Ministry to Women

When you picture the word ARISE, you probably think of the sun coming up in the morning, casting it’s spreading light over everything, as it coaxes the darkness to fade and eventually flee. As we, the women of AFC, arise in our intimacy with Jesus, the light that shines through us connects us to other women, who need the warmth and peace that only He can bring. Our desire is to create an environment that allows women to grow in their faith, but also in their relationships with each other. We are a community of women of all ages, reaching out to be in friendship with others.

Isaiah 60:1 – “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”

For more info contact

Tricha Craig

Women’s Ministry

Women's District Retreat

October 21-22 / Blue Gate Inn, Shipshewana


What is CONNECT 4?

CONNECT 4 is a new event for women of AFC! CONNECT 4 will be held in multiple homes or area locations 4 times per year. Each time, you will be with a different group of ladies so that you can connect with more people. Thus, “connect 4”. Each of the 4 sessions will have a different theme. You are encouraged to be part of each one, but we totally get if you have to miss one. This is all about connection and fellowship!  There are so many great ladies at AFC and we want you to connect with them all! This is also a great opportunity to invite a friend, family member or someone from the community! Jesus met a lot in small group settings and so should we!

April 1: Game Day
June 10: Meet & Greet
July 22: Slow Down
October 28: Gathering at the Table

CONNECT 4 will take some planning so we need you to sign up!

THE GIFT...coming Friday, December 2!!!!


What is a table stylist?? A table sylist is a person who designs and decorates a table in a Christmas theme. These themes can be elegant, fun or anything in between.

What would it entail?    Decorating one table with 8 place settings with a Christmas theme. This would include tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups, silverware, etc. Tables are 60” round.

When is set up? Set up would be on Thursday, December 1 from 7-9pm or Friday, December 2 from 10am-5pm.

Don’t wait! I know it may seem a long way off, but we really need to know for planning purposes and most importantly, to give you time to get those creative juices flowing…

Please note! You do not have to fill your table with guests (unless you want to!). We will take care of that for you!

Sign ups! Sign up to be a hostess from now thru October 1. Sign ups to attend The Gift will begin October 1!

a few examples from the past...

The Gift is one of the most favorites events for women at Anderson First Church of the Nazarene! The evening starts with dessert, worship and a devotion. Following this special time, each lady receives a gift…but not for her. Each gift is prayed over and each lady is instructed to take the gift and give it away when the Lord prompts her to do so. The stories that have come from this event are amazing! It is a great way to start your holiday season. Also, each table is decorated by a table hostess and prizes are given out for the top decorated ones and/or the most original ones. Expect to see some stellar table decorations! Mark your calendar now…you will not want to miss this event!!!

This special evening is an event for the entire community! Gather a group of ladies and have your own table or sign up yourself and we will connect you with a fun group!

We promise you will have a great time!

Women's Christian Fiction Book Club!

Ladies…this Christian Fiction Book Club is for YOU!! Pick up Beverly Lewis’s newest book, “The Orchard”, and be ready to discuss on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30. Did we mention a yummy dessert will be provided? 

This Sunday School class was designed by women for women. Join awesome teacher Annette Doan as she shares how women can learn how to practically love God with all their hearts, how to best study the Bible, and how to not let emotions get the best of them! Sundays at 10:20am. Check it out!