Opportunities

for Women

Opportunities

for women

MONTHLY BIBLE STUDIES - CIRCLES

Women's Prayer Groups

Women Praying on Mondays

Monday mornings, 10-11am

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!

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

 

Women of the Word (WOW)

 

 

Summer Wednesday Morning WOW

Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11am

Meeting June 30 - July 28

Coordinator:  Marylin Bright

Meeting in Room 167 in the adult wing

 

Women are invited to watch and discuss Ray VanderLaan's DVD study Cultures in Conflict.  How do we live in a culture where the worldview conflicts with Christianity? We'll earn from the words of Paul as he presents his beliefs to the powerful in Athens; the citizens of Corinth who valued wealth and class, worship multiple gods, and seek decadent pleasures. In this study, we'll discover how to live in our own "Athens and Corinth", an increasingly secular Western world - all in a way that glorifies God. After watching the DVD, women will meet in small groups for discussion and prayer.  Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org to sign up for this study.

 

Wednesday Afternoon WOW

 

Wednesday afternoons, 1-3pm

Contact:  Cindi Lampen

Room 164 in the Adult Wing

 

Wednesday Afternoon WOW is starting a new Bible study using the study guide, Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World by Melissa Spoelstra. In the book of Jeremiah, we find God calling out to His people with a message of hope - a message where intentional living is possible even in an unstable world. In this study they will examine God's words of instruction to His people through the prophet Jeremiah, and explore six guidelines for intentional living designed to help us overcome fear, worry, and doubt as we surrender our will to God's and put our hope in Him alone. The study combines an understanding of the book of Jeremiah with practical life applications in the realities and experiences of today’s women. Women are invited to join this small group which involves prayer, study, and discussion. Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org with questions.

Women’s Book Club

Monthly, third Thursday, 6:30-8pm

Meets year-round

Contact:  Janet Rodriguez

Virtual group via Zoom

 

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?  Join Christ Memorial’s Women’s Christian Nonfiction Book Club!   On Thursday, May 20 the group will be discussing the book Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear by Max Lucado. In this book Max will shepherd us through the beloved 23rd Psalm, leading us beside the still waters of quiet reflection and using the familiar verses to walk us through an inventory of emotional and spiritual baggage we were never meant to carry. Join us and lighten your load as you step ahead in faith!

Interested participants are encouraged to order or download a copy of the book from their favorite online book seller allowing yourself time to read it prior to the next Zoom gathering on the third Thursday of each month, 6:30–8pm. During the Zoom gathering participants will have an opportunity to informally share reactions, thoughts, life applications and wonderings that arose out of their reading. Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org or Janet Rodriguez with questions or to sign up.

 

 

MONTHLY BIBLE STUDIES - CIRCLES

Agape Circle

Monthly, second Tuesday, 7-9pm 

September-May

Coordinators:  Kathy Lubbers, Jan Rutgers and Kathy VanDerHulst

Virtual group via Zoom

 

Agape Circle will be 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 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 in this conversational format has never been more fun and relatable! Contact Lori at lorib@christmemorial.org with questions.

 

Faithfulness Circle

Monthly, third Thursday, 9:30-11am

Winter / Spring Sessions Cancelled

September-May

Coordinators:  Millie Snyder and Wilma Winkels

Teacher: Tam Velderman

 

“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. The words of these much-loved and often-memorized poems are divided into five sections. We will l 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 will open our Bibles and also the hymnals as we review and learn anew the familiar words. Join us for "Psalms & Songs ~ Petitions & Praise." Due to the pandemic, Faithfulness Circle will not be meeting during the winter / spring sessions.

 

Freedom Village Circle

Winter / Spring Sessions Cancelled

Normally meets monthly, third Thursday (afternoon)

September-May

Facilitator:  Karen Watson

 

This small group of women meets monthly at Freedom Village for fellowship, prayer, and biblically–focused discussion. The group typically reads a chapter a month in a book that explores Bible stories and how they speak into life today. Due to the pandemic, Freedom Village Circle will not be meeting during the winter / spring sessions.

Women's Prayer Groups

Women Praying on Mondays

Monday mornings, 10-11am

Facilitator:  Lynn White

Chapel, just inside Entrance E or virtual group via Zoom

 

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! Contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org with questions.

 

Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer

Tuesday mornings, 10-11am

Facilitator:  Linda Aalderink

Virtual group via Zoom

 

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 contacting Linda Aalderink at 836-9256.

 

Moms in Prayer for Holland High School

Tuesday mornings, 11am-noon

Facilitator:  Sandy VanRavenswaay

Virtual group via Zoom

 

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? Contact Linda Aalderink at 836-9256.

Women Praying on Wednesdays

Wednesday nights, 6-7pm

Contact: Barb Kiekintveld or Lynn White

Virtual group via Zoom

 

This prayer group is learning and growing together, relying on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower them as they seek God in prayer. Each week is spent in adoration and praise, confession, thanksgiving, and intercession, praying specifically for Christ Memorial Church, the needs of individuals in our church family, and the needs of our own families and others.  They also pray for our nation and world.

 

 

 

 

 

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