Women’s Ministry



Welcome to the Women’s ministry at Oregon Trail Church of God. 

We meet monthly—sometimes it’s a business meeting to plan events for the future. Other times we meet for friendship and fellowship. Watch the church bulletin and this web page for specific details. Or grab one of the women in the church and find out what she knows. We hope you’ll join the fun, too.

Also watch the bulletin for a survey insert. We’d love to know how the Christian Women’s Connection can better server your needs and interests. 


We have just elected our new Local Coordinator (President) Vera DeMay. Vera comes to us with a heart for women, a spirit of encouragement, experience leading other women, and a big love for Jesus. Congratulations and thank you, Vera!

Here are some photos that show what fun we ladies have when we get together. This was our event “Painting with Vera.” Vera DeMay helped us bring forth our inner artist by painting an ocean scene in acrylic paints. Fun!

The Next Painting with Vera will be Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room. The cost is $8.00 for supplies. 


Maureen Siedel and Vera DeMay

Lovely paintings and even lovelier ladies.

Here are upcoming events.

  • Saturday, October 14 at 9:30 am: short business meeting; installation of new President (Local Coordinator Vera DeMay), after which Vera DeMay will be sharing her story.

  • Tuesday, October 17 at 9:00 am: Women’s Bible Study will begin again downstairs at the church. This first day we will meet informally and settle on our next study. 

  • Saturday, November 11 @ 9:30 am: short meeting followed by discussion of the final book in the Mark of the Lion Trilogy by Francine Rivers. 


Keep reading As Sure as the Dawn  and be ready to share how this great book has influenced your faith.

We will also spend time during the business meeting planning the Christmas Banquet and finalizing our church’s participation in the Shoebox Ministry through Samaritan’s Purse.





  • Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 am: Field trip to the Holiday Bazaar at the Cloverdale Church of God. Signups will be at the church for ride sharing.

  • Saturday, December 9 Christmas Banquet. More details to follow.


Also within the Women’s Ministry:

Yard Sale: We hold an indoor “yard” sale (usually spring and fall). Most items are priced at a quarter. Gather your goodies to donate or plan to attend and buy more. Details will follow as the time nears.

Samaritan’s Purse: a world-wide filling of shoe boxes that are sent to children around the world. Shoe boxes are gathered in November and December, but the fun of shopping and filling them can last all year.

Hope’s Door: We support this local shelter for abused women and children financially and in practical ways.

Feeding the Grieving: Providing food and time for fellowship for families after church funerals.

Adopt-a-Senior: our ministry of canned and boxed food for elderly folk in the community.

Feed My Sheep: our ministry of providing meals for families in need. Please contact the church office  if someone you know needs a meal or if you would like to provide one.

Women’s Retreat: Each spring women attend a weekend retreat off site for fellowship and inspiration. Stay tuned for details after the first of the year.

Dinners: The women coordinate various events throughout the year for fellowship with our congregation, including a Valentine’s Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner and church-wide potlucks. The women also coordinate finger food and desserts for the Old Hymn Sing at our church and other occasions the Pastors might request.

Summer Fun: During the summer months we take a break from business but join together each month for fellowship and fun. Party Nights occur in June, July and August.

Linen Chest: Our women financially support the Linen Chest, a mission assistance through the Church of God. The Linen Chest provides linens, clothing, appliances, and college assistance for missionary families.

Change the World: Our women collect pocket change to help support the Church of God Christian Women Connection ministries, including SHINE, the church-wide Christ’s Birthday Offering that goes to mission outreach projects.



Vera DeMay, President

Connie Holt, Vice President

Jane Puyear, Treasurer

Carol Peterson, Secretary

Vicki Aspiasu, Devotionals