Ctr's Bread & Wine Book Club - Part 2!

We are so very encouraged by how the fall went discussing Liturgy of the Ordinary. I loved hearing different parts of your lives and growing deeper in fellowship with all that have been able to participate so far!  

 

We will not meeting in December. Our next meeting will be on January 8th at

7 pm in the home of Christine Martin.  We will meet as one group for bread, wine and fellowship! We hope that you can make it!

 

In the meantime, we would love for you to weigh in on a couple of book options for spring discussions!  I am showing the amazon descriptions below.  You can vote on your favorite title and email Sarah here .  

 

Sensible Shoes Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers—Hannah, Meg, Mara, and Charissa—as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation. You're invited to join these four women as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support, and personal revelation. Along the way, you'll gain new understanding of key spiritual practices and find tangible support for the deeper life with God.

 

Girl Wash Your Face  - In this book, each chapter tackles a different lie Rachel has believed, the authentic examples from her own life illustrating those lies, and then the methods she used (or wish she had used) to defeat those lies. These are big, vulnerable topics like 'I Should Be Farther Along By Now' and 'I Will Never Get Past This'. Rachel doesn't want this book to change your life. She wants you to read this book, and then feel strengthened so you change your life.


Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker - in this highly anticipated new book, beloved author Jen Hatmaker parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere. Whether it’s the time she drive to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip or the way she learned to forgive, she offers us a reminder to those of us who sometimes hide in the car eating crackers that we do have the moxie to get back up and get back out. We can choose to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold, and lead vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives. 


Let Sarah know what book you would like to read first and we will announce it before our January meeting.

Caron Overbeek,

 Life Group Coordinator

Discipleship is one of our core values, taken right from one of our mission statements, the Great Commission: Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, even to the ends of the earth.”


It is the hope and goal of CTR that all our members will be equipped to share the Gospel with all people. Caron coordinates the discipleship of women at CTR with Bible studies, retreats and events that will draw women into a deeper relationship with Jesus and one another. And this is taken from our second mission statement, the Great Command - Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and Great Commandment, and the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Mary Jane Edwards, women's ministry

The purpose of CTR’s Women’s Ministry is to unite women of all ages and interests in order to serve Jesus and to get to know each other better as the body of Christ.


Mary Jane coordinates and oversees the various women’s events over the year, including the Ladies Christmas luncheon held in December and the HOPE Farm Mother’s Day dinner in May.


“I want to serve in order to get to know our "family" at CTR better and to further what God has called us to do as the body of Christ.....serve God & serve others!!”