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

  • Ladies Worship Night
    Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
    Multipurpose Room
    Join us for an evening of worship. No RSVP—all are welcome! 
  • Ladies Brunch
    Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 am
    Fellowship Hall
    Details to come! 
  • Invitation to join us for local women’s events:
    • Cultivate: A Conference for you to Discern. Grow. Lead.
      March 20–21, 2020
      Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC
    • Lifeway Women Live, a national event for women to pursue Christ together
      August 7–8, 2020
      Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
  • 2020 Women's Retreat
    November 13–15, 2020
    The Cove in Asheville with The Bible Recap's Tara-Leigh Cobble
    We have 40 spots available for this retreat. The total cost is $300 and a deposit of $50 will hold your spot.
    Registrations are now full. If you would like us to contact you if an opening becomes available, then you can click here to sign up for the wait list.

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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 for more information or to get involved.

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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 the church office. 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! Please contact the church office or Teresa Bucy for more information

All Craft and Crops are held in the Fellowship Hall from 12:00–10:00 pm on Friday and from 9:00 am–5:00 pm on Saturday, unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming Craft and Crop dates: 

  • February 21–22
  • March 27–28
  • April TBD
  • May 29–30
  • June 12–13
  • July 16–18 (Note: July's Craft and Crop is a special 3-day event—Thursday from noon until 10:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am–10:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm)

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