2019 Fall Women’s Bible Studies
We invite you to join one of our Women’s studies!
Tuesdays: September 10 – November 19 at 9:00 am
Refresh: for mothers of infant and preschool age children. Armor of God – by Priscilla Shirer – 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 Tami Harrison, Commons Area, childcare is available for infant-preschool age children. Workbook and childcare $25.00. Register Here
Tuesdays: Beginning September 17 at 9:00 am
Finding God Faithful – Kelly Minter. Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable. Facilitated by Nancy Denyes and Sheila Rynbrandt. Room 201. Workbooks: $15.00 Register Here
Tuesdays: September 17 – May 5 at 12:00 pm
I & 2 Peter – Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies . 1 Peter – How to Stand Firm When Tested and 2 Peter – How To Be Kept From Falling. Join us for these exciting studies from Precept Ministries. Are you prepared for suffering? Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? Listen to what Peter says to believers enduring tribulations. In a day when false teachers are leading countless people astray, to live effectively for Christ we need to know the truth. Learn to live effectively and grow in spiritual discernment. Expect lively discussions around His word as you grow in your relationship with the Lord and become a more effective witness. Facilitated by Pat Schaible, Marilyn Wagner and Jan Zanetti Room 201. Workbooks: I Peter, $20.00 / 2 Peter, $15.00. Register Here
Tuesdays: September 17 – November 12 at 12:30 pm
I Peter: A Living Hope in Christ – Jen Wilkin. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Facilitated by Darla Daugherty, Fireside Room. Workbook $15.00. Register Here
Wednesdays: September 18 – November 13 at 6:30 pm
Real Change: Becoming More Like Jesus in Everyday Life – by . Every honest Christian knows the need for change. But how to get there? How do you move forward from struggles both big and small? And how does our faith in God impact our everyday thoughts, feelings, and actions? All of us struggle to love God and those around us, but God has promised to keep working on us. And God always keeps his promises. The change that his gospel produces will make your life and your relationships truly beautiful. This self-contained resource with Leaders Notes will encourage small group participants to understand and apply a biblical view of change to their lives and relationships. Topics addressed include understanding how we typically respond to trouble, how the cross of Christ brings comfort, help, and change, and how we can grow to be like Christ in the hardest circumstances. Facilitated by Kim Dalman, Fireside Room. Workbook $15.00. Register Here
Wednesdays: September 25 – December 11 at 6:30 pm
Armor of God – by Priscilla Shirer – 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 Dawna Kilgore, Rm. 201, Workbook $15.00. Register Here
Thursdays: Beginning September 19 at 1:30 pm
Entrusted (A Study of 2nd Timothy) – by Beth Moore. We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.
In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness. Facilitated by Pat Cannon, Fireside Room. Listening guide $15.00. Register Here
Thursdays: Beginning September 19 – December 5 at 6:30 pm
Wising Up – by Beth Moore. Do we want to study wisdom OR do we want to become wise women? Beth’s teaching is from the book of Proverbs. This class is a lecture series with a weekly topic from the book of Proverbs. Each lecture is approximately 1 hour long followed by a time for discussion and prayer. There is no weekly homework or book but a listening guide will be provided for each lesson. Facilitated by Susan Delp, Room 202. Listening guide $6.00. Register Here
Thursdays: Beginning September 19 at 6:30 pm
Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love – by Jodi Berndt. As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long? Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying for their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges, and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can’t. Facilitated by Lorel Dingee, Board Room. Book: $12.00. Register Here
Sundays: Ongoing at 11:00 am
God’s Potpourri – A class for women who are single, widows, or spiritually single. Topic: TBD Facilitated by Carol Senard, Board Room. Register Here
Join us for the annual “UNEXPECTED” event. This is an evening for ladies age 13 and above. Unfortunately, if we told you all of the fun, creative, inspirational and surprising elements of the evening it would no longer be “unexpected”. The one little hint we will give you is the theme for 2019 is “Pink Palooza”. We encourage you to join us, we promise it will be delightful. The cost for the evening is $10.00 per person and includes yummy desserts along with an ‘unexpected’ pink item that will serve as your entrance ticket. Tickets will be available beginning August 11 at the Women’s Ministry table in the Gathering.
Tuesday, December 10
5:30 pm Doors Open for Table Tour /6:30 pm Seating
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 Teri 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.)
HOSTESS LINK: 2019 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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