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 1-8 and normally meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from September-April, 6:30-8:15 pm. GEMS welcomes all girls into a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow as they discover who God created them to be. Girls will have the opportunity to make new friends, participate in praise and worship, study God's word, be creative with arts and 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 overnight, which is optional for girls in 4th - 8th grades.
Each year, a theme is chosen based on a Bible verse or verses.
This year's theme is Unshakeable.
The theme verse is from Psalm 62:2
"Truly He is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Fortress, I will never be shaken."
We will have GEMS either in person or via Zoom (only if necessary). We will follow the CDC and IDHP guidelines and Faith Church's requirements. Watch for e-mail updates for special meetings. We plan to begin in person.
Sept. 6: Kickoff Meeting
Sept. 22: Theme Night
Sept. 25-26: Camp Tecumseh Overnight (optional for 4th -8th graders)
Oct. 6: Meeting
Oct. 20: Meeting
Nov. 3: Meeting
Nov. 17: Meeting
Dec. 1: Meeting
Dec. 15: GEMS Christmas Party
Jan. 5: Meeting
Jan. 19: Meeting
Feb. 2: Meeting
Feb. 16: Meeting
March 2: Meeting
March 16: Meeting
March 30: Meeting
April 6: Meeting
April 20: Awards Night and GEMS Sunday Practice followed by ice cream
April 24: GEMS Sunday and Year End Event
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.