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
- 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.
- 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 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