We live in a time of uncertainty and change while we await the return of King Jesus to fully establish His kingdom in the new heaven and the new earth. But while we wait in a culture full of division, anger, and violence, how do we experience joy? How do we know what true love is? How do we love our family, fellow believers, and our neighbors? These questions are not new, in fact, these are the same questions with which the early church wrestled and the Apostle John addressed in his letter to the early followers of Jesus in 1 John.
You are invited to join the women of Redeemer this fall as we study the Apostle John’s letter to the early church and learn how to live a life full of joy remembering Jesus’ very words, “I have spoken these things to you so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete” (John 15:11). John also writes, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers” (1 John 3:16). Come and enjoy gospel friendships as we study the book of 1 John together.
Monday nights (beginning September 20) from 6:30-8pm in the large classroom in Covenant Hall.
Tuesday nights (beginning September 21) from 6:30-8pm via Zoom. Visit redeemerwh.org/zoom to join.
Thursday mornings (beginning September 23) from 9:00-10:30am in the large classroom in Covenant Hall. RSVP for childcare, please contact either Sally Goodwill (email@example.com or 863.325.5200) or Gigi Savant (firstname.lastname@example.org or 863.258.0268).
**If you're attending in person, please wear a mask to care for the group.
Would you like to explore how your faith can impact your day to day living and relationships? Would you like to meet consistently with a small group of 5-7 women for conversation and encouragement centered on the power of the gospel? Join a discipleship group! These groups commit to working through 5 units of 6-8 lessons each, covering the foundational truths of what we believe, how our beliefs can transform our hearts and lives, and how we grow in love for God and others.
These groups are available as we have trained leaders, which means a waiting list is necessary at times. If you are interested please contact Ashley Bennett (email@example.com) or Vicky Portlock (firstname.lastname@example.org, 863-289-1516).
We encourage every woman to develop friendships, by taking responsibility to reach out to other women and engage in relationships that mutually listen, pray and follow up with one another. We also have periodic social events. (Join our facebook group or check out the calendar to stay in the know with what's going on with Women's Ministry at Redeemer City)
RETREATS & WORKSHOPS
The last year has been challenging and we have missed many of our regular rhythms of connection. So, we are excited to invite all Redeemer ladies and any friends you may want to include, to come away for a retreat. Join us for a time of connecting with each other and with God as we consider what, Holding on To Hope, looks like in the messiness of life. We hope you'll join us October 1—3 (arriving Friday night, returning Sunday morning) as we gather at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort for our retreat. Registration is now open.
Our speaker Abby Hutto is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Story Presbyterian Church in Westerville, Ohio. She also works for Parakaleo, a ministry that comes alongside women in ministry, as a group leader and trainer. Abby loves to study and teach God's Word and delights in helping others experience and know their Heavenly Father better. Abby is married to Ken, and they have two children, Hannah (15) and Harry (13). They live in Westerville, Ohio. Abby is the author of God For Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son, (P&R Publishing, 2019). You can connect with Abby at www.godforusministries.com
For more information contact Vicky Portlock (Vick3663@gmail.com or text or call 863 289 1516)
Vision and Values
The goal of women’s ministry is to equip and encourage women to walk in and enjoy gospel friendships with one another. Friendships characterized by prayer and encouragement to live out of the fullness of Christ’s love. Friendships that create an environment that allows for celebration of life’s joys and honest struggle with life’s hardships and sin.
We believe this is in keeping with Redeemer City’s vison of making Christ’s invisible Kingdom visible. As we become women more deeply aware of who Christ is and how Christ loves us, that love will overflow to those around us, impacting the Church and the other communities we are part of for God’s glory.