Women’s Groups

Age Range: Adult Women
 Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  
Winter Start up: January 10
Spring Start up: Approximately March 14
Description:  We’re not a book club – we discuss chapter by
chapter.  We’re more a group study with reading assignments
usually a chapter at a time. Our books are not fiction, but usually lessons learned for living out our calling as Children of God.

We meet as a group of women for the purpose of reading a book together.  The bonus outcome is that we become friends and share our own life stories as they relate to the current author’s story.  Our desire is to remain a “small group”, but we always have room for one or two more and the start of a new book is a great time to jump in.  
Contact: Mary Toufar: HERE

Waking up White’ by Debby Irving

Beginning: January 10th.
Book Cost:  $19
    Waking Up White is the book Irving wishes she had read decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial
tension, she offers a fresh perspective on bias,
stereotypes, manners, and tolerance.  As Irving unpacks her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to  help people of color, she reveals how each of these mindsets, though well-intentioned, actually perpetuated her ill-conceived   ideas about race.  She explains how she’s changed the way she talks, how she works in racially mixed groups, and understands the antiracism movement as a whole.


4th Thursday Women’s Book Club

On Thursday, January 25, the 4th Thursday Women’s Book Club will meet in the Fireside Room at Faith Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm to discuss the book, HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS by J.D. Vance.  A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels.  And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country. (From the publisher.) 
Please join us!
February 22—

REDEEMING LOVE     by Francine Rivers

March 22—


April 26—



May 24—
LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly

no meeting, but be on the lookout for books to recommend in August

August 23—Salad potluck at 6:00 PM and selection of new books

September 27—



AM  Mom’s Connect

Age Range: Moms with kids ranging from babies through high school

Days/Time:  Thursday Mornings in the Fireside Room from 9:30-11:00am (starting January 11th.)

Cost: $15 for Hardcover Book

Childcare: Childcare available Thursday mornings with pre-registration for $5/family.

Description: This weekly group is for any 20-40 something-aged woman looking to build Christian friendships and to deepen spiritual growth.  We will be studying, “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt
   Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional
exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.  Brown explains how
vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting women be seen.

Register for AM “Moms Connect” HERE  Childcare is available during the AM group for $5/week (pre-registration required) and will be available on-site.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at christine@waconiafaithlutheran.com

I hope that you will prayerfully consider making time in your life for YOU.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.   We look forward to meeting you!


Pastor Christine Ruth    Cadee Winnie (AM)    Lynne Fredrickson (AM)

PM Moms Connect

“Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown

Age Range: Mom’s with kids ranging from babies through high school

Days/Time:  Monday Nights from 7:00-8:30pm at Faith in the Fireside Room. Join them for Chapter 3 on January 8th.

Childcare: Childcare is not provided for the PM group.  

Description: See AM Moms Connect description.

We meet Mondays in the Fireside Room from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Contact Sarah Hartwig – Here    or Emily Antolick – Here
Register for PM “Moms Connect” HERE