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The name GEMS is an acronym which stands for
Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior.
It clearly identifies the purpose for which the ministry was created.

GEMS Girls' Club is for girls in grades 1 thru 8.

Meetings are 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:00-8:45pm, 
during the school year.

If you are interested in joining our group, 
or would like more information,
fill out the form below and a councelor will get back to you.

Click the link at the very bottom of this page
and you'll be taken directly to the GEMS organization homepage.
Once there you can find out more about the GEMS program and find useful information and/or
activities to use at home that relate to our theme for the year.


Pam (Head Counselor), Carol,  Larissa, Ann, & Barb


2019-2020 THEME - LOVED. Period.
2019-2020 THEME - LOVED. Period.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God! 

And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

Our greatest desire is to be loved (Proverbs 19:22).

And if we miss the glorious truth that we are already loved by God, we’ll hold our emptiness up to something or someone else to fill us. Girls today often look for love, worth, and acceptance in places culture tells them to: Appearances, emotions, experiences, performance, personality, possessions, popularity, or social media. These things can leave girls feeling emptier than ever, and they miss the Truth that they are already unconditionally LOVED. by God.

Girls need to hear this Truth more than ever! The statistics about girls are sobering. Girls as young as five are worried about their weight. A girl’s self-esteem peaks at age 9 and then takes a nosedive. Recent studies suggest there has been a 50% increase in depression and suicidal feelings in girls ages 12-16, and 70% of girls feel they don’t measure up.

Those may be the stats, but at GEMS we know the facts.
When a girl knows the Truth of who she is according to God’s Word, everything changes.
Through LOVED. Period. girls will learn the capital ‘T’ Truth of who she is—
accepted, beautiful, chosen, and so very LOVED.

What is GEMS?

GEMS Girls' Clubs is a relationship building, club program created especially for girls! GEMS Clubs are offered in local churches and other Christian organizations all across the US and Canada. 
Girls in first through eighth grades are eligible for membership. (A registration/information form is included at the bottom of this page for your convenience.)

In club, many fun and exciting things can happen:

  • Participate in team building
  • Enjoy dynamic singing, creative movement and signing
  • Develop important life skills through badge activities
  • Learn how to apply the Bible to your life
  • Make creative and fun crafts


  • Participate in service projects that make a difference in other's lives


  • Find answers to challenges that girls face today

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 clubs are organized into groups. And it is through these 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-nine years. During these years, thousands of girls' lives have been changed forever. Today, there are more than 23,000 girls who are members of GEMS Girls' Clubs, with 5,200 women enthusiastically serving as their counselors and mentors.

This ministry is non-denominational with club participation in several different denominations and non-denominational churches and other Christian organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

GEMS has been recognized as an official youth serving agency 
for the Christian Reformed Church.
Curriculum is developed from a reformed perspective.

Use the secure form below to receive information or register for GEMS for the 2018-19 season.
After you submit your request, you will receive an automated email response. After that, a counselor will contact you by the method you requested as soon as possible.
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As our Lord Jesus said,
"In this world
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But take heart!
I have overcome the world!
--John 16:33 NIV

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