Women's Ministry

The Women’s Ministry at Portico provides a place for women to grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus, to grow in relationships with each other, and to serve the Charlottesville community. 
Hebrews 10:24-25
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, 
as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Women’s Social and Discipleship Events

Please plan to join us for one of our upcoming events! 
Single Women Game Night - Come join us Saturday, February 6th from 7-9pm at Portico for some fun, fellowship, and lots of games.
We’ll have some of the same games as last time (cornhole, washers, bananagrams, sequence) BUT we are adding a “table talk” game for those who may want to get to know their fellow singles on a new level. Do you have another favorite game you’d like to add? Email Amy at [email protected] with your suggestions and/or questions. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 4th to [email protected]  

Portico Mom Talks - These are casual yet encouraging Zoom calls with Amy Thornton  regarding various topics to equip moms in their homes. These calls are approximately 90 min in length and include interaction and participation from other Portico women on the Zoom call.  More events will be added in the future. Register below.

Upcoming Dates and Topics:
Topic: Winter Blues - Have the shorter days, colder weather, and lack of avenues for outside activities started to wear on you? You are not alone! Please join us for a time of encouragement, commiseration, and support (along with some tips and resources) as we wade through this winter together.
When: Monday, January 25th at 1:30pm (**If you'd like to join but an evening time would work better for you, please email Amy at [email protected])
Via: Zoom
Register:  CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP!
Who:  Open to Moms of kids of all ages!

Portico Women in the Word 2021

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). Scripture is the very Word of God, sacred, true, perfect, and powerful. It is also one of the primary ways in which God, through His Holy Spirit, speaks to us in the present age. In 2021, the women of Portico are meeting God and each other in His Word daily. On Friday, January 1st, a special Bible reading group for the women of Portico began. Using the YouVersion Bible app, we are reading the entire Bible, chronologically, through the CSB (Christian Standard Bible) translation. Although we may not currently be able to meet in person to study God’s Word, this technology is enabling us to continue to be in community together, encouraging one another and offering support and accountability as we seek God in His Word every day. 

It's not too late to join! Jump in and start where we are. It's never too late to develop the habit of reading God's Word every day. If you would like to be a part of this Bible reading group, download the YouVersion Bible app on your phone, tablet, or computer (you will probably want to use your phone or tablet). Then, click this button to join the “Portico Women in the Word 2021” group:
Each day, you will navigate to the “Plans” section on the app where the passages for that day’s reading will be listed. (Once you click on the first reading passage listed, look at the top of the page to make sure that “CSB” is the translation indicated. If it is not CSB, click on whatever translation is listed to access the list of available translations and choose CSB.) After you finish reading the passages for that day, there will be an opportunity to respond to what you have read in a section entitled “Talk It Over.” If you wish, you can type in a response, question, or encouragement under this section. This will be seen by the group who can then respond to you. In this way we will be able to talk through each day’s readings.

There are several useful functions within the app that may be of interest to you. First, there is an audio component which allows you to listen as the Word is read for you. There are also videos produced by The Bible Project for each book of the Bible which can help with your overall understanding of the individual books. If you like to highlight specific verses or passages as you read, there is also a function that allows you to do that.

Our goal is to complete the plan and therefore have read the Bible in its entirety by the end of the year. This should mean that you will have spent about twenty minutes or more in the Bible every day. However, the most important thing may be that you develop the habit of opening the Bible and reading at least one verse per day. (For example, on the homepage for the YouVersion app there is a verse of the day which can be read in just a few seconds.) The main point is to read God’s Word every single day!

If any of this seems confusing or if you just need someone to walk you through the process of getting the app and joining the group, I am happy to help you! Please email me at [email protected] and we will go from there. I cannot wait to join you in God’s Word in 2021!

To Learn More

Email [email protected] with any questions.