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Galentine's Day Women's Event
Thursday, Feb. 11 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | On Campus & Zoom
Cost: $10 per person
Come celebrate sisterhood and friendship at our first Galentine’s Day Women’s Event!
We will have a light brunch and fellowship time in Evans Hall and then move to the Sanctuary for our speaker. Masks & social distancing will be required. Upon registration, participants will be able to choose what aspect(s) of the event they would like to attend. There will also be a Zoom option to join us online. Bring your friends, family and 'gals' on Feb. 11! Register online today!
WC Women Readers Book Discussion
Monday, Feb. 22 | 1 to 3 p.m. | Room 2235 & Zoom
WC Women Readers will be meeting to discuss “The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate on Monday, Feb. 22, in person and on Zoom. Join us for a lively discussion of this intriguing book.
“From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.”
Email Janey Bond with any questions.
Looms of Love
Begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 | 3 to 4 p.m.
Looms of Love is a new ministry that was created to weave warm cozy hats and give them to people in need. A simple loom will be used and no experience is necessary. Each hat that is made will be given away through one of our various ministries. Everyone is welcome to join. This group will meet for six weeks in room 3204. Contact Rev. Joy Roberson for more information. Registration is available on the church website.
Sewing With a Mission
Volunteers who can sew, cut, and iron are needed each week to help make dresses and shorts for children in need. In order to help, one does not need to sew. A job can be found for anyone who is interested in helping. This group has made over 1,026 dresses, 404 pairs of shorts, and 108 pillowcases. These items have gone to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bastrop, TX, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, and The Family Place in Dallas.
Come and work as long as your schedule allows.
Women's Bible Study: "1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ" by Jen Wilkin
Begins Wednesday, Jan. 20 | 6 to 7 p.m. | On campus & Zoom
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on 'big picture' issues for the early church, describes believers' true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Join facilitator Kara Hayter on Wednesday evenings for this study. This is a hybrid class, available in person and on Zoom. Please purchase the study guide before the class begins.
CONTACT: Rev. Joy Roberson
Women's Bible Study: "Surrendered, Letting Go & Living Like Jesus" by Barb Roose
Begins Thursday, Jan. 21 | 9:30 to 11 a.m. | On Campus - Rm. 3204
Are you facing a problem in life that you just can't fix, no matter what you do? Perhaps you've heard the phrase "Let go and let God." But it's easier said than done. Is it possible that giving up on what you can't change is God's path to peace for your life?
In this six-week Bible study of Jesus in the wilderness, Barb explores Jesus' time of testing and contrasts it with the Israelites' failures in the wilderness. In this study, we will follow Jesus into the Judean wilderness where He was tempted by the devil. The wilderness: those long seasons of life when we face hardships and difficulties that test and challenge our faith. Jesus didn’t fight to strong-arm evil intentions or escape challenging circumstances; rather, Jesus surrendered to and flowed with God’s Spirit within Him. The goal of this study is to equip you to begin the process of letting go. The act of surrender is an invitation to release our problems to God and receive His provision, protection, and peace in return. Join facilitator Valerie Reed on Thursday mornings in room 3204. Please purchase the study guide on your own. Registration is available online.
CONTACT: Rev. Joy Roberson
Women's Bible Study: "Lose Control: The Way to Find Your Soul" by Mary Shannon Hoffpauir
Begins Monday, Jan. 25 | 9:30 to 11 a.m. | On Campus and Zoom
Have you ever thought you had life under control―until you didn’t? Perhaps thinking “God is in control” but living as if you are. It's like walking around with a hot cup of coffee, afraid that with one wrong move it will spill and be a burning hot mess. Then you realize what little control you have and how dependent on God you truly are.
In "Lose Control," Mary Shannon Hoffpauir takes you on a six-week journey through the Book of First Samuel, which is an epic story about a fight for control. Despite God’s warnings through the prophet Samuel, the nation of Israel was determined to take control by having their own king. As you dig into the saga of King Saul and David, who would become the next anointed king of Israel, you will discover that no plan or purpose of God can be thwarted by human beings. Even the worst of circumstances can be used by God to accomplish His purposes in your life.
Join facilitator Susann Smith on Monday mornings for this study. This will be a hybrid class, offered in person and on Zoom. Please purchase the study guide on your own.
CONTACT: Rev. Joy Roberson
Women's Book study: "The Emotionally Healthy Woman: Eight Things You Have to Quit to Change Your Life" by Geri Scazzero
Begins Tuesday, Jan. 26 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Zoom
This book is for every woman who thinks, "I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!" Geri speaks like a friend as she uses personal stories and biblical principles to help people find their way out of superficial spirituality and move into a deep, meaningful, and life changing relationship with God.
And the journey begins by quitting. Geri quit being afraid of what others think. She quit lying. She quit denying her anger and sadness. She quit living someone else's life. When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love. When you quit for the right reasons, at the right time, and in the right way, you're on the path not only to emotional health but also to the true purpose of your life.
Join Rev. Dara Austin on Tuesday evenings for this study. This is a Zoom-only class. Please purchase the book and study guide on your own.
Women's Bible Study: "Elijah" by Priscilla Shirer
Begins Tuesday, Jan. 26 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | Zoom
Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho. And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.
Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.
Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet, few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.
Join facilitator Michelle Urrutia on Tuesday afternoons for this online-only class. Please purchase the study guide on your own. Registration is available online. The Zoom link will be sent out upon registration.
Women's Bible Study: "Trustworthy: A study of 1 & 2 Kings" by Lysa TerKeurst
Begins Thursday, Jan. 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. |
On Campus and Zoom
When hard times come and it seems like God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.
In this six-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, we’ll join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply personal applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God. Join Rev. Joy Roberson on Thursday mornings for this hybrid class, offered in person and on Zoom. Please purchase the study guide on your own.
Wonderful Wednesdays with Women
Wednesdays, from 10 - 11 a.m. | RM AE320
For more than a decade, Wonderful Wednesdays with Women has been a community of women dedicated to God and one another. We gather to pray, to study, to worship, and to have fun! And, this Spring, we will continue to gather via Zoom. Whether it’s a light-hearted exchange, in-depth Bible study, or a topic relevant to today’s challenges and lifestyles, we come together to explore what it means to live out our Christian faith. Wonderful Wednesdays, facilitated by Rev. Kristin Warthen, is also a great place to make new friends while deepening long-standing relationships. Joining us for the first time or the first time in a long time? Please register your attendance online through the church website, and all the Zoom information will be sent to you prior to each week’s gathering.
CONTACT: Rev. Kristen Warthen
Generation Groups are intergenerational fellowship groups for women of all ages, circumstances, and stages of life. They encourage the formation of intergenerational bonds and lasting relationships. The purpose of Generation Groups is to provide a network of support and Christian friendship in times of celebration and joy, through trials and hardships, to encourage, help, and love each other through the various seasons of life. contact Rev. Joy Roberson if you have any questions about joining a specific group.
Groups currently open to new guests:
Sheffield: Every Monday morning in Flower Mound
Eddins: Every other Monday, 1-2:30 p.m. in room TBD
Goodwin/Bramlage: Every other Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m. in room TBD
Stroud/Miller: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. at a restaurant
Empty Nest Womens: Every Wednesday 1:30 p.m. in room TBD
Sisters in the Spirit - Led by Cybuski/Cozby: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m. in room TBD
Wiersum/Hines: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in room TBD
First and third Wednesday of the month | 9:30 to 11 a.m. | On Campus
Moms PK is a women’s group for moms of preschoolers to grow and connect spiritually and personally. Led by Rev. Joy Roberson, topics are centered on personal growth, parenting and marriage in a Christian context. This group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Childcare is provided by registration only.
Second and fourth Wednesday of the month | 9:30 to 11 a.m. | Zoom
Moms Next is a group for moms with children in elementary school through high school. The groups meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This group supports and encourages each other through the trials and joys of motherhood. Currently, participants are reading and discussing “Everyday Holy” by Melanie Shankle, a devotional book. We will be meeting on Zoom and possibly in-person through May 12. Registration is available online.
Women's Mission Trip
Travel to San Antonio with Rev. Joy Roberson and Women of WC for a weekend of service through Blueprint Ministries. Previous experience is not required- just bring a heart for serving and a flexible attitude!
Meet the Pastor
Rev. Joy Roberson
Pastor for Women
Reverend Joy Roberson came to White’s Chapel in 2011 and has worked in ministry for over 15 years. She has previously served the SMU Wesley Foundation, the College & Young Adult Ministry at Highland Park UMC, as Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries on the Central Texas Conference Staff, and is currently at White’s Chapel as the Pastor for Women’s Ministries.