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Women’s Book Group | October 29

Women's Book Group

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! 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!

 

Honor Loved Ones Through The Amazing Raise!

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Who has impacted your faith journey? 

Perhaps it was your small group? A friend who spoke truth during a tough time? Your mom, dad, or little brother?

We have countless stories of people who have given to Needle’s Eye in honor and memory of those who made a difference in their lives. Will you consider making a gift during the Amazing Raise in honor or memory of someone who made an eternal difference in your life?

About The Amazing Raise
The Amazing Raise is a 36-hour online giving challenge designed to encourage people far and wide to support their favorite causes and organizations right here in our home community. In the last three years, the Amazing Raise has empowered our community to raise $3.3 million for local non-profits.

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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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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NEW Getting Real Series | Starting this October!

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Leave it to Bill and Lisa Rattner to turn up the heat with our first Getting Real Series topic! Starting this fall, Needle’s Eye is launching an all new series that is designed to “get real” about some of life’s most difficult subjects, such as sex, justice and suffering.

“Before Bill and I were believers, we both thought sex was about our own personal pleasure. We were not bound to the religious dogma that made sex outside of marriage off limits. We were wrong,” says Lisa. “We’ve had to deal with the fallout from believing this lie – the consequences of an abortion and the resulting shame, difficult and stunted conversations about our past, and challenges to true intimacy. But God redeems and restores! I know someone needs to hear this message.”

Following the October series, Bill and Lisa will host a four week small group to continue this discussion. “We want to create a safe community for people to ask us questions and know they’re not alone.”

About the Getting Real Series
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
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Wednesday, October 8 | 12 – 1 PM
Willow Oaks Country Club
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Wednesday, October 15 | 5:30 – 7 PM
Water Coastal Kitchen
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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

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Needle’s Eye is always looking for ways to serve and equip you as you live out your faith throughout the week. We’re excited to announce that we’re offering a new online resource to develop and share your faith… And it’s completely free for you! Now, subscribers to the News @ Needle’s Eye blog will have access to this amazing resource.

RightNow Media is essentially the “Netflix” of video Bible studies, leadership development and training tools. With instant access to thousands of great videos, you can search by category, topic, or speaker, and have access to speakers like Andy Stanley, John Maxwell and Tim Keller, just to name a few. View these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. And you can also use them in your small group setting through a TV or projector.

Are you interested in having access to RightNow Media? Be sure to subscribe to our News @ Needle’s Eye blog by entering your email address and clicking the SUBSCRIBE button at the top right. Lisa Rattner will send you an invitation to connect to this awesome resource!

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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 study guide (Restless by Jennie Allen)
Register: Click here to register!
Questions: Contact Lisa Rattner at lrattner@needleseye.org or call 804.358.1283.

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