GIRLFriends News



January – March 2019

*RESCHEDULED* BIRTHDAY & BLESSINGS PARTY – February 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at NewLife

GIRLfriends!  When is the last time you had a birthday party — complete with balloons, cake and party games?  If you have a birthday this year, then this party is for YOU!!  Join us, along with our special speaker Michelle Hansen, for some great fun and fellowship.  Please sign up at or at the Next Step Center and bring a small ($10 or less) wrapped birthday gift for our gift exchange. 


ENOUGH” RETREAT – Friday, March 1 6:30 PM – Saturday, March 2 3:30 PM @ NewLife

Enough. Enough of the lies. Enough of the guilt. Enough of the worry. Enough of the shame. Enough of needing control. And enough of not taking time for Him. GIRLfriends, join us March 1 and 2 at NewLife Church for our G.I.R.L.s in Christ Weekend. God wants ALL of you. Where you are. Right now. You are enough. God is enough. Cost is $25 and includes snacks Friday evening and breakfast and lunch Saturday.  RSVP by February 24th at or at the Next Step Center.
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study Group – Gem’s For Jesus
‘Living in His Presence” – Beginning February 6th, 11am-1:00 pm at The Church. Come join a 8-week study by Robert Morris.  What would happen if we truly lived in God’s presence? What would it look like if we spent time with God every day? In Living in His Presence, Pastor Robert will show us what it looks like to walk with God regardless of what we’re going through. This engaging new series will change the way you think about your relationship with God and show you just how powerful His presence can be in your life.    Led by Becky Roghair. If you are interested or what more information, please contact Becky Roghair, Julie Johnson or Donna Thompson.  All you need is a notebook and your Bible.

Please Join Us at the Beacons Study Group!
Mondays @ 6:15 in the Hub.
We will be begin Exploring and Sharing from the book, 
It’s Not Supposed to be Like This, by Lysa Terkuerst
Lysa offers fresh biblical insights to get you through daily disappointments and life-altering loss.
In God, we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle between our faith and our feelings.
Disappointments lay between our Expectations and our Experiences.
Here is a video trailer if you would like to learn more about it.
****Please feel free to join us on Monday night. We will not be doing the full study guide and daily homework, but using it as an excellent reference for our study and discussion 
Contact Tina Gosselink for more information.
Open Doors for every woman that needs EMBRACED!
FAITH & FITNESS: Feeding Your Body and Spirit– Mondays January 7th – February 25th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the NewLife Gathering Room.  This class is limited to 20 participants, so please sign up at  Contact Ashely Gosselink at with any questions.

“BREATHE” – Beginning January 12 @ 9:00 AM

Back by popular demand, this 5 week study by Priscilla Shirer will open your eyes to what the scripture says about our need to take time to BREATHE.  This study is open to women of all ages, however, no child care is available. Books are $10.

Please RSVP at or contact Ramona Rains at 491-5147 so books can be purchased. We will meet somewhere at the Church depending on the size of group.
PAUSE” – Beginning January 24th, 6:30-8:00 pm at The Hub. Come join a 6-week study exploring many different ways a simple pause can make a huge difference.  How do we get through life’s tough times?  How can we help others?  What is God’s direction for us?  How can we enrich our relationships with friends, kids, co-workers, our spouse?  A simple but oh so powerful word …. Pause.    Led by Tracey Vignovich.  Please sign up at

JAMES – Beginning Wednesday, March 27 at The Hub

Join me for a deeper dive into the book of James with a study by Jen Wilkin.  Jen has organized and led studies for women for seventeen years and is a phenomenal speaker and teacher.  There will be a work book, podcast and a group meeting once a week for 12 weeks. 

Monday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 .    Feb. 25 – May 13

Contact Missy Ballard at 515.314.5072 with any questions.  Sign up at