We provide opportunities for women to connect with other women, study God’s Word, and encourage each other in love as they journey together while growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Women’s ministry is for women of all ages and welcome all who wish to be a part of our family.
September Reading and Journaling Plan
A letter from Kari Powell
September is here in its beautiful glory. It’s my favorite month of the year! Still sunny and warm, but not hot. Blue skies and cool mornings, and soon the leaves will turn into their stunning fall colors. It’s also back-to-school time. Back to routines and consistency. I recently read something that said September is a bit like January, a time when we can pause and reflect.
This month we’re going to look at purpose. If we look around and this crazy world, it’s hard not to wonder, “What is God’s purpose in all of this?” We don’t have the answer to this.
Isaiah 55:8-9 says: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
We will not understand a lot of things this side of heaven, but we can rest in the comfort that God is in control, even if we don’t understand.
What we do have an answer for, and can do something about is our purpose here on earth. This understanding sets us apart from the rest of the world. We know that God is in control and this life is not the end. We have bigger and more wonderful things coming. Our purpose here on earth is to glorify and serve our Lord. Christ made an amazing sacrifice for us, and we are to live our lives in thanks to Him. We are called to be the light of the world and tell others about the reason for our amazing joy!
Another thought as we go back to school is to remember that a huge responsibility of ours is to teach the next generation about God!
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 says: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Isaiah 38:19 and Deuteronomy 4:9 also stress the importance of teaching the next generation. So whether you’re a parent in the thick of it, a grandparent that has more time and patience, or a role model for the youngsters around you, we all have a great responsibility to the generations after us. Live by example and tell them about our great God and what he’s done for us!
Matt 22:37-39 says: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We may not understand God’s purpose in things, but he gave us pretty clear and simple instructions on our purpose for Him. Spend some time digging into his word, pause and reflect, and have some heart-to-heart prayers with God to see what His purpose for you is each day.
Hugs and Prayers,
What to Expect…
We create an environment that is centered around loving and supporting each other in the same way that Christ loves and supports us. Our goal is to help each other to follow Jesus in the best way that we can. We have several events throughout the year including a ladies tea in the spring and a ladies retreat in the fall. If you are interested in being a part of women’s ministry, or want to know about upcoming events, Please feel free to contact us.
Every fall, the ladies spend a weekend at Falls Creek Retreat Center in Raymond, Washington. It is quite a nice getaway for a weekend of Biblical inspiration and fellowship. We have a guest speaker who will provide Biblical teaching. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. There are times to hike the trails to the waterfall, enjoy the solitude as well as fellowship, crafts, and games. Times to find rest, peace, strengthen relationships and rejoice in God’s creation. Good food is provided for you. The rooms are nice and homey.
This year, the retreat is scheduled for October 9th-11th. Please check back for further information as the event gets closer.