We exist to serve all women of The Moody Church, encouraging and equipping them to know, love, and serve Jesus and others. We take seriously Paul’s admonitions in Titus 2:3-5, which instructs women to teach other women, encouraging one another, and training up young women to be strong in the faith.
During the COVID-19 restrictions, our ministries are moving online. Our Women’s Community is now meeting via Zoom on Sundays at 8:30am; click here for the Zoom login, or you can dial in if you prefer. The number is 312-626-6799, and the meeting ID is 495-750-037.
We also have a prayer call every weekday morning, as well as a Friday evening “Real Talk for Women” (see below for details).
Looking forward to the day when we can gather together again. Until then, I’ll see you on Zoom! Questions? Email me!
~ Mary Lowman, Director of Women’s Ministries
Being sisters in Christ is a blessing, but it carries with it a responsibility to care for, pray for, and love one another. We’d love to introduce you to some special women we love — and who we know you’ll love too! Once a month we’ll feature a different Moody Church woman; as you read their testimonies we encourage you to pray for them.
Carol Halm is our missionary to Austria, where she works in a ministry to refugees called Oasis. There are thousands in the refugee community, mostly Muslim, and Carol has been there for over 30 years, after accepting Christ as her Savior at The Moody Church. Get to know her—pray for her! She is a special woman.
Oasis has been shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’ve been isolated and alone now these last eight weeks. I’ve discovered that there’s no lack of good works that the Lord has prepared for me each day. I can easily still keep in contact with many, including some refugee women, and be a part of virtual groups, several from Moody church, which has been quite a treat for me. I’ve also enjoyed the quiet and opportunity to listen more to God, go for walks and pray.
And God has spoken! I’ve always enjoyed being well organized and having all my ducks in a very tidy row. However, my gift does have a down side, and it’s been highlighted to me by the Lord (like with a bright yellow neon marker) too often to miss over the last weeks that I over plan, at times to a fault, wanting to have every detail worked out and every box ticked. This results in needless worry and much wasted time.
The last several years I have thought a lot (too much) about my future. I’m 62. What will retirement be like? When should I retire? Will I have enough money to live where I want to live, like in Chicago, for example? Should I just stay in Austria, where things are less expensive and I’m comfortable in many ways? But then, what about my 10 siblings in the US, many of whom don’t know the Lord? I’d always thought, and wanted, to return to the US one day. And on, and on and on ….
The reality is that I don’t know what tomorrow will bring (as this crisis has shown us all). So focusing so much on the future is not a good plan. I’ve meditated much on Proverbs 3:5 the last weeks, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” I see that I need to grow in trust and let go when I start to get consumed and driven to understand and have all the answers. Leaning on me is actually kind of insane. I don’t have all the answers; it makes much more sense to lean on God who does.
So I am trying to learn to leave the details of my life to God to work out step by step according to His plan, not only for my future, but also for my today.
Weekdays at 7:00am via Zoom
Join Mary Lowman, Director of Women’s Ministry, every weekday morning as we come together to pray for our church, our families, and ourselves. You’ll be able to listen to and pray with your sisters in Christ.
Fridays at 7:00pm via Zoom
Real Talk for Women is a place where you can connect and grow in your faith in a safe space. Together we’ll learn how to honor God when navigating today’s popular culture topics and temptations.
Over the next three sessions, our topics will look at Leaning into the Lord for Our Relationships. We hope you’ll make it a priority to join us.
- Friday May 29: Relationship Improvements
- Friday June 12: Relationship Struggles
- Friday June 26: Relationship Boundaries