Women's Ministry

Salem's Women's Ministry Mission

We prayerfully seek to glorify God by offering events and activities for our church and community. We seek to make Biblically-focused events and activities that address the spiritual needs of women, support missions, and promote fellowship, thereby encouraging and strengthening each woman's relationship with Jesus Christ.Through prayer, God's word, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we desire to create a fellowship of women that serve others with compassion and love each other with a spirit of grace and forgiveness.

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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Social 
    Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm
    Ladies, please join us for an ice cream social at the home of Betty Evans (contact the church office for address). Bring your favorite topping and we’ll supply the ice cream!
  • Overcomer Movie Night
    Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 pm
    Crossroads 20
    $7—if you would like us to pre-purchase your ticket, please RSVP by August 20
  • SWM Newcomer Event
    Details TBA
  • LIFT—Ladies in Fellowship Together
    Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 pm
    Salem Cafe
    Join us for fellowship, coffee and dessert, and intentional discussion
  • Ladies Worship Night
    Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    Salem Worship Center
    Join us for fellowship and s’mores on the front patio (of Building D) from 7:00 – 7:30 pm, and worship and a message inside from 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Gratitude Prayer Night
    Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm
    Salem Worship Center
    An evening of gratitude and prayer to prepare our hearts for the upcoming holiday season
  • Mission Apex Christmas Lunch
    Saturday, December 7, 12 noon – 2 pm
    Details TBA
  • Invitation to join us for these local women’s events:
    • Biblical Theology Workshop for Women with Nancy Guthrie
      Saturday, October 5, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
      Binkley Chapel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 120 South Wingate Street, Wake Forest
      $45—Find details and registration here 
    • Poets in Autumn with Jackie Hill Perry, a presentation of the Gospel in an artistic, creative, and compelling way using the arts
      Saturday, October 12, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
      Catch the Fire Church, 2304 Page Road, Durham, NC
      $25 general admission—Get your ticket here

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We typically have several women's bible studies options each spring, summer and fall. Please check the Discipleship Classes page for a complete listing, descriptions, and registration information.

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Barker-Howell Service Fellowship

Salem’s Barker-Howell Service Fellowship honors the two women who pioneered Salem’s Women’s Ministry and has glorified Christ through many years of thriving service and fellowship. Currently, the group blesses women and families in our church and community in several capacities. Monthly, they lead an open group that meets at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Facility on fourth Wednesdays at 10:00 am to share God’s word and music with the residents there through a “Sing-A-Long”. They also offer Bible studies at Spring Arbor, most recently in the Memory Unit. Each December, Barker-Howell Service Fellowship partners with the Raleigh Baptist Association's annual cake ministry, collecting and donating cakes to a local women's prison, blessing the inmates and their families with a rare time of fellowship around the holidays. Barker-Howell Service Fellowship also manages Salem's hospital equipment room which loans out medical equipment to members in need of those items, and when requested, organizes meals for families when funerals are held at Salem. Please contact the church office or Mary Lou for more information or to get involved.

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Grace Givers

Grace Givers is a fellowship of sisters in Christ who enjoy sharing God's Word, fellowship, and mission outreach. Women of all ages are welcome. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month. Contact Debbie for more information at 919-656-8821.

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Women's Workout

Join Lesley Schmidt and Tammy Pressley as they lead an exercise class on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 in the gym. Weeks alternate between Strength & Cardio and Refit (dance type videos to Christian/clean music—see an example here). There is no charge to participate, and all ages are welcome. You don’t have to be in great shape—modifications are presented with each exercise and this is a no judgment, fun time where each woman works at her own pace! If you would like more information, please contact Tammy. No reservation or sign-up needed—just show up and give it a try!

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Craft and Crop

Salem's Craft and Crop Ministry offers small and large-group crafting events, either on Friday evenings or all-day Saturday. This is a time when women can drop in and work for as long as they want on their crafting projects, which could be anything from scrapbooking to knitting, sewing, organizing photos, whatever you are working on. It's a great time to fellowship with other women of Salem while you finally get that project done! Questions? Contact Teresa

2019 Dates

  • Friday, August 23: 10 AM-10 PM (Fellowship Hall); Saturday, August 24: 9 AM-5 PM (Fellowship Hall)
  • Friday, September 6: 10 AM-10 PM (Fellowship Hall); Saturday, September 7: 9 AM-5 PM (Fellowship Hall)
  • Friday, October 11: 10 AM-10 PM (Fellowship Hall); Saturday, October 12: 9 AM-5 PM (Fellowship Hall)
  • Friday, November 15: 10 AM-10 PM (Fellowship Hall); Saturday, November 16: 9 AM-5 PM (Fellowship Hall)

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