Just Women 2016 is the Disciples Women’s Ministries endorsed study material. 2016 is the eighth year of publication. It is offered via subscription: online or by calling (317) 635-3100 or by completing a subscription form and sending, with your check to:
IDWM-Just Women, PO Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986
Celebrating Disciples Creativity and the Arts
In this issue, you’ll learn about the way Disciples Women are making art and transforming lives as they create. Features will include a “collage” of women artists, a look at Quadrennial Assembly bags and the global sisters behind them, and an exploration of how Disciples churches use art in their worship, outreach, and spiritual formation ministries. This issue will also include stories from the 2015 Women-to-Woman Worldwide journey to the Middle East.
“The Table and Beyond: Lavish Hospitality in the Bible”
This year marks the third year of our Bible study issue written by Disciples women for Disciples women under the Just Women banner. This eight-session study will explore texts that teach about hospitality the biblical way. Studies can be used on their own or in a series, by groups or individuals. We have re-ordered and sold out previous Bible study issues of Just Women.
Writers and scripture topics for 2016 are:
Dr. Catherine Nichols – Introduction
Ms Nora Carmi – “Jesus Welcomes the Children” (Matthew 19:13-15, Mark 9:33-37, Luke 18:15-17)
Rev. Dr. Katie Hays – “Sodom & Gomorrah” (Gen 19:1-29), “Sending Out the Disciples” (Matthew 10), and “Peter and Cornelius” (Acts 10)
Rev. Dr. Beth Rupe – “The Last Supper” (1 Corinthians 11:17-33)
Rev. Dr. Barbara Sims-King – “Visiting Angels” (Genesis 18:1-18) and “Everything Held in Common” (Acts 4:32-37)
Rev. Tanya Tyler – “Jesus Feeds the Multitudes” (Matt 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-14)
Rev. Kathy McDowell – Leader’s Guide
From lead-laden water in Flint, Michigan, to food deserts in urban centers, to islands of plastic found in our oceans, the environment is increasingly in the news – and it’s rarely good. But increasingly the church is claiming creation care as its ministry, and responding with ethics and actions. This issue will feature Disciples partnerships in Flint, Michigan working to bring clean water and justice; Green Chalice, the Disciples’ creation care ministry; an organic farm in Hiram, Ohio that is changing the lives of autistic adults; the Blue Theology Mission Station in Pacific Grove, California; and understanding organic and local food trends. This issue will report on the “Keep Hope Alive! Olive Tree Planting Campaign” in Palestine from the participants of the 2015 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey to the Middle East.
The church has always been in the leadership of efforts to eradicate poverty. Read about how Disciples are changing the poverty scene and transforming lives through ecumenical ministries of advocacy and action. Read about ways Disciples women can support microeconomic solutions for women across the globe. Learn about housing solutions, financial empowerment, hunger relief and ways you and your church can make a difference. Also featured will be concluding stories from the Middle East 2015 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey.