Women

Women's Ministry

At Gloria Dei we encourage and equip women to grow in Christ, serve in love and share their faith with those around them. Get connected through Bible studies, weekend hikes, special events or one of our casual meet & greets!

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Bible Studies

Study the Word with other women who want to go deeper in their faith! Women's Bible Studies are held Wednesday mornings and evenings. Our 2024 schedule runs from January 3rd thru May 8th. New participants are welcome to join at any time!

Classes are held on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am. Our 2024 schedule begins on January 3rd and offers three classes. All classes gather in LC210/212 at 9am for worship and announcements before breaking into smaller groups.

LifeLight: Life of David (beginning February 7th)

This study is part of the LifeLight Bible study series of in-depth studies of Bible books. This nine session study includes topics such as: A Messianic Mountaintop,  David on the Field, David on the Run, David on the Rise, David on the Throne, David on the Edge, David under the Sword, David at the Last, David's Son, David's Lord.  LifeLight: Life of David Study Guide is $10.   Room 210/212, Led by Kathie Stocker 

Teachings John’s Gospel & Epistles (Continued from Fall semester)

In John, the importance of Jesus’ identity is not merely theoretical; it has drastic, real-life consequences. Jesus of Nazareth was a historical figure who was born, died, and rose again. He is also the eternal Son who created us, saved us, and gave us the right to become God’s children. When we get Jesus’ identity wrong, we miss out on the salvation He offers. If we get it right, though, everything else in our lives becomes rightly ordered.

And the apostle John’s letters to the Christians of the ancient world tackles issues of false teaching, sin, and atoning work in Jesus Christ. The epistles of John proclaims the good news of the Lord to which John testified. He reminds us that as we face the temptations of false teaching in our day, we need to be ready to test everything against the Scriptures and to examine ourselves.     Bible:  1, 2, 3  John.  No cost. Room 214, Led by Mary Fricke

A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel (2 Samuel begins on Feb. 7th)

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David.  In this study, using three leading teachers, guiding us:  Study book by Kay Gabrysch (22-year WBS leader) , Video with Michael DeFazio (New Testament & Hermeneutics Professor at Ozark Christian College) and we will hear also from Alistair Begg who walks us through books of 1 and 2 Samuel.  The guide 1 & 2 Samuel, Rise of the Lord’s Anointed is $5.  Room 216, Led by Beth Hranicky

To be added to the email distribution list please contact Beth Hranicky.

Fruit of the Spirit (begins Feb. 7th)

The evening class will be led by Dixie Russo via ZOOM from 6:30-8pm. In January the class finished the 2-year study of The Bible Recap. A new study on Fruit of the Spirit begins on February 7th. Spring semester will run through April 24th with no class on Ash Wednesday or the Wednesday during Spring Break.

New members are always welcome. To join the evening class contact for the ZOOM link and more information.

Digging Deeper in Prayer - Three Week Class on Sundays during Discipleship Hour

Join us for a new, three-week Bible study called Digging Deeper in Prayer. We will learn how to dig deeper into Scripture to discover what God's Word says in order to pray aligned with His will for various situations. This will be an active class filled with discussion and Scripture-search activities. Each participant will walk away in Week 3 with a Scripture-filled prayer strategy. No registration required. Just grab a pen and your Bible and join us during Discipleship Hour - open to both men and women! Class will be held on Feb 11th, 25th, and March 3rd from 9:45-10:45am in classrooms LC211/213

Weekly Encouragement

We all need encouragement! That's why we send a Text Message of Encouragement each week to women reminding them how big our God is and how much He loves us! To receive this message as a text on your phone, contact Renee Page.

Lord, help me always have hope in You. No matter what I see or how I feel, may I always hope in a Mighty God who never fails or forsakes me.

Upcoming Events

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Homeless Mat Ministry

Help us make plastic mats for the homeless! Learn how to prepare plastic bags that will be crocheted into mats for the homeless. You do NOT need to know how to crochet to participate - there are plenty of ways to help! Group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9am-12pm in the Gloria Dei Life Center. For more information contact Jan Reister at 281-682-8310.

Casual Gatherings

The ladies of Gloria Dei get together occasionally just for fellowship — no agenda required! Join us for a casual come-and-go style gathering and get to know other women from Gloria Dei! Our next gathering will be Thursday March 23rd beginning at 5:30pm at Hyde Park Kitchen + Bar on Nasa Parkway! We'll gather on the patio and enjoy some Bretzel and other yummy treats! Address is 247 Nasa Parkway (in the strip center near the corner of Nasa/Hwy 3).

Come have a glass of tea or wine and relax while getting to know other ladies at Gloria Dei! 

Widows Walk with God

Widows Walk with God is support group for widows. Ladies will be connected with a group leader who will reach out to them at least once per month. Small groups meet monthly and the entire Widows Walk group will get together once per quarter. If interested, please contact Judy Staliwe.

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Discipleship Adventures

Day Adventures

The Women's Discipleship Adventure group meets a couple times each month for activities such as walks, hikes and kayaking. These activities are scheduled and communicated via email. Contact Lori Knutson to be added to the WDA email distribution list. All women are invited to join. Physical exertion level for most activities is moderate. 

Weekend Adventures

Women's Discipleship Adventure weekends are planned each year for camping, hiking and time outdoors in God's creation! Weekend trips include amazing fellowship and a devotion.  A short trip for the fall is being discussed Contact Lori Knutson to be added to the WDA email distribution list. All women are invited to join. Physical exertion level for weekend activities is moderate to difficult unless otherwise stated in the registration. 

Saturday Walk-n-Talk  - February 10th

Our next Walk-n-Talk is February 10th at 8am. 

Let’s bundle up for a Walk and Talk at Anchor Park in Texas City.

We’ll meet at the big gazebo in Texas City. There is a nice big parking lot at Anchor Park (800 Bay Street N, Texas City) and you’ll see the gazebo by the playground equipment. (There are porto-potties past the playground.) We’ll gather at 8:00 for prayers and at 8:05 we’ll head up towards the dike and hike down it with the parks on our left and the water on our right. We’ll head down the dike and take the pathways and bridge down to Tarpey Park and circle back to where we started. 

One of the things that most relief organizations say is that donations pour in at Christmas, but things get a bit rougher the rest of the year. Since we’ll be close to Valentine’s Day, let’s plan to bring items to donate to Anchor Pointe. We can send some love and hugs to a children and families who most need it.

Here is what is currently on Anchor Pointe's wish list: 4T and 5T Boy and Girl Clothing, Bibs, Onesies and Outfits, Gender Receiving Blankets, Towels and Washcloths, Brand New Car Seats, Journals for the Moms, Nice Lotions for Mommy Bags, Other Spa Like Items for our Mom Bags, Small Tools for Dad Bags, and Fast Food Gift Cards.

 Keep an eye on the weather—it is always a bit cooler by the water—so dress to keep warm. 

For more information contact Lori Knutson.

Camping & Hiking Adventures

An adventure is being discussed. We have high hopes for a trip in 2024 so keep checking back for more details! If you are an experienced hiker who could potentially co-lead a trip with Lori, please reach out to her.

Contact Lori Knutson with any questions. 

Get Connected

Facebook

Joining our Facebook group is a great way to stay connected to other women! Find us at GDLC Women.

Text Message of Encouragement

Download the Remind app or text the group code "@gdlcw" to 81010 to receive an encouraging text message each week.