Women's Ministry

Upcoming Opportunities

Sisterhood - Rebekah Lyons - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We are so excited about our Sisterhood theme “Jump Start Your Heart” for 2020 that we have invited Rebekah Lyons to be our guest speaker at our first event.

Rebekah Lyons is the author of You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. She is a mother of three, wife of one, and dog-walker of two living in Nashville. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression and consumer impulses. Find joy in raising a special needs child - she invites everyone to embrace the unique calling God has for each of us. Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah serves as co-founder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage in culture. Her favorite pastime is spent with her nose in a book and a discriminating cup of coffee in hand. You can find Rebekah on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Friday, March 20 | 6:30 PM | Auditorium

Sisterhood - Jess Connolly

Save the Date for our Sisterhood event in August with guest speaker Jess Connolly.

More info to come.

Friday, August 28

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Women's & Co-ed Interest Groups

Adoption & Foster Care - Co-ed

Meg and Matt Moore became adoptive parents in 2016. This small group will explore the beauty and wonder of our adoption in Christ and its implications for reaching others. Adoption and foster care present unique challenges and questions, so we also hope to create connection between past, present, and future adoptive and foster parents. All are welcome, no matter where you are on your journey! Email Matt Moore for more info or to get involved.

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Room 118/120

Bible & Art Journaling - Women

Bible & Art Journaling is an exciting way to engage with Scripture. It can transform the way you spend time in the Word and it all begins within the margins of the Bible. If you're new to Bible & Art Journaling and want to learn more about it, come join us. We will start with Colored Pencils, Pencil & Tracing and move on to Gelatos, Inktense, Page Pep, and other mediums. Email Connie Maberry for more info or to get involved.

1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Julia Rogers Room (405)

Blessed Bakers - Women

It is said the kitchen is the heart of the home. I grew up baking with my mom and find such joy in trying new recipes and sharing them with friends and family. I am a hobby baker; by no means a professional. But with a teaspoon of time, a dash of friends and a heaping cup of love we can bake and learn together. Email Jennifer Baldwin for more info or to get involved.

One Friday a Month | 10 AM - 12 PM | Jennifer Baldwin's Home

Cancer Support - Co-ed

My name is LeRyiah Arant and I am married to Russell Arant. We have two children, Ruby, 11, and Navy, 9. I am a full time Mom and faith blogger at www.leryiaharant.com. For the last five years, until her passing in April 2019, I served as my Mom's caregiver and healthcare advocate. My mom was diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer in January 2014 and became a participant in the Polio Clinical Trial at Duke University. She was a medical pioneer and fought a courageous battle until receiving eternal healing on April 7, 2019. My Mom lived and loved a life with cancer, but never defined by it. Our family continues to advocate for and support the brain cancer community. I believe the Lord created us to live in communion with Him and to live in community with one another. I am passionate about creating a safe haven for people to genuinely come as they are and find authentic Christian community to call home. I believe we must be intentional about creating community while having the willingness to be vulnerable and to "go first." You do not have to be a member of Mt. Horeb UMC to attend. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in remission or a cancer caregiver, you are encouraged and welcome to participate. Email LeRyiah Arant for more info or to get involved.

1st & 3rd Tuesday of Every Month | 6:00 PM - Food & Fellowship | 6:30 PM - Meeting Time | Chapel

The Crafters - Women

We are a group of women who make things for nursing homes, pillows for the soldiers and dolls. We are friends who enjoy being together and doing good things for others. Email Helen Corley for more info or to get involved.

Wednesday | 10:00 AM | Fellowship Hall

Crochet in a Day - Women

My name is Lauren Scurry and I first learned to crochet to carry on our family tradition. My great-grandmother made the best slippers that we got to pick out every year and we all have a blanket that she made specifically for us before she passed away. I forgot the practice for several years until recently, after I was invited to the hundredth baby shower for my friends. I decided it was time to re-teach myself how to crochet so I could give meaningful (and cost-effective) gifts for all different occasions. My mom Linda MacDonald and I want to invite anyone who crochets or wants to learn to crochet to join us for fellowship and fun! All levels are welcome, whether you’ve been an expert for years or you’ve never held a crochet hook in your life. We will focus on easy projects that can be done in an hour or two that you can keep for yourself or gift to others! Email Lauren Scurry for more info or to get involved.

Third Saturday of Every Month | 10 AM - 12 PM | Linda MacDonald's House

Entrusted | Special Needs - Women

We are a group of ladies who are blessed to have special needs folks in our lives. We seek to honor God and grow in His word while supporting each other in our daily lives. We would love for you to join us! Email Beth Heaton for more info or to get involved.

If childcare is needed, Kids Wednesday Night Programming meets at 6:00 PM.

Wednesday | 6:15 - 7:30 PM | Room 253

Faith Group - Mature Women

We are a mature group that meets during the day and we usually have a program. We are the lead in knitting/crocheting prayer shawls for those who are ill or have lost a loved one. We make health kits for Veterans and women in shelters and we send cards to shut-ins. Email Peggy Como for more info or to get involved.

Second Tuesday of Every Month | September - May | 11 AM | Room 551

Finding Joy in the Journey - Single Mothers

My name is Marley Chrisley and I am a busy mother of two little girls, recently engaged to the love of my life, and have spent many years of my life diligently trying to “find joy in the journey” of being a single mom. Being a single mother is not something that little girls dream of becoming some day and was never an aspiration of my own. However, when it happened to me, my whole world was flipped upside down. I felt lost, confused, angry, inadequate, exhausted, and hopeless. At times, it was like I couldn’t breathe, there were many sleepless nights, many questions asked by my children that I didn’t have the answers to, the list goes on-and-on. However, in hindsight, it was through this treacherous journey that I learned the importance of making a daily choice to find joy in the Journey and the overwhelming peace only found when I turned to God as the Heavenly Father to my fatherless children and Lord of my life, as I waited for God to send “Mr. Right,” into our lives. I am forever grateful for the grace, support, and prayers offered so willingly from my “village” during those tough single mother years and forever grateful, most of all, to my Heavenly Father who supported me every step in my journey and answered the cry of our hearts in his timing. I want to encourage all single mothers to step-out in faith and join the new single mothers small group- where we will focus on building one another up through prayer, fellowship, and an awesome book study that will encourage us to “love life again” as we strive to figure it all out....hand-in-hand with one another, and with our hearts and minds centered on Christ. You do not have to be a member at Mt. Horeb UMC to attend. Whether you are newly a single mother or have been fighting the good fight for a long time, you are all welcomed here with open arms. Email Marley Chrisley for more info or to get involved.

If childcare is needed, Kids Wednesday Night Programming meets at 6:00 PM.

Wednesday | 6:15-7:00 PM | Upstairs Lounge Area in East Campus

Friendship Group - Women

We are a group of women who come together each month for fellowship and devotion. Each month we have a mission focus and bring items for that mission. We have supported the Families of Hope at Lexington Baptist Church for foster children, LaVie Pregnancy Center, birthday bags for Mission Lexington and several other missions to. We also send college packets during exam time to our college students at Mt. Horeb. Email Freida Areheart for more info or to get involved.

3rd Tuesday of Every Month | 6:30 PM | Julia Rogers Room (405)

Grateful Threads - Women

My name is Rachel Booth! I'm excited to be leading our interest group of quilters - both beginning and experienced quilters. I'm a self-taught quilter and sewist, and I love the opportunity to share in this craft with others. Quilters are some of my favorite people! My hope is that this group can be a place where we can share quilting tips and tricks, our latest projects, experience handwork & have sewing time, eat (because what's quilting without snacks?!), pray, and share with each other the love and comfort of Christ. Email Rachel Booth for more info or to get involved.

Sundays | 4:45 - 6:00 PM | Fellowship Hall

The "Guitar Pull" - Co-ed

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, I have loved the traditional music (country, blues, bluegrass, and gospel) that I grew up hearing. The songwriters and session players in Nashville had what they called 'guitar pulls'. These were just 'get-togethers' where they would share the music they were making with their contemporaries for feedback and just 'to hone their craft'. I have always loved playing and sharing music in that way! This group is for anyone who likes to play, sing, write, and / or listen to traditional music played on traditional acoustic instruments. Email Bill Black for more info or to get involved.

Every other Saturday | 8-10 AM | Student Room

Home Crafters - Women

Interior Designer that brings attention to God through beautiful crafts that point to our Maker. This class will allow me to show others how simply we can be reminded of God’s presence in our homes through decor crafted with intention. Email Jill Heaton for more info or to get involved.

First Tuesday of Each Month | 6:00-7:30 PM | Fellowship Hall

Hope Group - Women

We are a small group of ladies, mostly over 40, who love the Lord! We love the bond of Christian friendship that is shared over our lifetime as members of this group. Our group shares in the personal prayers for each other and life circumstances, we share a bond and central purpose of Christian Women community. Our mission, in addition to sharing our love of the Lord, is to reach out to our Special Needs families with our support of Respite care and involvement with Special Needs activities. We also support the Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry of the SCUMC. Email Beth Heaton for more info or to get involved.

Meeting Time and Locations vary | TBA

Oasis - Women

Amy and Adrienne co-lead this group just for women on Sunday mornings. Having a small group for women is an opportunity to provide caring support as we allow God’s Word to be our anchor and our hope in our faith journey. Adrienne is a retired Special Education Teacher. Her family includes adult children and 2 grandsons. She is also involved with Circles USA at Mt. Horeb. Amy is in marketing and enjoys how her job introduces her to new people. She is a single mother of a teenage daughter who is a cheerleader. She enjoys fellowship with other women. We welcome women of all ages and life circumstances to join this weekly gathering. Email Adrienne Applegate for more info or to get involved.

If childcare is needed, Kids Sunday School Programming meets at 10:45 AM.

Sunday | 10:40 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 547

The Sarah Group - Women

We are a group of women with a heart for mission who prayerfully support the missions of the church and community as well as international missions. Meetings provide an opportunity for service, spiritual growth and fellowship. We love, support and pray for one another. We welcome anyone to visit or become a member of our group. Email Nancy Turner for more info or to get involved.

4th Monday of Each Month | 6:30 PM - Refreshments | 7:00 PM - Meeting Time | Julie Rogers Room (405)

Tethered Together - Co-ed

We are Tom, Sam and Diane and we believe that life brings us many challenges, questions, and disappointments. Life is always “better together”. As we go through life, we believe in staying tethered to God’s word and others who are pursuing a deeper relationship with God. We are looking forward to an intergenerational group where older folks learn from the younger folks and younger folks learn from the older folks. Email Sam Thomas for more info or to get involved.

If childcare is needed, Kids Sunday School Programming meets at 10:45 AM.

Sunday | 10:45 AM | Room 122

Visions Photography - Co-ed

My name is Ralph Mayer. I've been a photographer since 1974, using 35mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras and lenses. Much of that was as a hobbyist, but my employer (BellSouth) began sending me all over their 9-state region to photograph a variety of situations for training classes, as well as many huge events. I later taught at Midlands Tech (not photography) for a decade. Midlands Tech had me do much of their photography and still use a lot of it today. I now shoot for the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Hotels, and the USofC Darla Moore School of Business as a contract photographer, and many other businesses. I also shoot as a volunteer at Mt. Horeb for special events, and the New Members as they join the church. When Mt. Horeb asked me to lead a photography interest group, I was excited about the possibility of sharing some of the photography techniques I've learned over many years. Much of what I've learned is technical, but so much more is "vision." God creates endless beauty around us. I've had many people over the years look at what I've captured photographically, and say, "Wow, there really IS a God!!" Everything you can possibly imagine is out there. I hope to help you develop an "eye" for God's beauty all around us, then how to capture it on "film"--or, whatever digital media you use. I certainly don't know everything about photography by any means, but I hope I know enough to help you enjoy it and maybe even get a bit better--no matter what you choose to photograph and what type of camera you use--even your cellphone. Email Ralph Mayer for more info or to get involved.

1st Tuesday of Every Month | 6:15 - 7:45 PM | Julia Rogers Room (405)

Women in Prayer - Women

Come, be a part of our special time together as we pray and intercede on behalf of our loved ones, our church, our community, our country, world missions and ourselves. Email Connie Maberry for more info or to get involved.

When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers. When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul, I will make myself available to you,’ says the Lord” (Jeremiah 29:12-14)

Tuesday | 9-10 AM | Sanctuary

Young Adults - 18-29 Years Old - Co-ed

My name is Anthony Indovino and together with my wife lead the young adult’s small group. We meet on Friday nights for end of the week fellowship with food and games provided by one another as a potluck. On Sunday mornings, we will be hosting Sunday School. Both sessions we will be studying the Book of Acts. Email Anthony Indovino for more info or to get involved.

Friday Night | Indovino House & Sunday | 10:45 AM | Room 119/121