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THIS MONTH WITH APOSTLES WOMEN
The Church of The Apostles / August 1, 2019 / Vol. 5, No. 8
this month

Belong to Jesus | Belong Together


UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

FRESH START

 
Sunday, August 25 | 12:00 p.m. | The Commons
 
We are launching the 2019-2020 year in Women's Ministry, and we want you to hear about what's happening, how you can be involved, and how you can partner with us in prayer over our women, our church, our city, and our world.
 

FEATURING

Face-to-face time with Bible study leaders
Representatives from ministries we believe in and support
A fun, relaxed atmosphere
A yummy lunch
BIG NEWS about some upcoming events!

 
Best of all, it's totally free and open to all women! Will you RSVP to attend?
I'LL BE THERE!
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Connect in Community

1

Connect with women in your area...

Do you want to get to know each other? Share a bit of your story. Where are you now, and what do you believe God for in your own lives?

2
(and most important)

Let’s pray for each other...

Pray for our church but also pray for the women in our church and how God wants to use us—not just at Apostles but also in our communities where we live and work, in our spheres of influence.  


Contact Joy Williams for details. 

NEXT GATHERING
Sunday, September 15
6:00–8:00 pm

If you would like to open your home,
contact Linda McEntire.


Contact Linda McEntire for details.

Contact info coming soon.
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Shelter in the Storm


ONE-DAY WOMEN'S RETREAT

 
It seemed like an ordinary Thursday, a mid-July Atlanta summer. Yet, what transpired within the walls of Apostles on July 18, 2019, was anything but ordinary. For when Christ through the Holy Spirit, welcomed through the prayers of His women at Apostles, shows up, the extraordinary occurs … and we were witnesses to it! 

We had the honor of hosting approximately 120 women for a one-day retreat, “Shelter in the Storm,” as the conclusion to our summer Kingdom Builders series. The participants included both Apostles women and guests from local women’s Christ-centered recovery centers, namely Grateful Hearts, Gilgal, and Kidz2Leaders. This body of sisters in Christ enjoyed a full day of worship and prayer, teaching and testimony, moments alone “retreating” with Christ and His Word, and coming back together for rich table discussion and fellowship. Though we were in the city, it was truly a “mountaintop” experience as the love and peace of Christ reigned throughout the day. We look forward to the hope of seeing continual fruit-bearing in the lives of women who were there.

I have to say what a WONDERFUL retreat the women’s ministry put on last week. I was teary on and off throughout the day as I looked around. It was beautiful in every single way. I came home and told my husband it was one of the best things the women’s ministry has ever done. And I have been around the church for over 20 years. The body of Christ at its finest, for sure.

I’m sure you heard so much testimony, but Gilgal had a new woman attending. She’d just arrived about two days earlier. She sat next to me and, at one moment, I noticed a group of non-Gilgal residents surrounding her and praying for her. Many of the women knew each other from other programs. I was blown away by this and how they were lifting Jenna up collectively at this time--they were there for her. There was power in Him that day. Always is at COTA, but I know the Gilgal women were so stirred. 
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MORE INFORMATION
THINGS TO NOTE
WOW 2019 Verses:
8/4: 1 Peter 2:12
8/11: 1 Peter 2:13-14
8/18: 1 Peter 2:15-17
8/25: 1 Peter 2:15-17 (cont.)
Click here to learn more about the Women of the Word program.
We would love to hear your journey of memorizing 1 Peter. Email us at ewilkes@apostles.org.
THANK YOU FOR SERVING!
A huge thank you to all of you who served with MUST Ministries Summer Lunch Program, our School Supply Drive, the Kingdom Builders "Shelter in the Storm" Women's Retreat and the Walton Communities Single Parent Clothing SwapWe give thanks and glory to God for your servant hearts!
Love, The WM Team
OCC Crafting Group
The crafting group meets in August on Sunday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 27. For more info, contact Mari Bradley.
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