WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Women Bible Studies are a place for women of all ages and stages to study the Bible together in community. These studies are a great way to become equipped with an understanding of who God is and why that matters.
Classes begin Sept 22 and run for 10 weeks- all on Wednesdays. There are classes at 7 am, 9:30 am and 7 pm. Childcare is available for the 9:30 am classes.
7:00 AM – Early Morning – Wednesdays – Online
-Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life- led by Glenda Light
How can we find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith? The book of Psalms has been central to God’s people for millennia, across all walks of life and cultural contexts. In reading it, we discover that we are never alone in our joys, sorrows, angers, doubts, praises, or thanksgivings. In it, we learn about prayer and poetry, honesty and community, justice and enemies, life and death, nations and creation. Open and Unafraid shows us how to read the psalms in a fresh, life-giving way, and so access the bottomless resources for life that they provide.
9:30 AM – Morning – Wednesdays – In-person
-Psalms for Prayer- led by Emily Elwood
God’s people have used psalms as a guide for worship and prayer since before the time of Christ. The range of emotions found in the Psalms helps us find words to express ourselves to God in every circumstance. You got feelings? Me too. And a lot of them. On this, that and the next thing. And it’s exhausting. If you’re looking for a quiet space to lay down the noise, considering joining Psalms for Prayer. We’ll look at a number of selected Psalms and focus on an aspect of prayer we can engage in together. There is such beauty and unity that can be found when we simply sit next to one another and pray on their behalf. In joy and sorrow, let’s intercede together and discover the necessity of prayer in our lives.
This study will involve praying together each week. No homework. Come ready to spend time in the psalms and prayer.
1:00 PM – Afternoons – Wednesdays – Online
-Bible Project Reflections- led by Glenda Postman
The first 5 books of the Bible are foundational for understanding the Story of God. This look at Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy will help you grapple with some of the big questions and key insights of the Old Testament. Together we will look at: Why did God give humanity a choice to obey him? How does God respond when people cry out to Him? Why did the Israelites have so many rules? When times get hard, can we trust in God’s character?
This study will involve listening to a 15-minute podcast weekly. No other homework. Come ready to discuss and learn together. Additional resources will be supplied if you would like to use this material as part of a read through the Bible program.
7:00 PM – Evening – Wednesdays – In-person
-This I Know: Trusting Your Unknown Future to a Known God
Do you worry often about what the future holds? Do you long for peace but don’t know how to have it? Do you know factually that God is trustworthy, but not practically how to live that out? This I Know is a Bible study about biblical truths of the character of God so we can step faithfully into the unknown, confident in the God we do know. It journeys through Acts 17, James 1, Habakkuk 3, Psalm 46, 2 Chronicles 20, and Joshua 3, diving into subjects like abundance in Jesus, the goodness of God in trial, and the value of remembering God’s past faithfulness.
Each week offers opportunity for prayer, interaction with the biblical text, journaling, and group discussion.
For any questions, contact Glenda Postman
These bible studies have been the place where I have grown the most in my walk with God. Meeting together with women to study has built into my life mentorship and friendship. I have a better understanding of the Word of God and this has helped me weather the storms of life. It is a place of encouragement and building in wisdom.
Mom Collective is a space for mothers with preschoolers to get to know a small group of women and engage in led conversation about topics that matter to moms. Our theme this year is “The Days of Our Lives”. Come and meet with other moms in a similar life stage as you, talking about the things your days hold as moms of littles!
Starting Thursday, September 16
Any questions? Contact Glenda Postman
BETRAYAL AND BEYOND
Betrayal & Beyond explores the truth and nature of sexual addiction, and how women are wounded by the addict’s behaviors. For women who have suffered betrayal, their healing comes from understanding the role of trauma, establishing healthy boundaries, exploring the depth of forgiveness, and learning to live in restoration.
Any questions? Contact Glenda Postman
2 hours | 4 questions | 6 women
“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” Acts 2: 46
IF Tables are a simple tool to help you form community and connection, through inviting women to gather around a table once a month for deep conversation and a meal.
We all want to build authentic relationships and have real conversation with one another, and we’re all in process with Jesus. Each month it’s a two hour commitment by six women with four questions to answer together. There’s no right or wrong, just a safe and welcoming place to be real with each other.
“IF Tables caught me by surprise. I was invited to join a table by a woman I knew at church. She explained that I would commit once a month to getting to know a group of women. We were welcomed in and ate together, then we read four questions and each took a turn answering them. It felt risky to step out, but it was so worth it. I couldn’t wait to get to the next month and soon these women became a safe and loving place. They supported me, listened, and I felt known and understood. My IF table became a place I belong. It has impacted my walk with Jesus as I wrestle out what this looks like. This isn’t a program, it is a simple tool to help you walk together.”
Sanctuary Mental Health Course
Coming Fall 2021
The Sanctuary Course is a study guide for small groups, designed to raise awareness and start conversations regarding mental health. Over the course of eight sessions, participants will:
- explore the intersection of faith and mental health,
- expand their understanding of mental health and mental illness,
- examine the effects of stigma,
- define the principles and processes of recovery,
- reflect on the importance of companionship,
- learn about self-care,
- discuss next steps for their community.
The sessions include informative reading, discussion questions, reflection exercises, and prayers. Compelling films featuring people of faith who have journeyed through mental health challenges accompany each session.
Note: This is a co-ed class.
We look forward to seeing you next sunday!
Sunday Morning Services
Contemporary Service, 9AM & 11AM :: Worship Centre
Traditions Service, 10AM :: Gym
Church @ 6, 6PM :: Worship Centre
Online service at 9AM on YouTube and Facebook.
+(403) 329 3125
4717 24 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7C1