Due to COVID-19, WOW will look a little different this semester. Please check out the details below.

Registration OPEN!  (Groups began Sept 16th, but we welcome you whenever you are able to join us!)

WOW Small Group Leader fun facts challenge.  Participate for a chance to win a $5 Starbucks gift card!   (Submissions accepted till midnight Sunday, Sept 27th)

WOW Prayer Team:  Our wonderful prayer warriors are happy to come alongside and lift any special concerns you may have.  Feel free to email the WOW prayer team directly at WOWPrayer@centralpc.org

Women on Wednesdays is intentionally designed as a connection point for women into Small Groups. We believe that life transformation for women happens best in the context of an ongoing Small Group experience. Our desire is to create opportunities for you to connect to a Small Group or to resource your current Small Group experience.

WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS (F2020)

WOW will look a little different this fall due to COVID19, but we’re looking forward to connecting.  We will continue to meet on Wednesdays and most offerings will be in the morning, but a couple will be in the evening.  Class sizes are being limited, while offering more options, so that groups can interact more easily whether that is online (most), in-person, outdoor gatherings, or a combination of those.  We are also planning some ways to connect as a larger group throughout the semester – stay tuned.  We hope you plan to join us this semester!

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases:  His mercies never come to an end:  they are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.”     Lamentations 3:22-23 (RSV)

Fall 2020 Small Group Offerings

To view group descriptions and recommended book links, click on any of the groups below.  Most groups are meeting online, but read the descriptions for more details.

Name Day Time Area
WOW (F2020): Going Deeper Wednesday Morning Church
WOW (F2020): Going Deeper  
Leader: Jessica Clark

(Online) This fall holds many transitions and unknowns for us - which brings both anxiety and opportunities for trust in God's promises. The foundational biblical story of stepping out in faith is the life of Abraham. In Abraham we see obedience, wavering faith, anxiety, trying to speed up and solve the necessary tensions too early, the struggle to believe in spite of appearances, the ways we try to settle for less than what God has in mind for us, and most of all: God's enduring and unfailing faithfulness to his promises in spite of all of our frailty, shortcomings, and failure. Join us in studying Abraham's story in the book of Genesis, following along with Central's sermon series.

Church
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Morning
WOW (F2020): Liturgy of the Ordinary Wednesday Morning Parkville/Carney/Perry Hall
WOW (F2020): Liturgy of the Ordinary  (Full Group)
Leader: Linda Hansell

(Online; in-person, socially-distant gatherings) Reading together this book will help us to become more aware of God's presence, to communicate often with Him and to evaluate our responses throughout the ordinary routines of daily life. Periodic journaling will allow us to reflect on how we view ourselves, others and God.

Book: (Amazon)
Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Warren
(CBD)
Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Warren
 

Parkville/Carney/Perry Hall
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Morning
WOW (F2020): None Like Him Wednesday Evening Church
WOW (F2020): None Like Him  
Leader: Katie Kavalsky

(EVENING, Online) Never before, in our lifetimes, have we seen such widespread examples of humankind's finite and limited capacity...and the need to understand how God is greater than all the brokenness we encounter - in ourselves and in the world. As we rest ourselves in the "shadow of His wings", you're invited to explore more deeply the qualities of God that are His alone and reflect on these traits alongside other ladies in this casual group. Creative journaling and pre/post-bedtime snacks are encouraged.

OPTIONAL Book: (Amazon)
None Like Him by Jen Wilkins
(CBD)
None Like Him by Jen Wilkins
 

Church
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Evening
WOW (F2020): Philippians Wednesday Morning Church
WOW (F2020): Philippians  (Full Group)
Leader: Jackie Marhefka

(Outdoors, socially-distanced; Rain: online) Paul was imprisoned while writing the Philippians (facing huge difficulties and hardships - yet his faith and hope was unscathed.) As we are presently experiencing our own difficulties and hardships, hopefully, we can be encouraged and guided by Paul. In fact, the last chapter is entitled, "Contentment in all Circumstances."

Study Guide: (Amazon)
Philippians (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides)
(CBD)
Philippians (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides)
 

Church
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Morning
WOW (F2020): Psalms Wednesday Morning Church
WOW (F2020): Psalms  (Full Group)
Leader: Julie Morgan

(Online) The Psalms: joyful, despondent, serene, violent, hopeful, resigned, faithful, questioning, all this and so much more. Join us this year on our journey through the Psalms—the great prayer book and hymnal of the Bible. We will be using Psalms: A 12-Week Study by Douglas Sean O'Donnell as our guide for this exploration of a book that witnesses to the glory of God and plumbs the depths of the human heart.

Study Guide: (Amazon)
Psalms: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible series) by Douglas Sean O'Donnell
(CBD)
Psalms: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible series) by Douglas Sean O'Donnell
 

Church
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Morning
WOW (F2020): Sifted Wednesday Evening Church
WOW (F2020): Sifted  
Leader: Nancy Nasrallah

(EVENING, Online) Sifted is about how God uses trials, challenges and disappointments in our lives so that we and our dreams become pleasing to God. Growth happens best when God does the molding, the sifting, the sanding, the chiseling to make you into a better you, and where He is the one who gets to define better. Our goal will be to keep our eyes on God Himself, not the process or our goals, as we submit to His work in us, to bring Joy, both for Him and us.

Book: (Amazon)
Sifted: Pursuing Growth Through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments by Wayne Cordeiro
(CBD)
Sifted: Pursuing Growth Through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments by Wayne Cordeiro
 

Church
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Evening
WOW (F2020): Spiritual Warfare Wednesday Morning Church
WOW (F2020): Spiritual Warfare  (Full Group)
Leader: Jean Bender

(Online) What is spiritual warfare? How can we recognize it? In what ways does it affect us? The Bible has much to say about the temptations and struggles we face day by day. In this study, we will deepen our understanding of spiritual warfare and be directed to God-given sources of power, assurance and hope.

Study Guide: (Amazon)
Spiritual Warfare (IVP Lifeguide Bible Studies)
(CBD) Spiritual Warfare (IVP Lifeguide Bible Studies)

Church
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Morning
WOW (F2020): White Awake Wednesday Morning Parkville/Carney/Perry Hall
WOW (F2020): White Awake  
Leader: Vicki Bourckel

(Online, hybrid-group decision) With racial justice issues in the news and on our minds, this group will use Daniel Hill's book, White Awake, to look at what it means to be white and what Scripture has to say about how we should respond. Our discussions will help us to reflect on our white cultural identity and more fully understand our identity in Christ.

Book: (Amazon)
White Awake by Daniel Hill
(CBD)
White Awake by Daniel Hill
 

Parkville/Carney/Perry Hall
Groups 2019
Wednesday
Morning

There are other groups for women through Central which meet on other days of the week if you don’t see a group that will work for you.  Click “Match Me” to learn more.

To view prior live streams from Spring 2020 (Debbie’s talks & “Be Anxious for Nothing?” with Janice McWilliams) and more, visit our WOW Facebook page (www.facebook.com/centralpcWOW)

If you have any questions or would like to get more information, please contact Susan Hula or email the WOW team at wow@centralpc.org.