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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!

Explore current opportunities

  • Women's Bible Studies

    Get ready for a great year of Bible Study with your sisters in Christ! Start thinking about which study you'd like to be a part of... the list of our fall 2023 Women's Bible studies is below. 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). Information on registration will be available by the end of August. In the meantime, which one will you go to?



    9:45-11:15 AM (begins Sept. 18)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom N (cry room)
    • Topic: To be determined. 
    • Frequency: Meets every other Monday
    • Leaders: Kendall Kincaid and Katie Cissna

    9:00-10:15 AM (begins Sept. 18)

    • Location: Carmel, room 101A
    • Topic: This study will vary in themes and texts every week. It will keep us in His word, bring us closer together in community, and grow us in our faith walk.
    • Leaders: Kate Giger and Abby Kruse


    9:15-10:30 AM (begins Sept. 12)

    • 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. 12)

    • 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 His 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. 6)

    • Location: Carmel, room 100
    • God of Covenant: Beginning with Genesis 12, we will walk alongside the fathers of our faith – Abraham, Issac, Jacob and Joseph – to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. (Author: Jen Wilkin)
    • Leaders: Nancy Mills and Sheri Frame

    9:30-11 AM (begins Sept. 13)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom N (cry room)
    • Topic: To be determined. 
    • Leader: Debby Hilgendorf

    4:30-5:30 PM (begins Sept. 13)

    • Location: Carmel, room 101A
    • Joy – A study of Philippians:This Close look at Paul’s letter to the Philippians, the “letter of joy” 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. (Author: Deb Burma)
    • Leader: Susan Wright 


    9:30-11 AM (begins Sept. 14)

    • Location: Carmel, Room 101A
    • James: James is a letter written to a suffering church to spur them on to live authentic lives of faith. In this study, we, too, will learn to apply those same truths to our faith. (Author: Keri Folmar)
    • Leaders: Erin Davis & Kate Giger

    7-8:30 PM (begins Sept. 14)

    • Location: Carmel, Room 101A
    • CovenantGod’s Enduring Promises:This study explores God’s initiatives with humanity by studying His covenants throughout history and shows that the idea of covenant ― God’s enduring promise ― is key to understanding our relationship to God. (Author: Kay Arthur)
    • 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!

    If you have questions, contact Dee Webster by emailing  .


    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 by emailing .

    Upcoming books:

    February 7, 2023 - The Book of Lost Names by Kristen Hamel

    March 7, 2023 - The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

    April 4, 2023 - Openby David Gregory

    May 2, 2023 - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    June 6, 2023 - Desert Star by Michael Connelly

    July 11, 2023 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare (tentative date)

    August 1, 2023 - The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

    September 5, 2023 - Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera

    October 3, 2023 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

    November 7, 2023 - The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki

    December 12, 2023 - The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans