women's eScoop update

August 2022 Update 

Fellowship Sister,

“Just in case” . . . these are words we often use when preparing for future possibilities and are “our” words that make us feel as if we have some control over anxious situations. On the contrary, Jesus said: “Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?ʼ or ‘What shall we drink?ʼ or ‘What shall we wear?ʼ” ( Matthew 6:31). Sisters, our daily lives in Christ should totally demonstrate our trust in our Heavenly Father, who is for us, loves us and causes all things to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called to His purpose (Romans 8:28). It is to the Lord that we should yield total control and His plan should be the desire of our hearts. I will be transparent and tell you that there are times when I feel the need to do one thing or another, just in case MY initial  plan does not work out.  Instead, I need to ask God: “What is your will in this situation? How should I proceed?” Then trust Him for the strength to obey AND for the provisions to see it through? Sisters, trust Him with it ALL, even when His will is not your will. He will see you through!


Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Truett Matthew Farley was born on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Karie, David, and Truett are adjusting to this new season of life and Mom & Dad are so in love with their precious baby boy!

Expecting A Baby? 
If you're expecting a baby through birth or adoption, we'd love to be able to send you a little something! Please email us at and include your name, expected birth or adoption date, and if this is your first, second, or third baby. :) We are looking forward to celebrating with YOU! 

Past Events

Last month, on July 14th, Women's Ministry hosted Sweets and Swirls, an art party for women to come together and paint, fellowship, and feast! We were so blessed to spend an evening together as sisters, getting to know each other better! In all that we do, we aim to equip women to be more like Jesus and to disciple others to be the same! Having a night of fun and fellowship helps us to get to know each other more and to become closer to each other as we strive to grow closer to the Lord!


Coming Up...


It's about that time where many are heading off to an institution of higher learning, long distance or locally.  When mid-terms approach, we want to encourage them and help them to see God in tangible ways!  We seek to do this by sending a College Care Package.  If you know of a woman of any age within Fellowship, that you would like to receive a care package, please go to this link and complete the form so we can make sure to show our love! In the coming weeks, look for ways to help us collect items to send off. 

Moms Side by Side

Do you need to be reminded of your value and purpose as a mom? Do you want to develop relationships with other moms and mentor moms? Moms Side by Side is a ministry geared to moms with little ones (birth to 5th grade) that teaches biblically based strategies for parenting while also providing accountability and encouragement from mentor moms. Our Moms Side by Side ministry will kick off next month on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:30am in the Student Center and takes place every Tuesday morning. The program costs $40 per year and childcare is available for $25 per child per semester. Registration is now open.

register here

Lifeway Women's Conference

with Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, and more!
On Saturday, August 27th we will take a group of Fellowship Sisters to a one-day Women's conference here in Atlanta. The discounted rate is $75 per ticket and spots are limited. Registration is open now! 

register here

Fall Bible Study

Come as we learn how a " grower of sycamore figs and shepherd", turned prophet, was used mightily for God's purposes as we study Amos this fall!  

Offering 2 sessions on Tuesdays, Register here:

am session

pm session

 These amazingly soft shirts, beautiful in color, are available in sizes xs-3x and are only $5. Cash and check accepted. Email to place an order TODAY!!


I hope you will consider all of the above and seek the Lord as He leads you. Remember, trust Him with your ALL! 

In His Service,

Analda Merritt
Women's Ministry Admin Assistant

Women’s Ministry leadership team

Cissy Mathews
Cissy has been blessed to be a part of the Fellowship family for 17 years.  The Women of Fellowship prayed,  cried, and encouraged her through the grief process of losing her husband two years ago. Women's Ministry has always been a part of her faith journey.  She can't imagine life without studying and applying God's truth with women who are yearning for God and ways we can bring Him Glory.

 Joy is her favorite word.  She finds pleasure in serving the Lord in her love of hospitality, embroidery, and with Fellowship's Prayer Quilt Ministry.  She feels blessed and humbled, in this season of life, to be called to serve the 
"Women of Fellowship"  in our Women's Ministry. She looks forward to watching God work in our lives as we study together.


Alexis Gurkin
Alexis was born in south Florida, grew up in Colorado, and has called Atlanta home since 2004 when she and her husband, Aaron, relocated to work with students in their roles as full-time missionaries with the college ministry of Cru. She is mom to three (Caleb 16, Luke 14, Susanna 10) and enjoys reading, playing tennis, being outdoors, traveling, and stirring things up.

Wenona Richardson
Wenona is from Baltimore, MD, and loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all of her heart. She has a son named Chris and toddler twin grandbabies, who are her heart. Wenona received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from Morgan State  University. She enjoys serving others and loves reading, cooking, sewing, and spending time with family.

Holly DeMarino
Holly is married to Anthony and they have been attending Fellowship regularly for the last four years. Last year they adopted a sweet 4-year-old chihuahua named Ripley. Together they love hiking, watching movies, and planning big adventures. In her alone time she loves playing video games and crafting different art projects. 

Kaala Guess
Kaala has been a part of the Fellowship family for 5 years and has loved being involved in Women's Ministry! She is a military kid so “home is where the heart is!” Kaala is a teacher and a coach, and loves the opportunities the Lord has given her for discipleship in and out of the church! She loves to travel, spend time outdoors, and read!


Analda Merritt
Analda serves as the Administrative Assistant for Women’s Ministry and feels that God truly created the job description for her as it combines her love for working with women, praying, planning events, and shopping all in one!  With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Purdue University and decades of motherhood to 5 children and wife for those same decades, Analda brings tons of life experience and passion to what she does. When she is not working, she is often found working her private business, CAMBRIO,  an online discount sales company, or shopping.  She also loves to travel when time permits, and to entertain her family by cooking and having awesome fellowship!  Analda is married to Cedric, her best friend and constant reminder of God’s good gifts!


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