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Women’s Book Group | October 29

Women's Ministry Thursday Xians -10.14

Calling all readers or wannabe readers! Get connected and talk about those fun and inspirational books that have challenged your faith, made you laugh until you cried, or kept you up late into the evening with intrigue and suspense! Join us when you can – it’s one evening, no ongoing commitment, no homework, no fuss! Just the gift of a good read shared with great women!

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


xiansBOOK: When Christians Get It Wrong

A growing number of people today have opted out of Christianity and the church because they see condemning attitudes and actions coming from those who claim to be Christian. Outsiders are increasingly seeing Christians as people who judge others, condemn people of different faiths, and more.

Adam Hamilton believes that following Jesus is much more about open doors than it is with locked gateways however. In this book, Adam will show you a different way of understanding the critical issues that are keeping people from Christianity, and help you develop strategies for being a compassionate, yet committed voice for the Gospel of Christ!

When: Wednesday, October 29, 6-8 PM
Where: The home of Marcia Fryer
Cost: Purchase your own book (When Christians Get It Wrong by Adam Hamilton)
Register: Click here to register!

What Bill Rattner Has to Say About Getting Real [VIDEO]

Relational baggage. It affects your marriage, your friendships, and yes, even your work.

Getting Real is a series that features personal stories of tragedy, triumph, and the places in between. Join us to see how God meets people in their circumstances and how He can reveal His purposes in your own lives.

Dates & Locations:

Monday, October 6
5:30 – 7 PM
Sam Miller’s Restaurant
Click here to register
Wednesday, October 8
12 – 1 PM
Willow Oaks Country Club
Click here to register
Wednesday, October 15
5:30 – 7 PM
Water Coastal Kitchen
SOLD OUT!
Thursday, October 16
12 – 1 PM
The Place at Innsbrook
Click here to register

For more information, visit www.needleseye.org/gettingreal


Thanks to our Getting Real Series sponsor, Barrett Capital Management, first-time guests are free! 

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View the 2014-2015 Getting Real Schedule

Getting Real [VIDEO]

Relational baggage. It affects your marriage, your friendships, and yes, even your work.

Getting Real is a series that features personal stories of tragedy, triumph, and the places in between. Join us to see how God meets people in their circumstances and how He can reveal His purposes in your own lives.

Dates & Locations:

Monday, October 6
5:30 – 7 PM
Sam Miller’s Restaurant
Click here to register
Wednesday, October 8
12 – 1 PM
Willow Oaks Country Club
Click here to register
Wednesday, October 15
5:30 – 7 PM
Water Coastal Kitchen
Click here to register
Thursday, October 16
12 – 1 PM
The Place at Innsbrook
Click here to register

For more information, visit www.needleseye.org/gettingreal


Thanks to our Getting Real Series sponsor, Barrett Capital Management, first-time guests are free! 

Barrett Capital Management Logo


View the 2014-2015 Getting Real Schedule

Small Group Openings This Fall!

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In today’s hectic world, people need a place where others know more about them than just their name. In small groups, you can build meaningful friendships with others while learning more about God and yourself. This welcoming culture of community is open to men and women at all points along their spiritual journey. So, take a look below at two groups that have recently opened and get plugged in today!

Women’s Tuesday Downtown Group
When: 
Tuesdays, 12:10-1 PM
Where:
 State Corporation Commission (Tyler Building)
1300 East Main St., 3rd Floor Café | Richmond, VA 23219
Book: Pilgrims Progress (Modern Edition) starting October 21
Facilitator: Sallie Holmes

Men’s Wednesday West End Group
When: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 AM
Where:
 IPC Technologies
7200 Glen Forest Dr. | Richmond, VA 23226
Facilitator: Terry Marsh

Get Connected!
Getting plugged into a small group is easy. Contact Lisa Rattner, Director of Small Group Ministry at lrattner@needleseye.org or call 804.358.1283.

Sacred Search | NEW Monday Carytown Group

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Needle’s Eye is excited to announce the start of a NEW Sacred Search small group in Carytown on Monday nights! Whether this is the first time hearing about Sacred Search groups or you attended the Sacred Search event with Gary Thomas in August, you are welcome to join! All you need to do is register below and purchase your book online before the small group starts. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

About The Sacred Search 
In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas will transform the way you look at romantic relationships. Whether you are single, dating, or engaged, Gary’s unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before you walk down the aisle. As Gary reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find — it’s something you make.
Carytown | Mondays
When: Beginning Monday, October 13
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Mentor: Rick Williamson
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Do Senior Men Need Small Group Fellowship?

Second Half

Do Senior Men Need Small Group Fellowship?
by Gordon Prior

gordon-priorWhat do men think about as they reach that certain age when retirement becomes a reality?

As one of those men, I thought about doing the things that I had always wanted do when I was working, but never had time for, or so I thought.

Well there is only so much golf to play and so many places to visit before money, health issues or just lack of interest eventually become major factors.

My biggest fear before retirement was having too much time on my hands, and as an active person, it really bothered me.

In thinking and praying about this, I wanted to be in God’s will and had always felt that my best years were ahead of me. I wanted to understand and follow His plan for the rest of my life.

After talking and praying with Buddy Childress, I decided to look for other men who might feel the same way. On June 19, 2002, five of us got together and that was the beginning of “Second Half.” Our mission statement is:

“TO SEEK A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW HIS PLAN FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. WE ALSO SEEK A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER THROUGH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP.”

Since that day in 2002, Second Half has grown to more than 100 men meeting in two locations: St. Giles Church on Grove Avenue and Covenant Woods in Hanover County. We have 8 small groups that are facilitated by 21 group leaders.

Do Senior Men Need Small Group Fellowship?

We think so! We support each other in times of need whether it be sickness, loneliness, or family issues. We are there for each other through prayer, encouragement, and actual hands-on help. This group of men has given me great support and a strong awareness of my need to always seek God and His will for the rest of my life.

For more information or to get plugged in to Second Half, contact Lisa Rattner at lrattner@needleseye.org or 804.358.1283.

Spiritual Shots | Podcast from September Event

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Maybe you didn’t get a chance to hear Corey Widmer speak at the September Spiritual Shots™ event. Or, perhaps you did attend and you want to share it with a friend! Either way, we’re glad you’re here. Listen in and don’t forget to check out our next Spiritual Shots™ on Tuesday, January 6th!

CLICK HERE FOR PODCAST

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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