Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministries at Hillcrest


Women’s Bible Studies – Hillcrest offers morning and evening Women’s Bible studies. Studies start in January, June and September, with some studies starting mid-semester. Contact the church office for more information at office@hillcrestefc.org.

Note: In the event that Seward Public Schools are closed or have a late start due to weather, WBS does not meet.

Tuesday mornings from 9-11 AM  

Childcare cost: $5 per child/$7 max per family, weekly. Please be sure to pre-register your child.

January 19 – March 9 | 8 weeks

Seven Feasts: Finding Christ in the Sacred Celebrations of the Old Testament

Leaders: Liz Noler & Michelle Bales

Purchase Book: $15

Learn the significance of these feasts and why God wanted His people to celebrate, how each of them points to Jesus and His work in redemption, and why all of this matters for our lives today. Discover passages you once skimmed over are now rich and meaningful in your life today.

February 9 – March 23 | 7 weeks

The Book of 1 Peter

RightNow Media Study (Video presentation) by Kyle Idleman

Co-leaders: Robin Zeigler, Esther Sander, Bonnie McCracken and Lisa Bennett.

No homework or book. Handouts provided.

This world looks nothing like the promised perfect kingdom of God. And yet we as God’s people must live in it every day. In this seven-session study, Kyle walks through the short letter and unpacks the importance of our witness in this world. The format is video presentation followed by discussion.

February 9 – April 20 | 11 weeks

Sermon on the Mount

A Precept Study by Kay Arthur

Leader: Dawn Navis

Book: $20 (order thru Dawn 402-641-1808)

Faith that does not compromise is promised a reward in the world to come, and also a life free from anxiety in this world. Get a deeper understanding of the fruit and security that come with righteousness in the life of a true believer. You’ll never look at the Beatitudes the same way again!

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8 PM

Childcare not offered at this time

January 20 – February 24 | 6 weeks

Bounce Back

Book Study by Julie Clinton

Leader: Vicki Hanseling

Purchase Book: $15

Life is hard. We all get overwhelmed at times. But some people seem to bounce back from their upset emotions faster than most. Are they just born happy? Or is there a secret to building emotional resilience that anyone can learn? The good news is that wherever you are starting this journey, growth is possible.


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – 1st and 3rd Monday evenings during the school year. 7:30-9:30 PM. **Childcare is NOT provided** 

Register for MOPS International and Local Seward MOPS. MOPS International dues are $31.95 for the entire year. This year, each meeting will be $4 (if you pay the day of) or $49 for the entire year—you can save $$ by paying in advance!

Register simply go to: www.mops.org/join and use our Group Code: N0CG.

**MOPS leadership encourages all moms of kids up through Kindergarten to join us on Monday Evenings. If there is anything keeping you from coming, please reach out as we have options!** Contact Beth Greenquist 402-853-2316. Visit us on Facebook – “Seward MOPS” for more information. 


Lit-and–Latte, a book reading group meets the second Monday night of the month in the church library. Contact Dawn Navis (402-641-1808) for more information.

Gathering Table – During a Gathering Table meeting, small groups of women meet together in someone’s home for refreshments and good conversation. No homework. No pressure. Next round will begin in May.

As Needed

Kitchen Committees – This is the ministry Hillcrest uses to care for one another in need: new babies, loss of loved ones, surgery, etc. For more information or if you know of a need within the church, call Dawn Navis (402) 641-1808.

Deaconesses – These are elected positions within Hillcrest. The deaconesses serve with an eye on the spiritual needs of women. They help with preparing communion, baptisms, and hospitality as needed.