Circles – Women

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.

 

Book Club
the 4th Monday each month,
starting September 25
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Barb Welch’s home, East Menomonie
Leaders: Kelly Pember & Barb Welch

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.

You can purchase the book for $16.99 and the workbook for $29.99  from MendingTheSoul.org by clicking the links. Scholarships are also available – just talk to your leader.

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.


New Testament Challenge (for Women) – CLOSED

  • Cedarbrook – Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Community Room, Leaders: Julie Eckert & Diane Colson CLOSED, FULL

  • N. Menomonie – Wednesdays, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM, Diederich home, Leader: Lisa Diederich CLOSED, FULL

This Fall, the sermons will take us through the New Testament Challenge – 8 weeks of reading through the New Testament of the Bible.  These circles will meet to read through the New Testament Challenge and dive deeper into the weekly sermon. This 9 week study will begin with an introduction and spend the remaining 8 weeks diving into the New Testament of the Bible. The groups will start with a discussion of the week’s readings, answering 5 questions, then watch a short video to prepare for the next week’s readings. New Testaments for this study will be handed out at the first meeting or at the Circle Preview.

There are 3 ways to tackle this challenge and read through the New Testament:

  1. Receive a free copy of The Books of the Bible – New Testament (NIV) and read, following the reading schedule.
  2. Download a free epub version  HERE  and read, following the reading schedule.
  3. Download free audio files HERE   to listen offline, according to the schedule, OR
    • If you receive the Daily Emails from remy(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cedarbrookchurch.net, you will get the daily audio file embedded in these emails and can listen to listen to the day’s “reading” online.

To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for “Book/Bible Discussion” under Categories, select “Cedarbrook (Women)”, or “N. Menomonie (Women)” and sign up!

 

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Wednesday Mornings
September 20 – December 13
9:15 am – 10:45 am
Cedarbrook Community Room
Leaders: Cathy Jenson & Erin Bushendorf.
Childcare is available for $30/child if registered (see details below). 

These circles will read and discuss the SAMMYS curriculum Dearly Beloved, a series of lessons studying prayer and intimacy with God.  There are ten lessons in this series, and the group will meet for 12 sessions.  Each week has a stand-alone lesson taught to the whole group, and then discussion in smaller circles, so each time you attend, you will learn and grow through the teaching and connection with other women.

This is a study that will encourage you to dig deeper into scripture and receive grace to grow more confident in your love relationship with God. He has redeemed you to restore you to relationship with Himself. If you want more – to know Him more intimately, to hear His voice more clearly, and to feel His love more genuinely – then this study is for you.

SAMMYS circles have an atmosphere where genuine friendships are shaped, where SAMMYS Sisters learn what Christ’s love looks and feels like through prayer and sharing during discussion time. The studies are comprehensive and understandable, even if someone is unfamiliar with the Bible, yet the basic truths are challenging enough to motivate the seasoned Christian to become more Christ-like.  The curriculum addresses a woman’s whole circle of influence and challenges her to impact her corner of the world.

To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for “Book/Bible Discussion” under Categories, select “SAMMYS AM”, and sign up! The book containing the lessons and discussion questions costs $20. You can purchase it online HERE or order one at your first meeting.

To register your child for childcare online, go to this inFellowship FORM, and follow the steps. Childcare for the full length of the discussion is $30 per child or $50 per family. If you prefer to pay for childcare weekly, the cost is $4/child or $6/family.  Scholarships are available for books and childcare – just mention your need to the leader when you sign up inFellowship.

 

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Wednesday Evenings
September 20 – December 13
6:30 PM – 7:50 PM
Cedarbrook Community Room
Leaders: Joyce Johnson
Childcare is not available for this study. 

These circles will read and discuss the SAMMYS curriculum Dearly Beloved, a series of lessons studying prayer and intimacy with God.  There are ten lessons in this series, and the group will meet for 12 sessions.  Each week has a stand-alone lesson taught to the whole group, and then discussion in smaller circles, so each time you attend, you will learn and grow through the teaching and connection with other women.

This is a study that will encourage you to dig deeper into scripture and receive grace to grow more confident in your love relationship with God. He has redeemed you to restore you to relationship with Himself. If you want more – to know Him more intimately, to hear His voice more clearly, and to feel His love more genuinely – then this study is for you.

SAMMYS circles have an atmosphere where genuine friendships are shaped, where SAMMYS Sisters learn what Christ’s love looks and feels like through prayer and sharing during discussion time. The studies are comprehensive and understandable, even if someone is unfamiliar with the Bible, yet the basic truths are challenging enough to motivate the seasoned Christian to become more Christ-like.  The curriculum addresses a woman’s whole circle of influence and challenges her to impact her corner of the world.

To join this circle, go to inFellowship, search for “Book/Bible Discussion” under Categories, select “SAMMYS Morning”, and sign up! The book containing the lessons and discussion questions costs $20. You can purchase it online HERE or order one at your first meeting.

Scholarships are available for books – just mention your need to the leader when you sign up inFellowship.

 

Thursday Morning Women CLOSED
Thursdays, September 14 – November 2
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 9 weeks to view a video Bible study on the book, Uninvited:Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, by Lysa Terkeurst.  The group will break into smaller circles to discuss the topic, using the Study Guide and reflections on the weekly readings.

In this study, Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God’s Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of a past rejection, and the truth about what it looks like to live loved. With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will take you on a visual journey in the Holy Land to some of the places where people of the Bible such as Hannah, David, and even Jesus lived and walked.

Lysa will help you and your group to enter a place of healing and new perspective, as well as a time for you to go to new places with Jesus and experience him like never before.  Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken—a love that does not reject or uninvite.

Sessions include:

  1. Living Loved
  2. Empty or Full?
  3. The Yoke of God Is Freedom
  4. Set Apart
  5. Remembering God’s Presence
  6. Lessons from the Olive

You can purchase the book and Study Guide on Amazon. The BOOK is $10.70 and the STUDY GUIDE is $9.78.  To join this circle, login to inFellowship, search for “Books/Bible Discussions” under Categories, select “Uninvited” and sign up!

To register your child or children for childcare online, go to this inFellowship FORM, and follow the steps. Childcare for the all 8 weeks of the discussion is $25 per child or $40 per family.

Scholarships are available for both the books and childcare – just mention your need to the leader when you sign up inFellowship.

 

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