Connect


Join us in the Video Cafe for worship, light refreshments, and a choice of Bible study. You'll have the opportunity to meet other women, explore faith, and ask questions. Connect runs for 8 weeks; and we have a variety of times and study topics so you can find the one that suits you best. Many of the studies have no cost, but please do register for the programs so we can communicate with you if for some reason we have to cancel. 

 
Wednesday Nights: 
6:30-8pm, 8-weeks: 9/18-11/13 (skips 10/30)

Thursday Mornings:
9-11am, 8-weeks: 9/19-11/14 (skips 10/31)


Wednesday Evening Connect


 http://www.essexalliance.org/uploads/theology.jpg Theology of Work 

Lead by Megan Shrestha, megan@essexalliance.org,
Becky Colburn, bcolburn@kw.com


How do you balance ambition with contentment? What are some effective (and Godly) methods to resolve conflict? Do you have a work-life balance? In this 8-week study we'll look at these topics and more. You don't have to commit to coming to the entire study, but please do sign up in advance.


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For Women Only Book Club

Lead by Deb Schonberg, steschon@aol.com 

Beneath a man's rugged exterior is an even more rugged, unmapped terrain. What bestselling author Shaunti Feldhahn's research reveals about the inner lives of men will open women's eyes to what the men in their life – boyfriends, brothers, husbands, and sons – are really thinking and feeling. Learn about the common mistakes we unwittingly make as women (and how to avoid them!), strategies for more effective communication, and simple ways to improve your relationship. This book will guide women in how to provide the loving support that men want and need. Click here to purchase your book.



Morning Connect (Childcare Available) 


 http://www.essexalliance.org/uploads/lifewithout.jpg Life without Lack

Lead by Karen Forbes 310-2929, Karen.h.forbes@gmail.com
& Kristin Guthrie 878-5389, kasguthrie@msn.com


Life Without Lack:  Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23. Would you like to lead a life free of worry and want?  Guided by Dallas Willard’s “Life Without Lack”, we will dig deep into Psalm 23 to learn the habits of living in God’s presence in order to experience the abundant life He promises.  



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Lead by Trish Vardaro: trish@essexalliance.org

How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have "the mind of Christ"? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away!  Bring a Bible and a notebook. Study guides are available to purchase (but not required). 

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Heart to Heart


Lead by Barbara Newman, 879-1469, vermontbarbara@yahoo.com and Louise Ryan

“Heart to Heart” is an inductive Bible study on connecting more deeply to God through prayer. Inspired by two different scriptures, the goal of the study is to learn from God how to pray and to listen to God. Verses: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1) and “Speak, Lord for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9-11).The study is open to all women. Each lesson will stand alone so feel free to join us any time. No workbook is required. Bring your Bible (one will be provided if you don’t have one) and a notebook. All participants are encouraged to participate and ask a lot of questions! You will receive weekly emails of suggested scriptures to read before class if you desire. Biblical prayers in the Old and New Testament will be explored. Join us as we grow together.