The Women’s Ministry was established to encourage Cedar Ridge women in their walk and growth in the Lord through ministry, bible study, and fellowship.
Our purpose is to allow each woman to grow and develop her own personal ministry and through involvement in one of the many branches, assist in adequately meeting the needs of all our sisters in Christ. Our goal is service to Him and each other.
Renewal and Retreat
The Renewal and Retreat Branch goal is to help promote growth and fellowship between Christian women within our congregation and community, through these inspirational and encouraging events!
We are continually encouraging each other to participate in these wonderful retreats, such as the Women’s Retreat at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, held every April. Another wonderful event is the Annual Christian Women’s Retreat in the fall, attended by over 400 of our fellow sisters in Christ, from all the area Christian churches. We also hold a Cedar Ridge Retreat every January for all the women of Cedar Ridge, as a way to get to know each other more intimately and meet new women within our congregation. Most importantly we gather together to inspire and encourage each other in our Lord! Hebrews 10:24-25
Bible Fellowship branch assists in organizing and advertising Bible studies. The goal of this branch is to give everyone an opportunity to be learning and studying God’s Word regularly, through internal or outside studies.
There are multiple studies to choose. Various topics and studies are offered at different times. Classes are offered on Wednesday mornings as well as evenings. The current Wednesday morning group have begun a study of Hebrews. Anyone may join, contact the church office if you are interested. Encourage a friend to join you! You will both be blessed! We hope you find an intimate group with which to learn, grow and study.
Visit the weekday classes section of this website for a current listing of classes offered.
Koinonia means fellowship. This branch organizes all of the monthly activities/fellowships, spring and fall banquets, Secret Sisters, and the candelabra usage. The goal is to keep us in touch with one another and fellowship together in the Lord regularly, for encouragement and inspiration from each other.
It is a great opportunity to get to know new people in our congregation.
This branch also organizes Bread From Our Oven, which provides first time visitors a homemade loaf of bread as a way of welcoming them on behalf of the congregation. We have a wonderful group of women willing to bake these gifts of kindness! This entire branch of women provides a great service to the congregation of Cedar Ridge.
Koinonia (Fellowship) Branch plans a various array of activities for all the women of Cedar Ridge to enjoy. Bring a friend and join us sometime! Below are a list of our upcoming events. We always have such a great time. Come join us and find out!
Community Outreach helps to keep us involved in our community. We want to help support organizations in their great effort to help others. This is one great way of sharing our witness and our love for those in need and outside of our congregation. We, as a ministry and a congregation, enjoy helping Broken Arrow Neighbors and Mend Crisis Pregnancy.
The support of Broken Arrow Neighbors and Mend Crisis Pregnancy may be managed through the Women’s Mins’tree, but it is definitely a congregational effort! Cedar Ridge has made such generous donations and gifts throughout the years. The Women’s Minis’tree occasionally holds our own, or helps with existing, fundraisers for these two organizations. All help is wonderfully accepted and appreciated.
Broken Arrow Neighbors
BAN is in continuing need of toiletries. However, they accept ANYTHING! They can use furniture, clothing, can goods, etc… Thanks for any help you can provide to them.
Mend Crisis Pregnancy
Mend can use financial donations, as well as baby items and any maternity needs. This organization is Christian based, and helps women with crisis pregnancies through supplies, counseling, and options, such as adoption. Thanks for any help you can provide or have provided. This is a wonderful outreach for our congregation!
You don’t have to wait for fundraisers or a special time to make donations. There is a collection area behind the Fellowship Hall at the west end, with a large collection chest designated for the Women’s Minis’tree. Thank you so very much. God bless your willingness to help!
The Family Care Branch involves ministries that assist families in time of need and supports the family structure with encouragement and assistance in various ways.
Food for Families
Family Care involves Food for Families, which involves many women in our congregation that cook and deliver meals to families in the case of illness, babies birth or during the lose of a loved one. We also have ladies that prepare and manage the funeral food preparation. We are blessed to have such giving women in our church family.
Family Care also includes the Card Ministry, where we have women committed to sending out cards for birthdays to remind our fellow sister’s in Christ that we love and appreciate them. Cards are also sent for sympathy or illness, as identified on the weekly Church prayer list.
Newsletter and Bulletin Board
The Women’s Minis’tree Newsletter is sent out six times a year. It allows a focus on each of the six branches throughout the year. The newsletter keeps the women of the congregation informed of upcoming events and service areas.
The Bulletin Board is located in the Church foyer. This is up-dated to show up-coming events or activities for the Women’s Minis’tree.
Crisis Care is also an important part of this branch. If a member of the congregation finds themselves in a situation where they need help or assistance, crisis care can contact people in the congregation that are willing to serve and are prepared to lend a hand.
The Missions Branch is our outreach to those that are doing the work of the Lord both in and outside of our immediate community. The following are the current outreaches included in this branch.
Campbell Soup Labels
Many people are unaware of the benefits of soup labels. We currently collect and send Campbell Soup Labels to Cookson Hills. They have received several vans from these efforts. Feel free to leave collected labels on top of the Women’s Minis’tree filing cabinet located in the hallway behind the Fellowship Center. Thanks for the help!
We are also collecting the Box Tops For Education. These can be a great benefit in acquiring much needed items for Cookson Hills.
College Care is an outreach to our Church families full-time college students that are living away from home. We collect, wrap and mail care packages two times a school year. These are sent prior to finals week to show that we love, are thinking and praying for the students. Please contact the Women’s Minis’tree Board if you want to assist in the support of our College students.
The Hope Center has an office located within Cedar Ridge. Hope Center offers counseling to those dealing with crisis or just in need of someone to talk, listen and pray with them. Many people receive loving assistance and guidance from the volunteer counselors at Hope Center.
We are proud to help the efforts and works of Cookson Hills. This is a Christian based home for children of various ages and backgrounds. Many troubled children have heard about the love of the Lord through the efforts of those at Cookson Hills. We do different things throughout the year for them such as, love offerings for holiday baked goods and our Angel Tree gifts for the Cookson Hill families.
Our Holiday Benevolence involves our congregation coming together and purchasing Christmas presents for those less fortunate. The ladies of the Women’s Minis’tree put together the requested wish list and allow members of the congregation to purchase the gifts for the children.