Monday Night Ladies Class
Date: Monday evenings, beginning on September 16
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fireside Room (Room #152)
Child Care:No childcare available for this study group.
Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World
We all spend a lot of energy reaching for happiness, but we’re never quite able to hang on to it. Real life happens and our circumstances take us on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Maybe you have been whiplashed by an unexpected crises. Or fear has gripped you, causing you to bury your dreams. Perhaps a sad ending has filled you with loss or hopelessness and made your faith waver.
This makes the Bible’s call to “be joyful always” sound almost crazy—and out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be. Don’t despair! God means for us to have JOY—a joy from Him that is defiant in the face of this broken world. Joy is meant to be ours! This joy is not simply happiness on steroids, it’s the unwelding belief that sorrow and loss do it have the final say.
We invite you with courage, candor, and tender vulnerability to a place beyond sadness or happiness to a place of holy defiance that dares us to live with expectant, unwavering hope.