Ctr Ladies' mONTHLY bOOK cLUB

The ladies will meet on the second Monday of the month. The next one is on Novermber 11th 11:00-1pm. at CTR.  Bring your lunch. Carolyn King will be the discussion leader.

The first book is, "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah.

France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Ladies' course on Experiencing Discipleship Through the Spiritual Disciplines

Join a sacred journey of discipleship, through the spiritual disciplines - disciplines that help create space in the heart so that God can work within. This course is for those looking for a deeper level of faith and spirituality by experiencing the spiritual practices that have helped people, throughout the ages, hear the voice of God and obey His promptings. This experiential course will practice and share discipleship by paying attention to the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The course will be 8 weeks long, Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30, October 3- November 21,  led by Marty Norman, Each participant will work at her own pace as she practices new ways of hearing the voice of God. Join us as we sit at the feet of Jesus, like Mary, and share the journey of discipleship with the Risen Christ.



I hope you will all plan to join our Fall Bible Study! I would love to spend my Wednesday mornings with you for the next couple of months! Here are the details for this 8 week study, led once again by Ruth Story:


Start date: Wednesday September 18, 2019 @10am

End date: Wednesday November 6

Place: At the home of Laura O’Brien. Please e-mail her or the church for her address and directions.


Our study will be No Other Gods, by Kelly Minter

"Often, idols are obvious-money, power, fame. But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, Instagramable interiors, and busy seasons of ministry. 

But if your heart is prioritizing any of those pursuits before God, they are taking up space meant for Him alone."


In this 8-session study, learn to identify the functional gods you are serving daily and the lies they tell. Only when you learn to dethrone modern-day idols can you pursue a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Jesus."


Note- I believe the Lifeway store has closed on Bryant Irvin. You can order your workbook from www.Lifeway.com or Amazon. If you have any other questions, contact Laura O'Brien HERE.


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!!”