Presbyterian Women Bible Study Circles
Circles represent the cornerstone of Palma Ceia’s Presbyterian Women (PCPW). Members typically meet monthly in small groups for Bible Study and fellowship. The meeting is conducted by one or more Bible moderators who prepare the lesson and lead the discussion. Circles determine their meeting times and venues. If you’re interested in joining a circle, please email Presbyterian Women, firstname.lastname@example.org who will help find the group that best suits your needs.
Circle 2: Comprised of women of many ages, including many grandmothers. Meets the first Monday of the month at 10:15am in members’ homes.
Circle 4: This group caters to mature women of faith; they meet at the church on the first Monday of the month at 10:15am.
Circle 6: Originally created for women who were or were soon-to-be empty nesters, Circle 6 meets the second Monday of the month at 11 am in members’ homes, where a light lunch is served.
Circle 7: This group mostly has school-aged children and gathers at church the 2nd Monday of the month. Lunch is served following the study.
Circle 8: Women of all ages enjoy meeting in the evening at members’ homes on the first Tuesday of the month. Dinner is at 6:30 pm, and the study follows. The moderator rotates among the members.
This year (Fall 2018) we have three Bible study options. Please take a look the selections and join us!
· “Praying the Psalms” by Juanita Ryan
Meets at 10:15am the first Monday of the month at church. Hosted by Circle 4.
Examines the Psalms that express strong emotions. These studies are intended to help you learn how to openly express your fear, joy, anger, hope, sorrow, and love to God.
· “Philippians – Life Lessons” by Max Lucado
Meets at 6:30pm the first Tuesday of the month at members’ homes. Email PW@palmaceia.org for specific meeting locations. Hosted by Circle 8.
The apostle Paul was stuck in a Roman prison when he wrote this inspiring letter to the young church in Philippi. Instead of focusing on his own trials and tribulations, he wrote about living a life filled with joy, peace, and commitment.
· “Back to the Well – Women’s Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels” by Frances Taylor Gench (who was in seminary with Pastor John and was Pastor Nicole’s New Testament professor!)
Circle 2: Meets at 10:15am the first Monday of the month in members’ homes
Circle 6: Meets at 11am the second Monday of the month in members’ homes
Circle 7: Meets at 12pm the second Monday of the month in members’ homes
These studies examine the encounters’ language, structure, and literary and sociocultural context, and provide many traditional and contemporary interpretations.