Girlfriends of G.R.A.C.E.
(Girlfriends, Reaching, Accepting, Caring, and Encouraging)
Our mission is to reach out to the women of Merriman Road Baptist Church and our community; accepting all as sisters; caring for their spiritual, physical and emotional needs; and encouraging them in their walk with Christ.
This ministry invites women, ages 18 to 108+, to come along side of one another, care for each other, and lift one another up through love and encouragement as sisters-in-Christ.
Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Calling All Ladies 18 to 108 Years of Age: Join the Girlfriends of Grace at Merriman Road Baptist Church on Saturday, April 13th for an awesome day spent under the Big Top for the "Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys" women's event. Spend your day with the "Great Ring Master" in worship, fellowship, Christian growth, and fun! "Walking the tightrope", "taming the beast", and "juggling it all" are just a few of the acts that will be "spotlighted" in the 3-ring circus.
Special Speaker: Courtney Jo Veasey
We would like to share some thoughts with you on this year’s “Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys” women’s discipleship event. First, on the title of the event, it relates to the idea that we all lead busy lives! No matter your age or the “phase of life” God has you in today, you’re likely pulled in various directions on any given day. Life, no matter how sweet, can at times seem like a real three-ring circus -- and that is where this event comes in.
Just as every Circus needs a great Ringmaster to orchestrate a successful circus experience, we as women need the God of the Universe (The Great Ringmaster) for a life well-lived! Whether your day involves juggling God-given responsibilities, walking the tightrope with Christ, taming the lion (maybe your tongue), training the tigers, or wrangling the monkeys, (you fill in the blank ___), the Lord assures us He has given us all that we need for a fruitful life and the ultimate victory!
During “Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys”, Ms. Courtney Jo Veasey (our special speaker) will lead us through God’s Word as it relates to these topics and how we can apply and use it in our lives.
Event Scripture - Philippians 4:6-7 - "6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Doors open @ 8:30 a.m. for registration & continental breakfast. Event officially starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Please note: No children allowed/No child care provided.
God Bless You - Girlfriends of Grace
Tickets will be sold from the lobby ($20 per person), and also through the Eventbrite website ($20 + processing fee per person).
Get the T-Shirt!
"Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys" women's T-shirts and totes are available by pre-order from now until Wednesday, April 10th. If ordered by this date, these items can be paid for and picked up at the event.
The T-shirts are made with moisture-wicking technology and are bright pink with the event logo printed in dark red. The totes are bright pink colored canvas with the event logo printed in dark red. Prices are as follows:
SM - XL = $10.00 per shirt
Size 2XL = $11.00 per shirt
Size 3XL = $12.00 per shirt
Size 4XL = $13.00 per shirt
Totes = $10.00 each
To pre-order, please send an e-mail to the office of Merriman Road Baptist Church at firstname.lastname@example.org and include in the body of your email the item, size, and number of each item you are ordering along with your contact information.
Other Women's Ministries
Mugs & Muffins is a ministry for adult women to enjoy Christ-centered community. On the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9:00-10:00am, we'll strike up new friendships, strengthen existing ones, praise the Lord together and explore His Word!
Bring your friends, a favorite mug, fill it up, and settle in for the start of a wonderful Saturday morning. Don't worry about dressing up - come casual and cozy.
Coffee, tea and muffins (or similar) will be provided.
An 11 session Bible study exploring the depths of God's love.
Two Groups Meeting
Thursdays at 6:30pm (starting 2/28/19)
Fridays at 10:00am (starting 3/1/19)
New Moms' Ministry - Expectant Moms
Are you a member of Merriman Road Baptist Church and have recently learned you're expecting? We would like to be an encouragement to you during your pregnancy and immediately following the birth of your child. Please let us know by contacting Becky Ferraro, so we can be praying for you during this special time in your life!
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