Blessings and welcome to Women to Women (W2W), the women’s ministry of Bay Leaf Baptist Church. If you are a woman, then you are already a part of W2W. Hopefully we will have the chance to visit with you in person very soon.
The goal of W2W is to reach and unite women of all ages and stages by encouraging and equipping them to:
seek God and know His will through prayer and Bible study,
serve God, utilizing God-given gifts, and
share God’s love by a lifestyle of witnessing to the world around them.
Our Bible studies, programs, and events are planned with these goals in mind. It is our desire that as you participate in W2W, your heart will be inspired, your life enriched, and your relationships strengthened, especially your relationship with the Lord. We would love for you to be involved in this important ministry. As you browse this site you will find details about different aspects of W2W.
God has a plan and purpose for each of us, and we are excited about what God is doing in and through the W2W Ministry. It is a joy for me to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ alongside you. I strongly encourage you to find your place of service, support and fellowship within W2W.
For additional information, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Your sister in Christ,
Lou Ann Pittman
Women’s Ministry Coordinator
JOY BIBLE STUDY
Offered Wednesday Mornings, 9:30-11:30am
Teacher(s): Debra Jenkins & Beverly Choquette
Format: Small group discussion and lecture
Homework Commitment: 1-1 ½ hours per week
Childcare available upon request -
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This study can help you to:
Gain a firm understanding of the book which we are studying — its historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning.
Apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to needs and issues you are currently working through.
Acquire personal study skills and a thirst to return to the book on your own — so you can keep going.
Go deeper into its life-transforming truths.
For more information, contact Debra Jenkins at 848-1160.
PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT
Offered Tuesday Mornings, 9:15-11:30am
Homework Commitment: 1 hour per day, 5 days per week
Purpose: To teach principles of inductive Bible study and then guide each person through an inductive study of a book of the Bible. Class includes homework, lecture, group discussion, and listening to audio tapes. Every believer should be able to understand and apply God's Word correctly for themselves! God speaks to us through His Word, and we need to know it in order to know Him better.
Look for current and available Precepts studies on the Events Tab above.
"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." Psalms 1:1-3
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Please join us for the 6th Annual Spring Tea
Celebrating Ladies of all Generations. (Beginning with 6 years of age)
Saturday, May 11
Bay Leaf Fellowship Hall
$8 per person
You will not want to miss this fun morning of entertainment and fellowship as we celebrate the special ladies in our lives.
A light brunch buffet will be served along with an assortment of teas and other beverages.
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Sunday April 21st at the Spring Tea table in the Education Foyer and through the church office.
BAY LEAF LADIES RETREAT
The purpose of the annual Bay Leaf Ladies Retreat is to hear God’s direction by focusing on Scriptures that help guide and direct in everyday life. To provide our women with an opportunity to relax and renew hearts. It is also a wonderful time to fellowship by making new friends and growing closer to existing ones.
Save The Date!
October 11 - 13, 2013
Caraway Conference Center
4756 Caraway Mountain Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350
Speaker & Worship Leader: Gwen Smith
Get to know Gwen by checking out her website -- www.gwensmith.net
Gwen is one of the three co-founders of Girlfriends in God. She is the author of Broken Into Beautiful and co-author of Trusting God, a devotional book.
She speaks, leads worship, and performs concerts for thousands at Christian women's events and churches. Gwen has recorded six CDs with her most recenter entitled, "Uncluttered."
Gwen, her husband Brad, and their three children live in the Charlotte area where she serves and worships at Life Fellowship Church. Gwen describes herself as a "carpooling, coffee-craving, dark chocolate lover who struggles, like many, with dirty dishes, messy piles, and cellulite." She plays guitar and love to worship Jesus while at the piano.
Bay Leaf ladies will be so blessed to hear Gwen Smith share her heart through words and song during this upcoming retreat.
More information to come! Contact Amy Mount, Retreat Committee Chairman, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-844-7235
Apples Of Gold
Apples of Gold Mentoring
March 7– April 18, 2013
Cost: $30 (includes 6 meals & study materials)
Spring Registration Closed - Fall Dates TBA
Women, are you interested in a MENTORING Relationship? Women are searching for community, camaraderie and companionship. They also want to grow and mature in their mothering skills as well as in their spiritual lives. Apples of Gold fills all of these needs. It’s not just a mentoring program; it’s not just a cooking class. It’s a nurturing, intergenerational connection that teaches women how to love their husbands, love their children, and practice submission, hospitality, kindness and purity.
If you are interested in participating, in the fall, call Kelly Cash at the church office 919-847-4477 or email Sonja Moore at email@example.com as a limited number can attend this session.
There is no childcare available during mentoring sessions.
WOMEN ON MISSION
The Goal of Women on Mission is to encourage women to become mission-minded by:
teaching about missions
praying for and giving to missions
performing mission activities
developing spiritually toward a missions lifestyle
participating in the work of the church and denomination
Women on Missions Circle groups meet monthly to promote missions study, pray for missions and missionaries, participate in mission projects and fellowship with a small “circle” of friends committed to service. All circles are open to women of all ages. Each meeting generally has a guest speaker, a project and prayer time, all lasting on the average, one and a half hours.
The Amazing Grace Circle
2nd Monday, 9:30am
Abigail Grace Circle
2nd Tuesday, 7:00pm
2nd Thursday, 10:30am
Childcare available upon request
Please email Beth Robertson, Women On Mission Director, for more information about the above circle groups at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women on Mission Circle Groups would like to thank all of you that joined in to help us with our Build A Doll project for the orphans of Kenya Africa. We completed 197 boy and girl dolls to be handed out to those children that have nothing or very little to call their own. Thank you again and we look forward to working with you when we continue to make these sweet little dolls for Kenya and other mission areas.
If you have questions, contact: Beth Robertson, Women On Mission Director at email@example.com
Toy Chest: The Toy Chest collects donations which are used to create a huge “toy store” open one day only to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students (college 9 hours, graduate/master’s 6 hours, and doctoral/Ph.D. in full-time status) with children. The toys are sold for a minimum price, allowing these students to provide Christmas gifts to their children during their years of sacrifice and study. The proceeds are then donated to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Volunteers are needed for set-up and workers for the day of the Toy Chest.
Contact the church office on volunteering opportunities for this event (847-4477).
The Clothes Closet is an opportunity to share with church members and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students who are in need. Donations of clean, new or gently-used clothing are processed and sorted by Women on Mission volunteers. These are available to the students and those in need on a monthly basis. Donations may be dropped off at the Clothes Closet located at the top of the chapel stairs. You may call the church office for more information to see how you can help with this ministry.
The Bay Leaf Clothes Closet has moved from Bay Leaf Baptist Church to Wakefield Baptist Church in Wake Forest.
13029 Keith Store Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Operation Christmas Child
In conjunction with Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children in desperate situations through gift-filled shoeboxes and Christian literature. This program provides an opportunity for all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission project that reaches out to suffering children while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus Christ – God’s greatest gift. Bay Leaf Women on Mission supply the empty shoeboxes to the church family, who return them filled with gifts for the children. This project usually takes place over the summer months.