Summer Book Group

May 31-June 28, 9:30-11:15 a.m. 

Register here by May 20

Rachel Freyer and Meredith Milke will lead a discussion on Kate Bowler’s book, “Everything Happens for a Reason;” a hilarious yet poignant book about living with incurable cancer and how to walk together through challenging seasons that don’t have easy answers. Childcare through age five. Pick up a copy of the book beforehand (in stock at The Regulator or Amazon, etc.). Hosted by Women’s Ministry. Questions? Contact Rachel.

Women’s Contemplative Prayer Morning

Saturday, June 9, 9-11:30 a.m. 

Register here by June 6

Hosted by Fellow Sisters in the Lord and in the Workforce group. Anne Storelli and Frauke Schaefer will facilitate a morning of scripture reading and silent reflection with the Lord. Bring your bible and a journal, or purchase one there. Contact: Alicia.

Women’s Storytelling Event

“The Betty: Keeping Christ in the Story”
Thursday, April 19, 7:30-9 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

An evening of live storytelling, sharing, and response, as several Blacknall women tell personal stories around faith and courage in the workplace. The prompt is, “I laugh about it now…” Questions? Contact Keri Linares. Part funny, part serious, Spirit-filled, but accessible to all.

Why “The Betty”? Betty is a classic nickname for Elizabeth, that lovely, receptive older woman in Luke 1:39-56, who recognized her place in God’s story.  She was old enough to be Mary’s grandmother, but she had this warm, funny cross-generational friendship with a Mary, a teenager.  They were allies- Elizabeth, “Betty,” immediately believed and validated Mary’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy.  They recognized the Lord together in their miraculous and odd circumstances.  They were a refuge/consolation/encouragement for each other.  They sang and were song-writers.  They praised God together. Likewise, The Betty, a series of storytelling evenings at Blacknall, will encourage cross-generational friendships through the sharing of our divine encounters with Christ. Stay tuned for more opportunities in the coming months to share your stories and hear from others.

Become a Loving Listener

Saturday, January 27, 9-11 a.m. | Fellowship Hall.

Register Here

Led by Meredith Milke, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Counselor. What would it mean for our relationships if we were better listeners? We do the best we can, but there is always room to grow! Come join us for a practical and interactive workshop on learning to listen. We will laugh and practice together so you can have a few more tools to love others well. Hosted by the Women’s Ministry but open to all.

Women’s Retreat Alert

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We have noted some difficulties with retreat registrations this year. If you think you have registered online please make sure you received an email from the committee on October 29 confirming that you are registered. If you did not receive an email on October 29, please register again. Do not submit payment again unless you hear from someone on the retreat committee. Thank you for your patience as we work to make sure the issue is addressed. If you have questions please contact Tanya Moore or Carrie Dombeck.