Women's Ministries



Providing women opportunities to experience adventure, create friendships, and grow spiritually in God’s creation. Watch for exciting upcoming adventures!
Contact Kat Carlsen, via email with questions about this group.

Hearts of the Home Moms
Fall 2010 meeting dates:
Sept. 15, Sept. 29; Oct. 6, Oct. 20; Nov. 3, Nov. 17; Dec. 1, Dec. 15
9:15-11 a.m.
Trinity’s Lower Level
Registration Fee: $20
Child Care: $40 for one child; $20 for second child; additional children are free
The birth-to-23-months room is filled for fall 2010. We are taking names for a waiting list for a second room. We will contact you  when space is available.

Hearts of the Home Moms is an inter-denominational, Christian-based group of mothers interested in nurturing our souls and supporting each other on our parenting journeys. The group runs two sessions each year. Fall session runs September through December and Winter/Spring session runs January through May. Each session participants select from several study choices covering a wide range of topics such as parenting, marriage, spiritual growth and Bible study.

Fall 2010 Study Choices

1. The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained
Lysa TerKuerst, mother of five and President of the Proverbs 31 Ministries, knows about the stress that comes along with parenting, managing a home, and having a life. TerKuerst shares how mothers can relieve stress when they turn to God for support, stop blaming their parenting every time a child does wrong, let kids live with the consequences of their choices, simplify life to create breathing room and quit comparing themselves to the “perfect” moms. This book overflows with practical ideas, short Bible studies, and plenty of encouragement.

2. Jesus, Interrupted
Have you ever wondered what many pastors learn about the complexities of the Bible in seminary? In his New York Times bestseller Jesus, Interrupted , scholar, professor and author Bart D. Ehrman describes what the world’s top New Testament scholars teach their students about the Bible. This is a challenging book in many respects, so please be ready to consider new ideas, examine your beliefs, and engage in respectful conversation.

3. Life Makeovers
In our busy lives as moms, it is easy to get disconnected from our true selves and what makes us happy. Using the book Life Makeovers , by personal coach Cheryl Richardson, we will take steps to a better life, one week at a time. Richardson’s essays will inspire you to make small, meaningful changes. The result: you’ll re-evaluate your life and connect to what matters most to you. This study will be light on reading and heavy on ideas, action steps and group support.

4. Yoga on the Go!
Join us for brisk walks to begin class followed by a yoga session in the park. We will combine yoga with Bible passages, working our bodies and nourishing our minds with the word of God. We will be practicing Vinyasa yoga which literally means “to place in a special way.” This is a beginner course which will flow gently, moving with our breath and focusing on alignment and holding poses. We will use scripture at the beginning and end of our practice and will follow the principles in the book Holy Yoga by Brooke Boon.

5. Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent
Longing to spend more time in God’s Word? In this in-depth Bible study, author Beth Moore shows how the book of Psalms applies to our lives today. Themes of unity, joy, gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, and more are explored in detail. Join in a meaningful journey toward greater intimacy with God!

Kim Jelinek, 351-7586
Martha Sather, 342-0596

Register for studies and childcare online

Download a Fall 2010 Hearts of the Home brochure

Women's Circles

To join or start a new circle, please contact Julie Jolivette at 651-439-7400, ext. 108 or via email .

Anna Circle

Meets second Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Leaders: Wendy Klemz & Sandy Wendt

Dorcas Circle
Meets second Thursday at 7 p.m.
Leaders: Donna Dielentheis & Betty Wasmundt

Leah Circle
Meets second Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at Boutwells
Leaders: Marie Saterbak

Marion Circle
Meets third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pat Reinke

Martha Circle
Meets first Tuesday after first Monday at 1 p.m.
Leader: Norma Swanson

Miriam Circle
Meets first Thursday at 1 p.m .
(second Thursday in November)
Leader: Marian Carlson

Rebekah Circle
Meets second Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Leaders: Dellzie Hodler & Carolyn Minor

Ruth Circle
Meets third Monday at 9 a.m.
Leaders: Joan Fogelberg & Mary Soderholm

Yoga, HeartMath & Lunch Sampler
Thu., Oct. 14; 10 am-12:30 pm – Garden Room; Cost: $10
Yoga is a science, philosophy and practice that seeks to bring together mind, body and spirit to facilitate a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us. The physical practice of yoga integrates breath and movement to bring us to be fully present. It teaches us to love and care for our bodies so that we may live to our fullest human potential. Brenda Linn, certified yoga teacher with a degree in Exercise Science and 20 years experience as a health educator will lead this portion. Stress has a profound effect on a person’s body and well-being. Your reactions to stress are immediate and can be long-lasting and damaging to the body. Did you know you can learn to shift those reactions to actually benefit your body? Licensed HeartMath Provider, Sharon Pallarina, will use simple tools to show you how to shift negative reactions to stress into heart-focused resiliency. People using the HeartMath tools have reported feeling more balanced in their lives, sleeping better, improved mental clarity, decreased desire to eat emotionally, and increased stamina. Contact Julie Jolivette via email.

Register online now!

Time to be thankful
Tue., Nov. 16; 10 am – Garden Room
ovember historically is a time to give thanks. This AWE event will focus on the power of words and identifying those in our lives for which we are thankful. Colleen Baldrica, author of Tree Spirited Woman, a three-time national award winner, will share stories, her book, and encourage participants to recognize and reach out to those who have shared some pivotal moments in their lives. Come and enjoy the camaraderie with others. Contact Colleen Baldrica via email with questions

Register online now!

Swedish Institute Christmas Tour
Tue., Dec. 14; noon depart Trinity by carpool; Cost: $12
Registration deadline: Dec. 7
Join us for a guided tour of the Swedish Institute including dessert. The 70+ rooms of this beautiful mansion will be decorated in different Scandinavian Christmas themes. We expect to return to Trinity by 4 pm. Contact Shirley White at 351-0980 with questions.

Register online now!

December 5-10

Ad`vent” (noun) def. the start or beginning

The season of Advent is the beginning of the story that leads to Jesus. It is a story that transforms lives, and gives purpose and grace. Join other women at a small, relaxing gathering. Choose a date and location that fits your schedule, and with a warm beverage in hand, pause and reflect on the wonder of the season. Watch for P.A.U.S.E. sign-up opportunities or call the Church Office beginning in mid-November. Advent P.A.U.S.E. hostesses and leaders are needed. If interested, contact Karen Gieseke
via email or 492-6610

Working Moms

Every other Saturday, 10-11:15 am Fresh Fields, Stillwater
Laughter, friendship and support for working women with young children. Led by Elaine Knodt (email Elaine) and Siri Erickson (email Siri).

Business & Professional Women
Are you looking for a place to connect with other business and professional women where you can share the joys and challenges of living your faith in your busy everyday life? Over the past several years, some women have figured out how to do just that and invite you to join them when you are able. To learn details about the opportunity that best fits your life, contact the appropriate woman listed below:

Dinners in Stillwater (every 6-8 wks)

Katie Beaudet, 269-8046. Email Katie

Lunches in downtown St. Paul (every other week)
Kelly Petersen, 755-5185. Email Kelly

Lunches in Stillwater (once a month)
Jolene Patterson, 485-2004. Email Jolene

Tuesday morning book group
Every Tuesday, 9 am
Supreme Bean Coffee Shop

Join other women in friendship and lively conversation about fiction and non-fiction books covering a wide variety of topics and themes. Led by Jenny Hammer, 439-4351

Sunday evening book group
Every other Sunday, 7 pm
Caribou Coffee in Stillwater

Join other women in friendship and lively conversation about fiction and non-fiction books covering a wide variety of topics and themes. ?Led by Jenny Hammer, 439-4351

Scrapbook for the Soul
Second Friday of each month
Have an unfinished scrapbook, need fresh new ideas or want to start scrapbooking? Please join us as we share a devotion and fellowship while working on our albums. Contact Christine Lande with your questions or meeting dates, times and locations at  430-2689.

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14
8:30-10:30 am – Room 108B
We are studying Kathleen Urtel Johnson’s Bible study entitled Whole Bible, Whole Life. We start our study with prayer requests, and we pray for all these people at the end of our time together. We read all of the study and Bible readings in class, so we have no homework, and anyone is invited to come as they are able. We are always open to new members. Also, our group has traditionally provided most of the food at the snack table for the Lutefisk Dinner, and most members work at the dinner as well. Contact Lynn Schurrer via email with questions.

Friday lunch meetings
This group of busy moms meets regularly to support one another in prayer, friendship and learning.
Contact Kerry Evensen at 275-0994 or Kathy Luoma at 430-8053

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