The purpose of the Women's ministry at Penn Yan Bible Church is to encourage women to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ in order to equip them for this journey called life. Our hope is to lead women to become all that God created them to be and to lead unbelievers to know Christ in a personal and vibrant way. We do this through the teaching of God's Word and the establishment of strong friendships with mutual accountability. We strive to reach the women in our community by providing opportunities to connect with other women and with our Bible studies, retreats, and social gatherings. Come and join us us as we grow together in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.

Colossians 3:12-17 best describes our desire for the Women of the Word minstry.
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

A variety of special events include:
  • Mugs and Muffins are casual gatherings that meet every other month. We enjoy taking time to chat and getting to know one another better. The WOW ladies share a devotional that is related to the theme for the evening.
  • Annual retreats that are filled with teachings from God's Word, fun and laughter and sharing of testimonies as well as praise and worship.
  • One night concentrated studies, collecting and packaging shoe boxes for Operations Christmas Child, photo scavenger hunts, picnics, mother-daughter events, dessert only parties.
One-on-one mentoring is available for new believers and for those struggling with life issues.