The Nest - "She is clothed in strength and dignity"

Proverbs 31:25



The Nest is a multi-generational ministry for and by women.  Our main focus is an informal monthly gathering where we connect with each other through sharing a good meal, extending friendship connections, delving into thoughtful discussions, and examining our personal relationships with God.



Throughout the year, additional small group opportunities are available through Sunday School, Bible Study, a book club, mission projects, and an annual retreat.



We encourage you to visit our Facebook page called “Welcome to the Nest” where you can dialogue with others and see a real glimpse of the women of The Nest. 



If you are interested in more information about The Nest or wish to send us a message to get plugged in or want to share any ideas with us, please send us an email at or call Linda Sexton-Patrick (828) 484-8081.





News from the Nest



Steadfast House Meal - The NEST coordinates a meal for the women and children at the Steadfast House every other month on the 2nd Thursday evening. The Steadfast House is part of the ABCCM ministry and their mission is to provide stability, skill building, and education to homeless women and moms with children. If you are interested in providing food and/or serving the food, please contact the primary contacts listed below.

NEST Group


Kathy Coonan, 850-982-7764

Steadfast House Meal Dates:



Disciple Bible Study Group




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Central Women's Retreat

The 5th Annual Women's Retreat at Isle of the Palms March 31-April 3 was a huge success.  We enjoyed good food and fellowship, water aerobics, yoga, beach time, and spiritual sessions centered around God as our Anchor.  Evelyn Stenbock describes it well  - "Strength, rest, guidance, grace, help, sympathy, love - all from God to us!  What a list of blessings!"

"We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the presence of God". Hebrews 6:19 The Message  God is our anchor!


The NEST Sunday School Class


Room 205 - 10:00 am (adjacent to the Fellowship Hall)

A new study began in August using the Sessions Series. Books of the bible will be chosen to study followed by a thought provoking resource page of questions that all for a deeper experience of the scriptural passages. Come join us, even if you have never attended before. You can also drop in any time - no need to be on the roll or have studied the material.
For more information, please contact Lisa Pettus at or 828-450-2465.


NEST Monthly Gathering


Come join us in our search for strength, peace, stability, grace, radiance, and confidence as we continue our series "Uppity Women of the Bible" beginning with a conversation about Esther in January. Everyone is welcome and it is not necessary to have been present at previous studies to enjoy and or pick up on each topic.  

New NEST Monthly Gatherings will start up again soon. Stay tuned for more information.


The Nest Book Club

The Book Club meets at 10:00 a.m. at Green Sage in the Westgate Shopping Center.  Below is a 6-month reading list to carry the group through Spring.  All the ladies are welcome to be a part of our book club.  Just come as you are and you will be welcomed!  For more information, please contact Jenny Pritchard at


August 2nd - Summer Social at 4:30pm at Battery Park Book Exchange in the Grove Aracade. We will meet for fun and fellowship and discuss upcoming books for the Fall.
September 15th - Conclave by Robert Harris. (meeting at the Green Sage in the Westgate Shopping Center at 10am.

Meetings are held at 10:00 Green Sage in the Westgate Shopping Center by Earthfare.

For questions, please contact Jenny Pritchard at


Disciple Bible Study


Disciple Bible Study 4 meets every Thursday from 9:30 - 11:30 am. If you are interested in joining or in future Bible studies, please contact Leigh Young.