making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Women's Ministry

Learning and living the Gospel together in Every Relationship

Welcome to Women's Ministry

Bible studies, fitness classes, retreats and a variety of other programs provide women with opportunities for fellowship, discipleship and service. Join the Women’s Ministry group today!

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Women’s Director: Jane Handwerk 

Phone: 610-432-2200


Groups &
Bible Studies

Women's Bible Study hebrews, Allentown, PA, Cedar Crest BFCPlease note: Times and gatherings may have changed due to the Pandemic. Please check the Church Updates page or with the ministry leader for the latest updates. 

Tuesday Morning Study

A study entitled Better by Jen Wilkin on the book of Hebrews. A few spots still remain for an in home study or you can join a zoom group. Email Susan Younger at with any questions or to sign up.

Wednesday Evening Study

In Person – Chapel

Sign up under Discipleship Institute.

Video and Book series entitled God Does His Best Work With Empty by Nancy Guthrie

It’s amazing how heavy the weight of emptiness can feel, how much room it can take up in our souls, how much pain can be caused by something that isn’t even there. But while we may see the emptiness of our lives as our greatest problem, that’s not how God sees it. When God looks into the empty places of our lives, He sees His greatest opportunity.

Join Nancy Guthrie in discovering why emptiness has never been, and never will be, a problem to God. As Nancy pulls back the curtain on God’s work to fill up emptiness as revealed throughout the Bible, you’ll experience page after page of grace and hope that your emptiness can and will be filled. You’ll begin to see that God really does do His best work with empty, as he fills it with Himself.

Class will be held in the chapel and will include a video, followed by discussion led by Nancy LoRusso.  The book is available for purchase on Amazon and


Following the biblical model found in Titus 2:3-5, various mentorship opportunities are available. More experienced women will come alongside younger women and help them as they grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Exercise Programs

Exercise programs on hold due to the pandemic.

The Women’s Stretching Class emphasizes stretching techniques to reduce pain, strengthen core muscles and can help to prevent future injury. Meets Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm in Room 106.

The Ladies Aerobics Class strengthens the heart and cardiac system, builds bones and muscles, improves brain health and mental health, and slows down the aging process. The class meets Mondays from 6:30-7:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

Cedar Crest Quilters

This group meets Tuesdays at 11:00 am in The Hub. The quilts are given to first-time mothers and are also available for purchase, with the proceeds going to support Cedar Crest missionaries.

Case For Smiles

This ministry sews pillowcases for Pediatrics at Lehigh Valley Hospital.


Join the Cedar Crest Crew