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 or Amazon. If you have any other questions, contact Laura O'Brien HERE.


Ctr Ladies' mONTHLY bOOK cLUB

The ladies will meet on the first Monday of the month, starting on October 7th 11:00-1pm. at CTR.  Bring your lunch. Carolyn King will be the discussion leader.

The first book is, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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.

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!!”