“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30
The women of Camelback Church of Christ are an active and vibrant part of our church family, involved in many activities which offer opportunities to enjoy fellowship, grow in Christian faith, and use one’s God-given gifts to touch others with the love of Christ.
Thursday Morning Bible Class
For more than 35 years the Camelback Ladies’ Bible Class has been well known for its unique and enjoyable format. Each session begins with a time of refreshments and visiting, followed by a devotional led by a class member and then a lesson taught by a class member. We develop our talents in public speaking, prayer and leadership roles. Praying, singing, laughing, and sometimes crying together strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood. A monthly potluck luncheon provides more opportunities for fellowship.
The Ladies’ Bible Class is service oriented. Every year the class sponsors two children at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, providing them with partial monetary support as well as birthday and Christmas gifts. Class members are currently participating in a program of sending manufacturers’ coupons to military families overseas to be used in base commissaries. Other projects in recent years include: making fleece blankets for bush children in Africa, sending care packages to military personnel, and making special encouragement bags for members of the congregation. Each week the class sends cards to individuals who are sick, bereaved, or just needing encouragement to get through a trying time.
The Thursday morning class meets in the church fellowship hall from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, from September to December and January through April. VISITORS AND NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Copper Basin Bible Camp, near Prescott, AZ, is the setting for the annual ladies’ overnight retreat, where Camelback women join with women from other Churches of Christ in Arizona for a time of renewal and strengthening of their faith. Beneath the pine trees, surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, they enjoy inspirational programs, praise time, fun activities, good food, and the opportunity to strengthen old friendships and make new ones.
Other Opportunities for Service
Bible Class Teachers
Teachers are always needed for children’s classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Ladies who have never taught, but would like to learn, are placed in a classroom as helpers to an experienced teacher.
Children’s Nursery Volunteers
During worship service each Sunday morning, two ladies staff a nursery for children who are two years old and younger, so that parents can devote their attention to worship.
The Leadership Training For Christ program for elementary and high school youth runs from September through Easter weekend, culminating in a statewide weekend conference and competition. Both women and men are involved in training and mentoring these young people for service, as well as assisting them with arts and crafts projects, which center around a spiritual theme.
Helping Hands for Copper Basin Bible Camp
Many Camelback women are members of this fund-raising auxiliary for the Bible camp near Prescott, where week long camp sessions are held throughout the summer for children from central and northern Arizona. The auxiliary raises funds to provide registration fees for children who could not otherwise attend, and to help pay for major improvements and amenities for the camp. The Helping Hands auxiliary holds two major fundraisers each year — a dinner and auction in February and a yard sale in the fall, both held at the Camelback building. Yard sale items which do not sell are donated to Upward Foundation.
“Whatever your hands find to do…”
The women of Camelback Church of Christ find many other ways to serve. You will find them decorating bulletin boards, greeting visitors at the welcome desk on Sunday mornings, baking mini-loaves of “Bread for the Journey” for guests at Sunday morning worship, tending the living plants throughout the building; sending cards and notes to those who need encouragement, ministering to the sick and bereaved, cooking for church fellowship dinners, and so on…
We invite you to join us at Camelback as we serve the Lord by serving others.