Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Women of the Bible


She is clothed with strength and dignity...She speaks with wisdom.
—Proverbs 31:25-26

The mission of the Women of the Bible is “To bring the Word of God to all who will listen, through our dramatizations of women in the Bible.”

The first presentation was given at our church, Good Shepherd United Methodist church of the North, in October of 2001.  The performance touched many in the audience and the ladies were encouraged to take the program on the road.  They have done just that, giving about a dozen performances annually.

As of spring, 2015, the group reached the milestone of giving their 165th performance during their four-month season.  Programs are presented during the months of May and June, September and October, and portray Sarah, Rebekah, Ruth, Queen Esther, Hannah, Mary Mother of God, Mary of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene.

The programs seek to present the Word of God in a way that can bridge Biblical stories to contemporary struggles.  Enacting God's Word is a unique way to breathe life into stories that might not otherwise reach some of the audience attendees.  

A “love offering” is taken at the conclusion of each performance.  Proceeds are donated to ministries and organizations that support women and children.

The Women of the Bible members are honored to spread the Word of God through this ministry as a mission of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North.

The program runs about 45 minutes in length.  If you are interested in booking a program, please contact Judy English at 989-821-6775, or the Good Shepherd church office at 989-275-5577.

  • Click here to see the previous cast of the Women of the Bible.

  • Click here to see a complete list of their past performances (2001-2013).

Back row:  Shari Patchin (Ruth), Laura Barrett (Sarah), Suzanne Toaz 
(Mary of Bethany), Joann Visotsky (Rebekah), Sharon Garrison
(not in costume—our narrator), and Ann Burczyk (Hannah).
Front row:  Gay Dimock (Queen Esther) and Judy English (Mary, Mother of Jesus).
Not pictured, Margaret Mowers (our alternate narrator).

Please pray for our Women of the Bible to continue their successful mission:
“…to bring the Word of God to all who will listen"