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Women

We offer a variety of activities that help women connect at NorthRidge.

If you're interested in making new and lasting friendships, deepening your relationship with Christ, and reaching out to others around you... then check out the tabs below. There's plenty to choose from, so sign up today to get started!

 

Women’s Fall Groups
TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 23 – NOVEMBER 18
AM 9:30-11:30 / PM 6:30-8:30
 

This semester, we are offering a variety of studies. We hope that you will find one that interests you, and get plugged in with other women!

“Children of the Day” by Beth Moore
Is family life a challenge? Is work driving you crazy? Do you know God has a purpose for your life, but can’t figure out what it is? Know that your circumstances are not coincidental. And God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as she walks you through the truth of each verse of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In this study, you’ll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns and fears. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns. (Offered in Plymouth AM/PM, Brighton, Grosse Ile and Saline. The 20-30 Something group meets at Plymouth PM)

“Restless” by Jennie Allen (Mothers Bible Study Group)
Restless explores the fact that God has called each of us to do great thins in His name, and then helps us discover what that might mean for each of us individually. Jennie says, “We are called to dream but we’re afraid to. But because we are called, when we don’t act on it we become restless-restless to find purpose, to make a difference in the world, to matter.” (Offered in Plymouth AM/PM for all mothers)

“Changes That Heal” by Henry Cloud (Care Ministries)
Partnering with Care Ministries, we invite you to attend a four-step program of healing and growth. This study gives sound advice on how to: Connect more deeply with others, develop healthy boundaries, understand the good and bad in yourself and others, and grow emotionally and spiritually. Join others and take the steps that will help you to get the most out of your life, heal the wounds of your past, and build lasting relationships. (Offered in Plymouth AM/PM)

Starting Point
Starting Point is an experience to explore faith and pursue God in a conversational setting. Starting Piont is for you if you are: Asking sincere questions about life & God, looking for a clearer view of what it means to be a Christian, starting or returning a relationship with God or interested in pursuing God, but not sure how. (Offered in Plymouth AM/PM)

Book pre-orders will be available until September 16. You can purchase your book in the Life Matters Resource Center at any time.

Childcare offered at the Plymouth location for a small fee, through September 16.

Registration
Plymouth – AM Session | PM Session
Brighton – PM Session
Grosse Ile – PM Session
Saline – PM Session

 

MOTHER’S OF PRESCHOOLERS

We welcome moms of preschool children (pregnancy-through Kindergarten)…urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms… all moms who share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be!

“But forget all that–it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 (New Living Translation)

At any given moment in our lives each of us has conversations we’ve been putting off, reasonable risks we’ve been avoiding, or goals we want to achieve. Yet often times the more significant an action feels the easier it is to put it off. We get distracted from the big decisions by the immediate needs of the day. What all of us seem to have in common is that we need a nudge, a nudge to help us get out of our ruts and routines so that we can begin risking bravely.

At MOPS we believe that you were meant to live deeply and so we have created this year’s theme to inspire you to choose the extraordinary. Be you, Bravely is designed to help us focus on making the choices that could create the most good in our lives, help us to step into healthy risk and to do it in the context of community where we can cheer one another on.

Sometimes, good people wait patiently for God to intervene when what He is wanting is for us to act bravely and do something. Being a follower of Jesus calls for courage. The journey feels unexpected and unconventional. It requires bravely playing hide and seek in the dark, confronting the fears that scare us and holding the hand of a Redeemer-Guide who calls us to courageous acts of risk and trust. It means coloring outside of the lines. Dreaming bigger than we ever have before and getting swept up into the plans of a God who leaves us breathless with wonder.

It takes courage to ask brave questions and even more courage to search for the answers. We are so excited to journey alongside you this year as we ask one another what it means to “Be you, Bravely”.

Join us!
• September-May, every other Thursday
• Morning Session: 9:15-11:30a (Childcare provided) // Evening Session: 7-9p, both sessions at NorthRidge Plymouth

2014-2015 Schedule
Sept 18, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 18
Jan 8 & 22, Feb 5 & 19, March 5 & 19
April 9, & 23, May 7 & 21

Children Enjoy Coming Too!
The MOPPETS Program (available during the morning session) is designed to be a safe, loving and creative place where your children can have fun while you receive a needed break. The dedicated MOPPETS workers provide individual attention to each child during the MOPS meeting.

Fees & Dues
There is an initial annual fee of $23.95 for registration which goes to MOPS International for your membership. Additionally, a fee of $20 is due each semester (Fall & Winter) to cover the MOP meeting. Price goes up from $20 to $25 on Sept 1 and Jan 1!

Our MOPS group is a ministry of NorthRidge Church. MOPS International is a non-profit organization. Registration is required for you and your child(ren).

Morning Registration / Evening Registration

 

Questions? Contact MOPS

 

HOMESCHOOL CONNECTION

Looking for a place to connect with other home school families? Whether you’re new to homeschooling, thinking of homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, this is the place for you! One of our main goals is to build authentic relationships with one another as we journey down the homeschool path.

The mission of NorthRidge Church is to “Wake the World Up to Jesus. Show them His love. Teach them His truth. Involve them.” We’re excited to live out this mission as homeschool families connected through this amazing church family! Please join us as we meet for monthly educational outings, mom’s nights and get to know each other along the way. NorthRidge Church membership is not required.

Events: Our monthly educational outings are scheduled on various days and times during the months of August – June. We’re excited to announce a great line-up of encouraging parent’s and mom’s nights over the course of the year! Our family picnics take place at the beginning and end of the traditional school year (September and June).

2014-15 Calendar of Events
• Sep 11, Comerica Park Tour
• Sep 12, Family Picnic
• Oct 8, Leslie Nature Center
• Oct 28, Mom’s Movie Night Out at NRC
• Nov 11, Ann Arbor Hand’s On Museum
• Nov 12, Crafting and Caring at NorthRidge (*date may change)

Nov & Dec – The Glory of Christmas serving opportunities (TBD)

• Jan 16, Mom’s Night “Favorite Things” Party
• Jan 23, Nelson the Animal Guy
• Feb 12, Wild Swan Theater “Under the African Sky”

• March – Henry Ford Museum & Mom’s Night Out – Painting with a Twist
• April – Schoolcraft Music Concert
• May – Toledo Zoo & Mom’s Night-Curriculum Share/Progressive Dinner
• June – Real Life Working Farm
• Jun 26, Family Picnic at NorthRidge

*This schedule may change on occasion and dates filled in as outing details are confirmed. Check back often for the most up-to-date information.

For more information on how to get involved with the HomeSchool Connection community, register for free and find instructions in your confirmation email. click here

 

GRACE FULL QUILTS

We offer comfort to those in need by gifting them with a hand crafted quilt. Our purpose is to enjoy community as we quilt together, pray over each of our projects and encourage each other to grow stronger in our faith.

Do you have scraps of leftover fabric stuffed in drawers, spilling out of boxes, or tucked in your sewing box? Now you can give them a second life while helping others. Some of our quilts have been gifted to our missionaries, Katrina victims, service men overseas and duffel bag projects for children in Foster Care.

Novices and experts are welcomed. Even non-sewers are welcome to learn as they go! We also need volunteers to keep track of inventory, take pictures, cut, iron, deliver quilts, and pray.

KNITTY CHICKS

Interested in knitting or crocheting? We have donated yarn and outreach projects so you can knit or crochet to your heart’s content without damaging your budget. We currently are making preemie hats, booties, blankets, and issolet covers for Hutzel Hospital, as well as mittens for City Mission, decorative scarves for the duffel bag project, and 8” squares for afghans going to Africa.

We pray for others as we make our projects and attach Bible verses to each item made. If you want to use your gifts to gift others in need, this may be the group for you. It’s hard to believe that doing outreach work can be so much fun. Women of all ages and all skill levels welcome. Join us on new projects or even bring your own.

 

GRACEFULL QUILTS and KNITTY CHICKS meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 7-9p. There is no fee for these classes (childcare is not available).

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