The women’s group at WayPoint Church wants Key Peninsula women to know about the things they’re doing to bring local women together.

According to Kim Anderson, executive assistant at the church, the Women of WayPoint ministry was launched in August of this year “as a way to point women to Jesus.”

“We have bible studies and ladies night out where we just hang out together and do fun things,”Anderson said.

On Dec. 5 Women of WayPoint is sponsoring a free Christmas luncheon called Sparkle.

The luncheon is designed so that anybody is welcome, Anderson said.

“Our church is about being a place where people can come if they don’t already have a church home. We want people ––especially women ––to come on over.”

Ministering to women has been Anderson’s passion since 1983.

“My husband John and I started as a youth pastor and wife team. He’d do the whole youth group and I’d work with the young girls. That’s where the fire started in my heart. And it’s grown,”she said.

The couple moved to the Key Peninsula in 2012, and Kim Anderson immediately got involved with WayPoint.

Since there was not a women’s ministry at that time at the church, WayPoint pastor Tim Stobbe suggested that Anderson might start a new group.

“We’re all about reaching out to the women of the community in sisterhood,”she said. “WayPoint wants to be relevant and provide a place where people can learn about Jesus.”

The Sparkle luncheon is a chance for Key Peninsula women “to all get together and get to know one another,”she said. The event is free.

There will be activities, music by Leslie Reed and a lunch catered by Snuffin’s Catering from Gig Harbor.

WANT TO GO?

WayPoint Church will host a women’s Sparkle luncheon Dec, 5, noon-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The event is free. The church is located a5 12719 134th Avenue KPN. For information call 253-225-2640.

Karen Cedarland, associate director for Thrive Ministries is the featured speaker.

“Karen knows a lot of Key Peninsula people so she might be a familiar name,”Anderson said. “She’s going to speak about Christmas and what that means to women and how we can keep the real meaning of Christmas in our hearts,” she said.

In addition to food, fellowship, music and the Christmas program, every woman who attends the Sparkle luncheon will receive a small gift.

WayPoint also will host a women’s retreat in February.

“We’re not trying to hook people in,”Anderson said. “We just want people to know that we’re here and we have a lot of fun.”

For information about WayPoint or the Sparkle event, call (253) 225-2640.

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