Join Us for Worship at:
Meadowbrook Country Club
2149 N. Green Bay Road
Racine, WI 53405

Worship on Sundays, at 10 a.m. 
in-person at Meadowbrook,
or via Zoom!

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Women's Spirituality Group

Our Women’s Spirituality Group meets every other Wednesday morning via Zoom at 7 a.m. to discuss the latest book that they are reading. Women’s spirituality differs from that of men. And the church, as a patriarchal institution, has not sufficiently addressed women’s spiritual needs. The books the group has read have included topics such as women in leadership for spiritual transformation, the history of God and Goddess, women’s spirituality, the Gospel of Mary, chakras, and many others. The intent is to be an empowering place for women to find their voice and themselves.

Currently, the group is discussing Greta Vosper's book, With or Without God: why the way we live is more important than what we believe. Greta is the pastor of West Hill United Church in Toronta, and founder and chair of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity. The back of the book describes it this way: "Envisioning a future in which the Christian church plays a viable and transformative role in shaping society, Gretta Vosper argues that if the church is to survive at all, the heart of faith must undergo a radical change. Vosper believes that what will save the church is an emphasis on just and compassionate living - a new and wholly humanistic approach to religion. Without this reform, the church as we know it faces extinction."

 

PREVIOUS BOOKS (in the order in which they were read):

  • “God’s Joyful Surprise” by Sue Monk Kidd
  • “The Cup of Our Life” by Joyce Rupp
  • “When the Heart Waits” by Sue Monk Kidd
  • “The Dance of the Dissident Daughter”  by Sue Monk Kidd
  • “When God was a Woman” by Merlin Stone (Winter 2007-2008)
  • “The Circle of Stones” by Judith Duerk (Spring – Summer 2008)
  • “Hidden Women of the Gospels” by Kathy Coffey (Summer – Fall 2008)
  • “The Gospels of Mary” by Marvin Meyer
  • “Proverbs of Ashes” by Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker
  • “A Woman’s Journey to God” by Joan Borysenko
  • “Open the Door” by Joyce Rupp
  • “I Will Not Die an Unlived Life” by Dawn Markova
  • “The Feminine Face of God” by Sherry Anderson & Patricia Hopkins
  • “Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change”  Edited by Stephanie Marhon
  • “Goddesses in Everywoman” by Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • "Anatomy of the Spirit" by Caroline Myss
  • “The Faith Club” by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner
  • “The Circle Continues” by Judith Duerk
  • “Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership” edited by Kathe Schaff, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen Hurty and Rev. Guo Cheen
  • “Women’s Spirituality: Power and Grace” by Mary Faulkner
  • “Womanspirit Rising” edited by Carol Christ & Judith Plaskow
  • “The Meaning of Mary Magdalene” by Cynthia Bourgeault
  • “This Will Be Remembered of Her” by Megan McKenna
  • “Daring Greatly” by Brene’ Brown
  • “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene’ Brown
  • “The Magdalene Moment” by Joanna Manning
  • “Between the Dark and the Daylight” by Joan Chittester
  • “Becoming Wise” by Krista Tippett
  • “Rising Strong” by Brene Brown
  • “Taking the Leap” by Pema Chodron
  • “The Grace in Aging” by Kathleen Singh
  • “Hallelujah, Anyway” by Anne Lamott
  • “Learning to Walk in the Dark” by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • “Love is Stronger than Death” by Cynthia Bourgeoult
  • “Crossing to Avalon” by Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • "The Chocolate Cake Sutra" by Geri Larkin
  • "Radical Spirit" by Joan Chittester
  • "Boundless Compassion" by Joyce Rupp
  • "Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed" by Patrick Woodhouse
  • "Braving the Wilderness" by Brene' Brown
  • "Wild Mercy" by Mirabai Starr
  • "Holy Envy" by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • "Untie the Strong Woman" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo
  • "This is Woman's Work" by Dominique Christina
  • "The Time Is Now" by Joan Chittester
  • "Entering the Castle" by Caroline Myss
  • "Cassandra Speaks" by Elizabeth Lesser
  • "With or Without God" by Greta Vosper