The Women's Ministry of Parkway Hills is comprised of a large variety of programs that include education, nurture, service and outreach for the women of our church. In 2014, we had our first Women's Retreat, "Treasures: Your Gifts Inside", to discover our spiritual gifts from God and learn how to use them faithfully in our families, our church and our communities. Last year, the theme of the Women's Retreat was "Beautifully Rooted", based on Ephesians 3:16-19, and featured Susannah Carr as our guest speaker.
Take a look at just a few of the active ministries that are led by the women of Parkway Hills. You may find a group to which you would like to belong, or it may inspire you to create a new program. All women are invited to become a part of our Women's Ministry. Contact Mandi Burgess for more information.
New Women's Bible Study
Begins Wednesday, January 27th, 6:15 pm
Parkway Hills Women's Ministry invites you to join us for the next nine weeks, as we work through Jen Hatmaker's "The Seven Experiment, Staging Your Own Mutiny Against Excess".
Jen once considered herself unmotivated by the lure of prosperity, but upon being called "rich" by a child who was living in poverty, evidence to the contrary mounted, and a social experiment turned spiritual journey was born. This study will lead you through this same experiment, at whatever level you choose, in seven key areas: food, clothes, spending, media, possessions, waste, and stress.
What's the payoff for living such a deeply reduced life? It's the discovery of a greatly increased God—a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends a social experiment to become a radically better existence.
Backpack Buddies is a joint venture between the Parkway Hills Women's Ministry, the Mississippi Food Network, and East Flora Elementary School. Each week, we deliver backpacks, each packed with 7 meals, for 40 children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend. We are expanding to include hygiene products. We have also partnered with the staff and faculty at East Flora to encourage and support them with back-to-school breakfasts and teacher appreciation luncheons. We always need help picking up food from the Mississippi Food Network and delivering it to the school during the year. For more information about Backpack buddies or to volunteer, contact Laurie Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Kirk at email@example.com
The Yarn Ministry is joyful group of women who meet regularly in the home of a member to knit and crochet gifts of love and comfort. It may be a prayer shawl for someone who is grieving. Perhaps a lap blanket for someone facing cancer treatments. We have created baby blankets to welcome little ones, pillows stitched with prayers for comfort, and partnered with the Backpack Buddies to provide a handmade scarf and hat for each of our 40 East Flora students! Our new focus is the granny square project: many hands work on individual squares that are then combined into a single item.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry has provided a beautiful handmade quilt to every child in the Christians In Action Shelter for the last 5 years. (That is over 400 quilts!) Last year, they committed to make a quilt for every child at The Methodist Children's Home in Jackson. This year, they are accepting requests from our Parkway Hills family. Each child asks for specific prayer. The congregation shares in this ministry as every week new quilts are featured in the Sanctuary. Members are invited to pray specifically for each child's special needs as they tie a knot to finish the quilt. The children then have a tangible item to remind them how unique and special they are, and to let them know they are wrapped in God's love. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Rita Warnock: firstname.lastname@example.org