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img4b075012ea7b6W. I. N. G. S. stands for Women In God’s Service, and is what we call our ladies ministry under the direction of a WINGS committee consisting of Letha Huddleston, Ann Schroeder, Vickie Williamson, and Kim Birdsong.  These sisters meet often to plan and coordinate an active, balanced program of work and spiritual growth for women of the congregation.  They also serve as a resource for  helping carry out a number of fellowship activities.  A few things which WINGS helps to organize, includes:  Ladies Classes, monthly devotionals, planning special mother/daughter events, promoting area-wide Ladies programs and sponsoring efforts to encourage family members who are serving in the military around the world.  WINGS also helps to plan something special around the Christmas holiday.  The listing below provides a brief glimpse into some of the women’s activities over the past few years.

For more information and pictures, click on a picture or any underlined link below:

17.  Women Walking With God Conference 2013

More than dozen women have signed up thus fare for WWWG, which is scheduled for April 19, 20.  This annual women’s event, sponsored by the Northside Church of Christ in Wichita has become an annual “don’t miss” event for hundreds and thousands of Christian sisters in the area.  This year’s theme “Confidence in Christ” will characterize the lessons, singing, and fellowship. 

16.  Ladies Bible Class 2012-2013

BLESSED ASSURANCE:  Hope, An Anchor of the Soul, Ruth Ann Howell

Letha Huddleston and Bobbe Ballagh will serve as teachers/facilitators for this ladies class in which a study the biblical doctrine of assurance will be the theme.  Knowing that we are forgiven and that we have a hope secured for us in heaven enables us to live Christian lives that are rich and secure.  

Classes meet every other week beginning September 19, and will follow the discussions presented in the book by sister-in-Christ, Ruth Ann Howell.  Call Letha (401-6527) for more information


Instead of another “Ladies Day” similar to the one held in 2011, this year the ladies decided to have a smaller, more personal experience in the form of a retreat.  The event will be held at Camp McFadden, a beautiful, and air-conditioned facility on the banks of Kaw Lake.

Jane Maynard has been asked once again to be our teacher.  Jane’s powerful and practical messages change lives, marriages and homes, and inspire women to hunger and thirst for righteousnes

The retreat is open to Hartford ladies and their friends, as well as sisters from area congregations.  (Contact:  Letha Huddleston, 580 765-6527, email:  

Click here to hear Jane Maynard’s Lessons: 

14.  Ladies Bible Class 2011-2012

Evangelistic Women, a study by Pamela Stewart

Our Ladies class for the fall of 2011 and into the spring of 2012 is based on a study of Pamela Stewart, a Christian sister who seeks to help women understand their role in the church and how they can use the gifts and opportunities God gives to them to make a difference in the lives of others.  Women will be helped to recognize opportunities to minister to others and to lead others to the Lord.

The class will be meet every other week and involve discussions and questions based on the assigned chapters from the book.   Copies of the book are free to those attending the class.  Classes are scheduled a follows:  October 5 & 19; November 2, 16 and 30; December 14; January 4 & 18; February 1, 15 & 29; March 14 & 28; April 11 and 25; May 9 and 23.

13.  2011 Ladies Day


Hartford Avenue’s Ladies Day, August 27

Guest Speaker:  Jane Maynard, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Click to listen to…     

Lesson #1       See Me For Who I Am

Lesson #2       See Me For What I Am


12.  2011 Women Walking With God Conference   

Eleven of our sisters made this year’s WWWG Conference in Wichita.  The theme for this year’s event was “Leaving a Legacy” and it made a lasting impact on every woman who attended.  Gay Webb said, “I don’t intend to ever miss one of those!”

“…things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us.  We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.  He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know the, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children.”   Psalm 78:3-6

11.  Ladies Bible Class  2010-2011

The Road to Forgiveness, a study by Nancy Eichman

Ladies are invited to a Bible Study which meets every two weeks, beginning Wednesday, September 22.  We will meet from 10am to 11am every other week.  Wings has chosen to study Nancy Eichman’s new book, The Road to Forgiveness.  It is a much needed study for all of us and one which should interest our friends and neighbors as well.  Books are available for all who wish to be a part of the class.  They will be available at the first class meeting. 

A salad luncheon is planned for the first meeting, and all of our ladies are encouraged to remain for that.  Bring a salad and a friend, and make this an important part of your walk with God.


10.  Holiday Progressive Dinner for 2010

9.  Family Game Night, August 12, 2010

This was a fun evening with a variety of games to choose from.

There were 27 in attendance and several asked to schedule another one soon.

8.  Family Cookout, July 20, 2010

This event was well attended with 73 people.  All enjoyed a wide variety of food selections along with the hamburgers and hotdogs cooked on outside grills.


7.  2010 Women Walking With God Conference

(Wichita, KS. April, 2010)            

This conference was to provide a means for women to draw closer to God and one another; To strengthen relationships connecting women of faith in the community; To reach out to women who may need spiritual guidance.Twenty-One  women  from Hartford Church of Christ attended the conference .  Some boarded the van on Friday morning at 8:00 am. Vickie was our very capable and careful driver.  We were able to check into our motel soon after reaching Wichita.  We enjoyed eating at HuHot, Mongolian stir fry, and shopping at Towne East Mall and then to Bradley Fair Mall.We met at Northside Church of Christ at 5:00 pm and were able to get seats together and enjoy singing with 900 ladies from 5:45 to 6:00 pm.  What a blessing and a joy to praise God with 900 sisters in Christ.  The feelings of thankfulness  and awe permeated through our bodies.  From 6:00 to 9:00 pm we heard speakers:  Elaine Denman, Nancy Harbron, Christian Humorist, Kathy Bishop, and Vocal performers, The Herndons.  We went to Northside Church of Christ Saturday morning at 8:00 am and enjoyed the exhibits.  At 8:45 am we entered into the congregational singing with 900 ladies.  At 9:00 am we heard the  speakers of our choice with 2 breakout sessions and Kathy Bishop, the Christian humorist.  We broke for lunch at 12:30 until 1:30 with the “men in black” providing security and taking our lunch boxes to dispose of.  The afternoon was filled with more speakers, vocal performers and prayer time.  Our van headed for Ponca around 4:30 and arrived at the church parking lot around 6:30.  Everyone felt spiritually uplifted and felt like we were all closer as sisters in Christ.

6.  Vintage Fashion Show

November 7, 2009

The ladies enjoyed viewing vintage clothing presented by Lilly Strickland.  It brought back memories from the 30’s to the 50’s for some of us and others were facinated and delighted to reminisce with those who remembered the clothes.  One dress displayed was over 100 years old.

Chrisy, Samantha and Jaymee were some of the models from our congregation.

Spiced tea and scones were served for refreshments and each table centerpiece displayed a teapot in which one lady from each table won as a doorprize.

It was a fun afternoon with an attendance of 56.  Thank you to all the ladies involved in making this event a huge success.

5.  Ladies Bible Study

The ladies Bible study began in the fall of 2009 and continued on into 2010.  The class meets in various homes every two weeks on Tuesday mornings.  They are pursuing the course of study outlined for them in The Shadow of the Cross.  Members report a real deepening of their faith and desire to honor God just as Jesus did on the cross.  For information about dates, times and locations, please call the church office at 765-3610

4.  Bessie Lofton’s Birthday

August 24, 2009

Thirteen ladies traveled to Winfield to enjoy lunch at the Ridge, then traveled to Cumbernauld Nursing Center to celebrate Bessie Lofton’s 89th birthday with cake and ice cream.  This was a happy occasion and she related how much she missed the Ponca City group.  We gathered in the “Peach and Horn” room.  Some of the ladies blew up balloons, some decorated the tables, and one serenaded her with a song “Aint she sweet?”.  Bessie was so happy and thanked us with a little speech of her own.  We love and miss her and wished her happy and healthy years to come.  Her daughter, Helen, was also in attendance and took the pictures.  Thank you to Vickie for being our chauffeur.

3.  Family Game Night

August 6, 2009

The evening was spent with children and adults playing numerous games at the Fellowship Center on thursday evening.  There were 37 in attendance and everyone enjoyed various snacks and drinks.

It was a good time to establish closer relationships with each other and get better acquainted.

2.  Salad Luncheon

July 16, 2009

A salad luncheon was held at the home of Jane Balfanz at 11:30 am on Thursaday.  The food was prepared and served by WINGS.  Vickie offered the prayer of thanksgiving.  The purpose was to bring christian sisters closer by getting better acquainted and enjoy fellowship together.  We wish to thank all of the ladies who attended and especially Jane for opening her home.  There was a total of 55 in attendance.

1.  Women & Girls Brunch

 June 13th, ’09

What I know for Sure (a book by Tabitha Smalley) was the theme for our ladies’ brunch which was held in our fellowship room on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The tables were decorated with yellow and white tablecloths.  At each place setting there was a journal for the women or young girls in attendance.

 Jacquline Nunley, daughter of our own Barbara Moore spoke, choreographed and sang her way to our hearts.  She emphasized that there are some things we can know for sure, such as:’I know my Redeemer lives’ (Jn 17:17); ‘I can trust God because He keeps His promises (Deut.7:9); and ‘He is coming back for His children’.  She encouraged the women to write down in their journals, ‘things I know for sure’ and as the years go by it would become a ‘faith builder’.  Jacquline encouraged the young girls in attendance to feel comfortable by including each to help her with presenting her lecture.  Her lesson focused on our faith in God in all trials, our hope and our love.  At the conclusion of her class she graciously received three plaques that had “faith, hope and love” on them as appreciation for her efforts.  Forty-five women and girls enjoyed the morning with a delicious quiche, mixed fruit and a variety of muffins.