women's ministries

Women’s Ministries

Cultivating Faith Through Friendships, Bible Study, Retreats, and Special Events

Ladies, we have something for everyone here at Bethesda! Browse our Women’s Ministries to find something for you. Whether you wish to be a part of a smaller circle group, or have a special talent you would like to contribute to one of our Interest Groups, we would be happy to have you. For dates and times, view the full calendar. 

Women’s Hospitality Team

The Women’s Hospitality Team meets once a month. Together this group helps plan events like our annual Advent Breakfast, retreats, and other exciting events. Any woman is welcome to join anytime. We are currently looking for a new coordinator. If you’re interested, contact us.


Women’s two and three day retreats are scheduled each Winter, Spring and Summer. Workshops and half day retreats are also available each Fall and Winter/Spring.

Women’s Circles

Circles meet monthly in homes for Bible Study using the magazine Lutheran Woman Today.

  • Naomi
  • Lydia
  • Rebekah
  • Ruth

Special Interest Groups

Have a special talent, interest or skill? Join one of our special interest groups!

  • Book Club (Men and Women)
  • Aerobics Groups
  • Mission Sewing Circle
  • Quilt Club

Women’s Bible Studies

Our Bible Studies are usually weekly, held in homes and/or at the church.  Look for current events on our calendar or in our Evangel and weekly newsletter.
For those of you wanting to gather on a weekly basis, we began studying the Gospel of John using the book Draw into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John by Jean Vanier (you can purchase the book on Amazon or talk to me and I’ll get you one). This group will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in the Creation Room. Then, once per month we will have a large group gathering for all. On the 4th Wednesday of the month we will all gather in the Fellowship Hall for prayer, conversation, and varied topics. These monthly gatherings will be “stand alone” sessions. Attend one of them or attend them all! Anyone is always invited and will never feel behind!

Current Schedule for Women’s Study:

July 3, 10, 17 & 31 Small Group in Creation Room

July 24 LARGE GROUP at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Coburg Road. We will gather at 6pm and learn more about and experience the spiritual discipline of walking a labyrinth. If you need a ride, please gather in Bethesda’s parking lot at 5:30pm and Pastor Sarah will take you. 

Upcoming Special Events

Mission Sewing Circle ReOrganizational Meeting – September 18, 12:30 p.m. in Fireside Room
In order to recruit helpers and continue to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and local charitable organizations, we are asking you to help us make new decisions. We will decide how often to meet and determine who will provide specific skills. In order to complete a quilt we need to:
1.Cut squares. (can be done at home)
2.Lay out/design quilt tops. (done at church)
3.Sew quilt tops together. (done either at home or at church)
4.Cut batting and backing for each quilt. (done either at home or at church)
5.Tie quilts together. (done at church)
6.Hem completed quilts. (done at home)
If you are willing to learn and help make quilts, please come. Laurie Rhea is the coordinator of the quilting group and Judy Jernberg is her helper. Please call them if you have questions.

Contact Us

Office Hours
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)


4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

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