Christ
Memorial
Church
Christ
Memorial
Church

595 Graafschap Road

Holland, Michigan 49423

616.796.3370

communications@christmemorial.org

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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.

Advance registration is helpful for Women's Ministry groups/classes. You may just show up, although materials may not be available on your first visit. WOW groups are for women of all ages.  Time together includes worship, study, fellowship and prayer.

On Wednesday mornings, child care is available for infants and toddlers age three and under while parent or guardian attends a  WOW study. On Wednesday evenings, child care is available for infants and toddlers, and Children's Ministry opportunities exist for children.

 

For more information or to sign up, contact

Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 616.796.3361.

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)

​Meets January 8 - March 18 (11 sessions)

Facilitator:  Cindy VanWyk

Contact / Coordinator:  Linda Woldring

Room 166

 

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.

Afterhours WOW

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

Contact:  Cindi Lampen

Room 160 - 161

 

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)

Meets January 8 - April 1 (13 sessions)

Contact:  Joni DeJongh

Room 167

 

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

Began January 15 (13 sessions)

Not meeting on Ash Wednesday (February 26)

Facilitators:  Jacki VanHuis & Kristi Scheneman

Room 166

 

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

Meets in the Holland Hospital Café

 

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)

(Each chapter begins a new study! Join at any time.)

Meets September - May ▪ Just show up!

Coordinators:  Kathy VanDerHulst,  Jan Rutgers,

& Kathy Lubbers

Room 166

 

Women are welcome to join this group in their ongoing study of Max Lucado's book Cast of Characters - 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.

Freedom Village Circle

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

(Each chapter begins a new study! Join at any time.)

Meets September - May ▪ Just show up!

Facilitator:  Karen Watson

At Freedom Village, 3rd Floor Conference Room

 

Women are welcome to join this group in their ongoing study of Max Lucado's book Cast of Characters - 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)

Meets September - May ▪ Just show up!

Coordinators:  Millie Snyder & Wilma Winkels

Teacher: Tam Velderman

Room 169

 

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! 

Sisters on sunday

​is a monthly gathering for women of all ages and experiences.  Join us on the second Sunday

of every month (September - May) from 6:00 - 7:30 PM for the chance to relax, relate, and

refresh with other women in a fun, casual setting. For information or to sign up for the

current month's event contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 616.796.3361.

January SOS: New Year's Fitness Party

Sunday, January 12 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Hostess: Elissa Lappenga

Gathering Place / Fireside Cafe

 

Have you ever wanted to try a new healthy movement practice but weren’t able to find the time? Try several in one night at our New Year’s Fitness Party! We’ll have instructors on hand to show you the basics of Tae Kwon Do, Pilates, fitness dance,   Tai Chi and more. Dress for movement, bring a water bottle  and prepare to be encouraged!

February SOS: Favorite Things Party (Self-Care Edition)

Sunday, February 9 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Hostess: Elissa Lappenga

Fireside Cafe

 

In our busy and often stressful world, self-care has become    a vital skill to master! Often we have favorite items - books, comfort items, pampering products, music, activities - that help us refresh and recharge when we need it most. These things are too good not to share, so we're having a Favorite Things party. Simply bring three identical copies of an inexpensive self-care item that you love with you to the February Sisters on Sunday event.. At the event you will         learn what your "sisters" do to care for themselves and will 

get to choose three new items to bring home with you!  

March SOS: Cupcakes & Canvases with Lisa Schulist

Sunday, March 8 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Hostess: Lori Baker

Gathering Place / Fireside Cafe

 

Come for a night of painting guided by local artist Lisa Schulist. Bring a paint shirt and if possible cupcakes to share . . . we’ll provide the canvas, paint and painting tools. We'll all start with the same image, but the final masterpiece will be uniquely you!  Cost: $7 per person (sign-up and prepayment required no later than March 1).  Invite someone to join the fun with you and come explore your creative side while you make some new friends! 

There is no April SOS planned due to Easter and Spring Break.

May SOS: Pamper Party

Sunday, May 10 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Hostess: Elissa Lappenga

Fireside Cafe

 

Parafin hand treatments, chair massages, DIY spa products – what a great way to wrap up the year! Join us for a relaxing evening of pampering and fellowship with your sisters.  Know someone who may need some extra care on Mother's Day for one reason or another? This is a great opportunity to extend love to them and be loved yourself.  

Women's Prayer Groups

 

For more information or to get connected in, contact

Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 616.796.3362.

Women Praying on Mondays

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

Facilitator: Lynn White

Prayer Room

 

Women, you are invited to grow in your relationship with God through prayer. Please come and join us as we gather together 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. Come as often as you can! 

Women Praying on Wednesdays

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

Contact:  Lynn White

Prayer Room

 

This group is exploring the power of the Holy Spirit in prayer. We are studying and learning this "Pentecost"           power for the 2020 world. We are studying the book,          Pray the Word for Your Church  book and  searching the scriptures that are suggested. This is a time of learning  from one another how to hear the Holy Spirit, God's voice, therefore communicating with Him and His heart. All are welcome.

Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer

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

Facilitator: Linda Aalderink

Room 160-161

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

Room 162

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 West

Friday mornings (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

Resumes January 10, meeting every other week

Facilitator: Kristin VanDyke

Prayer Room

 

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 in Difficult Relationships One-on-One Confidential Meetings

Questions: Contact Lynn White at lynnw@christmemorial.org

 

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. Do you need someone to walk alongside you or someone you love in a difficult (possibly abusive) relationship? Contact Chera at abusehelpandhope@gmail.com.