Wayzata Women

We encourage women at Wayzata Free to connect, have fun and grow in their faith.

Click here to learn more about Wayzata Women. 

It is our desire to see women of all ages encouraged and challenged in their faith journeys. If you have any questions, please email Jo Schroeder, director of Wayzata Women, at wayzatawomen@wayzatafree.org.    

Women's Ministries Leadership Team: Jo Schroeder, Julie Ameli, Donna Bierhaus, 

Wendy Seelhoff, Renee Putnam, Mee Gee See and Candi Taylor.  

Bible Studies

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Monday PM 

Monday evenings | 6:30-8:30 pm | 7 sessions | January 22-March 5 | cost $20

Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst

  +  video teaching with study guide

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul? The repeating prayer? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling but wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this in-depth study, we trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing Jesus.

Tuesday PM

Tuesday evenings | 6:45-8:45 pm | 7 sessions | January 16-February 27 | cost $15

Made To Crave by Lysa TerKeurst

+ video teaching with study guide

This study taps into the desires that God gave you to consume food without letting food consume you! It explores the missing link between a woman's desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn't a bad thing. But we must realize that God created us to crave more of Him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. Learn to stop beating yourself up about the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn't a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the "want-to" in making healthy lifestyle choices."

Wednesday AM | Section 1 

Wednesday mornings |  9:15-11:30 am | 6 sessions | January 17-February 21 | cost $15 | childcare available: $15 per child for the entire class

I Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree by Melissa Spoelstra

Relationships are messy. How can we work out our differences in a loving way while remaining true to what we believe? The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth about this very thing. In this study, we will explore this Letter and learn how to deal with conflict and divisions in the workplace, school, neighborhood, home or church. We'll discover how to handle our differences with humility and grace, always showing the radical love of Jesus Christ, and we'll find encouragement and practical help for walking this out in our daily lives. 

Wednesday AM | Section 2 

Wednesday mornings |  9:15-11:30 am | 8 sessions | February 28-April 18 | cost $15 | childcare available: $15 per child for the entire class

All Things New by Kelly Minter

The city of ancient Corinth was much like modern-day cities: a melting pot of cultural experiences along with the pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the Church of God in Corinth - meaning God’s Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Kelly Minter will lead us through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths and meeting Christ. 


Mentoring Discussion

Next date and topic | TBD

Meet and Eat

April 14 | 9:30-11:00 am | location TBD

Join other women at our monthly connecting brunch.

Winter Retreat

March 9-11 | Heartwood Retreat Center, Trego, WI | click here to register

Renovation: Moving Beyond The Mess

cost: $220 (standard double room)

         $320 (standard single room)

         *Scholarships available. Please contact Jo Schroeder at wayzatawomen@wayzatafree.org.

Invite your friends (college-age women and older) and come away with us on this girls' getaway weekend. This year we are thrilled to have our Community Life & Connecting Pastor, Shelley McKendry, as our speaker as we explore the topic of Renovation - moving beyond the mess. In addition to Shelley's inspirational teaching, you'll enjoy lots of fellowship and ample free time in a lovely retreat setting!

+ large group sessions with worship and practical Biblical teaching

+ small groups and quiet time

+ Fun activities including woodland walks, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding/tubing, crafts and games with friends. 

Planning is underway for the Women’s Winter Retreat! If you would like to serve this year, please email wayzatawomen@wayzatafree.org. There are several options for commitment/time levels for retreat as well as many other ways to serve with Wayzata Women.

Save the Date

Common Grounds Coffee House Night | April 19

Chick Flick | May 11

Specialty groups

  • Prayer for adult children | Wednesdays at 7:00 pm near the south end outside the Sanctuary
  • Quilters and Crafters (formerly TouchGlobal) | 3rd Thursday each month at 9:00 am | this group creates scripture wall hangings to encourage others, makes quilts and layettes and sews pillowcase dresses to send around our world. No experience needed.
  • DivorceCare | 13-week support group for women and men facing separation and/or divorce.
  • GriefShare | a support group for those facing the loss of a spouse, child, parent or friend.
  • Scripture Memory | experience in a small group setting what dedication to God's Word can do for you. Meets Wednesdays at 10:00 am at Brueggers in Wayzata.
  • Friday Fit Class | Friday mornings | 9:45-10:45 am | Email Tina Hoversten at wellnessteam@wayzatafree.org to be placed on the contact list.
  • Mom's Connect | 2nd Friday of each month | 9:30-11:30 am | contact sharon.williamson@wayzatafree.org
  • Woman-to-Woman Mentoring | 1st Thursday evening of each month | 7:00-8:30 pm

Wayzata Free Church

705 County Road 101 North

Plymouth, MN 55447