Opportunities

for Women

Opportunities

for women

Sign up to be part of an Adult Discipleship class or group HERE

 

​(please use the link below to sign up for Wednesday Morning WOW)

 

Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 796-3361 for more information.

 

Women of the Word (WOW)

 

 

Wednesday Morning WOW (Women of the Word): Elijah - Faith and Fire

Bible study for women

Wednesday mornings, 9-11:00am

Meets September 8 - December 8 (not meeting on November 24)

Two group options exist for this study (see below).  To sign up click HERE or contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 796-3361. 

Group Option - Wednesday Morning WOW (VanWyk / Woldring)

One larger discussion group led by Cindy VanWyk, often 12 to 18 women in the group

Teacher:  Cindy VanWyk

Contact:  Linda Woldring

Room 166 in the adult wing

 

Group Option - Wednesday Morning WOW (Rodriguez)

Multiple small table groups, typically 7 to 10 per group; each table group led by a facilitator

Contact:  Janet Rodriguez

Multiple rooms in the adult wing

 

With our Wednesday Morning WOW offering you’ll be connecting with a delightful group of women who love to study, seeking personal transformation and growth in their walk with God.  This Fall Wednesday Morning WOW will be using Priscilla Shirer’s study guide, Elijah - Faith and Fire. Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire - the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in current culture.  We will take a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall.  This study will help us to: acquire a boldness that can stand firm, even when standing alone / anticipate God’s faithful guidance and provision at each stage of our journey / welcome stillness, obscurity, and hardship as vital training for the tasks ahead / seize opportunities to encourage others off the fence of spiritual indifference / and aspire to a willing, consecrated life that invites the fire of God’s Spirit. Do you want to go beyond learning to experiencing? Are you looking for what Priscilla calls “A renewed faith. A fresh fire”? Then join us.  Women of all ages are invited!

 

Beginning September 8, and alternating each week thereafter, Wednesday Morning WOW participants will gather as one large group in the Chapel to watch Priscilla's teaching video before breaking into discussion groups. Alternate weeks participants will meet in the group setting they have chosen (see above group options) to discuss personal homework for this study.  For more information, contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or 796-3361.

Ruby's Tuesday Morning WOW

Tuesday mornings, 7:30-9am

Contact:  Ruby Kickert

Green Room just inside Door D 

 

Currently, Ruby’s Tuesday Morning WOW is reading and discussing Anne Lamott’s new book: Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage. In Dusk, Night, Dawn, Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad news piles up - from climate crises to daily assaults on civility - how can we cope? Where, she asks, “do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back?” Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life’s dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us. Women are invited to join this study and discussion group.

 

Wednesday Afternoon WOW

Wednesday afternoons, 1-3pm

Contact:  Cindi Lampen

Room 164 in the adult wing

 

Wednesday Afternoon WOW will be watching and discussing Priscilla Shirer’s video-based study, The Armor of God. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you - your emotions, your mind, your family, your future.  But. . .when the enemy meets a woman dressed for the occasion, he fails miserably. The Armor of God Bible study will challenge you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life. Women are invited to join this prayer, study, and discussion small group.

Women’s Book Club

Monthly, third Thursday, 6:30-8pm

Meets September - May

Contact:  Janet Rodriguez

Room 164 in the adult wing

 

Are you an avid reader who would love to connect with other women to discuss Christian non-fiction books? Each month this group chooses a new book to read between meeting sessions. Then every third Thursday they gather to informally share personal reactions, thoughts, life applications, and wonderings that arose out of their reading of the book for that month.  This group is always open to newcomers!

 

In October the book club will be discussing Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality by David G. Benner. You’ll want to purchase or download this book from your favorite bookseller allowing yourself time to read the book before October 21.

 

In this profound book, David G. Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love. God is love, and he intends for you to live in his love. Surrender to Love will lead you to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be. For more information or to sign up contact Lori at 796-3361 or  lorib@christmemorial.org or Janet Rodriguez.

 

 

MONTHLY BIBLE STUDIES - CIRCLES

Agape Circle

Monthly, second Tuesday, 7-9pm 

Meets September - May

Coordinators:  Kathy Lubbers, Jan Rutgers and Kathy VanDerHulst

Fireside Cafe off of the Gathering Place

 

Agape Circle will continue reading and discussing Liz Curtis Higgs’ Bad Girls of the Bible - And What We Can Learn from Them. Liz brings to life ancient stories and unforgettably reveals how timeless truths of the Bible apply to today's woman.  Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Let these “bad girls” show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! This study is both biblical and conversational. (Each chapter is a new lesson - women can join in at any time.) For more information, contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or796-3361.

 

Faithfulness Circle

Monthly, third Thursday, 9:30-11am

Meets September - May (Note: in October the group will meet on the fourth Thursday, October 28)

Coordinators:  Millie Snyder and Wilma Winkels

Teacher:  Tam Velderman

Room 169 in the adult wing

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful” Psalm 1:1. 

 

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD” Psalm 150:6.

 

Those are the first and the last verses of the Book of Psalms, and in between are words of worship and praise, of repentance, and of thankfulness that portray the span of attitude and emotion that the various authors: David, Solomon, Moses and others, wanted to convey through the words of these much-loved and often-memorized poems divided into five sections. We’ll take a look at selected Psalms, and also at the songs we now sing that encompass their words. From Psalm 1 - Psalter Hymnal #1 (1912) that we might have learned in our early elementary days, to Psalm 23 - “Gentle Shepherd” by Bill and Gloria Gaither (1974), we’ll open our Bibles and also the hymnals as we review and learn anew the familiar words. Join us this fall for Psalms & Songs ~ Petitions & Praise. 

 

Women's Prayer Groups

 

Women Praying on Mondays

Monday mornings, 10-11am

Meets year-round

Facilitator:  Lynn White

Prayer Room off of the Fireside Cafe

 

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 most of the time is spent simply praying together. Attend when you can!  For more information, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.

 

Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer

Tuesday mornings, 10-11am

Facilitator:  Linda Aalderink

Room 160-161 in the adult wing

 

God's power is unleashed through our prayers! We live in a culture that seeks to blind our children to the reality of God's love for them. Praying with other moms for our children and schools breaks through these barriers, impacting them for Christ. Start or find a local Moms in Prayer group by calling/texting Linda Aalderink at 836-9256.

 

Women Praying on Wednesdays

​Wednesday nights, 6-7pm

Meeting onsite at Christ Memorial on October 13

Contact: Barb Kiekintveld

Prayer Room off of the Fireside Cafe

 

Come and join us as we learn and grow in praying together! We spend time each week in praise, confession, thanksgiving and intercession. While our main focus is our church, our church family, and our own families, we also pray for God’s work in our community, nation and world. Even if you have never prayed in a group before, you are welcome and encouraged to join us! For more information, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.