Women’s Ministries, under the leadership of Heather Hilkey, is sub-divided into five Circles according to life stages; loosely by, but not limited to, age:
Rachel Circle (20s)
Ruth Circle (30s)
Lydia Circle (40s)
Deborah Circle (50s)
Naomi Circle (60+)
Every month offers at least one activity for all women: women’s breakfasts, evenings with special speakers or Bible studies, women’s convention, chocolate night, high tea, and more. In addition, the Circle leaders plan occasional events for their small groups, everything from fun field trips to Bible studies. Every woman will find something of interest; and if they don’t, we welcome suggestions.
Lillies of the Valley
a ministry for mature women who are single through death or divorce, led by Mary Joyce Saleman. The group meets every other month to find strength and comfort through fellowship with each other and with the Lord, to encourage each other, and provide a welcoming, comforting atmosphere where new friendships can be formed and old friendships strengthened.
Men’s Ministry offers activities and events that provide opportunities for fellowship and Christian growth. Eight monthly breakfasts with special speakers, Bible studies, retreats, men’s softball and bowling teams, and UB football and basketball games are just some of the things men can get involved in at Evangel.
Golden Circle (50+) is a social group that strives to enhance the lives of participants through interaction with others who are wanting to do daytime activities in the Western New York area and/or just meet with friends and meet new friends. Events are usually scheduled for the first Thursday of the month. A wide variety of activities are planned and arranged by volunteers from within the Golden Circle and vary from year to year. Interest, cost, and any limitations of regular participants are taken into consideration when planning; and transportation for activities outside of church is provided by use of church vans.