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PRESENCE: A Word for 2019 Women's Ministry

Posted by Laurie OToole on with 1 Comments

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11


Dear Women of Bethany:

Happy 2019! Isn’t it exciting? So much lies before us, like a blank page waiting to be written on.  This must be why there are so many women on social media posting their “one word” for the year, which is intended to focus their energies on what is most important, while they resolve to make new habits. 

As the Women’s Ministry Leadership Team, we, too, have taken time to reflect on what we want most as women of Bethany. In line with the vision of the church, we desire to be women who are becoming more like Jesus and those who care that other women are becoming like Jesus, too.

But how do we do that practically? We have chosen the word “PRESENCE” to be our intentional focus for 2019. This one word will guide our team, our prayers, and our events for the year. Our heart is that “PRESENCE” would have a two-fold meaning: 1) that we would be present, without distractions, in our relationships with God and with others; and 2) most importantly, that we would more fully experience the presence of God in our daily lives. We imagine that this idea will resonate with women of all ages and stages of life.

We invite you to join Women’s Ministry for a year of “PRESENCE”! In anticipation of that, we want to give you a preview of our Women’s Ministry events, all of which will be centered on the idea of being transformed by the presence of God in our lives.

  • February 8-9: IF Local 2019 Join us as we join women around the country for this live streaming event. Click here to register today.  
  • March 16: Presents & Presence Brunch Plan to join us for this fun spring event including birthday celebrations and a special guest speaker. Information and registration to come. 
  • June 29: Practicing Presence & Prayer Save the date for this morning outdoors as we spend intentional time in the presence of God and other women. Information and registration to come. 
  • September 13-15: Women’s Retreat with PCN to Murrieta Hot Springs Spaces are limited so save your space today with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Click here to reserve your spot today. 
  • January: Looking Back & Looking Forward After a year focused on Presence, next January, we will take time to reflect on what we’ve learned together and unveil a new focus for the new year.

So as we begin 2019, we encourage you to be intentional about being present in your relationships and entering into the presence of God daily. Join us in the conversation, both in person and on social media, as we encourage each other to become more like Jesus, one day at a time.


The Bethany Women’s Ministry Team

Kahryn Darjany, Charmaine Dorsey, Laurie O’Toole, Jeni Turner

For more information or for questions about events, call the church office at 562-597-2411 or click one of the team names to email one of our team members directly. 



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Betty Travis January 5, 2019 3:50pm

It is about time for Women's Ministry at Bethany to develop a noticeable identity.
Womenin churches over the years have been the nurturing element that promotes industrious ativities flor all ages. The lack of recognition and support or development of a Women's all encompassing program at Bethany has been to its detriment. Many womwn have ben told that there was no women's ministry at Bethany. Various women's groups stand alone. Hopefully with the new developing structure at Bethany this will change.