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Current Groups & Events

As women, we are blessed with the ability to inspire, strengthen and share our lives with each other in a very personal and unique way. So we’d love to provide you with the opportunity to find a great bunch of ladies who you can do this journey of life with and do just that – inspire, strengthen & share!

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Music & Picnic in the Park


Gather at 5:30 p.m. / Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Independence Grove, Libertyville

Entertainment; The Insiders: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute

Join with other women from Christ Church for a picnic and concert overlooking the lake. Pack a picnic or buy dinner at the cafe. Look for our sign and balloons, but come early enough to grab at spot with other women from our group.
$10.00 a car, but the concert is free.

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Summer Potluck

Thursday, August 15 / 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an old fashioned potluck and fellowship. Bring a chair and a dish to share.

At the home of Judy Kohl
630 S. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest
Judy Kohl: jkohl@christchurchil.org

Summer Prayer & Share STudy

June 5 – August 14
Wednesday mornings from 10:00 -11:30am

Led by Pam Gillaspie, this study will investigate “How To Read Your Bible”. Gather with other women under this gifted teacher to get to know the Bible better!

For more information, reach out to Bonnie Parker, samdparker2@comcast.net.

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A Study on Elijah

Saturdays at 8:00-9:30am
Beginning May 18 (7 weeks)

Join Erica Hudson for a seven-week journey to draw nearer to God and grow in our faith through a study of Elijah, authored by the acclaimed speaker and biblical teacher, Priscilla Shirer. By taking this time to set aside the hustle and remove the distractions, we hope your soul can be fed…so we can be our best selves, for ourselves, for those we love, and for those things God has called us to do.

Please RSVP here by May 1st, to ensure enough time for the books to arrive. 

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Creative Occasions

Great conversations happen when you bring women together who are in different seasons of life. Each gathering is different, but alway involves creativity and fun.

Ra’chael Ward: rachaelwardr@gmail.com

Spiritual Direction

Susan Neaman: sneaman@christchurchil.org

Spiritual Direction can be life-giving and transforming as one begins to sense where God is leading, hovering, teaching, healing and offering His love. Listening to the leading of the Holy Spirit includes moments of savoring the joys in life or sifting through the hard life trials we experience. This unique time with a Spiritual Director is confidential and helps one draw closer to the Lord in whatever situation has arisen. Christ Church offers and initial meeting with a certified Spiritual Director at no charge, at which point you can decide if you’d like to pursue Spiritual Direction on a monthly basis. Ongoing cost details would be discussed at your first session.

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Wisdom from Women in the Bible

Tuesdays, starting April 16
Lake Forest Campus

Emmy Kocema will lead a Small Group/Bible study  that  will draw practical lessons from women in the Bible that we can relate to relevant issues in our own lives.

Email Judy at Jkohl@christchurchil.org for more info or to sign up.

Girlfriend's Guide to the Bible

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.

Starting September 14th
Lake Forest Campus

Join us for friendship and a study of relevant wisdom from the Bible. Looking at the Old and New Testament, we’ll unpack truths to help you live out your faith every day. No homework! Leader: Robin Norkus

Small Group Women's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9:30-11am
Starting September 13
Lake Forest Campus

Of the two books of the Bible named after women, one was a Jewish girl who married a prominent Gentile (Esther and King Ahasuerus) and the other was a Gentile woman who married a prominent Hebrew (Ruth and Boaz). Both women were part of God’s redemptive history: He used Esther to save His people from physical destruction and He used Ruth as an important genealogical link in the messianic line, first to David, and ultimately to Christ.

Questions? Contact Tina Iosue
(847) 571-8119

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Community Bible Study

Tuesdays, 9:15 -11:15 a.m.

Beginning September 12
Christ Church Lake Forest

Please join us for YOUR KINGDOM COME, a study on the books of Revelation and Ephesians.

In person option: Lake Forest campus
Virtual options: Tuesdays 9:15 – 10:30 am or Wednesdays: 7:00 -8:15 pm
Full children’s program for infants – kindergarten for in person option.
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Grief Group

If you are going through a difficult trial such as death loss, family/relationship loss, shattered dreams, life transitions, or other hard life situations, we can connect you with a care companion or a support group. Our 1-1 Care Ministry offers you a trained lay volunteer to provide a confidential, caring, and supportive companion. If you are struggling with the death of a loved one, Grief Support Groups are offered during the year, along with Hope for the Holidays.

Spring Session: Monday evenings,
April 8 – May 6, 7:30-8:30pm
Lake Forest campus

Contact Judy Kohl and Susan Neaman with questions: griefsupport@christchurchil.org


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