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Women

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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  • Women's Bible Studies

    Do you long for a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus? Do you desire to get to know and deepen your relationships with other women? Join a Women's Bible Study! You can expect to be challenged (but not overwhelmed), encouraged by insightful and inspiring biblical teaching, and connected with other women as you study Scripture together.

    We offer many different Women’s Bible study choices on Sunday mornings and during the week at our Carmel, Fishers, and Indianapolis locations.

    Register for a Women's Bible Study here!

    For more information on Women’s Bible studies, email Jan Williams.

    SUNDAYS

    9:30-10:20 am 

    • Location: CLC Carmel, Seniors Lounge
    • Sweeter than Chocolate
      Find sweet words and real solutions from God’s Word! This is an Inductive Study of Psalm 119 by Pam Gillaspie. The flexible format of this study will help you discover insights, practical wisdom, and deep truths that will strengthen your walk and relationship with Christ.
    • Materials fee: $20
    • Leader: Pam Verbarg

    TUESDAYS

    9:15-10:30 am 

    • Location: CLC Carmel, room 102
      Group: LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together)
      Weekly women’s study walking through books of the Bible.
    • Leader: Pastor Max Murphy

    9:30-10:30 am 

    • Location: Carmel, room 101A
    • The Book of 1 Corinthians
      Christianity calls us to sacrifice instead of living for oneself. Paul wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow Jesus and only Jesus. We’ll see how the truth of the Gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives. Wherever you are in your walk with the Lord, we want you to join us as we dig deeper together, grow in our relationship with the Lord, and develop faith-founded friendships. (Author: Jennie Allen.)
    • Materials fee: $25
    • Leaders: Hollie Nicholson & Abby Kruse

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm 

    • Location: Pearings Cafe (6 W. Washington St., downtown Indianapolis)
    • A Book of Beginnings: Genesis Part 1
      The book of Genesis reveals the beginnings of God’s relationship with the world and his people. Whether you are seasoned in Bible study or just beginning your faith journey, join us as we dig deeply into God’s Word, learning about and marveling at the many facets of his character.
    • Materials fee: $13
    • Leader: Jan Williams

    7-8:15 pm 

    • Location: CLC Fishers, classroom Q
    • Tuesday Night Women's Bible Study
      We follow the themes and texts of the coming weekend’s sermon. This study will keep us in the Word, bring us closer in community with one another, and help us to grow in our faith walk.
    • Leader: Kate Giger

    WEDNESDAYS

    6:30-7:30 am 

    • Location: CLC Carmel, room 101A
    • A Book of Beginnings: Genesis Part 1
      The book of Genesis reveals the beginnings of God’s relationship with the world and his people. Whether you are seasoned in Bible study or just beginning your faith journey, join us as we dig deeply into God’s Word, learning about and marveling at the many facets of his character.
    • Material fee: $13
    • Leader: Jan Williams

    9:15-11:15 am 

    • Location: CLC Carmel, room 100
    • Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
      The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures —to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ. There will be 5 days of independent Bible study, a weekly video, and small group discussion. (Author: Beth Moore.)
    • Materials fee: $16
    • Leaders: Michelle Oakley & Marcey Zolner

    9:30-11 am 

    • Location: CLC Fishers, classroom N
    • Friendships of Purpose
      A Shared Study of Ephesians We will look at Ephesians verse by verse to explore Paul’s words about Christ and his desire for us to become like-minded and united as a family of God. We will focus carefully on a unity of purpose— to serve God and follow his will. (Author: Edna Ellison, part of the “Friend to Friend” series.)
    • Materials fee: $10
    • Leaders: Debby Hilgendorf

    9:30-11 am (Begins Oct. 23)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom Q
    • God Loves Moms: 12 Lessons About God's Mercy
    • The women we read about in God's Word were just regular women like us. And they had the same insecurities and vulnerabilities that we all feel. This study digs deep into the stories of thirteen biblical women for a fresh look at how God reveals his grace through Christ for you.
    • Materials fee $15
    • Leaders: Tara Fisher

    4:30-6 pm 

    • Location: CLC Carmel, Senior Lounge
    • David: Seeking a Heart Like His
      This study on David, the “man after God’s own heart,” will make you laugh and cry. David will both delight and disappoint you. His life clearly demonstrates that God is always able to reach us, correct us, and reclaim our worship. If you’ve ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you. (Author: Beth Moore.)
    • Materials fee: $16
    • Leader: Karla Ralls

    7:15-8:15 pm (through Oct. 16)

    • Location: Fishers, classroom P
    • Present Over Perfect
    • Are your thoughts always racing ahead to the next thing on your “to-do” list? Go from frantic to free in this five-session, video-based Bible study! Be liberated from the pressure of perfection and be open to God’s unconditional love. Focus on the present moment and experience a deeper sense of grace, space, and connection. (Author: Shauna Niequist) 
    • Materials fee $14
    • Leaders: Melissa Luepke & Lindsey Thompson

    THURSDAYS

    9:15-11 am

    • Location: CLC Carmel, room 101A
    • A Book of Beginnings: Genesis Part 1
    • The book of Genesis reveals the beginnings of God’s relationship with the world and his people. Whether you are seasoned in Bible study or just beginning your faith journey, join us as we dig deeply into God’s Word, learning about and marveling at the many facets of his character.
    • Material fee: $13
    • Leader: Jan Williams

    7-9 pm 

    • Location: CLC Carmel, room 101A
    • Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
      The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures —to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ. There will be 5 days of independent Bible study, a weekly video, and small group discussion. (Author: Beth Moore.)
    • Materials fee: $16
    • Leaders: Christine Mayes & Chris Doron

     

    Register for a Women's Bible Study here!

     

  • 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 every other Tuesdays for Bible study. Past books studied have included Hannah's Hope, I AM (by Lysa Tuerkerst), and Longing for Motherhood. We also hold a service of remembrance on the Sunday closest to October 15, National Infant Loss & Miscarriage Remembrance Day.

    Find out about the latest Bible Study by clicking here and scrolling to Tuesday's studies.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, click here to contact the group leaders. You can also read one CLC disciple's experience by clicking here for her blog.

  • 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 Pat Nash.

  • Women's Book Club
    • The first Tuesday of every month, 7-9 pm
    • Barnes & Noble Cafe, Greyhound Pass

    Each month we read and discuss a different book (not necessarily "Christian themed"). Join in any month for lively book discussions! For more information, contact Debbie Salefski or Nancy Mills.

    Upcoming books: