CHRISTIAN MOMS FELLOWSHIP
Got toddlers? Got teens? Love coffee and conversation?
Join Christian Moms Fellowship—a group for moms with hearts for learning and growing in fellowship with other moms of all denominations and occupations.
Christian Moms Fellowship is an inter-denominational, Christian-based group of mothers interested in nurturing our souls and supporting each other on our parenting journeys. The group runs two sessions each year. Fall semester typically runs September through December and Spring semester runs January through May. Each semester, participants select from multiple study choices covering a wide range of topics such as parenting, marriage, spiritual growth, wellness and Bible study. Studies may include reading assignments for discussion, as well as prayer and some type of check-in to get to know each other.
Groups strive to:
- Share and encourage others to participate
- Respect diverse opinions
- Maintain confidentiality
- Pray for each other
- Make attendance a priority and invite others
- Deepen our personal relationships with Christ
- Form a support network of Christian moms
- Develop our calling as Christian women to be used by God in our many roles
Spring Session 2019
Groups meet: First, Third, & Fifth Wednesdays of the month from 9:15–11 a.m.
First, Third, & Fifth Wednesdays
January 16 & 30
February 6 & 20
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
If Stillwater School District 834 is delayed or closed due to inclement weather, studies are canceled.
Fees: $25 per person, which covers facility and administrative costs. Participants are responsible for procuring their own books. Childcare is available for children ages infant to five-years-old; cost per semester is $50 for the first child and $25 for the second child; additional children are free. No one is turned away for financial reasons; please call one of the contacts listed to inquire about scholarships.
SPRING STUDY OPTIONS
BOOK STUDY OPTION 1:
If I Had a Parenting Do-Over: 7 Vital Changes I’d Make
By: Jonathan McKee
If you ever find yourself saying “I wish I had a do-over. . .” You’re not alone! Join author and youth culture expert, Jonathan McKee, as he shares from his own personal parenting experiences of raising three kids, while making purposeful, effective tweaks along the way. Delivered with a refreshing blend of humor and vulnerability, the author’s candid style and real-world application will equip you with solid, helpful practices you can actually use in your own home. With chapters like “Let It Go,” “Press Pause,” and “Tip the Scales,” McKee provides the honest answers you’re seeking as you parent your kids.
Led by Amy Karlstad & Karen Meyer
BOOK STUDY OPTION 2:
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
by Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu
Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.
In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?
They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.
This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.
We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.
The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
Led by Michelle Skjervold