Women’s Ministry at CLC exists to reach out, care for, and equip women in their journey of life, faith, and witness in Christ.
This ministry at CLC encompasses MOPS, Women's Bible Studies, Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML), Infertility/Miscarriage Ministry, and special events. Whether you have a deep-seeded faith in Jesus Christ or you’re in the process of building one, if you're seeking support or looking to reach out, we have what you’re looking for!
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- 2020 Advent by Candlelight
- Carmel: Tuesday, December 1, 7 pm
- Fishers: Tuesday, December 8, 7 pm
- Indy: To Be determined
- And virtually!
The Women’s Ministry Team is thrilled to continue our Advent by Candlelight tradition this holiday season. Grab your female friends and family and join us for a candlelit evening of tradition, carols, laughter, and fellowship. Our speakers for the evening will share how “The Promise of Legacy” has shaped their hearts and their homes.
Of course, due to the pandemic situation, this year’s event will look a little different. COVID guidelines will be in place for this event: masks will be required and social distancing practiced. That means that we will not be gathering around decorated tables and sharing dessert. But fear not! Advent by Candlelight will still be filled with the warmth and joy of the season that you’ve come to expect. And we will have several new seasonal surprises for you, too!
The event will take place at our three sites. You can sign up to be a hostess for up to 10 people, or register yourself. Hostesses will not be decorating tables, but they are encouraged to provide small gift bags for their guests to take home. These bags could contain an individual serving of dessert, an ornament, candy, or other small items. At Fishers, we are also looking for 15-20 people to decorate tables (6’ to 8’ in length) that will provide the decoration around the perimeter of the gathering area. (Carmel will be decorated with luminaries and other holiday decorations.)
If you do not feel comfortable attending in person, you can sign up to take part virtually! Advent by Candlelight will be live streamed, so you can sign up and enjoy the event in your own home, either by yourself or with a smaller group of women. (Those who sign up virtually will be sent an email before the event with the link to watch it.)
Registration for the in-person events and virtual viewing takes place Nov.1 - Nov. 25. Click one of the links below:
Registration for the Indy Event Coming Soon!
Join us for this wonderful tradition at CLC by making it a part of your Advent celebration!
- Women's Bible Studies, Fall 2020
The following Bible studies began the week of October 13, but you can always join in at any time! We know that everyone’s schedules have been turned upside down this year, so we are making it possible for you to Bible study from anywhere! You can choose from any of the studies listed below and join either in-person or online via Zoom. Look below for the schedule and to register.
- 9:15-10:30 am: LIFT Pastors Study - Carmel & Zoom (childcare available)
- 9:30-10:30 am: Abby Kruse & Hollie Nicholson. "Romans" by Melissa Spoelstra (book needed) - Carmel & Zoom (childcare available)
- 7-8:15 pm: Kate Giger & Holly Reay. "Sermon Texts" - Fishers & Zoom
- 9:15-10:30 am: Michelle Oakley & Marcey Zolner. "Sermon on the Mount" by Jen Wilken (book needed) - Carmel & Zoom
- 9:30-10:30 am: Debbie Hilgendorf. "James" by Angie K. Smith (book needed) - Fishers (no Zoom option)
- 4:30-5:30 pm: Tabitha Hughes. "The Book of Titus" by Chip Ingram - Carmel & Zoom
- 7-8:15 pm: Christine Mayes & Chirs Doron - "Daniel" by Beth Moore - Carmel & Zoom
- Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
At MOPS, we believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That’s why we rally women, in their own neighborhoods, to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time. It is our goal to provide a Christ-centered, caring ministry where friendships, creativity, and personal relationships with other moms and Jesus Christ can develop.
So, whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here!
Visit our MOPS page for more information!
- Infertility/Miscarriage Support
The goal of "The Cry of My Heart" is to create a community of support around the difficulties some encounter when trying to start a family, and to recognize God's love and mercy through these trials. Whether you've been affected by infertility, miscarriage, stillborn, infant loss or adoption loss, our hearts are open you you.
We meet for Bible study and hold a service of remembrance on the Sunday closest to October 15, National Infant Loss & Miscarriage Remembrance Day.
- Lutheran Women In Mission (LWML)
This auxiliary organization in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod strives to develop the spiritual gifts of women through fellowship, Christian growth, and mission service.
We sponsor many mission-minded projects and events, including collections (socks, baby items, food), quilt making, a cookie walk, care packages for college students and more.
And, the first weekend of every month at the Carmel site the LWML places large Mite Boxes by the Sanctuary and Worship Center to collect your spare change for mission work. Your change can make a real change!
Join with us as we make a difference in the world through the love of Jesus Christ!
Contact LWML President Marcey Culter.
- Women's Book Club
- The first Tuesday of every month, 7-9 pm
- Usually meets at Barnes & Noble Cafe, Greyhound Pass*
*During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, please email one of the leaders, listed above, for information on monthly gatherings.
- August 4: Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
September 1: The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
October 6: American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton
November 3: My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost Love by Amanda Barratt
December 1: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Michele Richardson
January 5: My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas
February 2: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger