Opportunities

for women

MONTHLY BIBLE STUDIES - CIRCLES

Women Praying on Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Facilitator:  Ann Henriksen

 

Women, if you are interested in growing your relationship with God through prayer, please join us. Each time begins with a brief reflection on prayer, and then the majority of the time is spent simply praying together. Come as often as you can! These times of prayer are open to all women.

 

For more information, contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 616.796.3361.

 

Women's Book Club

Monthly, Third Thursday (6:30 - 8:00 PM) - Next  Meeting: August 20

Facilitator: Janet Rodriguez

For in-person meeting location or online Zoom Meeting code - contact Janet

 

Summer days, a good Christian non-fiction book to read, and new friends to discuss the book with - does that sound like an inviting way to spend some time?  Then  join Christ Memorial’s Women’s Christian Nonfiction Book Club!  At our August gathering we will be discussing Bob Goff's book, Love Does.  Remember the joy and excitement as a kid of being invited to a big party? You felt valued, included, wanted and ready to have a good time. Bob Goff believes that every day of life can be lived with the same childlike enthusiasm and sense of humor. For Goff, love is a verb, not just a feeling. His insights and joyful reflections will help you discover what it means to live as Howard Thurman intended when he said, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive,and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Interested participants are encouraged to order or download a copy of the book from their favorite online book seller allowing yourself time to read the book prior to the next book club “gathering” on Thursday, August 20 (6:30 – 8:00 PM). In our time together participants will have opportunity to informally share reactions, thoughts, life applications and wonderings that arose out of their reading of the book. Questions or to sign up contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or Janet Rodriguez.  (Note:  The August gathering may be an online Zoom meeting.)

Women's Prayer Groups

Women Praying on Mondays

Monday mornings (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

Facilitator: Lynn White

For in-person meeting location or online Zoom Meeting code - contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org

 

Women, you are invited to grow in your relationship with God through prayer. Please come and "join us" as we gather together virtually to pray, share, and care for each other. Each time begins with a brief reflection on prayer and then the majority of the time is spent simply praying together. Participate as often as you can!

Women in Difficult Relationships One-on-One Confidential Meetings

Questions: Contact Lynn White at lynnw@christmemorial.org

Do you need someone to walk alongside you or someone you love in a difficult (possibly abusive) relationship?

Contact Chera at abusehelpandhope@gmail.com.

 

This opportunity is for women who are in or want to learn more about difficult relationships. We learn things such as what a healthy relationship consists of and what makes it cross the line into toxic or even abusive. One in three women in Christian circles experience abuse at some point in her lifetime, so we look carefully at the topic from  a biblical perspective. Along with practical education, you will find encouragement, prayer, support, and tools to help you deal with and heal from difficult relationships. It is very likely what you  or someone you know desperately needs is this information and support! Most wish they had known this information and received this type of support long ago! Chera Rizk, an 18-year abusive marriage survivor/thriver offers one-on-one confidential meetings.

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Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer

Tuesday mornings (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

Facilitator: Linda Aalderink

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Families and entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. Your time spent in prayer will have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adult. Need more information? Call/text Linda Aalderink at 616.836.9256.

Moms in Prayer for Holland High School

Tuesday mornings (11:00 AM - Noon)

Facilitator: Sandy VanRavenswaay

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Families and entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. Your time spent in prayer will have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adult. Need more information? Call/text Linda Aalderink at 616.836.9256.

Women Praying on Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:00 PM)

Contact:  Lynn White

 

This women's prayer group is currently using the book, Pauses for Pentecost  which includes reflections on a word of Scripture and spiritual practices. The group is learning and growing together in prayer as they encounter the joy and power of the Holy Spirit in fresh ways each week.  For a copy of this book, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org.

Moms in Prayer for Holland West

Friday mornings (9:00 - 10:00 AM) ▪ Meets every other week

Facilitator: Kristin VanDyke

 

Families and entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. Your time spent in prayer will have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adult. Need more information? Call/text Linda Aalderink at 616.836.9256.

Women of the Word (WOW)

WOW:  Trustworthy -

Overcoming Our Greatest              Struggles to Trust God

A Study of 1 & 2 Kings

(A Lysa TerKeurst study)

​Wednesday mornings (9:00 - 11:00 AM)

Facilitator:  Cindy VanWyk

Contact / Coordinator:  Linda Woldring

This study is currently not meeting.

 

As we join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel, we are going to dust off and dig into ancient history to reveal relevant life lessons  for us today. Studying the lives of several Old Testament kings, we will learn together from their mistakes, misplaced affections, and successes. Through this study, we’ll learn  to loosen the grip of control and identify and overcome         our own trust issues as we learn to fully rely on God. We’ll discover that God alone is worthy of our trust and worthy   to rule our hearts.

 

This 11 - week study will include alternating weeks of          DVD presentations and personal study discussion.

Wednesday Afternoon WOW

Wednesday afternoons (1:00 - 3:00 PM)

Contact:  Cindi Lampen

This study is not currently meeting.

 

AfterHours WOW will be studying and discussing Entrusted, a video-based study of 2 Timothy.  God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this study, author Beth Moore will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.  Women are invited to join this prayer, study, and discussion group.

WOW: The Gospel of Mark -          The Jesus We're Aching for

(A Lisa Harper study)

 

This study (same material and schedule) is offered both Wednesday morning and evening. 

 

​Wednesday mornings (9:00 - 11:00 AM)

Contact:  Joni DeJongh

This study is currently not meeting.

 

Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Facilitators:  Jacki VanHuis & Kristi Scheneman

This study is currently not meeting.

Child care is available for infants and toddlers.  Children’s Ministry opportunities exist for children.

 

Do you want to understand Jesus’ ministry in a deeper way? In this study we will focus on Jesus’ compassion     and His passion for ministry.  Whether you have read     Mark many times or this is your first time, author Lisa Harper will give insights into context and challenge you   with implications for your own life.

 

This 13 - week study will include DVD presentations, discussion time in which you can bond with other women and time you spend alone with God in His Word.

Ruby's Tuesday Morning WOW

​Tuesday mornings (7:30 - 8:30 AM)

Coordinator:  Ruby Kickert

This study is not currently meeting.

 

Women are invited to join this study and discussion group. New people are always welcome!

MONTHLY BIBLE STUDIES - CIRCLES

Agape Circle

Monthly, Second Tuesday (7:00 - 9:00 PM)

Coordinators:  Kathy VanDerHulst,  Jan Rutgers,

​& Kathy Lubbers

This study is not currently meeting.

 

Women are welcome to join study and discussion group.  Their studies are both biblically-based  and conversational.

Freedom Village Circle

Monthly, Third Thursday (2:15 - 3:30 PM)

Facilitator:  Karen Watson

This study is not currently meeting.

 

Women are welcome to join this group in their ongoing study of Max Lucado's book Cast of Characters: Lost & Found - Encounters with the Living God, a collection of stories about common people: story after  story marked     by scandal, stumble, and intrigue. Who are these people? They’re the people of the Bible. And they’re us.  We find  our  story in theirs.  We find our hope where they found theirs – in the hands of an Uncommon God.  This study      is both biblical and conversational.

Faithfulness Circle

Monthly, Third Thursday (9:30 - 11:00 AM)

Coordinators:  Millie Snyder & Wilma Winkels

Teacher: Tam Velderman

This study is not currently meeting.

 

An on-going invisible war rages around us - unseen, unheard, yet felt through every aspect and stage of our lives. The determined devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to us - our hearts, minds, marriages, children/grandchildren, our relationships, our dreams, our destiny.

 

But the enemy’s battle plan depends on catching us unaware and unarmed - and especially catching us when we are under the false impressions that our days of spiritual influence are now behind us. If you are retired and your thinking has led you to believe it’s ok to let your guard down, you may now be realizing the vulnerable position this leaves you in.  Or you may be still standing, dressed for spiritual battle, but longing for the encouragement that comes from being in community with other believers.  Either case this study is for you!

 

This enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman - of any age - dressed for the occasion!  Using Ephesians 6, we will study more than merely a biblical wardrobe of the believer's inventory, we will put on, take up, and formulate an action plan for victory in Christ’s name! 

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