Women’s Ministry Directors: Glenna Derbyshire and Florenda Eudey

2021 – 2022 Activities


Giggles is the acronym for our women’s ministry, which stands for “Girlfriends Influenced by God to Grow, to Love, to Encourage, and to Serve”
This is a ministry by women, for women. We plan and host both large & small group events with the intention
of promoting fellowship, fun & learning. Some of these activities include: Bible Studies, Joy Box Ministry & a Quilting Ministry.

Women’s Bible Studies

Generally, Women’s Bible Studies meet throughout the fall, winter and spring during 4 regularly
scheduled times every week. Please see the Women’s Ministry table in the foyer for current study titles,
signup sheets, book purchases and start dates, or call the church office for details (480-892-4711)
Wednesdays – Glenna Derbyshire – Bible study 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (off campus)
Thursday mornings – Edythe Nedd – Precepts study 10 am to 12 pm | Florie Eudey – Bible study 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday evenings – Glory Davies – Bible study 6:30 to 8 pm
Let the office or Bible study leader know if childcare is needed and it will be provided

Joy Box Ministry

Led by Ruth Swanson
If you know of someone (male or female) hurting, ill, or in hospital, let the office know
so we can reach out with compassion and an uplifting gift box full of blessings.


Quilting Ministry

Led by Carolyn Jenkins
Second and fourth Tuesdays and Wednesdays each month – 9am to 12:30/1:00pm
Our “Peace by Piece” quilters are quite a prolific group. They have made and given away well over 500
quilts and lap throws to dialysis centers, New Life Pregnancy Center, women’s shelters, and our own
members who were ill or had surgery. We have quilting kits ready to sew and provide all the supplies
including sewing machines (though most like to bring their own machines). Come and enjoy the fellowship
as we will teach, starting with very simple patterns. For those who do not like to sew, we can always use
someone to iron, cut pieces, make quilting kits, etc. We also have devotions on Wednesdays. There
are examples of the beautiful quilts, along with information cards and numbers to call, on the quilters
table in the foyer.


Upcoming Events

August 29th, 2021, 11:30 to 2 pm
Annual Kickoff
“Dress For Success- God’s Way” is this year’s kickoff theme. Following Sunday’s service, with childcare
provided. Get to know one another better, enjoy lunch, fellowship, a skit, and raffle prizes. Learn of
the many Bible studies we have, as well as the ways you can serve and connect with other women of Gateway.
November 12th (5-9pm) and 13th (8:30am-3pm), 2021
The Feast Of Shelters
Sandy DeRosso will be leading this two-day event. Learn Where we’ve been:
Justified, where we are: Sanctified, and where we are going: Glorified.
Starting with a campfire dinner, singing, and stories on Friday. Return on
Saturday enjoying a fun time of fellowship, devotion, education and edification.
Breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday.
December 13th, 2021, 6:13 to 8:30pm
Christmas Around the World
Hosted at Glenna Derbyshire’s house, be in awe of the many ways the birth
of Christ is celebrated in other areas of the world. Enjoy a dinner with different
flavors of Christmas from other countries. Laughter, stories and gifts will be
shared. You’ll marvel at the winter wonderland, right here in Arizona!
February 14th, 2022, 6pm
Amore in Italia (Valentine’s Dinner)
Visit Italy by entering the fellowship hall, have your picture taken
in front of a beautiful Italian landmark, then sit back and be dined and
entertained the Italian way.
$15/person or $30/couple
Childcare provided (please bring a packed meal for your child)
April 2nd, 2022, 11am to 2pm
Annual Garden Party
Mother’s, Daughter’s, and Friends – Enjoy the garden setting, all the flowers and
trees, and feel blessed by the love of our sisters in Christ. A wonderful lunch,
games and a photo stop area. Catch up with the other women of Gateway and
make new friends along the way. 
$6/person or 2 for $10, so be sure and bring someone special!
Keep your eyes on our church bulletins as we are always praying for new ministries to begin and fun
events that may popup between these listed.
Call church office for information 480-892-4711