Women's Ministries


God works through Southwood's women's ministry to create community. Women connect through seasonal Bible studies, an early morning group study, an annual Spring Retreat and our Small Group Ministry. All of these springboards move Southwood's women into deeper relationship with God and with each other.

Contact Jo Sheets to get connected with an upcoming event.

Calendar: Women's Events

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Share life with other moms, get new ideas, receive support and grow in faith. This group meets from 9:00–11:15 a.m. the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month from September through May. Contact Jessica Nyhoff 

Moms Next

Share life with other moms who have older kids (elementary-high school). This group meets from 9:00–11:15 a.m. on the 1st Wednesday of each month from September through May. Contact Amy Vander Woude 


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Southwood's quilting group makes quilts and receiving blankets for Honduras, Tanzania, Lutheran World Relief, Friendship Home and other worthy causes. No sewing skills are necessary—if you can tie a knot, you can help make a quilt!

Meet at Southwood at 1:00 p.m. on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month.
Contact Vi Titsworth for more information.

Piecemakers Schedule


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Summer Studies

Every woman needs a little summer break, especially if it means growing in your faith surrounded by friends. Take a couple of hours on Thursday evenings to gather and view an inspirational video segment. Enjoy the discussions that follow and the relationships that develop. Watch the blue bulletin inserts for details and registration.

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Early Morning Women's Studies

Begin your day with a cup of coffee with Christian friends. Participate in studies that will help you grow in your faith, open your mind to different perspectives and just enjoy sharing life.

This group meets on Thursday mornings at 6:30 a.m.

Contact Jo Sheets


photo: Sarah Baumert"The emotional connections that are formed between the group members build each week and form lasting bonds. Through the women's studies, I am able to enjoy life better due to being able to listen and share more. The studies have really opened my eyes, ears and heart to scripture and how much it relates to current life."
—Sarah Baumert