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Women’s Book Group | August 20

Women's Book Group

Can’t commit to a whole book study but have a night to discuss an engaging book? Christine Anderson will be hosting the August book group in her home. All you need to do is purchase and read the book ahead of time and invite a friend or two! Each discussion will be a separate event, so feel free to sign up for one or all!

We are also in need of event hosts for the fall! If you are interested in hosting, please contact Lisa Rattner at 804.358.1283 or lrattner@needleseye.org.


About The Yada Yada Prayer Group (Yada Yada Series)
by Neta Jackson

What do an ex-con, a former drug addict, a real estate broker, a college student and a married mother of two have in common?

Nothing, or so I thought. Who would have imagined that God would make a prayer group as mismatched as ours the closest of friends? I almost didn’t even go to the Chicago Women’s Conference—after all, being thrown together with five hundred strangers wasn’t exactly my “comfort zone.” But something happened that weekend to make us realize we had to hang together, and the “Yada Yada Prayer Group” was born! When I faced the biggest crisis of my life, God used my newfound Sisters to show me what it means to be just a sinner saved by grace.

When: Wednesday, August 20, 6-8 PM
Where: The home of Christine Anderson | LakeRidge Green Townhomes, Ashland, VA 
Cost: Purchase your own book (The Yada Yada Prayer Group (Yada Yada Series) by Neta Jackson)
Register: Click here to register!

YP Women’s Small Group | Starting July 28

Are you hoping to go and grow deeper with other women your age? Heather Zulauf will be hosting an 8-week Young Professional Small Group (20s-30s) this summer in the Fan. All you need to do is register below and purchase the book on your own.

About Chase: Chasing After the Heart of God

chaseWhat are you chasing?

We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.

A man after God’s own heart… As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example we’ll discover what God really wants from us.

The lessons in this study guide are simple yet deep and very interactive, offering Bible study, stories, and projects to dig into Scripture and deeply engage the mind and heart. God has carved out a space in each of us that only He can fill. So whether you are running from God or working your tail off to please Him, David’s journey will challenge your view of God.

When: Mondays, July 28, 7 PM
Where: The home of Heather Zulauf | 503 N. Boulevard Apt. 24, Richmond
Cost: Purchase your own book (Chase by Jennie Allen)
Register: Click here to register!

 

Women’s Book Group | July 23

Women's Book Group

Can’t commit to a whole book study but have a night to discuss an engaging book? Susan Werderman will be hosting the July book group in her home at Grayson Hill. All you need to do is purchase and read the book ahead of time. Each discussion will be a separate event, so feel free to sign up for one or all!

We are also in need of an event host in August! If you are interested in hosting, please contact Lisa Rattner at 804.358.1283 or lrattner@needleseye.org.


He Loves Me!About
He Loves Me! by Wayne Jacobsen

So many Christians believe God’s love is fickle: when they sin, He turns away in disgust and anger. They vacillate between “He loves me” and “He loves me not” because of their behavior. That reasoning, writes Wayne Jacobsen, is as flawed as pulling petals from a daisy. Rather God’s love is sturdy, enduring, and undisturbed by people’s failings because God loves humankind not for what they do–but who they are. They are God’s beloved creation.

Startlingly honest and empathetically written, He Loves Me! reveals the facts of God’s relentless grace. Readers will learn how to live consciously, confidently in this love all the time. Questions for personal reflection and group discussion help make these truths practical and life-changing. 

When: Wednesday, July 23, 6-8 PM
Where: The home of Susan Werderman | (Intersection of Patterson and Gaskins)
Cost: Purchase your own book (He Loves Me! by Wayne Jacobsen)
Register: Click here to register!

Women’s Book Group | July 23

Women's Book Group

Can’t commit to a whole book study but have a night to discuss an engaging book? Susan Werderman will be hosting the July book group in her home at Grayson Hill. All you need to do is purchase and read the book ahead of time. Each discussion will be a separate event, so feel free to sign up for one or all!

We are also in need of an event host in August! If you are interested in hosting, please contact Lisa Rattner at 804.358.1283 or lrattner@needleseye.org.


He Loves Me!About
He Loves Me! by Wayne Jacobsen

So many Christians believe God’s love is fickle: when they sin, He turns away in disgust and anger. They vacillate between “He loves me” and “He loves me not” because of their behavior. That reasoning, writes Wayne Jacobsen, is as flawed as pulling petals from a daisy. Rather God’s love is sturdy, enduring, and undisturbed by people’s failings because God loves humankind not for what they do–but who they are. They are God’s beloved creation.

Startlingly honest and empathetically written, He Loves Me! reveals the facts of God’s relentless grace. Readers will learn how to live consciously, confidently in this love all the time. Questions for personal reflection and group discussion help make these truths practical and life-changing. 

When: Wednesday, July 23, 6-8 PM
Where: The home of Susan Werderman | (Intersection of Patterson and Gaskins)
Cost: Purchase your own book (He Loves Me! by Wayne Jacobsen)
Register: Click here to register!

Sacred Search with Gary Thomas

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Hosted by First Things First of Greater Richmond

An Evening for Singles
August 22, 2014
Are you single, dating or engaged? For anyone anticipating marriage one day, this event is for you. Enjoy food trucks, live music, and the chance to hear from Gary Thomas, author of The Sacred Search. Gary’s unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage.

Seven-week Sacred Search small group studies will launch after Labor Day in the Fan, West End, Southside and on the Northside. For more information, email lrattner@needleseye.org.


When:
Friday, August 22
5:30 PM – Food trucks in the parking lot
7 PM – Event starts
Where: West End Assembly of God | 401 N Parham Rd, Richmond
Cost: $15 per person for event (food trucks are additional cost)
Register: Click here to register

About Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas is bestselling author of 15 books helping bring people closer to Christ and closer to others. Sacred Marriage, Sacred Search and Sacred Parenting have become well known and respected sources as church leaders seek to strengthen families in their communities. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community. Gary is married, has three children, and lives in Houston, Texas. He is an avid runner who has completed eleven marathons, including Boston three times.

For more information about First Things First of Greater Richmond or the event, visit www.FirstThingsRichmond.org/SacredSearch or call 804-288-3431.

Career Transition Group – NEW Schedule!

ctgCheck out the changes to our Career Transition Ministry! Starting this week, the Career Transition Group (CTG) will be meeting once a week (instead of three times a week) on Wednesday mornings at 7 AM.

While some would say the worst of the economic crisis is behind us, we want to assure you that we will always provide support and encouragement to those in career transition. In addition to our 6-week Career Development Workshop offered throughout the year, our Wednesday morning CTG meeting will now offer a strong professional development focus on the first Wednesday of the month. These are helpful topics and tools for everyone, and ALL are welcome to attend!

Examples of topics include:

  • Effective networking strategies
  • Identifying your transferable skill sets
  • How to appeal a denied unemployment claim
  • How to research employers
  • How to prepare for a “telephone interview”
  • Five questions that interviewers always ask
  • How to determine your salary requirements
  • Tips for creating a better resume
  • Questions you should ask all employers

Weekly Meetings:
When: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 AM
Where: Needle’s Eye Office | 104 Berrington Ct., Richmond, 23221
Cost: Free

About the Career Transition Group
Designed to help people who are in between jobs or looking for a career change, the Career Transition Group (CTG) is a support group that offers encouragement as well as job search techniques. Our facilitators are highly experienced human resources professionals and experts in the area of job seeking.

What to Expect:

  • New members are welcome!
  • Group members receive current roster with contact information for each member to use for networking.
  • The group opens in prayer.
  • Members who have found employment share their good news and usually bring a treat of donuts or baked goods.
  • Members introduce themselves and share briefly around the table about their prior position and update the group on their current job search.
  • A 30-minute Bible study with discussion is facilitated by the group leader.
  • The meeting closes in prayer.
  • New members remain for a 10-minute orientation and a “New Member Information Packet.”
  • New members complete and turn in a contact information sheet.
  • Members usually linger to network.

Check out the Career Transition Group blog!

Questions? Contact Larissa Sager at 804.358.1283 or lsager@needleseye.org.

Spiritual Shots™ | SCIENCE: The Bible & the Big Bang

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Join us on Tuesday, July 1st for this quarter’s discussion: “SCIENCE: The Bible & the Big Bang” facilitated by Wes Haddaway and Bob Hall.  No RSVP required; includes live music & FREE pizza!

When: 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Bottoms Up Pizza at the corner of 17th and Dock Streets
1700 Dock Street | Richmond, VA 23223
Cost: FREE

About Spiritual Shots™

Spiritual Shots™ is a forum for people to explore their questions about Christianity in a relaxed environment. The atmosphere is casual, not confrontational. No name tags, no prayer, no church “insider” language. You don’t have to have any knowledge of the Bible. Spiritual Shots™ is designed to offer honest answers to your tough questions about Christianity.

Questions? Visit www.spiritualshots.com for more information or contact Tera Barry at 804-358-1283 or tbarry@needleseye.org.

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