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 | 8 sessions | September 18-November 6 | cost $15

Gideon: Your weakness - God's Strength by Priscilla Shirer

When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. This is a story about God and His people—His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness.

This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.

Tuesday PM 

Tuesday evenings | 6:45-8:30 pm | 12 sessions | September 12-December 5 | cost $15

Church History for Newbies: finding our Christian roots

Many of us know about the New Testament Church. But what happened between then and our church today? Why do we believe and practice what we do? Why are there so many variations of Christianity? In this series, each week we will look at the next section of church history and then focus on a key person of that era. Hear inspiring stories of faith heroes shared by faithful guest speakers. Church art and music through history, powerful Scriptures impacting our heroes, and the faithfulness of God through history will also be featured.

Wednesday AM

Wednesday mornings | 9:15-11:30 am | 7 sessions | September 20-November 1 | cost $20

childcare available | $15 per child for the entire class

Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World by Melissa Spoelstra

This study offers us encouragement and help for navigating the uncertainties and challenges of life. By examining God’s words of instruction to His wayward people through the prophet Jeremiah, we will discover six guidelines for living that can help us overcome fear, worry, doubt and bitterness as we surrender our wills to God and put our hope in Him alone. Combining rich study of the Book of Jeremiah with practical life application that resonates with today’s women, this study inspires every woman to find God’s promise of hope for her life and circumstances.


Save the Date

Fall Reflective Quiet Retreat | October 7

Celebrate the Season | December 1

IF: Gathering | February 9-10

Winter Retreat | March 9-11 | Heartwood Retreat Center

Winter Retreat Update

Exciting news: Planning is underway for the Women’s Winter Retreat!  We know it is still months away (March 9-11); teams are forming now.  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.

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