Summer Community 2018

This summer for Women’s Community we are offering four different series for you to jump into. We encourage you to join the group that God is calling you to grow with this summer.

PLACE

Finding Your PLACE in Life and Ministry

Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm at a leader’s home in West Linn
$20 | This four week class begins July 11

PLACE is a four week course exploring how God uniquely made you, facilitating insight into how he equips you to do the good he created you to do. It fosters better awareness of who you are in Christ and where God is leading you. The PLACE process guides you through: Personality Discovery, Learning Spiritual Gifts, Abilities Awareness (effective environments), Connecting Passion with Ministry, and Experiences in Life.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10

Listening Mornings

Solitude, Contemplation, and Listening in Creation

Last Saturday of the month in June, July, and August

Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop’s Close – 11800 SW Military Ln. Portland, OR 97219

Saturday June 30th 9am-11:30am

Saturday July 28th 9am-11:30am

Saturday August 25th 9am-11:30am

Free of charge — please register so the team knows you’ll be joining.

A Listening Morning is a time to practice extended solitude, contemplation, and listening as we set aside time to sit with God and enjoy his presence in creation. We will gather together for a few instructions, and then be released to spend time with God through a guided prayer curriculum. At the end we will commune again to share our experiences. Our hope is that we will experience the joy that comes as we accept Jesus’ invitation to be still and know, to come away and rest, and to find our strength in the quiet of his presence.

Creative Prayer Journaling Workshops

Hosted at Willamette
Thursdays this Summer

Thursday, June 28th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday, July 19th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday, August 16th 6:30pm-8:30pm

$20 for supplies

Creative prayer journaling is a practice that combines prayer with creative expression. Using different mediums and methods, you will learn and experience new ways of engaging with God in this 3-session series. No need for artistic abilities! Come to all three or just one.

Made to Crave

Wednesdays, 10am-11:30am at Willamette
7-week study from June 20- August 8 (will not meet July 4)
Cost $20

According to bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, craving isn’t a bad thing, but we must realize God created us to crave so we’d ultimately desire more of Him in our lives. Many of us have misplaced that craving, overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. Made to Crave is a 7 week study designed to equip those who struggle with unhealthy eating habits to find freedom and restored health.

Deepen your understanding and love for Jesus.

Spring session is over but we encourage you to keep deepening relationships with God & others in community. If you’re looking to learn more about the foundations of our faith check out the resources below. Stay tuned for summer and fall 2018 info!

Online:
The Bible Project: Visual Story Telling Meets the Bible, thebibleproject.com
Biblical Training: A non-profit ministry that provides life-changing biblical training from top biblical scholars for the world, for free, biblicaltraining.org

Books:
I Believe: A Study of the Nicene Creed, a study guide available at ifgathering.com
Exploring Christian Theology Vol. 1: Revelation, Scripture, and the Triune God, Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel
Exploring Christian Theology Vol. 2: Creation, Fall, and Salvation, Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel
Exploring Christian Theology: The Church, Spiritual Growth, and The End Times, Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel
Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgement, the Hope of Holy War, Joshua Ryan Butler

Africa New Life Sewing Program

Africa New Life’s Sewing Program prepares women with a marketable skill, giving them the ability to provide reliable income for their families. A scholarship of $150/month, for a total of $1800 for each student, provides training, spiritual nurturing, and daycare. Join us as we support and pray for these hard working ladies!

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Dative Mishyimimana

Dative is 26 years old and unmarried. She attended school into fifth grade, and later dropped out because her family could not afford to pay the exam fees. Her father passed away two years ago, leaving behind Dative and her three siblings. Dative now works as a maid, attends church, and lives with a friend while taking the program, but her employer does not support her in the class and threatens to fire her. She hopes to find a better job after graduation to support her siblings.
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Grace Murekatete

Grace is 19 years old and is not married. Her parents passed away when she was too young to know them, and so she was raised by her grandmother. Her grandmother was able to put her through school until fourth grade, but after that she had to drop out because it was too expensive. Grace later moved to Kigali to look for a job, and now works as a housemaid. Her goal after this completing the sewing program is to work and start up her own sewing school benefiting other women.
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Annet Mukandayisenga

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Kezia Niyomukiza

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Marie Claire Mukamfizi

A pathway to strengthen your connection with God, the church, and your purpose.

About Women’s Community at Willamette

Women’s Community at Willamette is a great place to begin building relationships with other women who want to know Jesus better, and to find practical, biblical direction for our daily lives. Join us as we learn to engage with and follow Jesus together.