Faithful Hearts

Special Announcement!

The office will be closed on Thursday, Sept 22.

Autumn approaches!

Dear Faithful Hearts,

Psalm 19 kept coming to my thoughts during the recent solar eclipse:  “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

It is impossible for the world to ignore, or for scientists to explain away, such an event as anything other than completely awesome!  I loved listening to experts explain all the amazing things they learn from carefully observing natural phenomena.  The way every bit of creation follows the scientific theories and mathematical concepts and rules we have come to know makes me wonder how people can help but look at the cosmos and realize that it is not just random order out of chaos. Rather it reveals a masterpiece from an unfathomably brilliant mind … and we know his name.
We are gearing up for a rich Fall season filled with opportunities to get to know God in deeper and exciting ways through study, through prayer and through sharing with others.  We also hope to provide a great place for friendships and mentoring to happen.  Please check us out frequently and find your place to enter in.

Important dates:
From Thursday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 5 our offices are closed.

Tuesday mornings 10:00 is a new Grasping God’s Word #1 class.  The evening class is on hold until it fills up a bit more. We will begin a co-ed GGW#1 class as interest builds and we have enough students to make a class. Think what an opportunity it is to learn how to study and discover the ancient texts we know as the Scriptures!  Imagine having other students with whom you can ask your questions, voice your doubts and opinions, and seek answers together so that you can come to conclusions in confidence!  This is great to share with friends, with your grown and growing kids and perhaps even a spouse.  A place to actually invest your MIND in understanding God’s Word.  Every class I’ve taught over the past 15 years I see eyes light up and faith strengthen as students figure out why they believe what they believe. Time and day suggestions are welcome! is the best way to make your ideas known.

Wednesday, September 13 will be the first meeting of The Armor of God class. Pyhllis Stern will take you through the book of Ephesians in this seven-week study. We will explore the ways women of faith are tested every day AND the tools God gives us to meet these challenges successfully!

Thursday, September 14 will be the first sessions of Adelphia Road, a discipleship/mentoring experience.  Groups will meet the second week of each month for nine months for the main lesson, then complete 4 application assignments and discuss with their small groups over the next month.  Written to be an experience of Spiritual Formation, this does not take a huge time investment, and hopefully women will find easy conversation about God in their small groups.  The two main sessions are scheduled on Thursdays, but other days and times are possible.  Again, make your questions and wishes known.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength.
~Mark 12:30

Women are often referred to as the heart of the home and the heart of the church, busy taking care of everyone. Who takes care of them?

Welcome to an exciting resource for all women who have a desire to learn more about their faith, to find godly counsel or maybe just a place to rest. This is a ministry for women offered by women who have been gifted, called by God and trained to offer you excellent ministry.

Faithful Hearts believes that every woman is a one-of-a-kind, gifted, beloved daughter of God. She deserves to be cared for, listened to, prayed with, and challenged to grow in her knowledge of God.

Twenty-first century American culture is ready to listen to the informed female voice. More than ever, Christian women need to intelligently articulate what they believe, and to live passionately in ways that responsibly represent the character of God.

Now there is a challenge! If you’re up to it, we’d like to take the challenge with you. Welcome to Faithful Hearts, a new kind of ministry for women! Whether you’re part of a church group or not, you belong. Visit us in our office, take part in our groups, or meet right here on the web. Make this a regular part of your day…enter conversations to make yourself at home in the sisterhood of truly amazing and diverse women.