June 9 - August 11, 2019

When Pulitzer Prize winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich originally wrote, "well-behaved women seldom make history" she didn't mean that women should misbehave in order to be memorable, which is how the quote is often interpreted. She wrote those words lamenting about the fact that so many women who made positive impacts on society are overlooked by history. In this series, we will apply this idea to the women of the scriptures, who have so frequently been overlooked, misinterpreted, and even maligned.

 

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The Hemorrhaging Woman

We kick off our series with the story of the bleeding woman. Let's dive in.

The Rich Woman

Lydia, an early follower of Jesus's message, was known for her success at selling purple cloth, but she faced barriers convincing the disciples to trust her. What barriers do we have in our own lives? Is there something we can do to work on them? Even one simple step? Let's talk.

The Woman Minister

This week is powerful. Enough enslavement! You — yes, you! — are a minister and a sibling and a friend of God. Act like it.

The Woman Who Asked for What She Wanted

This Sunday, we’ll look at Hannah, who asks for what she needs, even when she is told she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Phooey on that! Speak up! God is listening — even if it seems that nobody else is.

The Woman Who Said What She Knew That She Knew

Little is known about this enigmatic figure, but much has been speculated. Just who is this woman, why was she so important in the Jesus story? How does the church's understanding of Mary Magdalene define who we are as a people? This was a woman who took risks and delivered a message the apostles initially thought was crazy, and for a long time she has been a problem from the church -- and as a result, she has been easily dismissed. Let's learn from this woman's story.

The Woman Who Led

Now wait just a darn minute! Women who lead? In church?!? That can’t be right — or can it?

The Life-Giver

This Sunday is Eve, the Life-Giver. Get ready for a deconstruction / rebuilding that will be full of laughter and insight and good stuff.

The Prophetess

Our woman this week is Miriam, the older sister of Moses and a powerful prophet and leader. Get ready. She’s strong stuff.

The Resolute Judge

"What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage." Deborah has courage. Not so sure about the muskrat. In any case, we'll discuss the lessons of lions and judges this Sunday.