Hello Ladies, and thank you for visiting Grace Chapel Women's Ministry, otherwise known as
"Women of Grace".
The Women's Ministry Team is excited to offer lot's of opportunities to grow in Christ AND community!
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Women's Ministry Board: Sarah Berger, Allison Allen, and Donna Boone
LIVING WORDS 2017 REGISTRATION OPEN!!
We've all been given a platform! You have a place of importance in this divine drama called life. Let's come together to spotlight our Christ and His beautiful, unique work in our lives. Take your place and step into His drama! There is a role only you can play!
The "Living Words Conference" will be held at Grace Chapel Franklin TN. 37064 in the main Sanctuary.
Friday night Nov.10th everyone will check-in at Entrance 3 beginning at 5:00 PM. Early Bird Entrance in the Sanctuary for the first 200 women to register will be at 5:30. Sanctuary doors open at 6:00 PM for General Admission.
Saturday Morning Nov.11th Early Bird Entrance in Sanctuary at 9:00 AM Sanctuary doors open at 9:30 AM for General Admission.
Lunch Break on Sat. Nov 11h will be from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM-No lunch is provided for this event, feel free to bring your lunch and eat on campus or visit a local restaurant.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
No Childcare provided for this event.
Francesca will be sharing her music with us at our "Living Words Conference"
Inspired by legendary jazz greats and current contemporaries, singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli set out to write pop, soul-infused music that would motivate and encourage listeners of any age. Her exposure to the arts came at a young age with her interest and involvement in theatre, music and dance at 15, Francesca began writing and performimg her own songs.
With 1.9 million units sold, a Grammy Award (4 total nominations0, A Billboard Music nomination, RIAA Certified Gold selling album and two singles, 26 Dove Award nominations and 6 Dove Award wins including Artist of the year, 6 #1 singles, two fab voted K-Love Fan award wins, and music featured across multiple television and movie outlets, Francesca continues to be the standout female artist in the Christian Contemporary Music genre.
Lisa Peluso "Living Words" guest speaker!
Lisa was born in Philadelphia Pa, she started her acting career at the tender age of 4 months old, when she won a local contest out of 5000 babies. By the age of 5 yrs. old Lisa had earned her SAG card by appearing in over 100 television commercials. At 10 she starred in the Broadway musical ‘Gypsy’ with Angela Lansbury. At 12, she joined the NBC soap opera, ‘Search for Tomorrow’ for nearly a decade. In 1977, she added the iconic film ‘Saturday Night Fever’ to her credits, playing John Travolta’s little sister. Mostly known for her over two decades of acting in Daytime TV. Lisa is best known for her starring role as ‘Ava’ in the ABC soap opera ‘Loving’. Lisa also played major roles on other TV soap operas, such as ‘Another World’, ‘Somerset’, ‘Love of Life’, ‘As the World Turns’, and ‘One Life to Live’. She has appeared in many Night-time episodic TV roles such as guest starring on ‘Designing Women’, ‘Law and Order’, ‘Hunter’, ‘The Pauly Show’ and others. In 1995 Lisa married photographer Brad Guice. They reside in New Jersey with their two children. They have both left their careers to accept positions in ministry. Lisa’s husband Brad is a Pastor and they both serve as Campus Directors overseeing the North Jersey based satellite campus of Times Square Church in New York City. Lisa runs the ‘Raven Ministry’, that feeds and ministers to the homeless, as well as the ‘Strictly Young People’ youth ministry.
From her kindergarten stage debut as a bovine to performing one-woman pieces with Women of Faith, Allison Allen has always relished the power of story, the thrill of walking in the shoes of others, and, most importantly, spot-lighting the Ultimate Story-teller.
After graduating as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar from the prestigious acting program at Carnegie Mellon University, Allison (Metcalf) Allen landed on Broadway in the revival of “Grease”, and stayed there for almost two years. Following her tenure of 650 performances with the show, the hand-jive from Rydell High still returns to grace her dreams.
For three years (2007-2009), Allison experienced the joy of being Women of Faith’s dramatist, performing her original one-woman pieces for over 200,000 women in arenas around the country. She counts walking the same platform as the Women of Faith “porch-pals” among one of the profound honors of her life.
THE NOW- STORY
Currently, she loves weaving Biblical teaching and acting pieces together in unexpected ways, and is over the moon to teach at conferences and retreats around the country. Saddleback Church, Living the Faith, and Campus Crusade’s National Women’s Conference are just a few of the wonderful places she has been. She started speaking by believing that God is a better door opener than she ever could hope to be. As He opened doors, large or small, she responded by saying “yes”. Exploring themes of purpose, value, and identity in original and sometimes unexpected ways, Allison hopes to lead women on a rare journey toward the fullness of Christ’s redemption. Sheila Walsh says of her, “Allison is a gifted writer, a brilliant dramatist, and a profound communicator or God’s truth.”
Off-stage, Allison spends a good deal of time writing the stories of characters who find themselves between a rock and a hard place spiritually, and the Christ who specializes in just such tight spots; Allison began writing “Magdalene”, a musical theatre piece, while still a student at Carnegie Mellon University. It was picked up again for completion in 2005. The musical’s inaugural, Tennessee production featured American Idol, Jordin Sparks.
THE HOME- STORY
On a personal note, Allison gardens at mid-night and is married to a good and handsome man – a man with whom she can joyfully wear heels. This is no small feat, as Allison resides somewhere around 5’12”. Jonathan, her very tall husband, is the Worship Pastor at Grace Chapel. They have two wonderful boys, Levi and Luke.
September marked the release of Allison’s first nationally published book, “Shine: Stepping Into the Role You Were Made For”. With fascinating personal stories and sharp insight into human nature, Allison calls you to drop the brave act and step into the role of a lifetime—being your real self in Christ, no matter what the critics might say. She gives you permission to talk about, rather than around, the things you feel, freeing you to step out of the shadows and into the light of God’s true calling. You can find out more at www.allisonallen.net.
Melissa Reeves, born Melissa Brennan on March 14, 1967, is best known for her role as Jennifer Horton Deveraux on NBC’s long running, much loved daytime drama Days of Our Lives.
Melissa joined the cast of Days of Our Lives in 1985 at just 18 year‐of‐age. She was introduced as Jennifer Horton, consummate “good girl” and granddaughter to the television series’ most prominent family matriarch. The audience quickly fell in love with her charm and humor.
Melissa, and her character Jennifer, grew up in America’s living rooms. They watched her change from teenager to daytime drama star. She has been recognized for her work with multiple Soap Opera Digest Awards and an Emmy Nomination, earning her a place among television’s most beloved heroines.
However, perhaps the most romantic drama Melissa ever acted in at Days of Our Lives was a real‐life drama played off screen on the lot at NBC. Melissa first met future husband, Scott Reeves on the set in 1988, when he was introduced to the viewing audience as Jake Hogansen. Though they would not begin dating until shortly before Scott was released from Days, their romance heated up quickly and less than a year later the two were married in Los Angeles in 1990.
Scott worked on a number of projects and then in 1991 began working for daytime drama rival The Young and the Restless, where he remained until 2001 when his character was murdered in true soap opera style.
Scott and Melissa have two children, Emily (born 1992) and Larry (born 1997). In 1999, the family moved to Canada temporarily to shoot an ABC‐TV movie‐of‐the week entitled Half A Dozen Babies; a heartfelt portrayal of the first successful delivery of sextuplets and the struggles to cope with six babies at once. It was a dream‐come true for Scott and Melissa to work together, playing real life married couple Keith and Becky Dilley. Though the made‐for‐TV movie is now over 11 years‐old it still plays regularly on cable networks across the country.
Melissa would say that her greatest accomplishment is her family and the close knit unit that the four of them have worked to become. Throughout her career Melissa has put family first, which translated into several extended breaks from the cast at Days to care of her young family.
In 2006 Scott and Melissa moved to Nashville, TN, where Scott developed a top 10 country music duo, Blue County, with good friend Aaron Benward. The two traveled the country playing to fans across America, including a concert on the campaign trail for President George W Bush. Melissa, Emily and Larry traveled as often as they could with Scott and when not traveling cared for their five acre farm back home in Tennessee.
But a simple country life gets complicated quickly and daytime drama still called and Scott, after five years on the road, put down the guitar and signed a contract with ABC’s General Hospital. Scott and Melissa were back on the road so to speak. Emily and Larry began home schooling so that the family could stick together and used Tennessee as a base and Los Angeles as a satellite.
In February of 2010 family matriarch at Days of Our Lives, grandmother to Jennifer Horton Deveraux and real life friend, Frances Reid (Alice Horton) died at the age of 95. Her death brought a number of Days family members back to the set to memorialize, on screen, and off, the life of a most beloved character and friend. Melissa was initially hired to come back to NBC for a brief time to film memorial scenes with the rest of her on‐screen family.
In the summer of 2010 Melissa again reclaimed her mantel as the beloved heroin, Jennifer Horton Deveraux, to the great pleasure of millions of fans, and signed an extended contract with Days of Our Lives.
It’s hard to tell what’s in store for Melissa and her family. Emily began college this fall and has been recording music and working on an album with her father. Larry will be entering high school shortly and loves home schooling with dad and mom. Along with Jennifer Horton, Melissa has begun a 2nd career on the public speaking circuit.
Connect - Whether you've been at Grace Chapel for fifteen years or fifteen days, we've got the perfect place for you to connect with other like-minded sisters in Christ! Our Connect events offer a fun environment where you can meet new friends and start relationships over coffee or a meal. Not only will you meet other Women of Grace, but you'll be given the opportunity to hear about the upcoming events and ministry opportunities at Grace Chapel. Come connect!
Here at Grace Chapel we hold dear what the scripture says, "Don't forsake the gathering together of yourself as is the habit of some, but keep on encouraging one another as the day draws near." Our Gather Bible Studies will offer Spririt-led, Word-drenched, teaching and encouragmenton a myriad of Christ-centered topics! Childcare is always provided. Women of Grace come gather!
Wednesday Morning/City Wide
The Look of Love
The first of Paul’s epistles, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, overflow the margins with care, encouragement and apostolic delight. An example of faith and a living deposit of the Holy Spirit’s power, Paul writes of them, "...your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.” What made the young church shine like a city on a hill? What lessons - regarding relationship, the returning Messiah, and holiness - can we follow, as we also seek to offer Gospel–infused, Christ-honoring love in our own world? Come join us. Come find out. (Childcare provided 0-5yrs)
Teachers: Lisa Harper, Allison Allen, Sarah Berger, Adie Camp, Deanna Dolan and Janice Gaines
Date: September 6th-Nov. 29th
Time: 9:30 AM-11:00 PM
Location: Grace Chapel Sanctuary (entrance 11 for childcare drop off)
Greater Still: Discover the Surpassing Power of Christ in Hebrews
Our God is greater than anything we can ever think or imagine. Thankfully He is a God who reveals much about Himself including truths about His ways, His power, and His plans. Through the course of history, God spoke in various ways, but “In these last days,” the writer of Hebrews tells us, “He has spoken to us by his Son.” In Jesus we see the greatness of God’s love, grace, and eternal power on full display. In this study of Hebrews we will take a good look at that divine greatness and see how it applies to our lives. Truth is, no matter what we’re facing or will ever face, God’s love is greater still.
Teachers: Teasi Cannon, Stacy Spencer
Date: Sept. 6th-Nov. 15th
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Resources: Bible, Journal, Pen
Childcare /Programming Provided for all ages
Interruptions. They're aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. But how we handle interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! Priscilla redefines interruption as God's life, the result was revival in an entire city.
Leaders: Donna Boone, Missy Kozin, Marianne Sloan and Sherry Wright
Date Sept: 7th
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: First District Coffee (1880 Fairview Blvd)
Resources: Jonah Workbook $14 (available in the Resource Center and at study)
PLEASE JOIN US!!!
Are you ready to go deeper into relationship and accountability?
There is nothing more conducive to engage deeply than meeting and learning in someone's home. Because we long to see women in life-giving, give and take relationships with one another, we're thrilled to launch Engage this fall. Come and be known! Come Engage!
Stay tuned for our Winter Engage Study options for our Winter Semester!