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 that are Biblically focused and address the spiritual needs of women, support missions, and promote fellowship, thereby encouraging and strengthening each woman's relationship with Jesus Christ. Though 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

Ladies Book Clubs

Thursday, May 4 • 9:30 am – 11:30 am • D128

Led by LeAnne Olive, we will read and discuss the book I am N. As Islamic extremist acts reach the news every day, I am N takes readers into the persecuted world through fifty real-life stories of Christ followers holding on to faith in the midst of violence, fear, and death. The authors then explore how each story reveals God's eternal perspective, how the story challenges readers to live out their own faith, and how readers can pray. Click here to purchase a book. REGISTER NOW.

Thursday, June 8 • 9:30 am – 11:30 am • D128

Led by Lisa Brown, we will read the book Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. This book is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Please purchase your own book or borrow one from the library. REGISTER NOW.

Women's Brunch

Saturday, April 29 • 10 am – 12 noon • Fellowship Hall

All women and girls ages 4 – 100 are invited to a Salem Women's Brunch! We will have a lovely brunch together, sweet fellowship, and a special treat as Nina Moore will be bringing us a message that day from God's word! We would love for you to bring your friends, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, neighbors... the more the merrier!  Please help us by registering online. Registration is $5 per person and will be open through April 26. We are so excited to see all of you there! REGISTER NOW.


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Discipleship

We always have several women's bible studies going on. Please check the Discipleship Classes page for a complete listing, descriptions, and registration information.

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LIFT (Ladies In Fellowship Together)

Looking for an opportunity to grow, connect, and to be encouraged in their Christian walk, through relationships with other Christian women? LIFT is a great way for us get to know one another better by being grouped by 2 or 4 with other women of Salem for a short season! If you are looking for new friendships and could benefit from meeting with other women seeking to grow in their faith, LIFT is for you! Every four months, all LIFT ladies will meet for dinner together, and will then be re-mixed for new small groups. Groups for the fall have been formed and the next remix is planned for March 2017. Fill out the form below to get placed in the next round of groups!

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 at 6:30 pm in the Salem Cafe (front lobby of Building D). Contact Debbie for more information at 919-656-8821. Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 21. 

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Moms Together

Salem's Moms Together group was created to encourage, equip, and develop mothers of preschoolers. At Moms Together meetings, you will connect, learn, and grow with other moms of preschoolers, hear great speakers on relevant topics, find mentor and prayer support, and hear about opportunities to serve our community alongside other moms, in order to grow in our relationships with Christ. For more information, contact Salem's Moms Together coordinator.

What we do

Enjoy brunch, adult conversation, and speakers. Each meeting provides opportunities to connect with other mothers during our small group discussion time. Unique to Moms Together, our Mentor Moms are a treasure trove of wisdom, support, and encouragement for our members. Occasionally, we complete a fun and easy creative activity. Download the 2016–2017 Registration Brochure

Cost

Moms Together registration is just $20 per semester. Additionally, we charge local dues each semester to help cover various costs. Childcare is available for an additional $15 per child ($30 max per family) per semester. Childcare spaces are limited. Moms Together currently on a wait list. Moms will be accepted on a case by case basis depending on childcare. 

When and where we meet

Meetings begin in September and continue through May. We meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays in the Café area of Building D. Childcare check-in is at 9:30 am and meetings are from 9:45 – 11:30 am.  

Childcare Volunteers

Please sign up to help us with our childcare program! Needs are 2nd and 4th Mondays from 9:20–11:40. One timeslot or more would be a blessing to our Moms Together program. 

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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 Bucy

2017 Dates

  • Friday, May 12 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, June 9 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, July 21 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday, July 22 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, August 11 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, September 15 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, October 6 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, November 3 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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