Women's ministry

St. John’s is blessed with many women who love Jesus and love each other. We have several regular discipleship groups that meet together to study God’s word and grow in relationships with Him and each other. The women of St. John’s also get together for annual special events that seek to connect with women of various ages and backgrounds. 


bible study/small groups

If you are looking to study the Word of God with other women of the faith, St. John's has an option for you! 

  1. 1st Saturday of every month at 11:00am, Mary Wellington leads this group of dedicated women through their book study. They meet until June, take a break for the summer months, and start back up again in September. Interested in joining or need more information? Send Mary an email and let her know! 
  2. Every Saturday morning at 9:30 am, Lauren Hartke leads a group of women who are currently reading through the entire Bible in a year. It is not too late to join! If you have any questions or need more information, send Lauren an email and she will respond right away! 
  3. Every Wednesday Evening at 6:00pm, Vicki Koglmeier leads a group of women through their current study. If you are interested or have any questions, send Vicki an email and join today! 

Gardening Angels

If you like to dig in the dirt and visit with friends in Jesus, this ministry is for you! During the summer months we will have a number of gardening times during morning and evenings so can come when it works for you. We will garden at church for a short time, and then gather for a snack and beverage and share a devotion and our stories with each other. New women are always welcome to join. Reach out to Diane Hagelin for more information! 

Women in prayer

Wish you were praying more? Not sure where to begin? We want to intentionally provide opportunities to gather and pray. Beginning in June, we will offer an opportunity to gather for conversations and to pray with and for each other. In our relaxed setting, we will begin with a short devotional and then break into small groups for prayer. New women are always welcome to join. Reach out to Vicki Koglmeier for more information. 

Ifgathering local

We desperately want to stay faithful in these times, but we know we can't muster up the faith all on our own. IF:Local is a gathering of women committed to discipleship who gather across denominations, generations and cultures to be in the Word and worship together. IF:Local is being a part of a sisterhood of women who are willing to step out in faith because there's not better than women experiencing the love of Jesus. More information coming soon! 

women's retreat

Each fall, the women of St. John's head to the Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville for a weekend of fun, relaxation, learning, connection and growth. Save the date for this year's retreat, October 20-22, 2023.

Register for the retreat here

Submit your payment for the retreat online here

advent by candelight

This special annual event is a chance for all women from the St. John’s community (and beyond) to fix their eyes on Jesus together in an evening of worship, growth, and celebrating the coming King. Ladies can host a table for friends and family, or just come as you are and we’ll partner you with some new friends. 

Questions about any of our Women's Ministries? Please contact Vicki Koglmeier! We can't wait to grow with you!