Women’s Resources

Women's Guide 2017-18

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“Encouraging Hearts” is a blog written by Sherri Crandall, our Women’s Associate Director. This blog is created for women to encourage them in all aspects of their lives as they strive to be all God has created them to be. Be sure to visit the blog site.

Email Contacts

Janet Carter // Women’s Ministry Executive Director
Sherri Crandall // Women’s Ministry Director
Tracy Carlson // Women’s Associate Director
Stacey Stafford // Administrative Assistant | Prayer | Outreach | Events
Christie Haworth // Administrative Assistant | MOPS | Phase 2

Weather Policy for Women's Events

(except MOPS and Phase 2 – see below)
Because we are on the border of Littleton and Highlands Ranch, our weather-related cancellation/closure policy is as follows:

If either Littleton Public School District and/or ALL of Douglas County School District announces closures, we will cancel events. You can also check news channels, or call our office at 303.794.3564 for weather-related closure or event cancellation.

If either Littleton Public School District and/or ALL of Douglas County School District announces a delay in school starting time, our Bible Studies will begin on time, with attendees getting to Bible study as they are able.

Weather Policy for MOPS & Phase 2
If either Littleton Public School District and/or ALL of Douglas County School District announces a closure or a delay in school starting time, MOPS and Phase 2 programs will not meet.

Spring Break Closures
During the week of March 20 – 26, 2016, Mops, Phase 2, and Bible Studies will not meet.

Mission Hills Child Care Policy

Doors will open for check-in 15 minutes before each meeting is scheduled to begin.

Please check in your child at a computer check-in station to receive a name tag for your child and a guardian receipt that will be used for pick-up.

If your child is bottle-fed, nursing, or potty training, before checking in, please be certain to pick up a sticker reminder to help us better care for your child. Stickers can be found at a table in the lobby of The Barn or at the Guest Service Desk in Sidewalk. The stickers will inform our workers of details regarding feeding and/or alert them that a child in their care is potty training.

To avoid any unnecessary accidents, we ask that you take your child to the bathroom before dropping them off at their assigned classroom.

Please pick up your child no later than 10 minutes after your meeting has been dismissed.

Please bring the following items with your child and make sure each item is labeled:
• Diaper (no cloth diapers) and change of clothes
• Bottle if needed, with mixing instructions
• Pacifier
• Blanket or comfort item

If your child is potty training, make sure they have a potty training sticker and communicate that to the classroom greeter. Please provide a labeled bag with a pull-up and change of clothes, as accidents do happen.

For snacks, we provide Cheerios for infants and apples and pretzels for toddlers and older. Please notify the workers if your child is not able to have one of these items, due to allergies, and provide an alternative snack (clearly labeled in a baggie, with their first and last name). We ask that you not bring squeeze pouches or food requiring a utensil. No nuts, please.

To protect the health of families and staff, we ask that you do not bring children with the following symptoms:

• Fever
• Persistent cough
• Unexplained rashes
• Thick or green runny nose
• Pink eye or other eye infections
• Vomiting or diarrhea

In the event you realize your child may have been contagious with a serious illness after they have been in our care, please contact Kid’s Ministry so we can notify our families.

Should you need to be reached with regard to your child, we will text message your cell phone with the location where you are needed. If you do not have a cell phone with you, please let the classroom greeter know of your location so we can locate you.

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Harkess, Childcare Coordinator.

Support Groups

Do you want to connect with other single mothers facing similar challenges? Are you experiencing a difficult season of infertility? Are you carrying the weight of loss and regret after an abortion? Our women’s support groups are here to care for you and ensure you don’t have to face these trials alone.

At these meetings, you’ll find women who are going through similar struggles and want to offer a listening ear. You are not alone. Come find the care and support you need during this season.

As We Wait

second and fourth thursday of each month
summer 2017 meetings are: June 22, July 27, August 24

6:30 – 8:00 PM | Ver Straten Prayer Room

Are you struggling with infertility and feel like you need to talk with other women who understand what you are going through? Are you battling secondary infertility and need hope? You are not alone. As We Wait is a community of women coming together to draw encouragement and strength from God’s word and each other. Our journeys of infertility and loss are all unique, but we share many common threads. Let’s join together and find joy and hope As We Wait.

Renee Umeda
Kelsey Brooks

Learn more by clicking the button below:
As We Wait

Single Moms


6:30 – 8:00 PM | Room M3

A support group designed for single moms. Whether you are a teen, never married, divorced or widowed, being a single mom can be challenging. Together we will support each other and be equipped with positive instruction and practical tools that will inspire us to live well as single moms and raise healthy children. Childcare provided.

Kim Johnson

Learn more by clicking the button below:
Single Moms

Post Abortion Care

Appointment by Contact Only

Without question, abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life. Many women struggle with the consequences of this choice and have never found a place where they could share openly about their
experience and find healing.

We at Mission Hills care deeply about each woman and are providing one-on-one mentoring with a confidential and caring mentor who has previously walked this journey.

Janet Carter