Women’s Life Groups

IMPORTANT INFO FOR WOMEN’S GROUPS

During the first 6 weeks of Fall 2018, our Friends Church Women’s Life Groups will be going through HABITS together with the rest of the church. Be sure to purchase your HABITS Study Guide at friends.church/HABITS before your first meeting. After HABITS, groups will continue on to their selected studies.

You now have the opportunity to purchase your own books through the Lifeway Bookstore, Amazon or wherever is most convenient for you! They will no longer be available at the church office. Please pay the annual administrative fee for your group, if applicable, and then purchase your own book.

TUESDAYS

Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks by Priscilla Shirer

Start Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
End Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00P
Location: Roadhouse, Bldg 4 Upper Campus
Leader: Dawn Zapata

*Register below and then contact group leader to purchase a book.

If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him- His will, His heart, and His voice – your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. This study will give you opportunities to:

  • More deeply understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life.
  • Differentiate His voice from imposters’ voices, even from your own.
  • Glimpse His guidance in your everyday life.
  • Grow consistently in obedience, surrender, stillness, and humility.
  • Prepare to continually and expectantly hear from Him.
REGISTER HERE

Colossians – Raised Together

Start Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
End Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2019
Time: 7-9P
Location: Room 317
Leader: Val Selvig

Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae encourages believers to live out the reality of the doctrine of Christ—He is God, He is supreme, and He is sufficient. We have been buried with Him and raised to life with Him as new creations, knit together in love.

In 8 sessions, explore themes of fundamental Christian doctrine through verse-by-verse study of Colossians. Learn who Christ is, who you are in Him, and how to grow and mature in your faith.

REGISTER HERE

Precept Upon Precept: Jeremiah, Lamentations, Philippians

Start Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
End Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 7-9P
Location: Off Campus
Leaders: Rena Lolly and Michele Jones

Precept Upon Precept Bible Studies are in-depth inductive studies of the books of the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. An inductive study is an investigative approach to the Bible. Precept Upon Precept materials is developed by Precept Ministries – the ministry of Kay Arthur. It is a homework-intensive study that usually takes within 3-5 hours per week of study time.

Contact Rena to sign up at: renal@friends.church

WEDNESDAYS

Rise ’n Shine: The Patriarchs – Beth Moore

Start Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
End Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 6:30A – 7:30A
Location: Upper Campus, Building 6, Room D/E
Leaders: Evelyn Okamoto & Terry Alvarado

Perfect for working women, our early morning one-hour study moves slowly through the curriculum in order to take advantage of the life experiences of our group members. We are halfway through the Beth Moore study on Genesis 12 – 50, “The Patriarchs.” Workbooks may be purchased at Lifeway or online. You can expect less than 1 hour of homework per week (unless you get carried away!) We will begin this fall with “Week Five” of the workbook and expect to finish “Week Ten” by the end of May. If you don’t mind picking up with us mid-way, we welcome you to join us!

REGISTER HERE

Precept Upon Precept, the Book of James

Start Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
End Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Room 323
Leaders: Julie Smith & Lisa Gauen

In this Precepts study, we are going through the Book of James. What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God’s principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.

REGISTER HERE

Tapestry: Exodus

Start Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
End Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 11:30A
Location: Room 312
Leader: Joyce Emory

Lois Lindsey study on Exodus

REGISTER HERE

We Saved You a Seat – Lisa Jo-Baker & The Book of James – Francis Chan

Start Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
End Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Worship Center, Room 317
Leader: Kandis Hutton & Kathy Verhoeven

“How are you?” “Fine.”
We yearn for authentic relationships and the opportunity to be the opposite of “fine” with people who cheer for us. But comparison, envy, and entitlement often stop us from pulling out a chair at the table. Friendship can be hard, making new friends even harder, and maintaining genuine friendship the hardest of all.

In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend—it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

In the Spring, we will be studying the Book of James with Francis Chan. 12 short, engaging videos that teach through the entire book of James. This will be life-transforming as the very Word of God calls us into action. You will be challenged to grow in your faith in new and tangible ways!

REGISTER HERE

KidsCare Registration

Start Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
End Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Second Floor, Friends Kids

KidsCare is available for children 6 months to 5 years old. Please register for KidsCare for the ENTIRE YEAR, September – May. Registration for the entire year is $125, per child.

Financial assistance is available. Please contact Tiffany D’Anna to apply for a scholarship at tiffanyd@friends.church

WEDNESDAY MORNING KIDSCARE REGISTRATION

Tapestry: Isaiah, Workman of the Word

Start Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
End Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Worship Center, Green Room
Leaders: Carolyn Vittori & Pam Myers

In this Tapestry study, we are going to go through Isaiah, Workman of the Word by Lois Lindley.

REGISTER HERE
 

THURSDAYS

Colossians – Raised Together

Start Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
End Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 11:30A
Location: Worship Center
Leaders: Martha Dennick & Janet Chandler

Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae encourages believers to live out the reality of the doctrine of Christ—He is God, He is supreme, and He is sufficient. We have been buried with Him and raised to life with Him as new creations, knit together in love.

In 8 sessions, explore themes of fundamental Christian doctrine through verse-by-verse study of Colossians. Learn who Christ is, who you are in Him, and how to grow and mature in your faith.

REGISTER HERE

No Other Gods – The Unrivaled Pursuit of God, Kelly Minter

Start Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
End Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Room 317
Leader: Diane Wright

No Other Gods (REVISED & UPDATED), Kelly Minter. Description – We often think of idols as ancient graven images or golden calves, but God’s people still battle idolatry every day. Our idols look more familiar – money, fame, work, ministry, and people. We serve these gods above the one true God and miss the unrivaled joy of following and knowing Jesus Christ. Learn to identify the gods you may be unknowingly serving and the lies they tell you. As you dethrone your modern-day idols, you’ll be set free for the more abundant life Jesus gives. There are 8 video sessions. We’ll be slowing down and doing the study in 15 weeks. 30 minutes of homework a week.

REGISTER HERE

Women’s Thursday Morning Group

Start Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
End Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Bldg 6, Room F/G
Leaders: Bali David & Rose Larson

Email Bali David to join the group at balidavid747@gmail.com.

KidsCare Registration

Start Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
End Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 9:30A – 11:30A
Location: Second Floor, Friends Kids

KidsCare is available for children 6 months to 5 years old. Please register for KidsCare for the ENTIRE YEAR, September – May. Rates are based on $5 per week, per child and Thursday groups meet for 27 weeks. Registration for the entire year is $135, per child.

Financial assistance is available. Please contact Tiffany D’Anna to apply for a scholarship at tiffanyd@friends.church

THURSDAY MORNING KIDSCARE REGISTRATION coming soon!

OTHER WEEKLY STUDIES

Women Thriving in Difficult Marriages

Start Date: Monday, Sept 10, 2018
End Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 7-9P
Location: Upper Campus Chapel
Leader: Karla Downing

If you are a Christian woman in a difficult marriage, you are wondering what you can do to make things better. Without effective tools, you probably react in ways that actually make your problems worse. You may try to force change through anger, threats, and control. This ten-week group offers practical tools based on scriptural truths that will enable you to respond differently and effectively to the complex situations that you face.

REGISTER HERE

Single Again Women’s Group

Meeting Day: Every Sunday, Ongoing
Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: 17791 Lerene Drive, Yorba Linda

Many of us find ourselves in a place we would have never dreamed, single again. The loss of your life partner through divorce or death can leave you feeling vulnerable and isolated. Single Again Women’s Group is a place to come as you are to find community, prayer and to be encouraged to stay close to God as you walk through this difficult time. Whether you’ve been single for years or are still reeling through the pain please come and allow us to walk alongside you.

juliej@friends.church, 714.777.7325

Professional Business Women

Meeting Days: Tues, Wed or Thurs (varies by group)
Time: 7-9P
Locations: Vary by group
Leaders: Sharon Kay Alexander

This Bible study is specifically designed for the unique needs of business and professional women. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for professional and business women to experience biblical life change and personal development by addressing contemporary issues from a Christian perspective with their peers. These issues include leadership development, ethics and values, interpersonal relationships and management skills enhancement.

For more info, please contact sharonkay@sharonkay.net.

Divorce Care

Start Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
End Date: November 26, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30P
Location: Multipurpose Room

There aren’t many people around you who understand the pain your separation or divorce has caused; to you, your family, your friends. At DivorceCare you will become a part of a small group, support group of people who share your experience.
more info

REGISTER HERE

Women’s Prayer Meeting

Meeting Date: 1st Monday of the Month
Time: 8:30A
Location: Room 323

Join us as we take “everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving” to the Lord. Everyone is welcome, come as you are able.

MOMs of Military

We are a growing group of Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard MOMS. As Moms of Military we share the same heart and concerns for our son and daughters who are actively serving in the military.
more info.

FIND A WOMEN’S LIFE GROUP

There are other Women’s Life Groups that meet off campus throughout the week in homes, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. If you’re looking for a community of women to help you grow deeper in your faith, please contact our Life Group Pastor, Drew Heim, at drewh@friends.church.