Bellview Baptist's Women's Ministry provides opportunities for spiritual growth and Christian service through Bible study, mission education, and mission action projects.
"Let your life so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16
Women's Bible Study. Bible studies are taught the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The sessions are identical to accommodate various schedules and are specifically designed to equip, encourage, and build siritual growth in women. Scheduled breaks and any additional learning opportunities will be announced in class and in the weekly church bulletin. (Contact person: Carmen Bruce) Women's Bible Study will resume in September.
Brunches and Annual Luncheon. All women of the church are invited to brunches which are scheduled throughout the year at the church or a local restaurant. These are times for fellowship, planning, working on mission projects, and learning more about women's ministry opportunities. An outreach luncheon is held each May for all women the church and their guests.
We support Southern Baptist International and North American missions through prayer, mission education, and promotion of Annie Armstrong Easter offering and Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Specifically, we support Bellview's own International Missionaries, Scott and Wendy and their family, through special mission action projects. In addition to this work, we are involved in Mission Moldova, a yearly mission trip led by our pastor, Steve Bruce.
The Crafting Ministry sponsors various craft projects and events throughout the year to make items for our ministries and missions. Projects include items for the church, gifts to be given to those who are sick or homebound, as well as handmade jewelry, drawstring bags, and other items for Operation Christmas Child boxes. Our craft room is always available to everyone. (Contact person: Martha Watson)
The Meals Ministry prepares and delivers meals to the homes of members who are sick, who have experienced a death in the family, or have other special needs. (Contact person: Fran Frank)
The Prayer and Card Writing Ministry meets each Tuesday to bake cookies for the church's outreach ministry, send written notes of encouragement, and pray for the recipients of the letters and cards. (Contact person: Gwen Henry, Sammie Carter, Ann Arnold)
Back Pack Ministry provides non-perishable food items for needy children in our community schools. These items are placed in backpacks on Fridays during the school year to ensure that these children will have food over the weekend. In conjunction with another sister church, we currently provide for 35 children at Bellview Elementary School. We also provide clothing, as needed, for the school's clothes closet. (Contact person: Martha Watson)
Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God's love and is a project of Samaritan's Purse, and international Christian relief and evangelism organization. Church members collect items throughout the year to create gift boxes that can make a significant difference in the lives of needy, hurting children. These items include toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. In the fall, a shoe box packing party is held. Special offerings are collected throughout the year to cover the cost of shipping to various contries around the world. (Contact person: Martha Watson, Heather Brigan)
Baby Bottle Boomerang is a fundraiser for Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization offering counseling, education, spiritual guidance, and resources for pregnant teens and other women. The goal is to guide them in making decisions other than the abortion of their unborn child. Safe Harbor's funding comes solely from churches and other caring individuals. Baby bottles are distributed to church families and used to collect spare change for the organization. (Contact person: Gwen Henry)
Healing Hearts Ministry is a support ministry for widowed and divorced women. The group meets the second Monday of each month. (Contact person: Sammie Carter 850-207-0963)
Hearts for the Homebound is a ministry that cares for the homebound by visiting and delivering special gifts. Prayer and scripture reading is also an important part of the visits. The Brotherhood is also involved in this vital ministry. The visits are enjoyed by all! (Contact person: Sammie Carter)
Prayer Quilt Ministry makes lap quilts for critically ill church members and shut-ins. The quilts are finished with hand-tied knots, each one representing a prayer said for the individual. These gifts are made with love and tied with prayers. (Contact person: Gwen Henry)