Join other women in a relaxed class setting to enjoy great teaching, discussion, prayer and to build friendships that become “strong towers” while facing various trials in life. We organize weekly meetings, events and service opportunities designed to encourage spiritual growth. We’d love to have you join us! Here is a list of classes and studies available during the fall of 2017 that focus on women:
Servant Women in the Word (formerly known as Sharing the Kingdom)
9:30-10:45 a.m., January 16 – May 15, 2018
Led by Dr. Robyn Goggs
An Invitation into the Book of Romans
A large group Bible Study that is a favorite among many women as it appeals to the beginning follower as well as the seasoned believer. Come spend an exciting hour in Bible study, discussion, and Christian fellowship as we continue our study of the Book of Romans this winter. No registration required.
Companions in Christ (Closed Group)
9:30-11:30 a.m., September 12, 2017 (Ongoing for 28 sessions)
Led by Sherri Price
North Adult Center, Room 10
Beginning Tuesday, September 12, women (and men) are invited into a 28-week Spiritual Formation experience that will change the way to relate to God, to others, and to yourself, opening the door to a lasting impact on your heart and God’s Kingdom. In a spiritual formation experience, our goal is spiritual growth. It is more about transformation than information. Together we will explore different types of prayer; looking at ways to connect our spiritual life to our everyday routine, allowing a deeper awareness of God in our daily being and doings. We will look at scripture and how it connects and illuminates our lives and our experiences. The spiritual disciplines of prayer, scripture, study, worship, ministry, and conversation are explored as ways to meet Christ, renew our faith, and deepen our love of God. Perhaps we will even begin to see ourselves and others differently in God’s light.
Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God by Liz Curtis Higgs
10:00-11:30 a.m., beginning January 16, 2018
Led by Lou Ann Morris
South Adult Center, Room 3
This is a small group of women, where you can know others and be known. In Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs explores the “slightly bad” lives of a few Old Testament women. Far from evil, yet slightly bad, these women from the book of Genesis stubbed their toes along the rocky path of righteousness. Sound familiar? These ancient sisters aren’t a whole lot different from us. Laced with humor and built on solid research, this book will bring you to the realization that God loves you just the way you are. Flaws and all!
God’s Handiwork Quilting Class
9:30-11:30 a.m. (Ongoing)
Led by Rubena Wallis
The Point Student Center
This group is for anyone who wants to make quilts by hand or machine. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or experienced quilter. Everyone brings her own projects to work on each week. Everyone is welcome to come and fellowship, quilt and/or stitch a project.
9:30-11:30 a.m. (Ongoing)
Led by Joni Case and Fran Kirk
North Adult Center, Room 7
This group enjoys “crafting” and it could be scrapbooking, cards, coloring, water colors, making jewelry or learning a new craft. Bring your own craft project and share fellowship at the craft table.
Knitting at Noon
12:00-3:00 p.m. (Ongoing)
All are welcome, beginners and experts. Bring any needlework projects you have to work on. We will also knit washcloths for Church of the Servant newborn babies. Come and bring a lunch, share in fellowship and knit! No childcare is provided.
He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear From God by Priscilla Shirer
9:30-11:15 a.m., beginning January 17, 2018
Led by Patricia Hocker/Debbi Marshall
South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2
Do you want to develop a more intimate prayer life? Even more, do you want to hear from God in practical ways? Let Priscilla Shirer prepare you by giving you a deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit. Based on the life of Samuel (who first heard God’s voice while still a small boy) and packed with practical examples from Shirer’s own life, He Speaks to Me speaks directly to the need to develop a richer prayer life and a deeper, more intimate relationship with God and to learn how to comfortably share your experience of God with others.
James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore
6:00-8:00 p.m., beginning January 17, 2018
Led by Elizabeth Johnson
North Adult Center, Room 10
James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple. Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways, James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any other New Testament book. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Member study books available at LifeWay.
The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs
6:30-8:00 p.m., beginning January 17, 2018
Led by Sherri Boyd and Darla Bierig
North Adult Center, Room 1
This Bible study for the Lenten season explores the stories of three women who played a vital role in the life and ministry of Jesus, as well as in the events of that first Holy Week that first Easter. With unforgettable insights and powerful life application for today’s women, Liz Curtis Higgs delves into the biblical text to help us view Easter through the eyes of three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus: Mary of Bethany, who prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume; Mary of Nazareth, who remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering; and Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, who bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.
Jesus Calling Study Series: Trusting in Christ (Vol 2) by Sarah Young
6:30-8:00 p.m., January 17 – May 16, 2018
Led by Miki Farris
North Adult Center, Room 12
Lively working women in all walks of life make up this study. In Trusting in Christ, author Sarah Young invites readers to explore what the Bible has to say about relying on God for all their needs. As they rest in God’s presence and encounter Him through the Word, they will discover the truth of the apostle Paul’s words when he said, “My God will meet all of your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus”(Philippians 4:19). Bible study and discussion questions are led by a different member each week.
Friday Moms Group
Embrace Grace by Liz Curtis Higgs
9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning February 16, 2018
Led by Kim Bilger and Meghan Thompson
13.2 Coffee Shop
The forgiven life. The grace-filled life. It begins with an embrace. Wherever you are spiritually and whatever you have been through emotionally, Embrace Grace brings the welcome, life-giving message that you are already enfolded in the arms of One who believes in you, supports you, and treasures you. God is waiting for you to embrace him in return, to accept the gift he’s offering you, and to listen for the whispered words you’ve longed a lifetime to hear: “You are loved. All is forgiven.” Join Liz Curtis Higgs as she helps women let go of past mistakes and disappointments. Learn how you can accept the gift of divine mercy—and embrace the joyful freedom that grace provides. (Not meeting on March 23 and March 30)