Current Ministries

 
Greeting Card Ministry – Vickie Lovejoy (517) 256-5142 and Cleo Piercefield
 
Hospital Ministry – Joanie Gashaw (616) 862-5979
(Let Joanie know if you would like a visit and prayer for someone in the hospital)
 
Meal Train Ministry – Carrie Huhn (517) 712-0978
(Organization of Meals for people when needed (after surgery, new baby, etc.)
 
Widow’s Walk Ministry – Lori Possehn (269) 908-2521
(To encourage and uplift women of any age who have had a death of their husband)
 
Women Alive Ministry (WAM) – Vickie Lovejoy (517) 256-5142
 
Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study – Marianne Crenshaw Luginbuhl
(Meet at the Church at 9:30 a.m.) Check with Marianne re: Summer break
 
Women’s Wednesday Night Bible Study – Vickie Lovejoy (517) 256-5142
(Deeper Understanding of the Bible) September to end of May.
 
Mother to Mother Bible Study – Jessica Walkington
 
Trumpet Call – A Health Support Group – Valerie Fox 
 

Future Ministries

 
Mother’s Support Group – Raising Children the Biblical Way
 

Suggested Ministries

 
Divorced Women in Christ Ministry (praying for a leader of this ministry)
 
Miscarriage Support Group (praying for a leader of this ministry)
 
(If you have a ministry you would like listed above please let Vickie know. Also if you have a suggestion for a ministry we can list it here and maybe someone that is gifted in that ministry would like to lead it.) Get the word out here.
 

Fellowship Ideas

Anyone interested in leading these, please let Vickie know.
 
Field Trips (Christian Concerts, Hiking, Snowshoeing, etc.)
Teaching (Canning, Cooking, Baking, Health, etc.)
Teaching Crafts (Painting, Gardening, etc.)
 

Event Ideas

Advent Candlelight Dinner (December)
Ladies & Little Ladies Brunch (April 2020)
Outdoor Christian Movie Night (August)
How We Got the Bible Video Event (?)
 
 
Don’t forget, if you want to stay informed with what is happening with the women of your church check out the Women of OCC Facebook page. Prayer Requests, Event Notifications and general info just for you. You aren’t signed up? Let Vickie know.
She will send you an invite.
 
If you are not on Facebook but want to be informed, please give Vickie your cell phone number so she can include you on a group text message as things come up.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks they should do so as the one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.” 1Peter 4:10-11

 

Women’s Ministry Coordination Team

This team helps to provide organization to women’s ministries at OCC. With the growing ideas from the women for new ministries, this team is in place to help things develop and stay organized. The women’s ministries that startup can be filtered through this team. It is a good way to keep track of the different ministries, communicate about them and a proactive way to handle the growth of women’s ministry at OCC. This team will sponsor several church events with the help of the women of OCC.
 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide women with a spiritual support base for developing their ministries through God’s word, prayer and fellowship. Our goal is to encourage each woman within their ministry and help provide the support to see each ministry succeed. This team will also communicate with the women of OCC, informing them of different ministries that are available to serve in. In doing these things, this will strengthen relationships with the Lord and the fellowship of the women at Outreach Christian Church.
 

Team Organization

Coordinator – Vickie Lovejoy
Advisors – Becky Wilson Pennington, Becky Thatcher, Valerie Fox
The advisors are to balance and support the lead role.
Each one of us will remain committed to giving our time and use our gifts as needed when called upon to do so.
 

Communication

One of the main purposes for this team is to communicate with women about different ministries that they can be involved in and special events that are taking place. We will to do that through:
*Facebook – Women of Outreach Christian Church Group Page.
*Church website
*Special announcements at WAM and at church.
*Women’s Bulletin Board (The board will be the team’s responsibility, they will post the information and maintain it. Everything should have a date in lower right corner).
 

Outreach

This team will be involved with community outreach in several areas when called to do so. And will encourage our ladies to attend these also. These are the Lakewood Women’s Community Conference and Community Prayer Gatherings, Lake Odessa Library Festival of Tables Sponsorship, National Day of Prayer. We will also raise funds for a charity of our choice.