Fall Class Begins September 11

Holding on to Hope by Nancy guthrie

A healing book for those in the wake of life’s devastating storms.

We can never plan for the unexpected turns of this life that sometimes lead to great personal suffering. Sometimes that suffering can overshadow everything and threaten to pull us under. Nancy Guthrie knows what it is to be plunged into life’s abyss. Framing her own story of staggering loss and soaring hope with the biblical story of Job, she takes you by the hand and guides you on a pathway through pain―straight to the heart of God. Holding On to Hope offers an uplifting perspective, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty and failure. (Includes an 8-week study on the book of Job for readers who want to dig deeper into what the Bible says about dealing with suffering and grief.)

  • September 11--Orientation with julia and nancy

    The Leadership Team will host lunch following orientation.  Books will be handed out.  We will read the Forward and Introduction.

  • September 18--Nancy stidham

    Loss 1

    Tears 7

  • september 25

    Worship 13

    Gratitude 19

  • october 2

    Blame 23

    Suffering 29


    Despair 37

    Why 43

  • OCTOBER 16

    Eternity 49

    Comforters 53

  • OCTOBER 23

    Mystery 61

    Submission 65

  • OCTOBER 30

    Intimacy 71

    Epilogue 79

    Afterword 89

  • november 6

    To be announced

Monday marys orientation

september 11, 2023 fall Semester

10 am at the cornerstone office

  1. Welcome and opening prayer:  Nancy Stidham
  2. Devotional:  Julia Rowe
  3. Worship music:  Nancy Stidham
  4. Hand out books:  Nancy Stidham
  5. Guidelines:  Nancy Stidham
  6. Faith Statement:  Nancy Stidham
  7. Class schedule:  Nancy Stidham
  8. Sign up calendar for discussion leaders:  Nancy Stidham
  9. Closing prayer and blessing:  Julia Rowe

Lunch served compliments of your leadership team:

Julia Rowe

Nancy Stidham

Leadership planning meeting

MOnday, September 25, after class at the office


September 25, 2023

1 pm at the Office

Welcome and opening prayer

The  2024 curriculum/calendar

The Christmas Party December 11

For the good of the order

new studies to review

These are new studies to consider for the fall class.  They are from a variety of publishers and are by authors we have not read before or recently.  The search focused on studies for older women as well as doctrinal bias.

august 21 fellowship

"Sunflower Celebration"

10:45 am fool hollow lake--Stellar Jay Ramada

first ramada on the left as you enter group area

Welcome and devotional

Game and prizes

Fry bread by Alta

Bring something to share on the bread or a dessert

Bring your own table service and beverage

Parking pass is $10.  Car pool at home of Pam Gilman 10:30 am

summer highlights

Fellowship, family, fun

We enjoyed the Summer Celebration in June, the Leadership Meeting in July and the Sunflower Celebration in August.  Send your photos to Nancy to be included in the summer highlights!