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WOMEN'S MINISTRIES

We are women in love with Jesus and reflect that in our love for others, our sharing and service, our discipling, mentoring, comforting and cheerleading. We have lots of places to plug in, make new friends, deepen existing relationships and worship and serve the Lord. No matter what, we’re IN IT TOGETHER.


Katie Smylie, Women's Ministries Shepherd
katie.smylie@fullertonfree.com
Allison White, Women's Ministries Associate Shepherd
allison.white@fullertonfree.com
Shannon McWatters, Women's Ministries Assistant
shannon.mcwatters@fullertonfree.com
714-257-4317

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One Time Book Club

Join Women's Ministry for a One Time Book Club. We will read the same book and then gather just one time to discuss it with a small group of other women. We know these times are uncertain, but we will meet virtually if that is what's required. Let's continue to connect with people and meet new friends, even as we stay in our homes.

You can choose to order the book on your own or have us order it for you. If you order through us, we will make arrangements to have the book shipped to your house.

Take a look at our One Time Book Club Options:

APRIL 8

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

by Jen Wilkin
$11
7:00-8:30 pm in The Well
Discussion led by Allison White

We all know it’s important to study God’s Word.

But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.

One Time Book Club: Women of the Word

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APRIL 15

Dream with Me

by Dr. John Perkins
$11
7:00-8:30 pm in The Well
Discussion led by Katie Smylie

According to recent surveys and studies, race relations in the United States are the worst they've been since the 1990s, and many would argue that life for most minorities has not significantly improved since the civil rights era of the 1960s. For so many, the dream of true equality has dissolved into a reality of prejudice, fear, and violence as a way of life.

John M. Perkins has been there from the beginning. Raised by his sharecropping grandparents, Perkins fled Mississippi in 1947 after his brother was fatally shot by a police officer. He led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was imprisoned and tortured in 1970. Through it all, he has remained determined to seek justice and reconciliation based in Christ's redemptive work.

One Time Book Club: Dream With Me

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APRIL 22

Introverts in the Church: Finding our Place in an Extroverted Culture

by Adam McHugh
$19
7:00-8:30 pm in The Well
Discussion led by Kristen Hartman and Kirsten Patterson

Introverts have gifts for the church and the world. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Some Christians end up feeling like it's not as faithful to be an introvert. Adam McHugh shows how introverts can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities. He explains how introverts and extroverts process information and approach relationships differently and how introverts can practice Christian spirituality in ways that fit who they are. With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, McHugh offers ways for introverts to serve, lead, worship, and even evangelize effectively. Introverts in the Church is essential reading for any introvert who has ever felt out of place, as well as for church leaders who want to make their churches more welcoming to introverts.

One Time Book Club: Introverts in the Church

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APRIL 29

The Celebration of Discipline 

by Richard Foster
$15
7:00-8:30 pm in The Well
Discussion led by Jenni Key

Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.

Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service help prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring us nearer to one another and to God.

One Time Book Club: The Celebration of Discipline

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Bible Studies

IN HIS PRESENCE: Monday Evening
(co-ed)

January 6 - May 11

Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm
Room: C212
Cost: $15
Facilitator: Kathy Gunn

THREE 6 week courses: Work as Worship by J.D Greear; The Essentials of Effective Prayer by Kay Arthur; How Do You Walk the Walk You Talk by Kay Arthur

For more information, please email Shannon McWatters.

Register HERE.

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ENGAGE: Tuesday Morning

Jan 7-April 28

Tuesdays 9:00-11:30 am
NC Multipurpose Room
Cost: $30/year
Director: Janette Petrie

Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper
Women will also receive the supplemental book, The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World, by Lisa Harper.

Is it possible to deal with pain and anguish while also experiencing God's sovereignty over absolutely everything? Yes! And our large group times of worship and teaching DVD's as well as small group times of sharing, personal application, encouragement and prayer give us strength for the journey. Join us!

For more information, please email Shannon McWatters.

Register HERE.

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IGNIGHT: Tuesday Evening

Starts Jan 21

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Fireside Room

Cost: $25/semester
Director: Cindy Taylor

Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin

For more information, please email Shannon McWatters.

Register HERE.

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A PLACE FOR YOU: Wednesday Morning

Join with like minded women to study God’s word, build relationships that support one another with love, encouragement and spiritual growth.  Large group worship and prayer, small group lesson discussions.

Jan 15–May 6

Wednesdays 9:00-11:30 am
NC Multipurpose Room
Cost: $15/semester
Leaders: Donna Warren, Lucy Polen and Marilyn Allmon

Women of Faith: Giving God Your Future

For more information, please email Shannon McWatters.

Register HERE.

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THE PURSUIT: Thursday Morning

Enjoy live teaching, small group discussion and worship as we become more transparent, grow in faith and service and support one another.

Jan 16–April 30

Thursdays 9:00-11:30 am
Commons
Cost: $20
Childcare cost: $105 per child
Director: Katie Smylie

James by Jen Wilkin

For more information, please email Shannon McWatters.

Register HERE.

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CBS: Friday Morning

Join with other women to learn more about the Lord Jesus Christ through in-depth Bible study. Each week, you’ll participate in small group discussions and a large group teaching.

Jan 8–May 6

Friday mornings, 9:00 - 11:15am
The Commons
$35 per adult; $10 per child

Curriculum: 1 & 2 Corinthians

Contact & Register:
Karolyn Morrison | karolyn.morrison@sbcglobal.net
or go to http://fullerton.cbsclass.org

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Classes | Groups | Events

Abortion Recovery Class

You might think you will never get over your abortion. You may even think you should feel the regret, shame, and loneliness of this decision made recently or long ago.

That is just not true.

You deserve to find healing and forgiveness in a nonjudgmental and caring environment. We understand and want to help you become the woman or man you were meant to be, free and thriving.

Class fee is covered by Fullerton Free.

This 10-week class helps women and men (in separate classes) emotionally and spiritually process their struggles following an abortion. With a small class size and compassionate support, you will find the courage to face the pain of a previous abortion or abortions, no matter how many years it’s been.

Contact Kathryn Deiters
(714) 637-9664 | www.living-well.org | kdeiters@living-well.org

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Dates & Times

Classes starting in January 2020. Tuesdays at 10 am or 7 pm or Thursdays at 10 am.

Please contact Kathryn Dieters for locations and more information.

Woman: Aware & Choosing

Women often struggle to see how their identity shapes their relationships and interactions with others.

Watch the website for upcoming dates

For more information, please email Allison White.

MOPS & MOMSnext

Are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life? Sometimes we need the reminder that life is meant to be lived to the full. That it is okay to enjoy ourselves, to let our hair down, to worry less and to really suck the marrow out of life. Because as far as we can tell, this is exactly how God intended for us to live – fully and abundantly. Moms, this is our chance for a fresh start. Here’s to a year of living the full life. Full of fun, joy, refreshment, trust and rejuvenation. May we, together, live life TO THE FULL.

MOPS & MOMSnext are available to a wide range of moms. If you're a pregnant mom still waiting to meet your little one or if you're a mom to kindergarteners or those in elementary school, you're welcome here! New this year is our MOMSnext program which provides for those mamas who have ‘aged out’ of MOPS but still want to be part of this amazing community. MOMSnext will meet the second Track of our fall calendar.

Please email Shannon McWatters with questions or contact the Fullerton Free Church office at 714.257.4317.

Healing Hearts

Are you needing support after discovering you have been betrayed?

Healing Hearts is a safe place to begin or continue your healing journey after the Trauma of Betrayal. You will share with others who understand the depth of pain experienced at the point of discovery. Find love, acceptance and support in the weekly meetings. Discover there is HOPE for your future as God directs your next steps.

Jan 21/28 - April 28/May 5

Tuesday mornings, 9:00-11:30am
Two tracks, each meets alternate Tuesdays
The Commons on the main campus
$50 per semester for moms; $49 per child for spring semester
($7/per child for each meeting)

Track 1

January 21
February 4
February 18
March 3
March 17
April 14
April 28

Track 2

January 28
February 11
February 25
March 10
March 24
April 21
May 5

 

Registration for Spring 2020 is NOW OPEN at fullertonmops.com

We are here for you.

Contact the church: 714-529-5544 ext. 484 and a facilitator will return your call.