Women, Wine, and the Word

IMG_2843 This is an opportunity for women to come together to build relationships, share in fellowship and explore God’s word.  We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in people’s homes. We invite women to bring their Bible, their favorite wine (or non-alcoholic drink) or appetizer to share, and a friend.

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This September 2017 thru May 2018 we’ll be reading Liz Curtis Higgs’ book on Ruth, “The Girl’s Still Got it”, two chapters a month (with the exception of September, December, and May – see reading schedule below). 

Then, the second Thursday of each month, from 7:00-9:00 pm, we will meet in a member’s home for fellowship, a time for prayer, and to discuss the Study Guide questions and invite your comments. Easy, right?

2017-2018 Discussion Schedule 

“The Girl’s Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs

The book is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, etc.  Please try to purchase and read the listed chapters before the meetings.  If you didn’t have time to read, come anyway – you can still be part of the discussion and fellowship. 

September 14, 2017 – “Before We Dive In”

October 12, 2017 – Chapters 1 and 2 (Ruth 1: 1-5 / 6-14)

November 9, 2017 – Chapters 3 and 4 (Ruth 1: 14-18 / 19-22)

December 14, 2017 – Special Holiday Event

January 11, 2018 – Chapters 5 and 6 (Ruth 2: 1-7 / 8-17)

February 8, 2018 – Chapters 7 and 8 (Ruth 2: 18-23, Ruth 3: 1-6)

March 9, 2018 – Chapters 9 and 10 (Ruth 3: 7-11 / 12-18)

April12, 2018 – Chapters 11 and 12 (Ruth 4: 1-12 / 13-22)

May 10, 2018 – “Before We Go” 

For busy women like us, this is a Bible study that works—at home or on the road, at your computer or on your smartphone. Read the chapters when you can, come to the meetings as you are able, and share your thoughts when you’re ready. 

Before we take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world, here are seven reasons why the biblical book of Ruth still has the power to shape our thoughts, touch our emotions, and impact our lives.

 1. Ruth shows us where to turn and what to do when life hurts. Despite her losses, this young widow fixes her gaze on God and pours her energy into helping others.

 2. Ruth gives us permission to be bold when we need to be. When her future is at stake, Ruth is anything but meek, mild, and submissive. Go, Ruth!

 3. Ruth demonstrates the beauty of humility and hard work. As a gleaner, Ruth must let go of her pride and pick up the scattered grain to feed her family.

 4. Ruth proves that a woman doesn’t have to be beautiful to get a man’s attention.When Boaz sees Ruth across a crowded field, it’s her commitment to her mother-in-law that impresses him the most.

 5. Ruth teaches us the value of speaking our minds and opening our hearts. However lowly her position, Ruth isn’t afraid to ask this rich and influential landowner why he treats her with generosity and loving-kindness.

 6. Ruth makes it clear that patience is a virtue worth cultivating. When her mother-in-law tells her to wait for Boaz to act, Ruth wisely sits tight. Tough to do, but so worth it.

 7. Ruth gives us a glimpse of our Kinsman-Redeemer and the hope he offers. From the first verse of Ruth to the last, we long for a Redeemer to save the day. Does he ever!

 (Above are excerpts from Liz Curtis Higgs’ website, http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/ ).