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Women of the Word preparing program


Women of the Word (WOW) is an inter-denominational Bible-centered study with weekly small-group interaction, large-group worship and teaching.

WOW will start its 15th year with a Growing in Godliness Kick-Off Program at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St., Waterman.

Registration for this year’s Bible study also will take place before and after the program. Everyone is invited to this program whether you will be attending the WOW Bible study this year or not.

Come and be inspired by missionary and author Paula Jarot as she shares about serving the Lord despite her weaknesses. She and her husband have served with New Tribes in Papua New Guinea and Thailand since 1986, raising their family and later adopting two Cambodian daughters.

Their story is told in her book, “Daughters by Design.” Paula will share some of their story and how the key to receiving the Lord’s strength was through her own weakness. Listeners also will learn about her passion for ending human trafficking and how they can help.

Shirer, author and speaker to Christian audiences, focuses on teaching the Bible to women. As a mother of growing children, she relates well to all moms.

Shirer will help women discover that instead of ignoring, neglecting or trying to escape our weaknesses and insufficiencies, they can see them as a gift, given by God to unlock the treasure: the door of God’s strength.

Open house registration also will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Waterman Presbyterian Church. WOW begins Sept. 19, so be sure to register.

A morning WOW from 9 to 11:30 a.m. includes a children’s program for nursery and preschool children. The evening WOW is held from 6:45 to 9 p.m.

The $25 registration fee includes lessons and handouts for the study. Scholarships are available. New members are welcome to begin at any time.

Come share and grow in God’s word with women from many churches and communities.

Those unable to make the Aug. 29 registration, should contact Sue Hipple at 815-264-3979, or Julie Ness at 815-286-7144,

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