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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!

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  • Women's Bible Studies

    Below is the list of our fall 2022 Women's Bible studies. To join one of these studies, CLICK HERE! (If a study isn't listed, that means you can just show up to the class!) These studies meet weekly, unless otherwise indicated.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kate Giger, Discipleship & Women’s Ministry Coordinator (click here to email).



    9:45-11:15 AM (begins Sept. 19)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom N (cry room)
    • Mom Set Free: In this 7-session study by author Jeannie Cunnion, we'll discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God’s sovereignty. Breathe deeper, walk lighter, and enjoy your children—and the parenting journey—more than ever before.
    • Frequency: Meets every other Monday
    • Leaders: Kendall Kincaid and Kate Giger


    9:15-10:30 AM (begins Sept. 13)

    • Location: Carmel, room 102
    • LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together): A continuation of the Pastor’s Study from Sunday mornings. (But you don't have to have been at the Sunday study to be part of this one!)
    • Leader: Pastor Max Murphy and Karen Swayze

    7-8:30 PM (begins Sept. 13)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom N (cry room)
    • 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


    9:30-11 AM (begins Sept. 21)

    • Location: Carmel, room 100
    • God of Creation: A study of Genesis 1-11: In this study by author Jen Wilkin, we'll revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge our basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.
    • Leaders: Nancy Mills and Sheri Frame

    9:30-11 AM (begins Sept. 14)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom N (cry room)
    • Joy: A Study of Philippians: In this study by author Deb Burma, we'll take a close look at Paul’s "letter of joy" to the Philippians. This letter unpacks messages of contentment, confidence, humility and hope – all found in Christ and infused with joy – in the mountain top moments and in the mundane.
    • Leader: Debby Hilgendorf

    4:00-5:30 PM (begins Sept. 14)

    • Location: Carmel, room 100
    • Now that Faith Has Come: A Study in Galatians: In this study written by Beth & Melissa Moore, we'll come to know the letter’s original recipients by studying its original context and embracing its timeless relevance. Discover―or perhaps rediscover―what makes the gospel of Jesus Christ revolutionary to those who choose to believe. Find out how everything has changed, now that faith has come!
    • Leader: Tabitha Hughes 


    9:30-11 AM (begins Sept. 15)

    • Location: Carmel, Room 100
    • Kings and Prophets Series - Hosea (A Precepts Study): God’s love is a love that will never let you go, this is made abundantly clear to us in the book of Hosea. Please join us for an in-depth look of the ways God shows His love to us through the life of Hosea.
    • Leaders: Erin Davis & Kate Giger

    9:30-10:30 AM (begins Sept. 29)

    • Location: Carmel, Room 102
    • Elijah - Spiritual Stamina: In this study by Melissa Spoelstra, we will see how Elijah’s life can inspire us to go the distance in the life of faith. Best of all, his story will challenge us but not shame us, because we’ll discover that Elijah was just as human as we are. He doubted and struggled just as we do, but ultimately, he chose to believe God. As we study his life, we will grow in faith and develop spiritual stamina that will help us not only to survive but actually thrive in every season.
    • Frequency: Meets 2 Thursdays a month
    • Leaders: Abby Kruse and Corrine Pilcher

    7-8:30 PM (begins Sept. 15)

    • Location: Carmel, Room 101B
    • Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew (A Study of the Book of Luke):This in-depth study of Luke, written by Erica Wiggenhorn, takes you on an incredible journey to discover more deeply the Savior of our souls, Jesus. This study will challenge you to look more deeply at the Unexplainable Jesus and what it means to you on a personal level to follow Him into a life unimaginable. 
    • Leaders: Christine Mayes & Chris Doron
  • 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.


    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 books:

    • March 1, 2022 – Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie 
    • April 5, 2022 – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
    • May 3, 2022 – The Incredible Winston Brown by Sean Dieterich
    • June 7, 2022 – A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
    • July 5, 2022 – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    • August 2, 2022 – The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
    • September 6, 2022 – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
    • October 4, 2022 – The Untidy Affair by M.B. Dabney 
    • November 1, 2022 – Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
    • December 6, 2022 – The Santa Claus Girl by Patricia Goodin
    • January 3, 2023 – Night with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory
    • February 7, 2023 – The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Hamel