for Women


for women

Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 796-3361 for more information.


Women of the Word (WOW)



Summer Wednesday Morning WOW (Women of the Word):

Praying with Your Eyes Wide Open

Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11am

Meets June 22 - July 27

Facilitators:  Marylin Bright and Laurie Dekker

Room 167 in the adult wing


This summer Wednesday Morning WOW will be studying and discussing Sherry Haney's Praying with Your Eyes Wide Open - a life changing way to talk with God. Experience first hand how to make continuous prayer a natural part of your life. Let prayer permeate your comings and goings, to see the world around you. Begin or continue with what Sherry Harney began last November at the Christ Memorial Prayer Seminar in a fresh take on conversing with our Creator.  Book Cost: $10.  Advance registration is helpful. Sign up by contacting Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 616.796.3361.


​​Women’s Book Club

​Tuesday, May 31, 6:30-8pm 

Meets September - May

Contact:  Janet Rodriguez

Room 164 in the adult wing


Are you an avid reader who would love to connect with other women to discuss Christian literature? Each month this group chooses a new book to read between meeting sessions. The group gathers once a month to informally share personal reactions, thoughts, life applications, and wonderings that arose out of their reading of the book for that month. This group is always open to newcomers!


For May’s meeting, the Book Club will be reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. If you are interested in being part of the current month's discussion you'll want to purchase or download the book from your favorite bookseller allowing yourself time to read it before this month's meeting.  For more information on the Women's Book Club or to sign up contact Lori at 796-3361 or lorib@christmemorial.org or Janet Rodriguez at 298-7021 or rodriguezjanet06@gmail.com.





Faithfulness Circle

This women's group will resume in September

Meets September - December and March - May

Coordinators:  Millie Snyder and Wilma Winkels

Teacher:  Tam Velderman

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful” (Psalm 1:1). 


“Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord” (Psalm 150:6).


Those are the first and the last verses of the Book of Psalms, and in between are words of worship and praise, of repentance, and of thankfulness that portray the span of attitude and emotion that the various authors, David, Solomon, Moses, and others, wanted to convey through the words of these much-loved and often-memorized poems divided into five sections. We’ll take a look at selected psalms and also at the songs we now sing that encompass their words. From Psalm 1 - Psalter Hymnal #1 (1912) that we might have learned in our early elementary days, to Psalm 23 - “Gentle Shepherd” by Bill and Gloria Gaither (1974), we’ll open our Bibles and also the hymnals as we review and learn anew the familiar words. Join us for Psalms & Songs ~ Petitions & Praise. . 


Women's Prayer Groups


Women Praying on Mondays

Monday mornings, 10-11am

Contact:  Lynn White

Prayer Room just off the Fireside Café


Women, you are invited to grow in your relationship with God through prayer. Please come and join us as   we gather together to pray, share, and care for each other.  Each time begins with a brief reflection on prayer, and then most of the time is spent simply praying together.  Attend when you can! For more information, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.


Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer

Tuesday mornings, 10-11am

Contact:  Linda Aalderink

Room 160-161 in the adult wing


God's power is unleashed through our prayers! We live in a culture that seeks to blind our children to the reality of God's love for them. Praying with other moms for our children and schools breaks through these barriers, impacting them for Christ. Start or find a local Moms in Prayer group by calling/texting Linda Aalderink at 836-9256.


Women Praying on Wednesdays

Wednesday afternoons, 4:30-5:30pm

Meets year-round

Contacts: Lynn White and Barb Kiekintveld

Virtual group via Zoom


Come and join us as we learn and grow in praying together! We spend time each week in praise, confession, thanksgiving, and intercession. While our main focus is our church, our church family, and our own families, we also pray for God’s work in our community, nation, and world. Even if you have never prayed in a group before, you are welcome and encouraged to join us!  For more information or to be added to the weekly Zoom invitation list, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.