Well Women’s Group

‘Well Women’ is the ministry by and for women of all ages at Ivybridge Methodist Church (IMC). The name is inspired by the story of Jesus meeting the woman at the well (see John 4:1-42). This woman had collected a lot of baggage in her life and through her meeting with Jesus she found healing and wholeness and went on to lead others to discover what she had experienced.

As we meet together at ‘The Well’ my prayer is that we too will find refreshment, healing and friendship and grow in our faith, as well as bring others to share the experience.The ‘Well Women’ ministry includes a variety of activities through the year – social events, talks on various issues facing women today, Bible studies and discussions and occasional quiet mornings for retreat and restoration.   All women are welcome to any of the activities planned.

For more information or to arrange a pastoral visit please contact:

Carolyn Lawrence

Email: markcarolyn1983@gmail.com   Tel: 01752 651910

Or visit the Ivybridge Methodist Church Website

Carolyn Lawrence

Email: markcarolyn1983@gmail.com Tel: 01548 852073

Monday Evenings

11th Sept                 Talk by Emily Shurmer (Mark and Carolyn’s daughter), Communications Manager for the charity Middle East Media. Emily will speak to us about the valuable work they do in the Middle East and North Africa. We will take a collection for the charity during this evening. 7.45pm at the church. (This evening is open to everyone, men and women)

6th Nov                    Workshop on relationships. Is marriage outdated today? What makes a good wife? How can I cope with divorce? How do I cope with being single in a world of couples? What about relationships that go wrong? 7.45pm at the church.

4th Dec                    7.30pm at the manse. Bring along something that is special to you at Christmas – it might be a favourite song, a poem, an artefact that holds special memories or a story of a memorable family Christmas tradition or custom. Or just come and listen to other people sharing their thoughts. With mince pies and mulled wine.

These activities are suitable for women at all stages of their spiritual journey.

Monday Afternoons 1.30 – 3pm at IMC

25th Sept                The woman at the well part 2.

30th Oct                  Looking at the life of Sarah, wife of Abraham

27th Nov                  What does it mean to be a servant of God?

These sessions will involve studying a bible passage, asking questions

and discussing together over a cup of tea or coffee.


Other events

Sat 9th (11am) – Sun 10th Sept   Join with the rest of the church for 24 hours of prayer. Call in to the church at any time and for as long as you want to.

Sunday 10th Sept   Church picnic and baptisms at Bantham Beach after the morning service. If you would like to be baptised speak to Mark and Carolyn.

Wed 13th Sep The first evening of our Alpha course 7pm. If you or someone you know would like to find out more about the Christian faith please come and join us for a meal, talk and discussion.

Sun 17th Sept     Ivybridge family fun day in the park. More details will be in the notices.

Tue 5th Dec          Advent carol service 2pm at the church. Speaker Val Marriot. Followed by tea and mince pies.



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