Ctr's Bread & Wine Book Club

CTR is starting a monthly book club on the first Tuesday of the month.  Our next meeting will be on October 2nd @7pm.  If you are interested in joining, or if you have any questions you may e-mail Sarah here.

 

What is the Bread & Wine Book Club? Each month we will gather around the table with bread and wine (and maybe some cheese) and discuss a book. The first book we will discussing is Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren.

 

Our first book:  Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren.

                                      Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year
  In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?
  Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship.

Fall Ladies' bible study

All Things New: A study of 2 Corinthians by Kelly Minter

Hosted by Laura O'Brien & Led by Ruth Story

Wednesday mornings from September 26 – November 14

10:00 am to noon

The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the Church of God in Corinth - meaning God's Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul's letter is as timely as ever.

Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

There is a workbook for this study.

If you have any questions, you may contact Laura O'Brien here

or the church 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!!”