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 (S2021)
WOW will continue to look a little different this semester 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 again 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 to start the semester) or at some point in-person. Several of the groups opted to stay together from last semester but with a new study topic, so those groups may already be filled, while others may have a few spots for newcomers. We will continue to plan ways to connect with one another. 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)
Winter/Spring 2021 Small Group Offerings
To view group descriptions and recommended book links, click on any of the groups below. Groups are generally meeting online (at least to begin the semester).
|WOW (F2020/S2021): Psalms||Wednesday||Morning||Church|
WOW (F2020/S2021): 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 (S2021): Ephesians||Wednesday||Evening||Church|
WOW (S2021): Ephesians
Leader: Nancy Nasrallah
(EVENING, Online) By immersing ourselves in Ephesians, a rich treasure house on God, man and our relationship with Him, we will seek to love Jesus more deeply and know God more truly. We will rely on the Holy Spirit to reveal what God is communicating to each of us through our own study with the text itself using our minds, hearts and memories (Scriptures and truths) rather than a study guide. Join us in our hope and prayer to be more excited and empowered to grow in Christ as we develop new skills for looking at scripture. A manuscript-style copy of Ephesians and other scriptures will be provided.
|WOW (S2021): Finding Connection||Wednesday||Morning||Church|
WOW (S2021): Finding Connection
Leader: Amy Davidson
(Online) Let's start the new year finding connection to our entire being - Body, Mind and Spirit. Amy will guide you through a Christ-centered gentle yoga flow linked to your breath, beginning and ending with God's promises through Scripture. Grab your yoga mat, Bible, journal and find a spot in the comfort, convenience and privacy of your home. This is a contemplative, reflective time with a short time of sharing at the end.
|WOW (S2021): Going Deeper||Wednesday||Morning||Church|
WOW (S2021): Going Deeper
Leader: Dottie Shedwick
(Online) The sermon series this semester is about listening to Jesus to learn more about who he is, straight from Jesus. As we come to know him better, we will also learn how to have better conversations with others to help them come to know Jesus. Join us as we follow along and go deeper with Central's sermon series. (Bible)
|WOW (S2021): James||Wednesday||Morning||Church|
WOW (S2021): James
Leader: Caroline Wilkinson
(Online) James 2:17 says, "...faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless." James helps us put our Christian faith into action by teaching us to access God's wisdom to face our trials, to seethe power of our words, to look at our prejudices, and to pray. Together we will learn and use the inductive method of observation, interpretation and application to study and journal the truths found in James. You will need access to a few good Bible translations, a dictionary, and a notebook.
|WOW (S2021): Jesus' Miracles||Wednesday||Morning||Church|
WOW (S2021): Jesus' Miracles (Full Group)
Leader: Linda Hansell
(Online) In Fresh Eyes on Jesus' Miracles, author and pastor Doug Newton shares cultural context, modern-day insights and spiritual depth to ten very familiar stories of Jesus' miracles. In addition, he shares techniques that can be used when reading the Bible on our own in order to glean more from the passages. Join us as we seek with fresh eyes some of Jesus' miracles and apply it to our lives today.
|WOW (S2021): Lenten Study||Wednesday||Evening||Church|
WOW (S2021): Lenten Study (Full Group)
Leader: Katie Kavalsky
(EVENING, Online) Come join our evening small group for the season of Lent (Feb 10-Mar 31, 8:15pm-9:45pm). We will follow a similar format to our fall group, None Like Him. Our time together will allow opportunity for contemplative reflection on a passage of scripture, journaling, and sharing together what we are learning along the way.
|WOW (S2021): Peter||Wednesday||Morning||Church|
WOW (S2021): Peter (Full Group)
Leader: Jean Bender
(Online) Simon Peter was a follower like us--he wanted to be like Jesus, but he struggled with doubts and fears. At times he failed miserably. At other times he was used powerfully by God. We will be using the twelve-session LifeGuide® Bible Study on the great apostle's life to challenge and motivate us to continue to grow in Christlikeness.
Study Guide: (Amazon)
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)