Women in Service at Waterview
The ageless wisdom of Lemuel remains the basis of why Waterview’s targets ministry to women.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)
The most beautiful women in the world are women of godly character. Waterview seeks to build and enhance the timeless beauty of spirit in many ways.
Wednesday mornings find women gathering around more than round tables. They gather around God’s word. Studying topics such as Nehemiah or Great Women of the Bible, Waterview women get the glow of the reflected glory of God.
In the Spring, Wednesday night has a special time of study and reflection open to all women. Designed because so many women could not enjoy the Wednesday morning experience, the Spring Ladies Class inspires and builds the women who attend.
Nothing ties the knot of faith tighter than the rope of friendship. Planned activities make finding a friend and sister at Waterview intentional and enjoyable. Yearly, a special ladies retreat is held with study sessions and a special resource speaker.
This year, a new wrinkle was added. A Birthday Bash made sure all birthdays were celebrated in a fun way. The oldest and youngest received special recognition from the ladies.
Yet, the Waterview women are not only about the inflow of blessings. From their gifts and talents, they touch the lives of people in great need.
A ministry called Sisters in Service is more than just a Monday sewing circle. Knitters and seamstresses enjoy their fellowship while creating knitted and stuffed creations. “Huggie Dolls” are taken to children suffering from cancer. When the pain gets intense, they can squeeze the dolls. Each year, they get dumped into suitcase destined for Nicaragua. There, they are given to children with little to each and nothing but a stick to play with. Knitted caps are given to women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments. Whether from a local hospital or Ronald McDonald Houses, thank you notes arrive each year praising the work of these women.
It is as Lemuel mused, “let how own works praise her in the gates.”
Mothers of Young Children
Few ever gets formal training on raising children. But raising kids is difficult, especially for mothers.
Each year, Waterview hosts a time of mentoring and teaching for the mothers of young children on coping with raising kids, strengthening marriages, and developing spiritual strength.
The class begins on the first Tuesday in September and continues monthly until April. A light meal is served at 7 pm, followed by an informative program and fellowship in small groups. (A free nursery is available.)
The next session begins September 2016.
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