Tapestry: Women’s Ministry
Just as different threads are woven together to form a beautiful picture, Tapestry’s goal is to create something vibrant and colorful as we weave our lives together. Our first threads come in studying the Word and growing in the knowledge of God. The tapestry grows as we seek God’s heart through weekly Bible studies and special events.
Our threads are all different—praise God! We would love for you to join us, no matter where you are in your faith journey, as we weave our lives together in Him.
March 1-2, 2019
Join the Women’s Ministry of Chelten for an overnight retreat at the beautiful Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, PA as we share our lives together while discovering a deeper intimacy with Jesus and each other. Priscilla Knox Morrison will share her journey of living with a facade of capability, which was in reality full of anxious fear and doubt, to a resting relationship with a loving sovereign God. Sessions will be interactive and fun with real hope as we draw near.
February 2, 2019 • 9-11am
Breakfast with a Purpose
Ladies join us for some fun “girl” time as we share a delicious breakfast with each other and get to know some new friends. February’s theme is “To Be Free” What does freedom in Christ really mean? How do I live it out with my neighbors, my friends and my family? Speaker, Jennifer White, will share with us insights and practical helps, challenging us to walk if the freedom God has given. Tickets for breakfast are just $5.00 and must be purchased in advance.
There are so many places in life in which we hold back; we watch what we say, what we do, how we act. And there are ways in which we stand back with our toes on the fringe, observing rather than participating. Yet God calls us to Himself–to deep, intimate relationship. He doesn’t stand far off and shout at us in the turmoil of life. He whispers your name, He whispers mine.
This year we will explore what it is to draw near to Christ and to each other. To hear Him say, ‘Come, all you who labor and are heavy laden—I will give you rest.’ To take into our hearts what it means when we read, ‘Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.’
He is waiting. I hope you will join us.
Choose the time that works best for you.
Thursdays, 9:15-11:45 am • Sanctuary
Thursday mornings offer a time to take a deep breath and connect with others, enjoy a large-group Bible study and dive into your choice of a small group study. Join us for all or any part of the morning. (See our small group study options below).
Childcare is available during AM Tapestry for a small fee.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm • Downstairs
PM Tapestry is conveniently scheduled during the same time as our elementary age and teen ministry programs, so you can drop off the kids and stick around for your own time of fellowship and study (See our small group study options below).
Infant/toddler care is not available during PM Tapestry.
Small group studies
2018-2019 AM Tapestry Studies
Jesus Among Secular Gods
by Ravi Zacharias (Fall)
As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. This clash of worldviews is nothing new. Throughout Paul’s writing in the New Testament are references to forces that seek to separate believers from the love and truth of Jesus. Not only has the Christian worldview been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are also openly ridiculed as irrelevant. This study helps seekers explore the claims of Christ and provides Christians with the knowledge to articulate their faith that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.
The Gospel of Mark
by Lisa Harper (Spring)
In the Gospel of Mark, we will follow Jesus through his days of early ministry to the cross and discover what it means to be the recipients of his overflowing compassion and the very reason for his all-consuming passion.
Leaders: Katie Greco, Jen Bantle, and Linda Stevenson
Join us for an exciting personal adventure through the Book of Acts. We will study the beginnings of the early church, the outpouring and power of the Holy Spirit, various conversion experiences, persecution and the rapid spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. We will be relying on the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts into people God can use to change our world today. In addition to answering questions and class discussions, we will have a short review/application presentation from different Tapestry women each week.
Leaders: Sue Remmey, Teresa Castronouvo, and JoAnne Peacock
Grief Share allows people to talk about the pain of losing a loved one. Through videos, discussion and brief homework, our goal is to promote healing as we provide a safe space to share the pain we have in common.
Leaders: Alana Gregg, Carol Gillespie, and Dorothy Keisling
A Precept Study
Is Christ really enough? In Philippians the Apostle Paul shares his secret for spiritual survival no matter what the circumstances. The choice to act on beliefs rather than circumstances was a skill mastered by Paul giving him, Joy, Regardless. Through this study we will learn to find joy presently, regardless of what we have faced, are facing or will face in the future. Join us as we glimpse the secret to his success in the magnificent book of Philippians. This is an inductive study with weekly homework.
Leaders: Jackie Kulp
How People Change
by Paul David Tripp and Timothy S. Lane
The Gospel of Jesus Christ promises a changed heart. But so many of us are stuck. We make sinful choices again and again. We’re trapped by repetitive selfish behaviors. Scripture tells us that change is a process, not an event. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it promises a heart that is capable of being changed. This study targets the root of a person—the heart. When our core desires and motivations change, behavior follows and lasting change is possible.
Leaders: Tamara Ashley, Taira Hayner and Heather Wright
Genesis is the book of beginnings. It tells the story of creation, the first man, the first sin, the first murder, the first Jew. As we study the lives of the many people in Genesis, God calls us to learn of his ways, to obey and serve him, and to trust him as he leads us in the difficult choices of our lives.
Leaders: Loraine Stirneman
Out of the thousands of decisions you make every day, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. Using the podcast series, The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman, we will learn to slow down and discern our own “next right thing” as we meditate over a small passage of scripture each week and learn Bible journaling techniques to respond to what we are learning. Bible journaling is a creative response to what God is teaching us through his Word. Using different techniques, art supplies and easy to learn decorating ideas, we will meditate on God’s truth in a deeper way. No experience needed! Bible journaling is a method of study, not an end result and we will teach you all you need to know!
Leaders: Amy Ransom and Courtney Lauer
The Holiness of God
by R.C. Sproul (Fall)
In his Letter to the Ephesians, Paul prayed that we might have the power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. This series focuses on the holiness of God. The fire for God that he creates within us cannot be put out in this life. Rather, by his Spirit, God cultivates a lifelong pursuit by us that will only be fully satisfied when we stand before his presence in glory
by Philip Nation (Spring)
An honest evaluation of your life may leave you wanting more—not more stuff but more meaning. This study of the Book of James equips believers to put the pursuit of a holy life not only in its proper place but also within reach. Holiness is the norm in a life dedicated to Christ.
Leaders: Joyce Brown and Beth Cinberg
2018-2019 PM Tapestry Studies
by Beth Moore (All Year)
Breaking Free leads you through a study of the scriptures to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus. Themes for this study come from the book of Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God’s children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom
Leader: Nancy Carpenter
Is God Really In Control?
by Jerry Bridges (Fall)
From devastating natural disasters to highway accidents, tragedies occur every day around the world and in our own lives. As we face death, grief, loss, we become angry and our faith is tested as we ask, “Is God really in control?” Jerry Bridges helps answer that question positively through this study, offering comfort and hope by exploring the greater purposes and character of God.
One In A Million
by Priscilla Shirer (Spring)
The Egyptians in Exodus 1 were intent on enslaving the Israelites, wearing them down so that God’s chosen people would become disillusioned and not live up to their destiny. Of the original two million Israelites who received God’s invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two actually entered it. Similarly, modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million, Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. We can find and follow God’s purpose for our journey.
Leaders: Judy Hendrickson and Neha Parekh
Tuesday Morning Prayer
Every week @ 10:00 am
Sunday, November 11
Thursday, November 29
Breakfast with a Purpose
Saturday, February 2
Spring Retreat: Eden Resorts (Lancaster)
Saturday, March 1 – Sunday, March 2