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WEEKLY MEETINGS


Moms in Prayer International
Kate Hanley
Meets:  For SGT mothers; Wednesdays @ 9:15 AM in the Welcome Center
            For SCS mothers; Thursdays @ 8:15 AM in the Prayer Room 

Moms in Prayer International, formerly Moms in Touch, impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray weekly for their children, teachers, and the administrators of the schools their children attend. It is an exciting hour of prayer interceding for the purposes of God to prevail in the lives of our children.

Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.”
Lamentations 2:19


Women in the Word
Judy Conti
Meets: Every Thursday morning 9:30 -11:15 am

This is a weekly women’s Bible study to encourage and ignite personal spiritual growth by deepening one’s understanding of the truths of God’s Word and His great love. A variety of Biblical tools such as videos series and topical studies from the Old and New Testament are used, bringing practical application from Gods Word. Childcare is provided.

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; At
Your right hand are pleasures forever more.”
 
Psalm 16:11


Women With Purpose –Women’s Bible Study in Spanish –
Maria Alma Saccone
Meets: Every Friday evening 7:00-9:30pm

This is a weekly women’s Bible study in Spanish that encourages women through the study of God’s Word to know God’s purposes and plan for their lives. The study will help them better serve the Lord, their family, and their church. Fellowship and prayer will be encouraged at each meeting.

“ All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us see what is wrong in our lives. Corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and empower his people to do every good work.”  
2 Timothy 3:16-17 


Women’s Sunday Morning Discipleship Class - 
Moderator – Patti Lewis
Meets: Every Sunday morning 10:30 am - Fall, Winter and Spring

This class encourages women to grow in their personal walk with the Lord and the knowledge of His Word along with times of ministry and fellowship with one another. A variety of studies will be done throughout the year using different tools such as DVD series, Book Studies, as well as individual teachings from God’s Word.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they
shall be filled.”
Matthew 5:6 


Mothers Uplifting Mothers Spiritually (MUMS) - Joan Rogers
Meets: Twice a month on a Tuesday morning 9:30 –11:30 am

It is a time for mothers of all ages to come together enjoying a continental breakfast in a relaxing, prayerful and informative atmosphere.   A Biblical perspective concerning the home, family, and children is given through various godly women who share their victorious testimonies through their seasons of motherhood. Each mother receives a binder filled with resources to encourage her personal walk with God as well as providing information on parenting, marriage, homemaking, and recipes. Childcare is provided.

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints Ephesians 1:17-19

Women’s Fellowship - Sophie Merle
Meets: Every Monday evening for 8 weeks from September to November. 7:00 - 9:00 pm

This is a DVD based Bible Study where women come together to hear Biblical teaching from a specific Bible teacher. It also incorporates small group interaction to foster personal application of the scriptures as well as encouraging personal growth in God’s Word through daily personal study. Every year a different Bible study is offered. 

“Come taste and see that the Lord is good, oh the joys of those
who take refuge in Him.”
    
Psalm 34:8


Living in the Word –
Amy Ciofrone
Meets: From January to May every Monday evening 7:00 - 8:30pm

This is a weekly Bible Study that expounds on the truths from the previous Women’s Fellowship study which was conducted from September to November. Living in the Word allows for greater interaction and discussion of the principles and topics revealed in the prior study. Women’s Fellowship is not a pre-requisite for this Bible Study. Living in the Word Study is open to all. 

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always even until the end of the world.”  
Matthew 28:20


Beauty for Ashes - Cindy Fiore
Meets: From September to May every Wednesday evening 7:30-9:00pm

This ministry brings help and healing to those women who have experienced an abortion. It is a safe place for a woman to be healed completely from her post-abortion wounds through experiencing the love and forgiveness of God. The beautiful result is freedom to be able to walk in complete liberty as a daughter of the Most High, and become a conduit of His love, truth and freedom to others. Weekly meetings will include Bible Study, and times of personal ministry. Periodic ministry weekend retreats will be incorporated.

“ To comfort all that mourn, and to provide for those who grieve in Zion, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes.”
Isaiah 61:2b-3a


SPECIAL EVENTS

Dates of all special events will be communicated by announcements, in weekly bulletin and website.

Fall Kick-Off - Diane Zarlengo/ Cathy Gaudio
Kick–Off our Women’s Ministry season! It is a time where the theme the Lord is directing us to walk in for the coming Calendar ministry year is given. The activities planned are to encourage each woman to hear the voice of God for their lives, give them a place of refreshment, a time to receive personal ministry, and a time to meet other sisters in Christ. It is also an informative time allowing the women to learn of all the various women’s ministries available for them to get involved in, or receive from, for their own personal growth.

Christmas Tea - Cathy Gaudio/ Debbie Abrahamsen
This event is an exciting time for SGT women to come to or host a delightful Christmas tea at their own sweetly decorated table in our Fellowship Hall. It is a wonderful time to invite friends, family and those who do not know the Lord to come enjoy fellowship and finger-sandwiches and desserts while singing Christmas carols and listening to an inspiring Christmas message. 

Mid –Winter Conference - Diane Zarlengo/ Cathy Gaudio
This is a special conference where the women of SGT come together at Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle to fellowship, worship, seek the Lord and hear from Him. There is a special guest speaker who comes to share a Prophetic Word of the Lord for the women. Special personal ministry time is always made available.

Away Retreat at TuscaroraStephanie Samaritano
This is a refreshing weekend at a beautiful and peaceful Christian Retreat center in Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania. It is a time set apart for our SGT women to get away from their daily responsibilities of life to seek the Lord, hear from His heart, make new friends, and make lots of fun memories. The meetings throughout the weekend are filled with united worship, and the Word brought to us through an anointed guest speaker. You will leave refreshed and blessed!

Springtime EventDiane Zarlengo/ Cathy Gaudio
Our Spring event is always filled with variety and is sure to be a time of encouragement and refreshment for every woman. While having fun fellowshipping with one another and enjoying a lovely spread of food, our special guest speaker will challenge and encourage our hearts. It’s a great time to hear from God as we blossom into Spring.

OUTREACH

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,  I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
Matthew 25:35

Food Pantry - Joanie Andersen
SGT’s Food Panty is a ministry that extends the love of God by actively responding to both the physical and spiritual needs within the community. It provides food staples for individuals and families that are in need. Every individual that utilizes this ministry is greeted with God’s love, care and is ministered to with prayer. Food Pantry items are received from Long Island Cares, Island Harvest, Shoprite Supermarket, as well as donations from the SGT church family. 

Thanksgiving Boxes - Joanie Andersen
This is a very special outreach that ministers to many families within our community during the Thanksgiving season. A variety of food items as well as turkeys are generously donated by the SGT church family and supplemented by Long Island Cares, Shoprite Supermarket as well as other supermarkets. Large boxes are filled with these items and then distributed to many families. It is a joy for the SGT church body to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of these families. 

Helping Hands - Marie Gebbia
The name, “Helping Hands”, describes the heart of this ministry. Teams of women from SGT who live in various geographical regions on Long Island are ready to assist families and individuals with meals and visitation as needed during difficult and challenging seasons.

Women in MissionsDiane Zarlengo
This is a yearly Mission outreach to women in different cultures and nations. The focus of the outreach is to bring the love and healing power of God through His Word, and His Spirit, to the hearts and lives of women in a particular culture; also to come alongside our missionary contact to encourage them and assist them in whatever way needed . Ministry is to the women through conferences, visitations, prayer meetings, and counsel.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations
Matthew 28:19

 
MENTORING , COUNSEL & SUPPORT GROUPS

Mentoring & Counsel - Marie Gebbia
Mentoring occurs throughout many of the women’s ministries and women’s events. There are also women in leadership at SGT that are available to give individual counsel based upon Biblical principles as well as providing prayer for those who need encouragement and input. Deaconesses are available as well as other women in leadership to actively minister to women who are in need.

Support Groups
There are specific Women’s support groups for those walking through the death of a husband or a child. Monthly meetings vary for each specific group.