Since ancient times, women have been called on for wise guidance, gentle support, and compassionate service. The Hermitage Women of the Church are honored to continue this vital tradition of nurturing both within and outside the church. To help in meeting this call, the WOC believe we are guided by the Holy Spirit to do God's work.
As a group, Women of the Church pertains to women of any age who would like to serve the Lord whether it be in terms of time, financial support and or love for others. Our services are primarily funded through one or two annual yard sales. As a result we have been able to support both internal and external opportunities.
External: The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, The Valley Mission, Presbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands, Disciples' Kitchen and WARM project for the homeless to name a few.
Internal: Purchased several window air conditioners, revamped one of the women's rest rooms, provided patio furniture, and had additional electric sockets installed in the lower fellowship hall.
Through love for others, the WOC are there to provide support for families during a time of distress, especially funerals. The ladies jump in and provide a meal for the family and friends within a calm and loving setting. The extension of this love has been well received. The WOC also assists congregants who may be going through difficult times and need financial aid.
We believe in caring for each other’s spiritual needs through maintaining contact with one another and also through monthly group meetings.
Our plan for the future is to continue to seek ways to show compassion and love as we hopefully grow in numbers.