Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Side Street Expresso (1st Meeting) - Friday, October 21, 2011

On Friday, October 21 we had our first women's meeting at Side Street Expresso. Herys, myself, Haley and Josie attended. We basically just discussed what is going on in our lives, trying to get to know one another in a more personable way. We are also trying to come up with a group name for us. :) Any suggestions please let me know.

Let's go see Courageous on Thursday Evening! Does 6:55pm work for everyone?

Our Second meeting will be on October 28, 2011 on Friday (time & place to be announced).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Letter to Women's Group & Vision Statement

Dear Ladies,

I am delighted that you have decided to become a part of this small adult women's group. Your role is vital in the spiritual growth and encouragement of those in the group.

We all come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. We are praying with you that those who have not placed their faith in Christ will come to know Him, that those of you who know Him will grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus, and that you all would support and encourage one another in the Lord.

May the Lord bless you all.

Vision Statement
The group exists to connect women of church and community to Christ, to women of similar age and to ministry service, in order to grow together in the faith, knowledge and love of Jesus.

We are looking for a group of young adult women who will:
1. Attend weekly meetings
2. Pray consistently
3. Regularly keep in contact with group members
4. Encourage one another

Background about Myself

Over the past year I felt the calling to start a Christian Group. Originally I was determined to start this as soon as I got back to Alaska in December 09, unfortunately my doubts got the best of me and I put this calling aside. Slowly I drifted away from my Christian friends, not really attending church of my adult groups. But my something was missing, my heart wanted to grow closer to Christ. :)

During the past few months, I've got back into the routine of attending weekly adult groups and church. This past weekend Della invited me to a christian bonfire were we shared with each other that we were searching for a group. More specifically a group of young women who we could have a strong relationship with, that would help us in our spiritual growth. After realizing we both had the same desires placed in our hearts, we've decided to put this into action to form a young women's group.

I'm so excited to see what the future holds!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lesson: I am a Women of God

Scripture of the Week: ""It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." (Gen. 2:18)

Bible Story: The Creation of Eve (Genesis Chapter 2)

Breif Summary: God created the world and man, the masterpiece seems complete. Yet the Lord says that something is not good, not right. "Something is missing.. and that something is Eve." Woman. She is the final work of God. We are not an afterthought. Not some "nice addition". No, she fills a place nothing else can fill. The world wasn't complete with out Eve; without you!

Reflections: As you read Genesis 2, consider the following questions:
What were Eve's accomplishments? What are yours?
What were Eve's strengths? What are yours?
What were Eve's weaknesses? What are yours?
What does it mean to be human? What are our qualities and limitations?
How are we created in "God's image"?
What have we learned from Eve in the Bible?

Application Steps: Read The Creation of Eve every day this week. Let it soak into your heart, mind and soul and become a living reality in your life. Use one of your strengths to grow closer to God. Tell a friend about a weakness you found, ask them to pray for you. Take a half an hour or so to your self, go look at God's creation and say to yourselve, "The whole, vast world was incomplete without me. Creation reached its finishing touch in me."