Women’s Ministry: Journeying Together

Journey Together 2020-21

Hello Women of AACRC!

We invite you to participate in our 2nd year journeying together with small group and large group gatherings this fall of 2020! The pandemic is making us reevaluate how we do things, but also makes it all the more important that we gather & journey together – we hope you are able to join us! Here are some details.

In small groups this fall we will be studying Everything Happens for a Reason: and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler. We have small group offerings on 1st & 3rd Wednesday mornings, 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings, weekly Wednesday mornings, and 2nd & 4th Monday evenings. If you would like to participate and haven’t previously, please email one of our Women’s Ministry Leadership Team members – we’d love to have you! If you participated last year, please reply to the email from your group’s facilitator. You can join a group any time but replying by August 15 would be most helpful to allow us to organize the groups.

We are planning 2-3 fall/winter large group gatherings. We don’t have details yet, but we invite you to watch for:

  • Bonfire in late September or early October
  • Advent by Candlelight on December 7

Being larger group gatherings, these events may be affected by the pandemic so we will communicate details closer to the events.

We are excited to see what God has in store for us as we study, fellowship, and journey together!

The Women’s Ministry Leadership Team
Kellie Steen
Kaitlyn Lubbers
Deb Weener
Rita Aagenas

Update January 2021

After much prayerful discussion and discernment, we are excited to announce that our Women’s Ministry 2021 spring study will be Latasha’s Morrison’s Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial ReconciliationThis book won Christianity Today’s 2020 award for Christian Living and Discipleship and invites us to the work of racial justice, reconciliation, and personal transformation. Rich themes of confession, repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation shape the book along with engagement with Scripture and prayer. This book is an invitation to personal and communal responsibility, while it also affirms that it is the work of Christ who enables us to engage in work of racial reconciliation and justice. While we anticipate several more months of social distancing in this pandemic, our work as the diverse, multigenerational women of the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church is to continue to answer God’s invitation to discipleship—and this call is both challenging and deeply hopeful as those called by Christ.