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The purpose of GEMS Girls' Clubs is to help bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. To help foster this all-important relationship between each girl and Christ, other relationships are nurtured as well — between girls and between girls and their

counselor (leader). Girls in fourth through eighth grades are eligible for membership

G.E.M.S stands for: Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. It is for girls going into 4th grade thru 8th grade.

We meet on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, from 7 to 9 pm. We start out our night with a time of singing & devotions as a large group. We then break into smaller groups for bible study and crafts.

Response from some of the girls:

“ I love coming to GEMS to see my friends and grow closer to God.” “ GEMS is fun.” GEMS Girls' Clubs is a relationship building, club program created especially for girls! GEMS Clubs are offered in local churches all across the US and Canada.

In club, many fun and exciting things happen: Participate in team building Enjoy dynamic singing, creative movement, signing, and dance Develop important life skills through badge activities Learn how to apply the Bible to your life Engage in thoughtful discussions about real life issues Make creative and fun crafts Participate in service projects that make a difference in other’s lives Find answers to challenges that face girls today

Girls in clubs are organized into small groups with one leader or counselor for each group of six to eight girls. And it is through these small groups, and the weekly interactions that take place in club that faith is nurtured and developed, and long lasting friendships are made. The ministry of GEMS Girls' Clubs has been serving churches for over forty-five years. During these years, thousands of girls' lives have been changed forever. Today, there are more than 21,000 girls who are members of GEMS Girls' Clubs, with 5,200 women enthusiastically serving as their counselors and mentors.

The ministry is non-denominational with club participation in several different denominations and non-denominational churches throughout the United States and Canada. Curriculum is developed from a reformed perspective. The name GEMS Girls' Clubs is an acronym which stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. It clearly identifies the purpose for which the ministry was created.

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