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Getting Real Series | Bill Mims [VIDEO]

How does our faith impact the way we see justice? What part can we play in seeking justice for others? 

William “Bill” Mims is a former Attorney General of Virginia and current Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. This January, join us as Bill gets real about how we are all called to live out Micah 6:8: “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Dates & Locations:

Wednesday, January 21
5:30 – 7 PM
Water Coastal Kitchen
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Thursday, January 22
12 – 1 PM
The Place at Innsbrook
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Monday, January 26
5:30 – 7 PM
Sam Miller’s Restaurant
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Wednesday, January 28
12 – 1 PM
Willow Oaks Country Club
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For more information, visit www.needleseye.org/gettingreal


View the 2014-2015 Getting Real Schedule

Spiritual Shots™ | JUSTICE: Hasn’t Religion Done More Harm Than Good?

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Join us on Tuesday, January 6th for this quarter’s discussion with Percy Strickland: “JUSTICE: Hasn’t Religion Done More Harm Than Good?” No RSVP required; includes live music & FREE pizza!

When: Tuesday, January 6 | 6-7:30 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 Needle’s Eye at 804-358-1283 or info@needleseye.org.

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Getting Real Series | Faith & Justice

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What does genuine justice look like in today’s culture?

set of threeJustice William “Bill” Mims is passionate about many things: his family, running marathons in his spare time, writing the Faith & Values column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and encouraging others to live out the true meaning of justice.

This January, Bill will share his compelling story about faith and justice.

“When I started reading the gospels as an adult, I realized the power of Jesus’ teaching and his admonitions…. What I have learned is that it is an extraordinary responsibility that relates to what I do with the robes on, but it relates to what I ought to do 24 hours a day.”

Following the series, Bill will host an interactive small group based on the book, Generous Justice by Tim Keller.

Dates & Locations:

Wednesday, January 21
5:30 – 7 PM
Water Coastal Kitchen
Click here to register
Thursday, January 22
12 – 1 PM
The Place at Innsbrook
Click here to register
Monday, January 26
5:30 – 7 PM
Sam Miller’s Restaurant
Click here to register
Wednesday, January 28
12 – 1 PM
Willow Oaks Country Club
Click here to register

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


View the 2014-2015 Getting Real Schedule

Women’s Lunchtime Small Group | Starting Feb. 18th!

Praying the Lord's Prayer 2.18

A consistent prayer life is a challenge for many in the workplace.  The “busyness” of work and life made even more intense by technology  has dampened our ability to quiet our hearts and minds. Often, we are left wondering, “Did God hear me? Does He even care?”

In his book, Praying the Lord’s Prayer, an excerpt from Growing in Christ, J. I. Packer presents a powerful truth: prayer is a natural activity between the Heavenly Father and his children. As Packer works through each phrase of Christ’s pattern of prayer, readers will begin to grasp the basic principles and guidelines of prayer. As readers apply the truths of this book to their prayer lives, they will experience intimate communication with God and will strengthen their own conversations with their Father in heaven.

Leader: Janice Beacham
When: Wednesdays, Starting Feb. 18th, 12-1 PM
Where: Estes Office, 3901 Broad St., Richmond, VA
Cost: Purchase your own book (Praying the Lord’s Prayer by J.I. Packer)
Register: Click here to register!
Questions: Contact Lisa Rattner at lrattner@needleseye.org or call 804.358.1283.

Women’s Thursday Night Study | Starting Feb. 5th!

Named By God

You were created to live with purpose and power, yet so many times, life causes us to forget that we were named by God. Join the Needle’s Eye women for an all-new Thursday Night Women’s Study starting February 5th!

About Named by God
In many ways, Kasey Van Norman has suffered more heartbreak than one woman can bear. Growing up, she endured her parents’ divorce, date rape, and years of addiction to sex, cutting, and eating disorders. As an adult, Kasey has endured a painful miscarriage; the heartbreak (and restoration) of infidelity; a cancer diagnosis; rejection by her friends, church, and community; and her mother’s death from cancer. But at the end of this twisting path of sorrow, Kasey walked out of the wilderness and into a place of God’s merciful and miraculous healing and redemption. In Named by God, Kasey shares her story of God’s infinite grace and compassion so that others might learn from her experience as they encounter a depth of Jesus like never before!

When: Thursdays, starting February 5, 5:45-7:30 PM
Where: Needle’s Eye Office | 104 Berrington Ct., Richmond. 23221
Cost: Purchase your own workbook (Named by God by Kacey Van Norman)
Register: Click here to register!
Questions: Contact Lisa Rattner at lrattner@needleseye.org or call 804.358.1283.

Women’s Far West End Small Group | Starting Feb. 12th!

Gideon

As we begin the new year, Needle’s Eye wants you to be challenged and inspired. We are committed to helping you grow, so get plugged into a small group today!

About Gideon: Your weakness. God’s strength.
When we hear the name Gideon, many of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that – bigger than any one man and his mark on Israel’s history.

Like everything else in the Bible, this is a story about God and His people. His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of their weakness even through their weakness. And because God’s people includes you and me, Gideon’s story is also about us our lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel’s hero, filled with God’s presence and His passion for deliverance.

In what ways do you feel insufficient? Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, see them as the gifts that they are, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God’s strength.

Leader: Cathy Tankersley
When: Thursdays, Starting Feb. 12th, 7 PM
Where: The Home of Cathy Tankersley (near the Steward School)
Cost: Purchase your own study guide (Gideon by Priscilla Shirer)
Register: Click here to register!
Questions: Contact Lisa Rattner at lrattner@needleseye.org or call 804.358.1283.

Four Week Women’s Book Study | Starting February 4!

He Loves Me

He Loves Me. Four Week Study. Too often, as women, we come under a performance mentality that tells us we are only as good as what we produce. We strive to keep up with work, home and community. Fear of failing, shame and condemnation are feelings that creep in and rob us from living confidently, or, simply put, living loved. Ready to kick this to the curb?

Join us and invite colleagues, neighbors and friends as we dig deeper into this 4-week transformational study on living as beloved daughters of the Most High God.

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” based on 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: Wednesdays, February 4-25, 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!

 

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