Happy Fall everyone! I know, I know... it doesn't feel very fall-like outside but we're going to just take a moment to imagine you're cozied up in your favorite sweatshirt with the smell of spice cake baking as you read this email.
It's time to announce our plans for Connecting Women Fall 2021!!!! We've got our old traditions coming back in person and a few new opportunities too! As a team we want you to know that a lot of prayer, thought and discussion has gone into these plans. We do not take what is going on around us lightly and are doing everything we can to make this a safe place for all who are attending. With that in mind, when you attend our meetings in person, we ask that you prayerfully consider following all CDC guidelines surrounding the spread of COVID-19 including contact tracing, self-assessment of symptoms and wearing masks. Masks will be provided and encouraged at all indoor gatherings. Our hope is that if we all work together we won't have to cancel any of our in person meetings.
What: September's topic: Discipleship
Who: Facilitated by Whitney Persson
When: Second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Ridge Church "Gathering Place"
We are SO excited to re-launch our 2nd Tuesday night gatherings! This is a fantastic time of fellowship and growth as we spend an hour answering pre-written questions around a specific topic for that month. We've had topics surrounding anxiety, rest, resetting with intention, unity, rejoicing while weeping, etc. Some questions we've discussed include: "What makes you feel seen and loved by others?" - "Has there ever been a time when someone else's faith strengthened your own? Tell us about it." & "In what ways do you find peace in the world? How can you find peace in Jesus instead?"
In September we'll meet on September 14th to talk about discipleship and we can't wait to see you all there!
Monday Night Book Study:: (limited space)
What: Brave by Faith - Study of Daniel by Alistair Begg
Who: Facilitated by Marla Medina
When: Monday evenings (September 27 - November 8) from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Medina home - 1232 Stillwater Trl, Carrollton, 75007
What does it look like to live with joy in a society that does not like what Christians believe, say or do? It's tempting to grow angry, keep our heads down, retreat or to just give up altogether. But this isn't the first time that God's people have had to learn how to live in a pagan world that opposes God's rule. In this realistic yet positive book, Bible teacher Alistair Begg examines the first seven chapters of Daniel to show us how to live bravely, confidently, and obediently in an increasingly secular society.
Wednesday Night Bible Study::
What: We'll be walking verse by verse through the book of John (no outside resources needed!)
Who: Facilitated by Stephanie Garland
When: Every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00pm, starting September 8th
Where: The Ridge Church "Living Room"
Ever wanted to learn how to study a book of the Bible but don't know where to start? This is the perfect study for you! We use Jen Wilkin's bible study method to walk verse by verse through scripture! Haven't ever done that before? No problem! We spend the first week walking through the method and the first few verses together! This is great for those just starting out in Bible Study AND seasoned believers who really want to dive deep into the Word!
Friday Morning Gatherings::
What: A day-time meeting for women who find it challenging to gather on weeknights for community and bible study
Who: Coordinated by Kailee Lockette
When: Bi-weekly on Fridays beginning September 10th (a schedule will be given on that date to hang onto) at 10:00am
Where: The Ridge Church "Gathering Place"
This will be a Friday morning group for women who find it difficult to gather on evenings or weekends. An especially kid-friendly gathering for those moms who want a place to meet up with their kiddos to play, fellowship, share life's burdens and struggles and grow in godliness together!
Mark your calendars!
October 23rd, 10am - Mug N Muffin Fall Brunch
November 21-27 - Church-wide service project
December 10, 7-9pm - Christmas Pies & Potholders
***Overnight Retreat January 28-30 2022***
We will be in the lobby to answer questions, meet new friends and sign you up for the Fall studies before and after service September 5th & 12th! We can't wait to meet you!
The Connecting Women Leadership Team