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Women

Women’s Ministry at CLC exists to reach out, care for, and equip women in their journey of life, faith, and witness in Christ.

This ministry at CLC encompasses MOPS, Women's Bible Studies, Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML), Infertility/Miscarriage Ministry, Women's Book Club, and special events. Whether you have a deep-seeded faith in Jesus Christ or you’re in the process of building one, if you're seeking support or looking to reach out, we have what you’re looking for!

Explore current opportunities

  • Women's Bible Studies

    To register and pay (if applicable) for a Women's Bible Study, CLICK HERE.
    Questions? Contact Kate Giger, Co-Director of Women's Ministries (click here to email).

    TUESDAYS

    9:15-10:30 am (begins Sept. 14)

    • Location: Carmel, room 102
    • LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together): Weekly women’s study that walks through the books of the Bible. We will be studying books from the Old Testament (Ezra through Malachi).
    • Leader: Pastor Dan Schumm

     

    9:15-10:30 am (begins Sept. 14)

    • Location: Carmel, room 101A
    • A Mom’s Guide to the Lies Girls Believe (& the truth that sets them free): In this study for mothers of girls, we will discuss the problems girls face in today’s world and offer biblical insight to talk with your daughter about God’s truth.  You will have the tools you need to start important, age- appropriate conversations such as God, friendship, boys, gender and the future.  You can’t change the world, but you can prepare your daughter to walk through the realities of life in freedom and true Joy with the God’s truth as her foundation! (Author: Dannah Gresh)
    • Leaders: Hollie Nicholson & Kaitlyn Vandergrift

     

    7-8:15 pm (begins Sept. 14)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom N
    • Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study: We follow the themes and texts of the coming weekend’s sermon. This study will keep us in the Word, bring us closer in community with one another, and help us to grow in our faith walk.
    • Leader: Kate Giger & Holly Reay

     

    WEDNESDAYS

    7-8 am (begins Sept. 15)

    • Location: Zoom Only study
    • Hebrews: A Precepts Study - In these last days, God has spoken to us in His Son. What does He say about Jesus, angels, and our great salvation? Learn about Jesus' superiority to all in this exciting study of Hebrews that enlightens and enlivens Old Testament law and prophecy.
    • Leader: Jan Williams (for Zoom link email )

     

    9-11 am (begins Sept. 8)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom N
    • None Like Him: We’ll explore 10 ways God is different from us, and why that’s a good thing—aspects which only God possesses, such as Infinite, Omnipresent, Eternal, and more. (Author: Jen Wilken)
    • Leader: Debby Hilgendorf

     

    9:15-11 am (begins Sept. 15)

    • Location: Carmel, room 100
    • Hebrews: In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, we’ll explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ. Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone. (Author: Jen Wilken.)
    • Leaders: Michele Oakley & Kim Halamka

     

    4:30-6 pm (begins Sept. 15)

    • Location: Carmel room 100, and on Zoom
    • Take Courage: In this study on the Book of Haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime. (Author: Jennifer Rothschild)
    • Leader: Tabitha Hughes (for Zoom link email )

     

    THURSDAYS

    9:15-10:45 am (begins Sept. 16)

    • Location: Zoom Only study
    • Hebrews: A Precepts Study - In these last days, God has spoken to us in His Son. What does He say about Jesus, angels, and our great salvation? Learn about Jesus' superiority to all in this exciting study of Hebrews that enlightens and enlivens Old Testament law and prophecy.
    • Leader: Jan Williams (for Zoom link email )

     

    12-1:15 pm (begins Sept. 16)

    • Location: Carmel room 101A, and on Zoom
    • Flex Study: This will be a flexible study moving from topic to topic on a weekly or monthly basis. We will start off with a Bible 101 series for three weeks, then go from there. We will poll the interest and needs of the group regularly as we go.
    • Leaders: Kate Giger & Hollie Nicholson (for Zoom link email )

     

    7-8:30 pm (begins Sept. 16)

    • Location: Carmel room 101A, and on Zoom
    • Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer
      Part 1- War Room Movie and Discussion
      Part 2- Fervent Book and Discussion
      Everyday an invisible war wages around you. A cunning enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. This book gives you a weapon that really works- PRAYER. Each chapter will guide you in developing targeted strategies and detailed prayers which is critical to gain victory over the enemies power in our lives.  Join us as we activate our prayers and from a place of victory infused with the power of God and His Word. (Author: Priscilla Shirer)
    • Leaders: Christine Mayes & Chris Doron (for Zoom link email )

     

    To register and pay (if applicable) for a Women's Bible Study, CLICK HERE.
    Questions? Contact Kate Giger, Co-Director of Women's Ministries (click here to email).

  • Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

    At MOPS, we believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That’s why we rally women, in their own neighborhoods, to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time. It is our goal to provide a Christ-centered, caring ministry where friendships, creativity, and personal relationships with other moms and Jesus Christ can develop.

    So, whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here!

    Visit our MOPS page for more information!

     
  • Infertility/Miscarriage Support

    The goal of "The Cry of My Heart" is to create a community of support around the difficulties some encounter when trying to start a family, and to recognize God's love and mercy through these trials. Whether you've been affected by infertility, miscarriage, stillborn, infant loss or adoption loss, our hearts are open you you.

    We meet for Bible study and hold a service of remembrance on the Sunday closest to October 15, National Infant Loss & Miscarriage Remembrance Day.

    If you have any questions or would like more information on upcoming studies, click here to contact the group leaders. You can also read one CLC disciple's experience by clicking here for her blog.

  • Lutheran Women In Mission (LWML)

    This auxiliary organization in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod strives to develop the spiritual gifts of women through fellowship, Christian growth, and mission service.

    We sponsor many mission-minded projects and events, including collections (socks, baby items, food), quilt making, a cookie walk, care packages for college students, and more.

    And, the first weekend of every month at the Carmel site the LWML places large Mite Boxes by the Sanctuary and Worship Center at our Carmel site to collect your spare change for mission work. Your change can make a real change!

    Join with us as we make a difference in the world through the love of Jesus Christ!

    Contact LWML President Marcy Culter with questions.

    CURRENT NEEDS

    Consignment for Missions: The LWML raises funds for missions through consignment sales. They accept women, men and teen gently used name brand clothing (Loft, Ann Taylor, North Face, Nike, Under Armor, Altar’d State, Gap, J Jill, Coldwater Creek, Macy’s, Eddie Bauer, American Eagle, Nordstrom's, and other boutiques). Kids athletic clothing, boutique children's clothing, and maternity wear are also needed. Home decor and small household furniture and art are highly sought after. Donations may be taken to the Carmel site and placed in the cabinet marked “Consignment Sales” across from room 100. 

    Eye Glasses: LWML collects old eye glasses to give to a missional eye care clinic overseas. Collection box is located in the Connection Center near the Carmel Sanctuary. Or, bring them to the Fishers or Indy sites, marked “for LWML”.

  • Women's Book Club
    • The first Tuesday of every month, 7-9 pm
    • CLC Carmel room 101A

    The Women’s Book Club is now meeting in person on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7-9 pm, in room 101A at the Carmel site. Every month we’ll discuss a different book (not necessarily “Christian themed”). Join in any month for these lively book discussions! Contact Debbie Salefski or Nancy Mills for more information.

    Upcoming 2021 books:

    • June 1, 2021 – Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

    • July 6, 2021 – The Huntress by Kate Quinn

    • August 3, 2021 – The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shatuck

    • September 7, 2021 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

    • October 5, 2021 – The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

    • November 2, 2021 – The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

    • December 7, 2021 – God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew

    • January 4, 2022 – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

    • February 1, 2022 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig