Opportunities to circle up this Summer will be offered throughout the coming months. Keep your eye on this webpage (or the Newsletter) because new opportunities will be posted (alphabetically) as they become available. If you are interested in providing an opportunity for others to circle up, email circles(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cedarbrookchurch.net, or fill out the Summer Circle Info Form and return it to the church office.
This circle will meet weekly throughout the year. The first part of each evening will be dedicated to learning or improving your skills on either guitar or piano. The second half will be focused on practicing 2-3 songs together, working on the techniques of playing as a group. You are welcome to join in at any time.
To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for Activities under Categories, select “Beginning Music”, and sign up!
The Forgotten Way Study – for Women Only
Wednesdays, July 11 – Sept 5
Cedarbrook Community Room
Leaders: Lisa Diederich & Jayne Rechztigel
This study for women follows the book and study guide by Ted Dekker called, The Forgotten Way: The Path of Yeshua for Power and Peace in This Life. Each week, when the group gathers, the women will review a DVD teaching by Ted Dekker on the previous week’s study, followed by a discussion to encourage one another. The first meeting will simply be an introduction to the study. The bulk of the study will take 7-9 weeks depending on the pace of study the group chooses.
This study is a perspective shifting journey with daily readings and practical exercises in the companion study guide. Over twenty-one days, The Forgotten Way will show you the truth of who Jesus says you are already, and the Way to power and peace that is available to you right now in every situation. A Way that we all forget all too often. Now is the time to remember. To awaken. To finally live the way you were intended to: in power and peace as a son or daughter of God.
- God is Infinite
- I am the Light of the World
- Seeing the Light in Darkness is My Journey
- Surrender is the Means to Seeing the Light
- True Love Is the Evidence of Being in the Light
The book and the study guide can be purchased together with corresponding audio meditations by the author at https://theforgottenway.com/home for $29.99. Or, the BOOK for $16.88 and the STUDY GUIDE for $17.95 at Amazon (but without the MP3 audio files). To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for Book/Bible Discussions under Categories, select “Forgotten Way”, and sign up!
This circle meets for breakfast and to study and discuss the current sermon through the Going Deeper Discussion Guide. This guide is found on the program each Sunday with the sermon notes, or at this LINK. This group meets continually, and you are welcome anytime, to join in the discussion. Jim Welch is the leader. To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for Sermon Series under Categories, select Iron Men 27:17, and sign up!
Sermon Series Discussion – Traynors
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Burg’s Home, Plum City
This circle meets to study and discuss the current sermon through the Going Deeper Discussion Guide. This guide is found on the program each Sunday with the sermon notes, or at this LINK. This group meets continually, and you are welcome anytime, to join in the discussion. Dick & Dar Traynor are the leaders. To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for Sermon Series under Categories, select Traynors, and sign up!
This circle will meet to read and discuss Jen Hatmaker’s book, Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life. Childcare is available if your child is pre-registered. You can purchase the book at Amazon for $13.99, hardcover.
In this book, author Jen Hatmaker parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere. She offers a round of hilarious tales, shameless honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. We can choose to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold, and lead vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.
To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for Women under Categories, select Thursday Women’s Circles, and sign up! To register your child(ren) for childcare, use the form at this LINK. Cost is $15/child or $25/family, or $3/child each day.
This circle meets to serve at Tuesday’s Table once every other month. Participants will help set up, clean up, and serve a home-cooked meal. There are two 75 minute shifts: 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM or 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM. You are welcome to join in all the service times, or just once. The leader will contact you each service month to find out your availability.
Tuesday’s Table is a free, weekly meal program serving residents of Dunn County since January 2004. Volunteers come from 6 different area churches as well as the community at large. Funding comes from donations and is managed by the Community Foundation of Dunn County. Meals are served from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Charles Hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. All are welcome to share in this meal – there are no eligibility requirements.
To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for Activities under Categories, select “Tuesday’s Table”, and sign up!
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FALL
Consider joining a Mending the Soul support group in the fall if you have experienced any type of abuse in the past.
Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse
by Steven R. Tracy
This ministry is led by Patti Walker; circles are facilitated by trained leaders for men and women and meet for a minimum of 14 weeks. Circles will begin again in the Fall, with the days and time determined separately for each group. Sign up now to express your interest and meet with Patti to discover if this study is a good fit for you at this time.
Mending the Soul is a healing model for abuse survivors and their caregivers. Abuse is a human issue – men, women, girls, and boys can all experience abuse. Mending the Soul deals with verbal, spiritual, sexual, physical, and neglectful abuse. It also discusses the abuse in narcissistic family systems. It is a ministry about God’s love and healing power in a broken world. Each circle is completely confidential, learning and working through the six stages of healing in a safe, supportive community.
Dr. Steven and Celestia Tracy, who created the program for Mending the Soul, describe it this way: “Healing is basically relearning to feel, to express, and to need in a community of safe people, where nurture and comfort are the norm. In short, unless we face the pain and truth of our victimization, we will not be able to experience healthy relationships in the present.”
Contact pjwalker2603(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com for more information or sign up.