As the foundation of all we believe and all we do, women meet regularly to study God’s word for spiritual growth and fellowship. “Do you best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
4:00-5:30 p.m. | January 14 – March 10
In View of God’s Mercy by Courtney Doctor
In this study, we will discover how God’s mercy and grace transforms our present reality and eternal future. Each week we will spend some time getting to know each other, watching a short video, and discussing as a group.
The book also has five daily studies per week that go along with each lesson. These take about 20 -30 minutes to complete. We would encourage you to consider those, but to still come if you’re unable to complete them all. The cost of the book is $22. There is no childcare. We will meet at the home of Sarah Kalichman and Kellie Grathwol (2 min from church).
9:00-11:00 a.m. | January 23 – April 9
Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin.
This study is a verse by verse exploration of how God provided something better than the old covenant, in the person of Jesus Christ. We will study how the new covenant fulfills every promise, strengthens our faith and gives us hope; in Christ alone. This study will meet in Cindy Kewley’s home in Harrisonburg. Childcare will be available for a shared cost. Books cost $18 on Amazon. Limit to 14 participants. To sign up, contact leader Dorothy Scheel.
7:00-8:45 p.m. | February 6 – April 30
Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation (Part 2 – Rev 4-22) by Nancy Gutherie
This study explores Revelations’s call to patient endurance as God’s sovereign plans for judgment and salvation are worked out. Guthrie shows how Revelation is less about when Jesus will return and more about who we are to be, what we are to do, and what we can expect to endure as we wait for Jesus to return to establish his kingdom in the new creation. Cost for the book is $15 and class size is limited to 15 participants. New women may join. There is no childcare. This study will be at the home of Barb Nuckols in Harrisonburg (off Rt 33, West). To sign up, contact leaders Barbara Nuckols or Barbara Broome.
9:30-11:00 a.m. | March 6 – May 1
Even Better Than Eden by Nancy Guthrie
Experienced Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie traces 9 themes throughout the Bible, revealing how God’s plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original. But this new creation glory isn’t just reserved for the future. The hope of God’s plan for his people transforms everything about our lives today. This book will help us understand God’s plan for the future of his people―life in a garden even better than Eden―in order to experience the glory of this new creation break into your life even now. The cost of the book is $10.99 book on Amazon. There is no childcare available. This group will alternate meeting locations between the homes of the leaders. To sign up, contact leaders Deb Grathwol and Vicki Wickenheiser.
6:15-7:30 a.m. | January 19 – March 22
The Lord of Psalm 23: Jesus our Shepherd, Companion, and Host by David Gibson
Psalm 23 is one of the most recognizable passages in the whole Bible. Though relatively short, this poetic depiction of God’s love epitomizes Christ’s goodness and provision as he leads his children. Join us as we walk through each verse in Psalm 23, thoroughly examining its 3 depictions of the believer’s union with Christ as sheep and shepherd, traveler and companion, and guest and host. Gibson provides canonical context for the Psalm’s beautiful imagery, inspiring praise and wonder as readers reflect on the loving Shepherd who meets every need. New believers and skeptics are encouraged to come. The cost for the book is $18. There is no childcare. We will meet at Mr. J’s on Rt 33 in Harrisonburg. To sign up, contact leaders Ally Padilla and Heather Chico.
6:00-7:15 a.m. | January 25-April 25
Isaiah: The Lord Saves, by Kathleen Nielson
This study is meant to encourage and enable people to read Isaiah with growing understanding and joy in God’s plan of redemption.
Cost of the book is $15. Mothers with infants are welcome but no childcare provided. The study will meet in the home of Kathy Bowen in Bridgewater. To sign up, contact leaders Kathy Bowen or Kristen Ulmer.
9:30-11:00 a.m. | March 7 – May 16
Esther by Lydia Brownback
The study of this young Jewish queen’s life reveals that God is the main character who is faithful to keep His promises and to deliver His people. The book is $13.94 on Amazon. Childare is not provided. We will meet at the home of Kendra Shickel. To sign up, contact leaders Kendra Shickel and Debby Walsh.
1:00-2:30 p.m. | January 25 – early May
Hebrews, Standing Firm in Christ by Jon Nielson
A study through the book of Hebrews. Christians experience persecution, spiritual apathy, and suffering of all kinds. The book of Hebrews captures our deep struggles and, with a message of hope and warning, points us to the surpassing supremacy of Jesus Christ. The book can be found on Amazon and at Westminster Bookstore online. Childcare will be provided for a small cost. This group will meet at Amanda Severns’ home. To sign up, contact leaders Amanda Severns and Lisa Yoder.
5:00-6:30 p.m. | January 12 – April 5
La Verdadera Mujer / The True Woman by Susan Hunt.
We will be exploring what the Bible says about our identity and calling as true women of God. Together, we will be looking at the lives of real women who serve as examples of what it means to reflect God in every season of life, and how, in the words of the author, “our redemptive calling transcend age, life-season, marital status, ethnicity, culture, time, and place in history.” The cost for the book is $10. Childcare is provided. We will meet at the church building in Room C-5. This class is taught in Spanish. To sign up, contact leader Ninive Logie.