Seeking Connection: with Jesus • with our own hearts • with each other

The Women’s Ministry at Hope is about connection. We laugh a lot. We celebrate each other. We have lots of parties. We strive to point women to Jesus through a deep connection with their own hearts and with each other. We also help to facilitate mentoring, discipleship training, prayer triads, and social gatherings in order that women from different stages in life can better know and care for one another. We also have various and fun connecting opportunities throughout the year. Whether its the NCAA bracket challenge, dinner parties, or other fellowship opportunities, please make sure you are on Hope’s mailing list so you won’t miss out.

Hope Women’s Ministry Structure

There are two part-time women’s ministry staff positions at Hope. Jen Guzi is involved in women’s leadership development, and Alex Whitaker is also part of the women’s ministry staff. Our Women’s Shepherding Team oversees the women’s ministry at Hope and is comprised of women who are appointed by the session.

Upcoming Women’s Events

To view all church-wide and other events please click here.

Fall Women’s Bible Study – Beginning September 27th

We will meet each Wednesday morning from 10:30am-12pm. We will be studying the book, “Walking With God in the Seasons of Motherhood” by Melissa Kruger. This 11 week study will be led by several women from Hope who have years of experience raising children. So if you’ve ever longed for an older woman to come along side you in your mothering, whether you’re currently raising toddlers or teens, this study is for you! Bring your questions, your worries, and your prayer requests. We will meet in the OP Fellowship Hall each Wednesday. Childcare will be provided but you will need to register your need for childcare on our website.  Click here to register. Contact Jen Guzi ( with questions.

Women’s Retreat 2017 – October 13-15 – Seen, Sought and Set Free

Fall Women’s Retreat: October 13-15 at the Montreat Conference Center. Join us as we get away and rediscover, together, what it is to be women who are seen, sought, and set free by the real and present Jesus Christ.Register before September 13th and get an early registration discount!  Following are two housing options:

  • For regular housing registration (Winnsborough and Glen Rock Lodges), click HERE
  • For housing in the newly renovated Assembly Inn, click HERE

We are so pleased to have Connally Gilliam as our retreat speaker this year! Serving locally, nationally, and internationally with the US Navigators, through her speaking, writing and mentoring, Connally brings the warm, strong, and revelatory light of Jesus Christ – often through the confusing questions surrounding singleness, sexuality, gender, loss and race – to the hearts and minds of women and men. More about Connally at