Women’s Ministries

Nancy Guthrie’s acclaimed book “God Does His His Best Work with Empty” conference held in October 2021, was very successful. Women’s Ministries has decided to finish the Bible Study.

It’s amazing how heavy the weight of emptiness can  feel, how much room it can take up in our souls, how much pain can be caused by something that isn’t  even there. But while we may see the emptiness of  our lives as our greatest problem, that’s not how God  sees it. 

When God looks into the empty places of our lives, He sees His greatest opportunity. 

We have concluded our study now and are looking into possibilities for a new learning opportunity in the fall. Until then, pray and think about joining in our Online Bible Study. See below for more information.

Pam Barkel and Cheryl Clement, 2021 Conference Leaders
Birch Hill Grocery Store and “Living room” where the 2021 Conference was held.

Online Bible Study 

Join us for an online Bible Study using the YouVersion Bible App. It is easy to set up and it is free. If you don’t have the Bible App, call or text Pam Barkel at 810-730-7736 and she will help you set it up and invite you to participate in our studies.

“Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” – Acts 8: 30-31.

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Please join us by downloading the Bible App, creating your personal YouVersion account, and friending Pam Clarke Barkel. She will send you a personal invitation. The instructions are all there in the Click Here area above. All are welcome.

Women’s Guild 

The Guild meeting provides a monthly setting for Christian women to gather together to share in devotions and pray and serve together.  The Guild’s mission is to serve the church and in doing so, serve God, by:

Planning and organizing general housekeeping of the Chapel.
Planning and organizing funeral dinners and luncheons
Maintaining and stocking kitchen supplies
Conducting fund-raisers to help pay for various Chapel expenses
Conducting fund-raisers to help support a variety of missions, both local and abroad
Organizing and funding special projects of the Chapel
Organizing, funding and preparing the Soup Suppers and special dinners
Decorating the Chapel for Easter and Christmas
Organizing the Good Friday Vigil
Current Guild Officers are Pam Barkel, President, Linda Seyfferth, Secretary, and Barb Nichols, Treasurer.

We meet monthly, on the first Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.  Devotions are shared by a Guild member. We pray together and review and act upon physical needs at the Chapel. In August we share a salad luncheon, and in December a Christmas luncheon is planned with the Women’s Club.

Women’s Retreat & Faithful Friends

For the last few years, the Grand Lake Community Chapel has held a Women’s Retreat in late September for a Friday night and Saturday time of sharing, laughing, singing, and learning together. We have looked at Titus, Psalms, escaped to the sea via a program called Seaside Escape, and had yummy coffee and treats via Sweet Life Cafe. After missing 2020’s time together, by faith, 2021 will bring a new retreat to the Chapel.