With God, ordinary people can do extraordinary things.
"For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’" (Mt. 25:35-40)
The Purpose of the Women's Fellowship is to enlist the women of the church in a fellowship of worship, education, service and giving to undergird the programs of Wake Chapel Christian Church, with a special emphasis on missions.
Members of our Women's Fellowship are divided into small groups, known as "circles," which meet monthly at the home of one of the members or in the church fellowship hall. Currently, three Circles meet: the Dorcas-Ruth, Esther, and Maranatha Circles. New circles are added as the size of the Fellowship increases.
The Dorcas-Ruth Circle
Dorcas is a personal name meaning "gazelle." In the Bible, she was a Christian woman of Joppa who was known for her charitable works, KJV, (Acts 9:36). Ruth was an ancestor of David and Jesus, and the name also refers to the biblical book which tells the story of the reversal fortunes for Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi.
The Dorcas-Ruth Circle meets the first Thursday of each month. We have several guest speakers for our programs. In December we meet at Windsor Point to sing Christmas Carols and afterwards have a Christmas celebration with a covered dish dinner. In February, we make Valentine baskets for our shut-ins. Each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, we go to Charlotte to volunteer at Operation Christmas Child.
The Esther Circle
Esther was a Jewish Queen of Persia who brought deliverance to her people. Her remembrance is a reminder to us that God is very much behind the sense of our lives always guiding and controlling according to His purposes. As in Esther’s life, coincidences are not accidents, but God’s way of demonstrating to us that He is present and having His way in our lives.
The Esther Circle meets the second Thursday of each month a the home of one of our circle members. We do studies of Christian books, much the same as a book club. We are also involved in church and community service projects, including the Upward Sports program, sponsoring an underprivileged family at Christmas and by supporting Operation Christmas Child.
The Maranatha Circle
Maranatha (Mahr uh na’thuh) is actually two Aramaic words. Dividing it as Maranatha means, “Our Lord, come.” Maranatha means, “Our Lord has come.” It reveals the expectant hope in which early Christians lived, watching for the imminent return of Christ.
The Maranatha Circle meets the first Thursday after the first Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Group meeting involves: lesson on Women of the Bible. Program: Christian Life Enhancement books by popular authors. Outreach opportunities: Monthly meeting, Upward Sports, Operation Christmas Child, Meals on Wheels Lunch at Thanksgiving, families in need at Christmas and a Great Women’s Fellowship.
Womens Fellowship College Scholarships
The Wake Chapel Women’s Fellowship Scholarship Program exists to promote education beyond high school. A maximum of two (2) scholarships of $500 per student selected may be awarded (unless fewer than two applicants apply in a given year) annually to members of Wake Chapel Church. This applies to those students who are entering their first, second, third or fourth year of an accredited college university, technical or community college on a full-time basis. Generally, scholarships are awarded based upon academic performance, church involvement, statement of faith, and other extracurricular activities. Financial need assistance may also be a determining factor. Funds for scholarships are provided by donations and fundraisers of Wake Chapel Women’s Fellowship. A scholarship application and instructions can be downloaded HERE.