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Womens Ministry

    Dear Ladies,

    I thank God for the opportunity to serve Bay Leaf Baptist Church as the Women’s Ministry Director. My desire is to ensure that the women of Bay Leaf feel welcome, loved, valued and cared for, and know they are a vital and important part of our ministry. An essential goal for our ministry is to meet the needs of all the women within the body of Christ. Feel free to contact me on how we can better serve you!

    If you have any questions, please contact me at or 919-847-4477 ext 250.

    “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” -Ephesians 3:14-19

    Abundant Blessings in Him,
    Darlene Smith
    Women's Ministry Director

    Click here to read our latest Women’s Ministry Brochure

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    Bible Studies and Sunday School Classes are great ways to get to know others at Bay Leaf and build relationships within the church. In addition to the weekly all female Bible Studies listed below, the Ruth and Lydia all female Sunday School Classes are offered at 9:45 A.M. Co-ed classes are available at 9:45 A.M. For more information, please call the church office at 919-847-4477 or stop by the Welcome Desk.

    Ladies Summer Bible Study: Life Lessons from Women in the Bible

        Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
        May 30 - July 25 *will not meet June 20 or July 4
        Room E-308
        Led by Kristen Wofford
        Cost: $13.00

    Life Lessons from Women in the Bible explores the lives of women in the Bible and challenges women today to apply what they learn. This Bible study is helpful to new believers who are beginning to study God’s Word, as well as mature Christians who desire a deeper understanding of Scripture. Focus on women in various ages and stages of life and dive into the culture, families, and testimonies of these women. Learn from both their wisdom and mistakes.

    No childcare will be available during this study.

    Fill out my online form.

    Stressed or Blessed

    Sunday, August 6, 2017
    Room E-310

    Which are you feeling? Blessed or stressed? Wouldn't you love to know how to daily embrace God's abundant blessings without being overwhelmed by stress and worry? This workshop is designed to help you learn how to manage your stress more effectively according to God's principles and purposes. It IS possible to experience inner peace and joy through Christ! No cost. No childcare is available.

    Fill out my online form.

    Mission Minded Women’s Conference

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    7:00-8:30 PM
    Fellowship Hall
    You are invited to attend a gathering of women with a heart for missions. Our Missions Ministry is reaching within our church and community, as well as around the world. Come and join us to learn more about our Mission Ministry, Women on Mission Circles, Helping Hands and how you can become a part of the ministry by serving your church and the Lord.

    No RSVP is needed. Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information or questions, please contact Sylvia Toler, event chair, at


    October 6-8, 2017
    New Bern, NC (Double Tree Hotel by Hilton)
    Speaker: Fayeson Tilley
    Cost: $185

    To learn more details, click here!


    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
    Family Life Center
    Cost: $15 per month

    Come, enjoy a great workout every Tuesday and Thursday evening led by Sonya Moore and Pam Aycock. The sessions are followed by a time of fellowship, devotion, and prayer.

    Wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

    Contact: Sonya Moore (919-848-9475) and Pam Aycock (919-781-7056)

    Bay Leaf Baptist Church is committed to taking Jesus to the least, to the last and to the lost and provides several mission trip opportunities each year to various parts of the world. To learn more, please visit the Missions page.

    Women On Mission

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    Women on Mission Circle Groups encourage ladies to be mission minded and participate in the work of the church and denomination through prayer, fellowship, and mission activities.

    Circles meet on the following days and times:
       2nd Monday at 9:30 A.M. (Amazing Graces)
       2nd Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. (Abigail Grace)
       2nd Thursday at 7:00 P.M. (Esther)

    Child care available upon request on Thursdays
    Contact: Sylvia Toler (919-848-3163)

    Stay tuned for updates for our 2017 Women on Mission Conference coming in August!

    Helping Hands for Missions

    All ladies who like handwork, crafts, or have a desire to learn are invited to attend as we create items for upcoming mission trips and pray for the ones who will receive our handmade gifts.

       Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
       Contact: Sharon McClung (919-847-8484)