- James Group
- Ladies Group
“Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him” James 1: 12
The James Group at Highland Church of Christ uses God’s word first as a guide and the twelve-step principles for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. The group is a resource for those seeking support on the road to recovery. James Group does not replace counseling, medical care, personal effort, or other support groups. It is designed to provide a forum where those in recovery can voice their opinions and life experiences without fear of condemnation, rejection or judgment.
James Group uses the Bible, other translations of the Bible and 12-step materials and resources as a guideline. Non-Christians are welcomed to attend meetings.
- Always recognizing God as the greater power that gives strength
- Admitting that one cannot control one’s addiction or compulsion
- Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member)
- Making amends for these errors
- Learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior
- Helping others that suffer from the same addictions or compulsions.
The James Group meets at Highland on Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Meetings are open and participants may share if desired, or pass if preferred. A comfortable, friendly atmosphere is maintained and positive attitudes are encouraged.
The Prayer of Serenity
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.— Reinhold Niebuhr
God is not ashamed to be called their God.” This profound statement is found in Hebrews 11, the faith chapter of the Bible. Faith is not only a masculine virtue; listed among the faithful are Sarah, Rahab, and the women who received their dead raised to life again. The Ladies Group at Highland Church of Christ know that faith is a necessary virtue for Christians and endeavor to strengthen their faith by always adding the word of God and prayer in all functions to ensure that God’s will is done.
The retreat is a time for ladies to commune with nature in the wooded area at the Michigan Christian Youth Camp. For a minimal cost, twice a year (spring and fall), the ladies go for a weekend to really get to know one another. They pray for each other, sing songs of praise, study the bible, share experiences, go on nature walks, and leave drawing closer to their sister’s in Christ.
For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons… (Ruth 4:15)
The ladies take the time to devote an event totally to prayer because prayer is a crucial part of the Christian life. Each request for prayer is presented to God along with prayers for the growth of the church, leaders, sick, needy, etc.
The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. (Matt 15:25)
Sisters in Christ – From One to Another
This is a email publication that is created and distributed by Deborah Fox for sisters to read another sister’s perception concerning women in the church. Sharing the Word and life experiences from one sister to another. If you are interested in receiving a weekly email, please contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Secret Sister is a gift giving program that the ladies select each others name in a secret drawing. Gifts are given monthly to encourage and uplift sprites. The ladies also pray for that sister’s special prayer request. At the end of the year the names are revealed and appreciation is shared.
… his sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. (Exodus 2:4)
Ladies Day Programs
In the spring and fall the ladies of Highland sponsor programs that include speakers that convey topics for Christian women. Ladies from other congregations throughout the area are invited as well as friends and family. These days are the most rewarding because a lot of hard work and care is sewn into the fabric of the program to make certain that each lady feels welcome at Highland and most important as part of the church.
…those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord. (Romans 16:12)
Other ladies fellowship activities include an annual Dinner Date for ladies to enjoy each others company; shopping excursions to Great Lakes Crossing/Frankenmuth; and end the year a with luncheon. There are also various showers for new mothers and brides. All ladies are welcome to join!