A few short weeks ago, the women of New Life church came together for the start of a brand new season of “Women’s Connections.” This ministry consists of two gatherings during the week. The first meeting is on Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM and it has two parts – a gathering for women, and an accompanying Story Hour for pre-school & nursery age children, allowing mothers with small children to attend. Time is spent in fellowship, worship and study. There is also time to connect over coffee and snacks, there is laughter, and sometimes there are even tears!  It doesn’t matter if you have been coming for the last 20 years, or if you are thinking of attending for the first time, you are always welcome!

There is a second Women’s Connection meeting on Wednesday evening here at the church from 7:15 – 9:00 PM hosted by Gertie Fictorie. During the month of October, this group will be meeting on the 11th and the 25th. Please contact Gertie at gjfictorie@telus.net for more information.

Here are the study topic choices for the Tuesday morning sessions this season:

  1. Hebrews  –  Jenny Klein will facilitate a study on the book of Hebrews, one of the richest books in the New Testament. Come learn about a better Covenant founded on better promises, a better law written in our hearts, a better sacrifice and mediator between God and man, and a better remedy for sin! Experience the new Covenant and the fullness that is ours to enjoy in Christ Jesus!”
  2. Draw Near  –  Nicole Dudney and Nicole Sutherland will facilitate this exciting group, one that goes as the Spirit leads! There may be times to listen for the Holy Spirit, times to pray for one another, times to delve into scripture, times to support individuals in the group searching for help, or opportunity to follow the unique directions of the Spirit.
  3. James  –  Karitas Townsend will facilitate a study on the book of James. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. This study is based on a 12 session model developed by Francis Chan, working through the book of James verse by verse. There will be weekly conversation points, questions, personal journaling topics, memorization challenges, and prayer focus.
  4. The Weekly Prayer Project  –  Nicole Maza and Melissa Westwood will facilitate this group. Challenge yourself to journal, pray, reflect, and connect with God. There are fifty-two scriptures broken down over the course of the study exploring different types of prayers found in the Bible. Each week’s journaling prompts will guide you to reflect on God’s work in your life and to pray with intention.