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Our vision for Women’s Ministry at Christ Church is to help every woman find a safe place to call home. Whether you’re a leader or a learner, twenty-something or ninety-something, your gifts and skills, your hopes and dreams are welcome here. Through our Bible studies, book clubs, small groups, and special events, we hope you’ll discover new avenues for spiritual growth and a warm circle of emotional support.  We’re here for you, sisters.  
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Summer Event: The Power of Stories

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Saturday, June 24 | 9:30 am - 12 pm | Youth Center

Our Spring Event was even more powerful than we’d imagined, when nearly 80 women gathered in the Youth Center to share from their lives and listen with their hearts. The feedback received that day assured us we need to do more events like this, asking for “more stories,” “more journaling time,” “more testimonies,” and “more time to share.” So, more it is, sisters!

On Saturday, June 24, we’ll meet in the Youth Center from 9:30am-12pm, as we welcome summer with iced coffee and lemonade, delicious treats, sparkling conversation, and meaningful stories from women of all ages and stages.

Drawing from her extensive work in counseling and coaching, Karen Lovett will teach us about “Transforming the Narrative: Seeing Negative Experiences in a New Light.” Finally, we’ll gather in small groups, try our hand at journaling, and listen to real stories from real women who are ready to take a leap of faith and share their journeys with us.

Come on your own or bring a friend. It’s going to be another memorable morning!

“I think you have touched on an important felt-need. The morning was a good platform for dipping our toes into the waters of deeper connections.”



  • Our Women's Ministry holds events throughout the year, including three Saturday mornings in spring, summer, and fall, when we gather in the Youth Center to share stories from our lives, listening with our hearts and making real connections..
  • For our moms of young children, upLIFT Mom's Ministry provides events and studies throughout the year.
  • Solo on Sundays is a weekly class for women who attend church alone and want a place to connect and grow.
  • REFIT®️ dance fitness classes are FREE & open to the Louisville community. Saturdays at 9 am and Monday evenings at 6:15 pm.


  • Women-focused bible and book studies are available throughout the year. Check here, in the bulletin and eNews for the latest class offerings.
  • Serving and worshipping with our Bridge communities is an impactful way to grow spiritually while showing God's love for others.
  • Quarterly women's events are offered to help us learn and grow together as a community. 
  • upLIFT moms and their kids get together to do service projects, such as card making for folks in local nursing homes, food collection and meal kit purchasing to help those less fortunate in our community.

Volunteer Needs

  • Meal prep and packaging for The Bridge on Thursdays, plus serving meals and worshipping at The Bridge.
  • Serve on the Women's Hospitality Team for events and gatherings. 
  • Attend REFIT®️ classes on Tuesdays at The Healing Place and help support and encourage the residents as they go through recovery.
  • Help plan a Mom's Night Out or Pray and Playdate gathering with a small team. 

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Booked for Lunch

Meets the Second Thursday of Each Month | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leader | Val Champion,

Booked for Lunch is a monthly book club for women of all ages. We believe that stories provide a powerful avenue for thinking deeply about God and faith at work in the world. As we dig into books by bestselling authors, we ask deep questions: Where is God in this story? How do we see love, forgiveness, and grace play out in this text? How does this story affect me, or change my own faith journey as I’m becoming living proof of God’s love, one person at a time? Reading popular books gives us the opportunity to invite others into these conversations about God—whether at our monthly meeting or beyond—and to share the hope, joy and love that we experience while reading in community. We invite you to bring your lunch and join us on the 2nd Thursday each month.

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What is upLIFT?

We’re a group of moms with youngish kids, trying to build community to enjoy this stage of life together. We’re a mixture of moms from Christ Church School, Christ Church UM, and friends from all over town!


upLIFT Events


Summer Pray & Playdates!

Pray & Playdates are a fun opportunity to get mommas and kiddos together in one spot! Our playdates are open to ALL ages! Come and play with us! 



June 2

Kids Bowl Free | Ten Pin Strike & Spare | 10 am

Be sure to visit KidsBowlFree.com to grab free passes for your kiddos! Good for one free game (per kid) each day of summer. Parents are extra if you want to bowl, too! Contact Guest Host Lauren Beeson with any questions!! (513) 479-6218

June 9

Tyler Park Splashpad and Playground | 10am

Put the kids in their suits and pack your favorite containers for catching splashes! Contact Guest Host Susan Bellucci with any questions!! (502) 553-0860

June 16

Falls of the Ohio | 10am

Let’s meet in front of the Visitor’s Center at the Falls of the Ohio. We’ll go out on the rocks and look for fossils and can explore the bird watching area and anything else that sounds fun! Contact Guest Host Marilyn Patterson with any questions!! (502) 609-2790

June 23

Beckley Creek | 10am

Be ready for a creek walk! We’ll meet at the Beckley Creek Soccer Fields parking lot (on Google Maps!) and walk down to the creek together. You may want bug spray AND sunscreen for this venture.

June 24

The Power of Stories | Christ Church United Methodist Youth Center | 9:30am

Ok, this one’s JUST for the moms!! Join us for a wonderful morning of storytelling and finding the significance in our own stories. Please register here.

June 30

Bernheim Playcosystem | 10am

Bernheim’s Playcosystem is a wild and free natural playground with lots of areas to explore and play!


upLIFT Moms Night Out

Friday, July 14 | 6:30-8:30pm | Payne Street Pottery

Moms of littles! Join us for a fun night throwing pottery—that’s creating pottery on a wheel, not trashing it! The professionals at Payne Street will teach us how to use all the tools and unleash our creativity for a full 2 hours. Cost is $60/person.


Contact Shelah Woodruff with any questions or concerns |

Summer Break Bible Study

Join other mommas for a Summer Break Bible Study Tuesdays at 10am, starting May 30. It will be LOW KEY—no experience in Bible study required, no (reading) homework assigned!—and will be a lovely hour of rest, connection and deepening our relationships with God. Register below!


Women's Ministry Team