Women of Light or WOL

is a ministry at MLBC that seeks to encourage women to walk humbly with Christ in their world and build strong families capable of creating a legacy of faithfulness.

Ladies’ Retreat 2019

Friday, October 4 through Sunday October 6, 2019 we will retreat to lovely Lake Yale as a group of women who seek hard after God.  We will return refreshed and energized to do the work set out before us.  The cost of the retreat is $160.  This includes two nights, 5 meals, great speakers include Liz Curtis Higgs, a concert by Avalon and some really great worship, not to mention the friendships and bonds you will make with sisters from our church.  If there is no way you can spend $160 for the retreat, but really feel led to go, please see Jo Anne Shaffer.  Also, you may make payments for the retreat.  For just under $13.50 a month from now until September of 2019, you will pay for your retreat.  Let’s do this.  You will be blessed!  

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Beginning Tuesday, February 5 @ 9am in Room E206/207 at the church, we will be studying Gideon:  Your Weakness – God’s Strength.  Priscilla Shirer encourages us to recognize our weaknesses as the key that the Lord gives us to unlock the full experience of His strength in our lives.  The cost for the book is $13.  For more information call Jo Anne Shaffer at 813-949-5516, ext. 108.
We will also offer a Ladies’ Bible Study group on Sunday nights beginning February 3.   In The Gospel of Mark:  The Jesus We’re Aching For by Lisa Harper, we’ll follow Jesus through His days of early ministry to the cross and discover what it means to be the recipients of His overflowing compassion and the very reason for His all-consuming passion.   We will meet in the home of Elaine Nasworthy at 6:30pm.  For more information you may call Jo Anne Shaffer at 813-949-5516, ext. 108.
Our Bible Journaling Core Group meets the first Saturday of every month to discuss a sermon or teaching or devotional that really spoke to each of us over the last several weeks and then we’ll journal a Bible page about that passage.  For more information, please call Jo Anne Shaffer at 813-949-5516, ext. 108.  
Let’s get together and have brunch!  We would like to invite you to join with us at the Happy Hangar Cafe on Saturday morning, January 26 at 10 for fellowship, food and fun.  For more information, please call Jo Anne Shaffer at 813-949-5516, ext. 108.


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 Our intents are…

  • Evangelism – Engaging women with the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Proverbs 31:20Matthew 28:19)
  • Discipleship – Educating women to prayerfully study and apply God’s Word in their lives. (Psalm 19:7Titus 2:3-4)
  • Missions – Equipping women to do Kingdom work through service locally and globally. (Acts 1:8Psalm 2:8)


Visit our WOL Facebook page where you can get the latest updates and enjoy reading up-to-date, relevant posts for women of all ages.  


Join us Saturday, January 19, 2019; 9am-6pm with the craft of your choice.  We just get together and fellowship and craft.  Some of us scrapbook, some of us Bible journal or sew or quilt or paint, or anything we can carry into the Fellowship Hall.  Bring a friend, your lunch and all the supplies you need to do your craft. We’ll have fun doing them together.   It’s FREE!  To reserve your spot simply email JShaffer@MyrtleLake.org or call 813-949-5516, ext. 108 to speak with  Jo Anne Shaffer. 

The 2019 Ladies’ Retreat is at Lake Yale on October 4-6 and the cost is just $160.  The guest speaker is Liz Curtis Higgs (It’s Good to be Queen!) and the concert is by Avalon.  We have just 3 spots left, so hurry before they all fill up.  For more information contact Jo Anne Shaffer at 813-949-5516, ext. 108 or email her at JShaffer@MyrtleLake.org to reserve your spot.