2020 Winter Women’s Bible Studies
Tuesdays: January 13 – March 31 at 9:00 am
Refresh: for mothers of infant and preschool age children.
James: Genuine Faith- by Jen Wilkin – Genuine Faith perseveres in Trial, Resists and Flees Temptation, Is Actively Obedient to the Word, Does not Discriminate, Bears Fruit of Good Works, Chooses Words with Care, Godly Wisdom, Speaks with Integrity, and are Engraved with His Name. Facilitated by Tami Harrison, Commons Area, childcare is available for infant-preschool age children. Workbook and childcare $25.00. Register Here
Tuesdays: January 28 – March 17 at 12:00 pm
Numbers – Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies. When the Israelites cried out to God, He raised up Moses to bring them out of slavery and into the Promised Land. But the people rebelled and suffered the terrible consequence of wandering in a wilderness. Are you following the Lord to the place He wants you to be? Facilitated by Pat Schaible, Marilyn Wagner and Jan Zanetti Room 201. Workbooks: $16.00 Register Here
Tuesdays: January 13 – February 25 at 12:30 pm
The Quest – Beth Moore.There Is No Quest Without Questions. The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a sentence speaks of curiosity, interest, and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. This six-week study uses Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Facilitated by Darla Daugherty, Fireside Room. Workbook $15.00. Register Here
Wednesdays: January 15 – March 4 at 6:30 pm
Something Needs to Change – by David Platt. Gain a sense of calling and purpose by considering ways God can use you to meet physical and spiritual needs. Observe Jesus’ response to urgent need throughout the Gospel of Luke. Refuse to stand idly by while people perish without hearing the gospel. Identify ways God may be calling you to pray, go, and give for the sake of His glory among the nations. Discover concrete action steps for getting involved in God’s mission. And see the sights and sounds of the Himalayas through video teaching filmed on location. Facilitated by Kim Dalman, Fireside Room. Workbook $15.00. Register Here
Wednesdays: January 15 – March 4 at 6:30 pm
Women of the Word – by Jen Wilkin. We all know it’s important to study God’s word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Featuring the same content as the first edition, with added study questions at the end of each chapter, this book equips you to engage God’s word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. Facilitated by Dawna Kilgore, Rm. 201, Workbook $14.00. Register Here
Thursdays: Beginning January 16 – February 27 at 1:30 pm
Jonah – by Priscilla Shirer. Interruptions. They’re aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. But how we handle interruptions actually tells us more about ourselves. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city. Facilitated by Pat Cannon, Fireside Room. Listening guide $15.00. Register Here
Thursdays: Beginning January 16 – March 27 at 6:30 pm
Better: A study of Hebrews – Jen Wilkin. In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, we will explore how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone. Facilitated by Becky Phillips, Eileen Ellis and Susan Delp, Board Room. Study guide $14.00. Register Here
Sundays: Armor of God January 5 – March 15 at 11:00 am
God’s Potpourri – A class for women who are single, widows, or spiritually single. Armor of God – by Priscilla Shirer. This study continues from the fall session but you are welcome to join at any time. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you. The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. Facilitated by Carol Senard, Board Room. Register Here
Tuesday, December 10
5:30 pm – The Children’s Wing Doors will be unlocked and opened for the Annual Table Tour. Enjoy the beautiful decorations on each table as you stroll through the Chapel and Gathering areas.
No seating at tables will be permitted until 6:30 pm so walkways are clear for touring. If you have issues standing, please return to the concourse area where seating will be available until 6:30 pm.
Prayerfully consider who you can invite to this outreach event!
We encourage you to be intentional about bringing guests
who need to be transformed by the gospel.
- This is an adult event for women ages 13 and above. *Nursing babies are welcome; however, no strollers are allowed in the table area due to fire code concerns.
- Tickets ($12) are limited and expected to sell out quickly. Come prepared to purchase your tickets (cash/check only) Sunday, Nov. 17. You may purchase up to four tickets and we will try to accommodate seating for groups of four or under at the same table as availability allows.
- Our special guest, Melissa Gray will be presenting our program in the sanctuary between the main course and dessert.
- The meal will be prepared by Terri Bettinger and her team. We are extremely grateful for their volunteer service for this event! Our menu: Large dinner salad with grilled chicken, bread and a delicious dessert. (Gluten-Free or Dairy-Free diets can be accommodated, inform your server.)
All hostess spots have been filled!
Online form 2019 Online Hostess Application and Information
'I Will Survive' is a support group for women with cancer and cancer survivors where you can openly share your cancer journey in a warm, confidential, and loving atmosphere.
Women in various stages of cancer attend; some recently diagnosed, those who are undergoing treatment, as well as cancer survivors. This is a community-wide outreach.
Women are encouraged and supported through God’s word, articles of interest, current cancer information, sharing and prayer. It is an environment in which laughter, love and tears abound. The group typically meets on the first Monday of each month, in the Fireside Room at 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Sheila Rynbrandt. For questions and/or confirmation of meetings, call 517 646-0380.
Philippians 4.13—I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
We have joined together to support widowed women as they struggle to handle the grief, pain, and loneliness of their loss. We offer fellowship, sharing, and hope with those who have walked this path in earlier days and have experienced God's healing grace.
Every third Thursday of each month, widows meet for lunch at various restaurants throughout the city. We meet to get to know one another, support one another and to just enjoy being with people who understand the journey we are on. We would love to have anyone who is on this journey join us. If you would like to know more about the Never Alone ministry, please call Carol Senard at 517/256-1122. If you would like to join us for a monthly lunch please contact Carol by Wednesday to RSVP as we need to reserve enough tables to accommodate everyone who will be attending.
In the midst of being a busy mom (or mom-to-be), you need time to sit back and be refreshed.
Refresh is a place where you can kick back, take off your shoes, and just be your genuine self! Grab your coffee cup and join other mothers of infants and/or preschoolers every Tuesday morning at South Church for some amazing conversation, digging into God’s word, helpful discussions on parenting, and fun activities! This is a refreshing opportunity for young mothers to network and refuel for the rest of their busy week.
Refresh meets Tuesday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am at South Church in the Commons during the school year. The Winter Session begins on Tuesday, January 16 - March 27. Childcare is available for infants through preschool age children. There is a small fee ($25) which covers the cost of your study materials, activities, and childcare for the winter session.
*Please note: Do you remember what it was like to be a young mom who longed for a morning out with other moms? You can help us continue this great ministry for our moms by helping look after their little ones while they are at Refresh. There is a great need for additional childcare helpers on Tuesday mornings! For more information please contact Ruth Hultquist at (517) 819-7751.
Contact Tami Harrison for more information at (517) 803-7452
'Human Trafficking' is an epidemic around the world and in our backyard. Join us as we learn more about this problem and how we can become actively involved in fighting against it both locally and with our partners in India.
'Shake it up, baby' - ever feel like you could use a session with a training coach? Katie Hubbard will help get you started with some great ways you can get in shape. (Be sure to wear comfortable workout clothing).
'Meet Monet' - whether you have any artistic talent or not it's worth a fun night to give painting a try. Join us for an interesting twist on this art form and come away with a piece of canvas art created from watercolor paints and markers.
3rd Friday of every month – Join the “Knit Wits”
Sister2Sister has a monthly knitting and crochet group throughout the school year. This group meets the 3rd Friday of each month in the Fireside Room at 6:30 pm. Whether you want to learn the basics, get help on an existing project, see some new ideas, or share your own knitting and crochet skills with others – please join us! For more information contact Marlene Osborn
There are two possible ways that married couples may be connected with a mentor couple. The best way is through one of the pastors. They are most concerned for the needs of the congregation and equipped to help. They will determine the best mentor for each situation. It is also possible to connect through the Marriage Mentor Ministry coordinator. He will carefully refer you to a mentor couple who will lovingly share their wisdom and experience. Communication with the pastors and the mentors will be kept in strict confidence.
Mentor couples are committed to keeping all conversations and information within their relationship. The mentor process is first and foremost warm, godly, and informal. The mentor married couple has struggled with many of the same issues the mentee couple is experiencing. The mentors are willing to share their experience and how they dealt with the issue. There is also an important dimension at work and that is the spiritual approach to the issue. Mentor couples bathe the couple’s needs in prayer and are deeply concerned for their success and happiness.
Built into the enrich side of the Marriage Mentor Ministry is a Prepare/Enrich Assessment. The assessment consists of the couple responding online to a series of statements indicating how they agree or disagree with a number of statements. A Couples Report is generated and reviewed by the mentor couple. This is designed to give the mentor couple insight regarding areas of agreement and disagreement. More importantly, it provides good insight on the couple’s strengths and growth areas. Usually, after a couple has met with their marriage mentor, they realize what a powerful and significant impact a mentor couple can have on their marriage. Below are some of the many potential benefits from this ministry.
• Increase chances of having a healthy, satisfying marriage together
• Learn vital skills in communication and conflict resolution
• Ask questions and share successes and struggles with another caring couple
• Build on relationship strengths and address problematic areas
• Strengthen support network
• Form a valuable bond with a couple who are modeling what a healthy marriage looks like
Contact the church office for more information, by e-mail or phone at 517-322-2000.
The women of South have a passion to serve women cross-culturally. Each year we send a group of 8-12 women to encourage and facilitate biblical training of other women in Asia. Our next group will be traveling in the fall of 2019. If you would like more information on being a part of women serving women cross-culturally please contact us.
Equippers 2019 Resources – Ministering to Women
- Grace for Nurturing Others (Gloria Furman)
- Discipling Women – Mission Precision
- Walking with Others Who Are Disappointed With God (Nancy Guthrie)
- Teaching Points for Helping Others Who Are Disappointed With God (Kim Dalman)
- Helping Those Experiencing Grief
- Teaching With Fear and Trembling (Jen Wilkin)
- Teaching With a Deeper Knowledge of Him (Jen Wilkin)
- Practical Tools for Studying and Teaching the Word (Jen Wilkin)
- Next Steps – Living As Titus 2 Women In A Romans 1 World (Kristie Anyabwile)
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