Where are you in your spiritual journey and your relationship with God?
There are many options for you to choose from to help you grow deeper in your faith and to lead a more meaningful life. Make a commitment by choosing one of the following options. For assistance please contact Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Retreat: “Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light”
Saturday January 6
At some point in life, we all find ourselves lost and disillusioned, seeking to find our way. The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, facing the unexpected illness, both mental and physical, the pain of divorce or aging…Each of these has the potential to alter the way we look at ourselves and the way we think about the journey. Join us from 9 – 3:30 p.m. as we kick off the New Year sharing our stories, studying scriptures, and experiencing creative ways that we can rekindle our joy. Together in community we will find hope and love holding us in the midst of difficult times. We will be using the book, “Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light” by Paula D’Arcy as our resource. A copy for you is included with your registration. Cost $30.
Monday Pathways |Led by Laura Vaughan and Callie Hamm| Begins January 8
Grounded in being present to how God is working in our lives, we share our stories, our heartaches and our joys in a safe space. We will kick off the New Year with Anne Lamott's Book "Hallelujah Anyway" (Cost $15.) Monday mornings from 10:30 am – 11:30 am in the Parlor.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
Led by Bonnie Daniel | Begins January 8
Join us from 10:00 - 11:30 in the meeting room beginning January 8 – Feb. 26 as Bonnie Daniel leads us in the study of Kelly Minter’s , “No Other God’s – Confronting our Everyday Idols.” Our lives revolve around our deepest needs and greatest treasures; relationships, family, financial security, private hopes and dreams. No Other Gods offers a revealing look at the heart of a woman. Author Kelly Minter explores what happens when good desires become false gods, robbing us of an intimate relationship with our heavenly father. So discover the freedom in surrender. The healing in worship. And the joy found in exchanging everyday gods for the one true God. Cost is $20
Wednesday Pathways | Led by Mary Virginia Taylor| Begins January 10
Join us as we listen for God’s presence and voice through Lectio divina, a slow, contemplative praying of the scriptures or of various spiritual writings. Meets on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the library.
More than a Mom | Led by Kelie Taylor and Laura Vaughan |Begins January 10
Our young mom’s group meets on Wednesdays from 9:15 – 10:45 to share the joys and struggles of being a mom. Join us for a time to grow deeper friendships with other women, share life stories, and encourage each other on our faith journeys. We will kick the new year off focusing on “Tips for Taking Care of Yourself: Eight Weeks of Wellness”! As we begin a new year, the tradition is to make resolutions, usually in order to lose weight or become more physically active. But what about the rest of who we are? Join us as we learn about the eight areas of wellness and work together to explore how we can live a more balanced, healthy life.”
These sessions will be led by therapists Ashley Drew (LMSW) and Shannon Huertas (PLPC) who work at the Family Counseling Center in Shreveport. Child Care is provided.
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer | Led by Betty Hochstetler
Begins Jan. 10 – March 1
Join us from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room beginning Jan. 10 as Betty Hochstetler leads us in the study of Priscilla Shirer’s, “Discerning the Voice of God.” Together we will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Cost is $20.
Enneagram Introductions | Led by Sarah Duet | Begins Wednesday January 10th
(5 weeks) 6-7:30 p.m.
Are you interested in being a better version of yourself? In having healthier relationships? Are you ever perplexed by yourself, loved ones, or coworkers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Enneagram could be a valuable tool for you! Join us for a 5-week study on the value of self-knowledge and the role of personality in our relationships with God, one another, and our own selves. You can expect to gain valuable insights and practical tools with which to grow and mature in your spiritual journey. Cost $25.
Tiptoeing with Tiny Tim | Led by Dr. Greg Davis | Begins January 9 or 10
You are invited to a four week study of Timothy with Dr. Greg Davis. There are two time options: 6 p.m. on Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $20.
Board Game Night | Young Adults | January 12
The Vine Sunday School Class is hosting “Board Game Night” on Friday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. and the home of Peter and Leah Gaughan. For more information, please contact Rachel Sherman at email@example.com.
Women’s Ministry Fundraiser January 19
Join us on Friday, January 19th from 6-8 p.m. for our annual Women’s Ministry Fundraiser! Individual tickets ($30) will go on sale Sunday, January 7th at Broadmoor UMC. To reserve a table ($300), call 318.861.0586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go to fund our Women’s Ministry.
Sign up at the Welcome Center or Reception Desk. Payment can be made online or on church kiosks. Childcare will be provided upon request. Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you will need childcare, or call the church office at 861-0586 at least a week prior to date needed.