COVID 19 UPDATE
Zoom has added better encryption to make our meetings even safer. But that means that if you are using the Zoom app (using Zoom on a phone or tablet), you must install the upgrade by May 30. Older versions of Zoom will not be supported after that. To upgrade and see more information, go to zoom.us/download. Scroll down to Zoom Mobile Apps. This update is also available on Google Play and Apple's App Store.
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold, we as a church want to do our part. Governor DeSantis recommended that group gatherings be suspended as a means to prevent any spread of this potentially harmful virus. As such, we have moved Women's Ministry online. If you have attended these ministries in the past, watch for an email invitation to join Zoom. If you are visiting our groups, classes or activities for the first time, please register and join us using the Zoom link for that session.
Zoom is free. It allows groups of people to connect over the internet using the microphone and camera on your device. You can connect using your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. You will need internet access, a camera and a microphone (built in to most phones, tablets, laptops and some newer computers). From your computer or laptop, simply click on the Zoom link. Follow the instructions on the screen. For a phone or tablet, you will need to download the "Zoom Cloud Meetings" app and then you will be able to click on the link to launch Zoom. Please log in 10 minutes early to make sure everything is working properly. This will also help minimize interruptions once the group has started.
Women of the Word
Looking for a place to belong while you study the Word of God? Women's Bible Study provides a place to get to know other women, allow them to know you, and to learn more about God through His Word. This season, we will look at the story of Jesus Christ through the eyes of Mark. Mark's gospel presents Jesus as King and Savior of the world. Mark's hope was to strengthen the faith of the reader and to teach what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus.
Join us Wednesdays, 9-11am or 6:30-8:30pm. There will be discussion groups, small group time, and a great message.
If you have questions, please contact the Women's Ministry Coordinator, Carmelita Boyce, .
Women @ Bay Life
Women @ Bay Life offers many opportunities for you to engage with other women. Our hope is that these encounters will develop into meaningful relationships. Since women have many different interests, Women @ Bay Life offers various opportunities for you.
During this time of social distancing, we have suspended most activities. You may join us online for Bible Study. When we are able to meet in person, the follow activities will be available:
- Bible study for all women (see Women of the Word below)
- Book club for the reader (may possibly be online)
- Writers’ group for the wordsmith
- Seminars on subjects you may encounter
- Art Collectives for your creative side
If you have questions about Women @ Bay Life, please contact Carmelita Boyce, Women's Ministry Coordinator, .
Women's Affinity Groups
In the Women's Art Collective, we take time to express the creativity God has given us in different ways. Each time we meet, someone from our Bay Life Family will share their passion and gift with us. We invite all women to come to join us for this relaxing time.
Join the women at Bay Life for our Book Club events. We meet every other month for a great time of fun, laughs, and discussion. Those who register, will be notified of the location one week prior to the meeting. See you there!
Leading a household alone as a woman is a tough job, whether you are widowed or divorced. We would like to offer a space where you can get information about topics that may help lead your household well. We invite speakers who know a topic well, like budgeting or nutrition, to come share with you. Many of those we invite are part of the Bay Life family. Make time in your busy schedule to come out for fellowship with other women in a similar situation, and useful information. Let us know you are coming so the presenter can have enough information for you.
Our Widow's groups include the New Joy Widow's Group and Helping Hands Workdays.
Our New Joy Widow's Group has gathering events every few months and is a community where widows come alongside one another, enjoy each other's company. If you find yourself in this stage of life, we want to walk together as you find God's best for you in your new normal. Join us for a meal and some great conversations.
Helping Hand's Workday is an opportunity to serve God by loving and serving widows in our community. Each month, we take a Saturday morning to help them keep their home in good condition by doing a few simple indoor and outdoor chores.
Have you heard, "You should write." from several people? Then the Women Writers Group is for you. No experience is necessary, only a willingness to learn.
This group will be a place where we can all learn from each other. We will learn to write devotionals, poetry, nonfiction, and many other forms of writing. Join us with your pen, journal, and imagination.