Summer News and Updates
2020 Women's Retreat Cancelled
Due to uncertainty about when group gatherings will be reintroduced in California, the Women of Hope have made the decision to cancel our 2020 Women's Retreat, previously scheduled for July 24-26. We plan to return to the Ayres Hotel in Laguna Woods for our next retreat in July of 2021. Please watch for further details as they become available.
2020 Summer Studies
Both the Wednesday morning and Tuesday evening groups will hold summer sessions this year to help us stay engaged in fellowship with each other and our study of the Word in the absence of the Women's Retreat this year. Scroll down on this page to see what's coming up!
Women's Tuesday Night Study
Coming July 7, 2020 . . .
Since we will miss our usual summer Women's Retreat this year, we are offering a summer session to help us stay in the Word and in fellowship with each other. We'll start a study of Andrew Davis's book, "The Power of Christian Contentment," on July 7, 2020. Please order your book online, and sign up here to RSVP to participate on site or remotely. Study workbooks will be available at our introductory meeting, July 7, or you can download questions here. Click here to join on Zoom!
"It may surprise modern Christians that our current problems with discontentedness are anything but new. In 1643, Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs wrote a work titled "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment" that has as much resonance in our day as it did in his.
Now, pastor and author Andrew M. Davis helps contemporary Christians rediscover the remarkable truths found in this largely forgotten work. With powerful new illustrations and a keen sense of all that makes modern Christians restless, Davis challenges readers to confront the sources of discontent in their lives and embrace Paul's teaching on contentment in all circumstances. He gives special attention to maintaining contentment through poverty and prosperity, as well as in our marriages, and offers tips on teaching children how to be content in an age of smartphones and social media."
Women's Tuesday Night Schedule
Summer / Fall 2020
Jul 7 - Introduction
- Chapters One & Two
A Rare Jewel in a Discontented World
Paul Teaches the Secret of Christian Contentment
Aug 4 - Chapters Three & Four
The Definition of Christian Contentment
Contentment and Providence
- Chapters Five & Six
The Mysterious Mindset of Contentment
How Christ Teaches Contentment
Sep 1 -
The Excellence of Christian Contentment
- Chapter Eight
The Evils and Excuses of a Complaining Heart
- Chapter Nine
Contentment in Suffering
- Chapter Ten
Contentment in Prosperity
- Chapter Eleven
Contentment Is Not Complacency
- Chapter Twelve
How to Attain and Protect Contentment
NEW Women's Wednesday Morning Study!
Our usual Wednesday morning women's group meets at 9:00 am on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. However, while we wait (at home!) for information about when can meet together again, we're planning to begin a new summer study in the next few weeks. We'll be studying A.W. Pink's book, "The Attributes of God." If you'd like to join this study, please order the book online now to allow adequate shipping time. Study questions will go out every two weeks, beginning Wednesday, May 13. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and receive study questions.
Questions will also be posted here for download as they become available.
Attributes of God has become a Christian classic in our time. Unlike other more
devotional treatments, Pink considers the biblical evidence for each of God’s
attributes and gives in-depth insight into His character and very nature. The
reader leaves each chapter both exalting God and better understanding “Him with
whom we have to do.” Attributes considered include God's decrees, knowledge,
supremacy, sovereignty, immutability, holiness, power, faithfulness, goodness,
patience, grace, mercy, love, and wrath.
Arthur W. Pink was born in Nottingham, England in 1886, and born again of the Spirit of God in 1908. He studied at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, USA, and pastored churches in Colorado, California, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Sidney, Australia. In 1934, He returned to his native land, England, and in 1940 took up permanent residence on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, remaining there until his death twelve years later in 1952.
Women of Hope, the Women's Ministry of Pacific Hope Church, is part of the entire discipleship ministry of Pacific Hope Church. Under the direction and oversight of the Elders, Women of Hope is led by a team of women who meet regularly for the sake of accountability, leadership development, prayer, and planning. We exist to encourage and equip women to think and live according to the Word of God. Our desire is that every woman would know Christ personally and fulfill the Lord's requirement “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8).
Foundations of Hope
Based on the mandate found in Titus 2, Women of Hope launched a mentoring ministry in January 2015. The aim of this ministry is to equip women in these four foundational areas:
- Walk: Personal Bible study and prayer
- Home: Being busy at home as a single, wife and/or mom
- Doctrine: Spiritual life and biblical womanhood
- Fellowship: Hospitality and mentoring other women.
Through monthly small group meetings, mentors help women establish relationships with other women, learn to think Biblically, apply Biblical principles to relationships and circumstances, grow in godliness, and grow in their love for and service to the church.
Because these groups involve progressive teaching and mentoring, sign-ups are limited to the beginning of each two-year cycle. We currently have no start date scheduled for 2020, but if you are interested in the next session, please email email@example.com.