposes, masks may be removed.
***Please be patient and flexible as we navigate changes that may occur in these guidelines during the ministry season.
***Childcare workers will be required to wear masks. Children under the age of 10 are not required to wear a mask.


*October 16th:  An Evening with Bridges of Hope and movie “Unplanned” 6-9pm.  Join us as for a powerful evening as we learn from Life Network about their post abortion program “Bridges of Hope.” Details coming soon!

***Please don’t ever hesitate to email me with questions!

Free in Christ,

Jess Bowen
8th Street Women’s Ministry Director