Blingo was blinged out with success, fun competitiveness, and yummy snacks. The evening glittered with conversation and laughter, prizes were claimed with enthusiasm (BINGO!!), and Embrace Grace shared their ministry with us.
It's a wrap, ladies! Fresh popcorn and sweets, a movie with a message along with lots of laughs, and photo booth fun made for a great Fri-Yay Night at the Movies. The Arlington Arab Women's Center shared about their new ministry and the night closed with a personal testimony from a former muslim teen on how she found Jesus. YAY!!
We had a sweet time of praise, worship, and prayer to wrap up the summer. Gratefulness was a key focus and a personal testimony of God’s goodness was shared. An open mic time provided women the opportunity to pray and share what was on their hearts. Afterwards, frozen yogurt and toppings galore were enjoyed. Lots of smiles, laughter, and conversation were sprinkled into the evening. The Widows Ministry shared their ministry with us and a personal story was the cherry on top!
The Women of Grace Small Group Studies will begin the week of June 16th. This year we have several study groups you can join to grow in your faith, help thrive in your personal life, and be discipled in understanding the Scriptures. You will also make new friends along the way!
Here are five great Bible study group choices. Whatever tugs on your heart is a good sign that it may be the one for you! The full description is listed here. We pray you join in!
Studies are ordered by day of the week.
“Design for Discipleship”
Hosted by Dianne Guerry.
This group meets on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks, starting June 18th, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Life Center, room 303. For more information or questions, contact Dianne.
This study will help deepen your intimacy with the Lord through “how-to steps” of having devotions and a deeper prayer life. We will go over different devotional methods and how to make your prayer life more meaningful. It is also about our relationships with those who follow Jesus and what true fellowship is. We will learn how to share the gospel with those who do not yet know Him. Our time in God’s Word, prayer, fellowship, and witnessing help us to make and keep Christ central in our lives.
“Boundaries” by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Hosted by Kathi Strawn, with Annie Laing.
This group meets on Tuesday evenings for nine weeks, starting June 18th, from 6:30-8:30 pm in Annie’s home. There will be light snacks for you. A book is required with this study group. For more information or questions, contact Kathi or Annie.
You can uncover the secrets to setting healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships. Good relationships depend on maintaining effective personal boundaries. But, many people don’t know where to start. For example,
Do you have trouble saying no?
Can you set limits and still be a loving person?
Are you in control of your life?
Do people take advantage of you?
Based on the bestselling book, Boundaries, these nine interactive sessions can make a life-changing difference. Drawing on principles from the Bible, the Boundaries video study guides small groups on a journey of discovery and practical application. As a participant, you’ll learn how to live your life more fully, display truth, and love more freely.
Propel Women: “Growth”
Hosted by Chrie McCue and Traci Randermann.
This study invites women to discover and understand their passion, purpose, and potential in Christ. We meet for seven weeks and view a DVD with discussion by Christine Caine and guests who share ideals and issues women face. You will learn how to grow in all areas of your life through Christ and the Word of God!
“Not Alone: 11 Inspiring Stories of Courageous Widows from the Bible”
Hosted by Maureen Gonzalez and Kaywin Johns.
You are not alone. Even if you have suffered terrible tragedy, even if you have lost the person most dear to you, God’s love holds you in his comforting embrace. Author Miriam Neff shares this essential message through the powerful testimony of eleven widows in the Bible. Their stories are brought to narrative life in lyrical, first person prose that takes readers deep inside these women’s grief, strength, and faith. Both haunting and hopeful, the moving stories in Not Alone remind us what it means to love―and what it means to live with God.
'“Wisdom for Today’s Woman” by Poppy Smith
Hosted by Lilli Hawkins.
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, starting in January from 9:30-11:00 am in the Life Center, room 303. For more information or questions, contact Lillie.
In this study you will learn how to help others by cultivating the habit of using words that encourage, express love, and praise God.
“Esther Small Group”
Sometimes God places us in another country and we adopt a new language, like Esther in the Bible and many Hispanic women today. As we crossover to other languages, there is nothing better than conversation and worship in our own native heart language, in this case, Spanish! We meet the third Saturday in a home, have a good brunch and worship and fellowship together en Español!
August 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact Eybel Soto for more details and location.
At the August brunch Mariana (Eybel’s daughter) will be sharing her testimony. Come hear about her recent experience in Africa!
Embrace Grace - for young pregnant, single women needing resources and support during their pregnancy. For more information please contact the Ginger Kellis at 817.692.5292.
Embrace Life - for young single moms who can benefit from learning life skills and mentoring. For more information please contact the Karen Wynn at 817.360.1526.