Welcome to February!
We have already completed one month in 2018 and there is so much more to look forward to as the year progresses. Whether this month has flown by and barely given you time to catch your breath, or it seemed like January lasted 60 days like the running joke on Twitter, January was a chance at a new beginning. February is our opportunity to build on what we accomplished last month!
If January was not all that you hoped it would be, you have the chance to begin again. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “He (God) has made all things beautiful in its time,” and goes on further to say that God has put eternity in the hearts of men. Maybe the previous month was full of pain or loss; or perhaps it was just a big let down because you did not see the changes you desired for 2018. Be of good courage. Beautiful things still lie ahead in this year. God who operates in eternity and has granted us the privilege of eternal life is working on your behalf and because He is timeless, time is on your side.
In keeping with our theme for the year, IDENTITY we are thrilled to have began studying the book of Matthew during our Thursday Bible Studies (1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of every month on Zoom). For the past month of our study, we have dug down deep to discover how Christ’s identity as the Son of God informs our identity as His followers. Our bible studies last month have opened our understanding to these long-held truths:
Jesus is the Messiah (the long-awaited King of God’s people).
Jesus is the new Abraham
Jesus is the new Moses (the deliverer and instructor of God’s people)
Jesus is Emmanuel (the virgin-born Son of God who fulfills prophesy of the Old Testament)
Our weekly devotional and monthly blogs (launched in 2018) have also followed the book of Matthew chapter by chapter as we take the daily journey into the word of God together. Be sure to check out the “devotional” and “our blog” section on our website to follow along.
You can join us for bible study by logging into the Zoom App (use Meeting ID: 836-397-5774) or by calling in (Dial 408-638-0968; Meeting ID: 836-397-5774) during our regular Thursday bible study at 7pm CST. Our first bible study for February takes place on Thursday, February 1st. Don’t miss it!
In January, many of our local sister circles hosted their first events of 2018 and are planning many more exciting and meaningful events to help you get connected and fellowship with your sisters.
Our Milwaukee Sister Circle held their “Christian Connections and Cupcakes” event on January 22 with spotlight on Chauntel McKenzie, CEO of the PowHer Network. (Be sure to connect with Milwaukee Sister Circle Leader, Laniece McGee – Twitter @laneicemcgee for more information on how to connect for future events). Fort Valley State University Sister Circle hosted a “Forgiveness Balloon Release” ceremony on January 24 that provided a place for healing for all sisters in attendance. Connect with the FVSU Sister Circle Leader Shukriyah Thomas (Twitter - @SimplexlyKay) for information on future events and how to join this Sister Circle.
Greensboro (NC) Sister Circle held a New Year Meet and Greet on January 27 to connect current members and new faces in the community. The event provided an opportunity to share, connect and fellowship with like-minded women while enjoying a delicious lunch of Indian cuisine. Contact Greensboro Sister Circle Leader Omowunmi Odedere (Mo) for more information about the Greensboro circle and future events (Twitter - @attorney_of_luv or Facebook.com/AttorneyMo).
In February, the Nashville Sister Circle is hosting “A Closer Walk - Ice Cream Social” on February 3rd. Be sure to connect with Sister Circle Leader Marsha Pope (Twitter - @iLiveVirtuously) for more information or RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend and receive location details. Hurry!
The Raleigh Sister Circle will be hosting an evening of Self Love on February 17th in Cary, NC (6:30pm). Make sure you connect with Wives in Waiting Raleigh NC on Facebook or contact Sister Circle Leader Shalonda Richardson (Twitter/Instagram - @ireekexcellence) to RSVP and get more information.
The Dallas Sister Circle will be hosting a Pamper Me Dinner Party (RSVP required due to limited space) on February 24th. Please connect with @wiwdallascircle on Facebook for more information.
There is so much time left in 2018 and we want to make the most of it by giving you plenty of chances to connect and grow in the Lord. Be sure to keep up with us online and check back frequently (weekly and monthly) on www.wivesinwaiting.com for all the exciting developments in 2018.
If you are interested in joining our Intercessory Team, the Teaching Team or the Creative Team, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line noting interest.
You are loved by us and even more by God!
Your Wives In Waiting Creatives Team