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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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)
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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)