CRMR Women’s Ministries


Our purpose is to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, enrichment, education and creative ministries to enable women to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the church of Jesus Christ and to provide a channel through which women in the congregation and the regional Women’s Ministries in the United States and Canada may be joined in fellowship and find means for effective participation in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).


Human Trafficking

The women of the region are asked to support the Human Trafficking: Social Action Emphasis of the IDWM for 2010 to 2014. This will continue another 4 years 2014 to 2018. We need to be more aware that human trafficking is happening within our communities and not just in other countries of the world. Now it is time for action! We are asking each congregation to find an organization to support. Here are a few resources to help you get started.

Traveling Retreats

The CRMR Disciples Women Board now offers One Day Traveling Retreats to the women. This is a ‘retreat-in-a-box’. The Board will provide the retreat personnel, presentations and the materials and a sponsoring congregation will provide the facility, morning snack, and lunch while inviting women from the surrounding congregations. The board is initially creating four (4) options for the retreat programs.  Last year retreats were held at FCC Sterling, FCC Cheyenne, and FCC Colorado Springs. Contact Lenna Fajerman for more information on this great program. 

The four retreats that are available are:

  • Prayer – Mind, Body and Soul
  • Living in the Green – Ordinary Times
  • Seasons of Our Lives
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Quilts for Tennyson

Each year, the Quilt Sales at Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home helps raise the necessary funds needed for direct support of the abused, neglected, and at-risk children in TCC’s care. Started in the early 1970’s, a group of dedicated volunteers took donated quilts to charity bazaars and craft fairs where the sales of these beautiful quilts not only added to the much needed funding for the children, but also helped to publicize the work of Colorado Christian Home.  These wonderful volunteers are still active with the Quilt Sales to this day.

Now housed at Tennyson Center for Children’s library, the quilts have developed a loyal following over the years. Customers often come monthly to see the new arrivals. The quilts range in size from crib to king size and come in many different styles. Everything from warm and simple hand-tied patchwork quilts, finely quilted heirloom quality master-pieces to antique tops which have been recently quilted are available. All are wonderfully colorful works of art.

Donations of quilts are accepted year-round. Making a quilt for Tennyson Center for Children can be a fun and fulfilling project for any group. Your donation will be appreciated, admired and used to further the important mission of breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect. If you would like to donate a quilt, please email Nancy Slyter.

Patchwork of Ponderings

Written by the Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, Executive Director – Disciples Women

Patchwork of ponderings features letters, articles, musings, ponderings written by Pat. This began in 2011.

Want more about Disciples Women 

around the world? Go to, the General Church’s Disciple Women’s site.

2013 CRMR Disciples Women Board Members:

President:                                Lenna Fajerman           Colorado Springs
Vice President:                        Merle Bailey                  Cheyenne, WY 
Secretary:                               Jane Lessenger            Cheyenne, WY  
Treasurer:                               Anita Miller                    Salida, CO        
Communications Director:       Anita Miller                    Salida, CO        
Northern District Liaison:         Peg Jackson                 Casper, WY      
Metro District Liaison:              Sally Cline-Beerman     Castle Rock, CO
Southern District Liaison:        Jessie Swearingen        Farmington, NM
Western District Liaison:         open – if you would like to volunteer, contact Lenna Fajerman

Unto you, O God, we give our thanks and lift our hearts in prayer. May your presence be with us and your love surround us as we work together as women of faith. Open our eyes to the needs of the world and fill our hearts with concern for all people. Guide us so that we may truly serve you through Jesus, Christ, our Lord. Amen