WOW! Women of Wilshire

In Spring 2018, Wilshire's women's ministry was reorganized, revitalized and given a new name WOW! standing for Women of Wilshire. A new set of activities has been created open to all women of Wilshire. Tiffany Wright, minister of care ministries, is the staff liaison for WOW! Please contact Tiffany at or (214) 452-3107 with your questions or for more information.

*If you would like to be added to the WOW! Women of Wilshire email list, send your request to Abbey AdcoxEmails are sent out on occasion about upcoming events specifically for the WOW! Women of Wilshire activities.

Also, a Women of Wilshire Facebook page has been created as well as a WOW! Facebook group.

All women are invited to join us in the following activities:

WOW! Summer Bible study
Fridays, June 22, through Aug. 3 (excluding July 6)
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 3301

Join in a study of Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor led by Vanessa Vaughter. Two copies of the book are available in the Wilshire Library, plus additional copies are available for purchase in the church office. The book also may be purchased through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In this book, one of America’s premier female preachers seeks to rehabilitate what we have learned to fear, the dark. She reflects on how our lives do not work only when everything is fully lit. We can’t always see the light. What we need is spirituality that works in the nightmare.
Register here for the Bible Study - for adult women
Register here for Child Care for the Bible Study - needed by June 18.

WOW! Tuesday Night Book Club
Second Tuesday of each month beginning Aug. 14
7 to 9 p.m. in Wilshire Parlor

First book: Aug. 14: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (fiction)This is a light, humorous yet telling read for anyone who knows someone on the autism spectrum or wants to understand what this looks like. The book was made into a hit Broadway play.

WOW! Brown Bag Book Club

First Thursday each month
Noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1205-L

Join a potluck lunch on Thursday, June 7. Bring a dish to share as the group discusses A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meisner. The book is available in the main office for $10. You do not need to have read the book to join the group, and participants will pick the next six selections for the year at this time. No reservation required; guests always welcome.

Additional Book Recommendations
The additional books that were recommended but did not make the top selections for the last six months but could be eligible for future readings. (Email Abbey Adcox if you have a book you want the club to read):

*Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
*The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
*Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
*Letters from the Dust Bowl by Caroline Henderson
*The Insanity of God by Nik Pipken
*Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda
*Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas
*When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
*Long Way Gone by Charles Martin
*A Long Time Gone by Karen White

Books recently reviewed:
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 
My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman
Justice in Jeterville by JoBeth Jones (manuscript Julie Owen & Mary Kay Jackman have written.)
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Exquivel
Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrick Backman
Whistler by John Grisham
Ruth, A Portrait by Patricia Cornwell
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman 
Missing in Memphis by Jo Beth Jones (Manuscript from Julie Owen & Mary Kay Jackman)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 
Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin
Aransas Morning by Jeff Hampton
American Housewife by Helen Lewis
Garden of the Beasts by Jeffery Deaver

Cooking Ministry

Sponsored by the Women’s Ministry, but open to all who are interested. 

  • Join a group to come cook in the Wilshire kitchen to prepare meals to be frozen for the ministry (cooking dates will be at least once a quarter).

  • Be available to deliver meals to others at a moment's notice.

  • Write notes to be delivered with the meals.

Women's Ministry contact: Tiffany Wright, (214) 452-3107