Disciples Women's Ministry
“Disciples Women’s Ministries is a conduit for diverse connections empowering each Woman to find her voice and live out her call”. (Micah 6:8).
(Adopted 2015 General Assembly)
Holy Week Luncheon April 2019
CCC’s banner from the TN Regional Assembly in Memphis in Oct 2018
Some of our women at the annual DWM Fall Retreat held at Bethany Hills Church Camp in Kingston Springs, TN.
Our lovely DWM ladies will be meeting on September 14th at 10 am in the Parlor as well as online. We welcome any that would like to join us on this day. If you plan to come and meet in person, don’t forget to bring a sack lunch, and join in fellowship. If you cannot come to the in-person meeting in the Parlor, please join us online. Nicole will send out a Google Meet link closer to the meeting.
As the ladies met, we shared joys and concerns for fellow members and friends. Please include these people in your prayers. Julia Hamner’s family, the Hollingsworth’s, Don Greever, Central Christian Church’s decision on the Interim Minister, Kyle Harris, Karen Gerlach’s friends-Cecilia and Grace, Joshua Martin (Paralysis of voice box nerve- can’t sing or yelling/pitch. Seeing a speech therapist), Nicole Martin, Cook family (covid), Tommye Latham (will need surgery on foot). I also ask that you keep Julia Hamner herself in your prayers, she recently was diagnosed with cancer. We also celebrated our ladies who had birthdays this last month: Mary Jo Sexton, Beverly Henley, Betty Gerlach, Jean Penrod, Carolyn Wilson and Julia Hamner.
We are so pleased that Gabrielle Martin has volunteered to watch over our library in the Parlor and the Little Library outside. If you haven’t had the chance to read her article in this Caller, please check it out.
Last Call for Fall Retreat 3.0! Registration ends Sept. 1st. It’s a one-day affair on Sept. 18th from 10am to 3pm at Bethany Hills. Rev. Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson will be speaking at this Rebirth Renewal, Restoration event.
On the evenings of Sept. 14 and 15, Melissa Spoelstra will be leading a new women’s Bible study called Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More. This event is happening at the Mockingbird Theatre in Franklin and will be a taped video event. If you are interested in attending, please use this link to sign up - https://forms.gle/cEQ9TQPV17YRBXUA8. You can also check out Melissa’s website - http://www.melissaspoelstra.com/ to view other Bible study videos or find her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/authormelissaspoelstra.
On a personal note:
Joys and concerns. We see, hear, and pray about this every week. Sharing our joys and concerns with each other helps us, gives us strength, and reminds us of who we are to each other as well as our Father. This month, think about prayer. What does prayer mean to us and others? How can it help those around us? What does the Bible say about prayer? Follow this link and find out. https://dailyverses.net/prayer
Always remember, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Meredith Akkerman, 2021 DWM President