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
  • Garden Club
  • Hiking 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 will begin 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:

May 1, 8, 15 Small Group in Creation Room
May 22 LARGE GROUP in Fellowship Hall
May 29 Small Group in Creation Room
June 5, 12, 19 Small Group in Creation Room
June 26 LARGE GROUP in Fellowship Hall

Upcoming Special Events

Brownsville Christian Church Annual Women’s Day
May 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Program and lunch served – $10.00 for the day. The guest speaker is Bevalee Runner, a Master Quilt Artist. She will present Scripture Quilts, including Days of Creation. We will meet and carpool. Let Carol Lodl know if you would like to attend.

Oregon Synodical Women Of The ELCA Region 1 Gathering
June 21 thru June 23, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Session Speaker for this event is SHARON GARLOUGH BROWN, the author of SENSIBLE SHOES. Find more info on the Bethesda Women’s bulletin board in the entryway. This is for all women and a great way to meet other women in our Oregon Synod. BE BOLD!! LET’S GO!!

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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