Overview

Women in the Saxe Gotha Women's Ministry showing off their ribbons

Presbyterian Women

Saxe Gotha is blessed to have many women within the congregation who are committed to the word of Christ in a variety of ways. They gather to learn about God's word and serve others in His name. These women participate in a number of activities such as: luncheons, circles, Bible study groups, aerobics and congregational care small groups.

‍Presbyterian Women's Spring Luncheons:

Our annual spring luncheon was held on Sunday, April 7. Our featured guest speaker was Mary King from WIS-TV. She spoke on: "Who You Say I Am!" Here's a Synopsis of her Inspirational Talk: Scroll through social media, turn on the TV or look in any magazine and it’s tempting to find our worth and value in how we measure up to others. Our world can lead us down a slippery slope of comparison, isolation and defeat. If you’ve ever found yourself in this place, you are not alone, and WIS News 10’s Mary King can relate. Let’s rejoice together that our identity doesn’t have to be found in things that often leave us hopeless, but instead in the One who is HOPE!

SGPC Women's Circles

If you would like to learn more about the women's circles at SGPC, be sure to see our current Women's Circles list. It includes when and where the circles meet and leadership contacts.

Bible Studies

Monday Morning Bible Study

This group meets every Monday at 10:00 am in the Light House, Rooms 112/113, and welcomes anyone to join them - women or men! The group has focused on a variety of wonderful, Biblical topics. For more information, please contact Debbie Knight at lexdeb73@gmail.com.

‍Bible Study for Mothers of Youth Children

This Bible study is for the mothers of younger children. It meets on Monday mornings at 10:00 am (we meet every Monday morning that Lexington 1 schools are in session) in the Main Building, Room 231 (under the Welcome Center). Childcare is provided for ladies attending the Bible study. Join this group as they fix their eyes on Jesus and encourage each other. Questions can be sent to Meredith Cully at mcully@saxegotha.org. All are welcome!

Aerobics

‍Saxe Gotha will keep you fit and healthy year round. Vicki Beatty, our Aerobics Director, is a high energy instructor who keeps aerobics fun! Vicki leads the majority of the weekly sessions that take place both morning and evening in the Fellowship Hall. We offer Cardio Aerobics, Advanced Step, Body Sculpting, and Hi/Lo Aerobics/Weights. Please contact Vicki Beatty (803.926.9917) for more information, or click to view the current Aerobics Schedule.

‍Congregational Care Ministries

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayer ministry that reaches out to individuals in need of comfort or solace. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl that's created. The shawl maker begins with prayers for the unknown recipient and the intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. If you like to knit, or would like to learn to knit, then this ministry needs you. The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month (during the school year) in the Main Building, Room 154 from 10-11:30 am. This ministry is for beginners and advanced knitters, as instruction is provided for those who are new to this craft and ministry. Newcomers only need to bring needles. To get involved in this ministry, please contact Polly Askew at aep4h128@windstream.net (or contact by phone at 803.359.7263).

WinGS: Widows in Group Share

This extra wonderful group of ladies get together monthly to provide support and share with each other in their unique journey of being a widow. Gathering to share a meal at a local restaurant every second Saturday of the month, they provide each other with vital fellowship, friendship and support, and have a lot of fun along the way! All widows are welcome no matter the age! Co-Chairs are Jan Harrison and Carol Harden. For more information, please contact Jan Harrison at aep4h128@windstream.net (or contact by phone at 803.520.6640).

Presbyterian Women's Ministry Council and Committees

Women’s Ministry Council

Meets the first Sunday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in Room 155. Council is made of a Moderator, Moderator-elect/Women’s Luncheon Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer and Women’s Circle/Small Group Leaders and the Decorating Committee Chairs. For more information, please contact Michelle Smoak at smoakfamily199@gmail.com.

Decorating Committee

Madonna Moore and Sandy Walker co-chair our decorating committee and coordinate and implement special holiday decorating at Christmas and Easter including decorating the Sanctuary and sale of Poinsettia’s and Easter Lilies. Many hands make light work and volunteers are necessary to assist in the Decorating Committee’s responsibilities. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Sandy Walker at swalksan@aol.com (or contact by phone at 803.331.0192).

Women’s Spring Luncheon Committee

This committee is formed each year and works with the PW Moderator Elect to plan and implement our annual Women’s Spring Luncheon. Committee forms in January each year and the luncheon normally occurs in April or May. For more information, please contact Michelle Smoak at smoakfamily199@gmail.com.

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