Women’s Ministry
All women are welcome to our events. 
Bring a friend to enjoy our Christian fellowship!
WinGS = Women in God’s Service 
Monthly Meetings      2nd Tuesdays at 10 AM    Education Building Rooms 5-6
Sunday, March 24, 9 AM 
Come and enjoy light refreshments
and meet your Secret Sister.  
We will also pick our Secret Sister
for the upcoming year.  

North of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Arizona, lies Canaan in the Desert,

the American branch of the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary with its Prayer Garden.

A sanctuary of peace and blessing … A place to meet with God …

Many stories could be told of the Prayer Garden with its sculptured reliefs depicting

Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection: stories of release from despair, marriages restored,

lives healed of addictions — all in answer to prayer.
January 23 WinGS Trip 
On January 23, WinGS, Women in God’s Service,
The monastery is located in Florence, AZ on 24 acres of desert land.
It consists of 6 chapels, ornamental gardens, water fountains, stone walls, dormitories, winding paths, and guest houses.
The monks work the flower and vegetable gardens, citrus orchards,
a grape vineyard, and an olive grove.
The monastery was established in 1995 by 6 monks.
It is part of the Holy Mountain, which consists of 20 independent Greek Orthodox monasteries and sketes and hermitages throughout the world.
Christmas Coats
150 warm coats and sweatshirts
were collected and distributed
to the homeless at a Tempe park.
Operation Christmas Child 
We filled 162 shoe boxes filled with donated toys and school supplies to be distributed by Samaritan’s Purse.
Angel Tree 
We supported families
from our congregation,
the Fountain Hills community,
and the Battered Women’s Shelter.
 Members of WinGS Planning Committee
Front left: Kristen Skivington, Joanne Wuttke, Judy Konop, and Donna Hawkinson
Second row: Sue Horn, Elaine Tarr, Sharon Johnson, Jayne Herling, Barb Gibson and Marlene Hinkley.
Card Care Ministry
Though this is a small ministry, the women of WinGS have already sent nearly two dozen hand written post cards to women inmates. We write the cards and the people at Amazing Grace Church in Phoenix address them and get the card of encouragement to just the right person, at just the right time.  We have also started to write greeting cards and letters to our servicemen listed in the church bulletin. Those cards will be given directly to the family member of the serviceman, after we pray over them.
If you can write, you too can encourage someone with God’s love on a card.
Call Judy Konop (480-848-7220) to get cards and be part of this ministry.
Secret Sisters in Prayer is a one year gift of praying for another woman. You commit to pray for the sister whose name you draw and someone will draw your name and pray for you. It is first and foremost an offering of prayers to God for another. Some women remember their Secret Sister on holidays or their birthday with a card or a gift.
First Friday of Month 
10 AM  Room 5
Education Building 
 We make prayer shawls, hats, scarves, mittens and blankets for those in need.
Don’t knit or crochet? We can teach you!
Call church office at 480-837-9532
or julia@sothaz.com 
  Quilting Group 
Tuesdays, 9 AM – Noon 
Last year 8 to 12 ladies sewed and tied 45 large quilts and 8 smaller ones that were given to  Veterans,  Vital Links Mission in Vietnam, the Prison Ministry, graduating seniors and members experiencing a serious illness.