Wednesday Morning Study
Women’s Morning Bible Study resumes on January 10th! This Spring we will continue our study of the book of Romans starting with chapter 9 on January 10th and finishing with chapter 16 on May 2nd. If you were not able to join us in the fall, now is a great time to jump right in! Come for a little fellowship, worship, teaching, and small group time together. If you have small children who would need childcare, we have wonderful childcare workers who take great care of our kids. Just let us know by contacting our Nursery Coordinator, Elizabeth Koneru. Contact Julie Bell, if you have any questions or plan to attend.
Wednesday Evening Study
The Wednesday Evening Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, January 10th at 7:30p.m. at the home of Jenny Linton. We will be reading The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson. Please contact Sue Spainhour if you have any questions or plan to attend.
WOMEN MENTORING WOMEN
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:3-5
Women Mentoring Women ministry serves under the authority, support and encouragement of Hope Church’s Session.
What Does Being a Mentor Look Like?
- Older (“spiritually older”) mature (in their faith) women being available for younger women.
- Teaching by words and example; “…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4: 8,9
For a very good article that expresses what the Leadership team believes and hopes that mentoring will look like at Hope Church, read here.
If you are interested in being mentored, please send us an email.
Coping with infertility or miscarriage can be such a private and silent struggle. Pastor Steve Wiens captures the range of emotions that accompany these painful times, saying that women/couples often feel “lonely, exposed, on hold, invaded, awkward, angry, stressed, despair, loss, and/or ambivalence.” Although it can be difficult to articulate this host of emotions to those who have not experienced them, sharing openly with other women who have walked or are walking down the same path can be a tremendous encouragement.
At Hope, we want to provide a space for women who are struggling with infertility or loss through miscarriage to share our stories and pray with one another for God’s healing and for hope in His sovereign plan. We meet monthly at Joan Mitchell’s home. We also invite any women who have experienced infertility or loss through miscarriage in the past to come and serve as mentors and prayer warriors for those currently in the midst of the journey. Please contact Joan Mitchell for further information.