Circles Just for Women
These circles are just for women, at any season of life. Read the descriptions below to decide which one is right for you, then go to inFellowship to login, search for Women under Categories, and select the study you are interested in, and sign up! Follow the links in the descriptions to purchase your books and to register for childcare if it is offered.
This circle meets monthly to discuss the book read the previous month. Books are selected by the members on a rotating basis. To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for “Book/Bible Discussion” under Categories, select “Book Club”, and sign up!
Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse
by Steven R. Tracy
This ministry is led by Patti Walker; circles are facilitated by trained leaders and meet for a minimum of 14 weeks. Fall circles of Mending the Soul will begin in October, with the days and times to be determined for each group. Winter Circles will begin in February. 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 login to inFellowship, search for “Women” under Categories, select “Mending the Soul – Women”, and sign up to express your interest.
Thursday Morning Women
Thursdays, November 30 – December 21
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cedarbrook Community Room
Leaders: Jenni Patnode, Heather Wittig, Pam Brekke, Wendy Ike, & LeAnn Talberg
Childcare is available if registered (see details below)
This circle for women will meet for 4 weeks to read and discuss the book, Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, by Liz Curtis Higgs. The group will break into smaller circles for discussions of the weekly readings.
God reached down from heaven with the best gift of all. A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God. Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.
Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.
To register your child or children for childcare online, go to this inFellowship FORM, and follow the steps. Childcare for the all 4 weeks of the discussion is $15 per child or $20 per family.
Scholarships are available for both the book and childcare – just mention your need to the leader when you sign up inFellowship.