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First and Third Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study

The topic of the study will be the women in the Gospel of John.  When Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code was published, it posed difficult questions about the role of women in Jesus’ life and in the early church, and brought these questions to the forefront of biblical conversations.  Judith Kay Jones, author of The Women in the Gospel of John, contends that the gospel of John does not just include stories about women, it is structured around stories of women.  In this unique testament, women and their encounter with Jesus provide the framework for the central message of Jesus. The 7 sessions, which begin on Monday, February 4, and will continue through May 20, will include studying:

  • The Mother of Jesus at Cana
  • The Samaritan Woman
  • The Woman Taken in Adultery
  • Martha of Bethany
  • Mary of Bethany
  • The Mother of Jesus at the Cross
  • Mary Magdalene

Judith Kay Jones is a pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in California, and has led workshops and retreats in the areas of worship and the arts, feminist theology and spirituality at regional and national gatherings.

The Bible Study group meets from 9:30-11:00 AM in Second Hall. All are welcome to come. Study books may be purchased in the church office for $10. Participants are asked to read the Introduction and Chapter 1 before coming to class on Monday, February 4.

If you have any questions, please call Karen Akin, 227-0000, or email

First and Third Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study Syllabus


Monday, February 4 – Session One

Introduction and Chapter 1

John 2:1-12 The Mother of Jesus at Cana


Monday, February 18 – Session Two

Chapter Two

John 4:4-42 The Samaritan Woman


Monday, March 4 – Session Three

Chapter Three

John 8:2-11 The Woman Taken in Adultery


Monday, March 18 – Class Will NOT meet on this day

Monday, April 1 – Session Four

Chapter Four

John 11:1-27 Martha of Bethany


Monday, April 15 – Session Five

Chapter Five

John 12:1-8 Mary of Bethany


Monday, May 6 – Session Six

Chapter Six

John 19:25b-27 The Mother of Jesus at the Cross


Monday, May 20 – Session Seven

Chapter Seven

John 20:1-18 Mary Magdalene