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Women’s Thursday Night Study | Starting Sept. 18th!

Women's Ministry Thursday Restless - Fall 2014

Do You Feel Like You’re Missing Something?

What if this feeling wasn’t a bad thing? It could be a longing for more of God and a catalyst to living the life that was designed before the foundations of the earth were laid.

If we’re honest, many of us are afraid. We hold our dreams close to our chest. But our passions have a purpose—they were engineered for God’s greater plan and He intends for us to use them for His glory and purposes.

In Restless, Bible teacher and fellow struggler Jennie Allen explores practical ways to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together. She explains how your gifts, passions, places, and relationships aren’t random; they’re deliberate and meaningful. And your suffering—it’s possible it has produced the very thing you want to give back to the world.

Using the story of Joseph, the dreamer, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, relationships—all of the threads of his life—fit into the greater story of God and how our stories can do the same. What would happen if God got bigger than your fear and insecurity, and you spent the rest of your life running without reservation after his purposes for you? You were created for more.

When: Thursdays, September 18 to November 6, 5:45-7:30 PM
Where: Needle’s Eye Office | 104 Berrington Ct., Richmond. 23221
Cost: Purchase your own book (Restless by Jennie Allen)
Register: Click here to register!
Questions: Contact Lisa Rattner at lrattner@needleseye.org or call 804.358.1283.

Young Professionals Group Workshop | Starting 9/23

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YPG is a provocative eight-week experience for young professionals (20s/30s) to explore issues such as: identity, purpose, vocation and calling, relationships, and work-life balance. Topics also include spiritual warfare, “cultural Christianity” and authentic community.  The YPG workshop is co-facilitated by J.C. Cancelleri and Lisa Rattner – credentialed coaches and trainers.

When: Tuesday nights, September 23 through November 18 6 PM to 8 PM

Where: Needle’s Eye Ministries Offices | 104 Berrington Court | Richmond 23221

Cost: $40

Register Now

What participants say about their experience in YPG:

Carrie WorthamCarrie Wortham:

“I came into YPG feeling locked in a box. During the sessions, the people and topics helped me to realize my closed state and embrace where I was without feeling judged. I can genuinely say that the workshop liberated me. Don’t miss out on the challenge to confront the invisible walls in your life, so that you can experience freedom as I did.”

Dan AllowayDan Alloway:

“The Needle’s Eye YPG Workshop helped transition me from constant behavior-modification to lasting identity-realization. Discovering WHO I really am helped me to make choices and begin living a life that is more truly me; and with that came all the things I’d been striving for but could never attain in any lasting way.”

Jackie RolesJackie Roles:

“It was a privilege participate in YPG! The workshop challenges us to step beyond our cultural views of Christianity and see that God is much more powerful, much greater and bigger than we could ever imagine, and to stand out in our generation as counter-cultural sons and daughters not willing to compromise on our faith or on the promises of God.”

Marina PustinovichMarina Pustinovich:

“Through YPG, God has begun the process of  transforming my religion-hardened heart to a heart filled with authentic love for Him and others. I strongly encourage any one who is struggling with identity and purpose to join YPG. As it was for me, this may be your first step to a life of freedom and purpose in Christ!”

James LeeJames Lee:

“Since the workshop, I’ve overcome many fears, doubts, and insecurities about faith and identity in Christ. Through much learning, prayer, and community, I have a much stronger foundation in my walk with Christ and a spirit of joy, hope, and victory despite my circumstances. Lisa and JC helped me transform from death to life in many areas of my life. I’m sure it will do the same for others!”

Women’s Book Group | September 24

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Calling all readers or wannabe readers! Get connected to 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! Over the summer we’ve opened up our homes and our hearts monthly to talk about a book we love while getting to know friends – old and new. It’s been a blast, so we’re continuing through the fall! 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 the fall! If you are interested in hosting, please contact Lisa Rattner at 804.358.1283 or lrattner@needleseye.org.


discerningBOOK: Discerning the Voice of God

From the pen of one who has been where you are: loving God and longing to hear his voice, Priscilla Shirer shares her insights based on practical experience and years of biblical study in this new edition of Discerning the Voice of God. In it she writes:

Through His longsuffering and steadfastness, God has invited me to know Him better. And the more intimate I’ve become with Him, the more acquainted I’ve become with His voice. He has proven Himself to me not because I’m more special than anyone else, but because He loves proving His Word is true-to all His children. To you.

When: Wednesday, September 24, 6-8 PM
Where: The home of Sheri Ogburn
Cost: Purchase your own book (Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer)
Register: Click here to register!

Spiritual Shots™ | SEX: Why Are Christians so Prudish & Narrow-Minded About Sex?

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Join us on Tuesday, September 16th for this quarter’s lively discussion: “SEX: Why Are Christians So Prudish & Narrow-Minded About Sex?” facilitated by Corey Widmer.  No RSVP required; includes live music & FREE pizza!

When: Tuesday, September 16 | 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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Sacred Search Small Groups

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What if it’s not about who you marry, but why? What if being in love isn’t a good enough reason to get married? What if God didn’t design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy?

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.

Following the Sacred Search event on Friday, August 22nd, Needle’s Eye will host five convenienty-located 7-week studies to discuss these very questions. Sign up soon – space is limited!

Libbie & Grove | Wednesdays
When: Beginning Wednesday,  September 10
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Who: Kathie and Rob Cox
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Carytown | Wednesdays
When: Beginning Wednesday, September 17
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Karin and John Williams
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

West End | Wednesdays
When: Beginning Wednesday, September 17
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Julie and Anthony Strange
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Fan | Thursdays
When: Beginning Thursday, September 25
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Marci and Tom Meeks
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Southside | Mondays
When: Beginning Monday, October 20
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Lyn and Rob Westermann
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Career Transition Group | LinkedIn Workshop

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In this 90-minute hands-on workshop, Rob Youngblood and Jon Jarvis will help YOU learn the basics about LinkedIn! Leverage your professional network and ensure you have a great profile that is optimized so you can be found in the search results.

When: Tuesday, August 19 | 6-7:30 PM
Where: Needle’s Eye Ministries | 104 Berrington Court | Richmond 23221
Cost: FREE

Register Now

Sacred Search Small Groups

What if it’s not about who you marry, but why? What if being in love isn’t a good enough reason to get married? What if God didn’t design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy?

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.

Following the Sacred Search event on Friday, August 22nd, Needle’s Eye will host five convenienty-located 7-week studies to discuss these very questions. Sign up soon – space is limited!

Libbie & Grove | Wednesdays
When: Beginning Wednesday,  September 10
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Who: Kathie and Rob Cox
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Carytown | Wednesdays
When: Beginning Wednesday, September 17
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Karin and John Williams
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

West End | Tuesdays
When: Beginning Wednesday, September 17
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Julie and Anthony Strange
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Fan | Thursdays
When: Beginning Thursday, September 25
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Marci and Tom Meeks
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

Southside | Mondays
When: Beginning Monday, October 20
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Who: Lyn and Rob Westermann
Register: Click here to reserve your spot!

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