GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a relationship building program created especially for girls at Faith as well as other churches across the US, Canada, and around the world. At Faith this ministry serves girls in grades 2-8 and meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from September-April, 6:30-8:15 pm. The goal of this ministry is for each girl to meet Jesus and to bring girls into a living and growing relationship with Jesus. Girls have the opportunity to make new friends, participate in dynamic worship, study God's word, make crafts, and participate in serve projects that help people locally and around the world. There are also special events throughout the year, including Camp Tecumseh for girls in 4th - 8th grades and a special activity for girls in 2nd - 3rd grades.
Sept. 5: Registration 6:30-8:15 pm
Sept. 19: Theme Night - 1st Regular Meeting
Sept. 22-23: Camp Tecumseh (4th-8th grade) - Optional Activity
Oct. 3: Meeting
Oct. 17: Meeting
Nov. 7: Meeting
Nov. 17: Operation Christmas Child
Nov. 29: No Meeting - Faith Journey of Joy Set Up
Dec. 1&2: Faith's Journey of Joy Live Nativity - girls can participate in angel chorus
Dec. 5: GEMS
Dec. 19: GEMS Christmas Party
Jan. 2, 2019: No Meeting
Jan. 16: Meeting
Jan. 26: GEMS Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser- All Girls & Counselors work a shift
Feb. 6: Meeting
Feb. 20: Meeting
March 6: Meeting
March 9/16 (Sat.): Service Project - date TBD
March 20: Meeting
April 3: Meeting
Apr. 17: Year End Even
April 24: Awards Night/GEMS Sunday Practice
April 28: GEMS Sunday - GEMS participation in the 9:30 am worship service
GEMS Girls' Clubs is a global ministry. They are currently active in 15 countries and seek to bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
Faith GEMS is committed to being a Global Partner in helping GEMS find additional ways to minister to girls around the world. From Kenya to Kansas, GEMS is committed to making sure all of our resources point every girl - no matter her location or background - to the truth of who she is and Whose she is.
The girls will learn about GEMS in other countries throughout the year and participate in activities that encourage them to have a global perspective as they act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. The girls will also be encouraged to pray for these clubs.
Faith GEMS has already begun making Friendship Bracelets which they shared with other girls in Honduras. They also collected clothes for the children at Casa Buen Pastor at All God's Children in Honduras. One of the counselors delivered them to the home in January.
The girls also experienced a Global GEMS Night, visiting 5 countries where they learned facts about the country, sampled food, played games, and made a craft. Each of the GEMS Clubs in those countries were prayed over.