WOMEN TALKING LIKE WOMEN ABOUT GOD
Tea.ology is now the Women’s Study, but you can still expect the same great discussions and theological study with a small group of good friends. This year the women will delve deeper into specific topics through two separate sessions: Fall and Spring.
In the Fall, we explore the theological basis of emotions. What does the Bible say about feelings? How can truth help us handle emotions in ways that glorify God? The book that will guide our discussion is True Feelings.
Women's Study is for all female regular attenders of Sovereign Grace Church age 14 and older.
The women of Sovereign Grace Church have organized a handful of fun events this Summer. They kick off the first one on Monday night with mini golf. Ladies from inside and outside the church are welcome. Invite your friends.
Monday, June 18th
Camelot Golfland in Anaheim
More details and RSVP are available on the Facebook page.
The women of our church have scheduled a ton of fun activities for the summer. Some with kids. Some without.
Time together is the key to meaningful friendships. Each of these events is an opportunity to strengthen the bonds you have with other women in the church. Take advantage this summer.
The calendar is full and the best way to stay up to date is on our Playgroup's Facebook page. Dates, times, and locations are all there.
A beach day at Corona Del Mar is our first event and it's happening this coming Tuesday June 5th. We'll see you there.
A CHURCH FILLED WITH WOMEN WHO PURSUE GOD
The women of Sovereign Grace gathered last Saturday to be encouraged to draw near to God through spiritual disciplines. They did more than talk about it. As part of the retreat, they put them into practice. There were times of private prayer and reflection, small group prayer and Bible reading, and large group thanksgiving and singing. Not to mention lots of good food, making new friends, and enjoying a day away from regular life.
God is not impressed with our spiritual disciplines
But he does want to bless us through time with Him. And God was eager to bless the ladies on Saturday. Read what a couple of them had to say:
"God is not impressed with our quiet times." I was taken aback by this truth at the women's retreat. It is so easy to get caught up in thinking that somehow quiet times and spiritual disciplines will earn God's favor, yet this is so far from the truth. At the women's retreat, I was reminded that quiet times are means of grace, not means to grace. How much more delightful it is to draw near with confidence knowing this!
I appreciated Saturday so much. The event was well-organized and well-executed. I felt like the time spent on each aspect of communing with God was appropriate and encouraging. I was most excited about praying through Psalms. Oftentimes, I find my reading is disconnected from how I feel in my day-to-day, but that is something I feel like I can do to connect God's word with my daily life and see where my struggles match those of the psalmists. I loved everything about the day, and can't wait till we have another ladies' day!
Looking for some resources to follow-up from the retreat? Here are some recommendations:
- Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis
- The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent
- Sing a New Song: A Woman's Guide to the Psalms by Lydia Brownback
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you
Those who seek Him find Him. Those who ask Him get an answer.
Tomorrow the women of Sovereign Grace Church are gathering for a 1-day retreat. They are taking God up on His promise to draw near.
We want to have a church full of women who are satisfied in their Savior. As they sing, learn, and pray tomorrow, join us in asking God to delight them.