The national organization known as Stonecroft exists to help women reconcile to God through His Son, Jesus Christ. The staff works to inspire, equip, and encourage women to reach women with the Gospel, each one – where she is, as she is.

Since 1938, hundreds of thousands of women have been transformed through the Gospel because the Stonecroft women shared the Gospel with them. Approximately 15,000 volunteers across the United States currently invite the women around them to hear God’s story of redemption. Their vision is to usher in an unprecedented move of God as women courageously share the Gospel of Jesus Christ right where they live.

In the city of Waxahachie, this organization is better known as Ellis County Christian Women’s Connection. This local group has been actively involved in this area for over 40 years. The chapter currently meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Waxahachie Country Club, located at 1920 West Highway 287 Business.

The Ellis County Christian Women’s Connection recently installed its new officers for their 2018 Leadership Team, which included acting chairperson Marglen Kinikin, area representative Pam Robinson, prayer coordinator Gloria Price, Bible study coordinator Iris May, administrative assistant (temp), and also regional representative Jane Vineyard, financial coordinator Kay Dunn, hospitality coordinator Anne Farren, assistant hospitality coordinator Jeanie Killough, reservations coordinator Barb Jacobs, and program coordinator Karon Otts.

The June meeting and luncheon took place on Wednesday, June 20. The featured speaker for the event was Lancaster artist, wife, mother, and grandmother Pat Smith. The talented lady has a background in Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Communication and is a former college instructor. She shared her inspiring life and personal testimony with the group last Wednesday in a speech entitled “Finding Pearls.” She is the wife of Jim Smith and mother of two adult sons.

Another special guest for the June meeting was Nettie Wharton, a native Waxahachie artist who specializes in exquisite porcelain art pieces. Not only does she paint portraits, but also is famous for her porcelain jewelry and china artwork.

Both Smith and Nettie Wharton are significant art contributors for the store called “Art on the Square” located in downtown Waxahachie. They urge the general population to stop by and check-out their artwork for sale.

The Ellis County Christian Women’s Connection is scheduled to meet again from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m Wednesday, July 18. All area women are invited to attend. Luncheon cost is $13, and reservations can be called into Barb at 214-463-5064, or you may email her at