We are designed to be in community - to learn, live, and love one another as sisters of Christ. In John 4, Jesus meets the woman at the well and brings her eternal life, transformation, and healing. She shares her story with others and returns to community where others believe. Together, the Women at the Well, will experience transformation in community through scripture, speakers, and sharing. For questions, please contact Rev. Joy Dister-Dominguez, (817) 731-0701, joy@arborlawnumc.org – all events held at Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Drive, Fort Worth, Texas.


The Fabric of Faith: Learning from the Women of the New Testament

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Catered Lunch Included | $25/woman

Childcare available with advanced registration

Lots of women appear in the New Testament. Some are named individuals (Syntyche, Lois, Mary Magdalene); others are not. Some are celebrated disciples (the Samaritan woman), apostles (Junia), deacons, and ministers (Phoebe)--vocal proponents of our faith. Others teach wisdom by example through their actions. We hear about individual women but also groups of women, like the widows of 1 Timothy or the female Corinthian prophets. While most of the women are real, some are figurative (Lady Wisdom; Daughter Zion, the woman clothed with the sun; the whore of Babylon).

How might we encounter Jesus by spending time with some of these characters? What word might they have for ourselves and for our communities? Come renew your acquaintance with or meet these women for the first time! Presented by New Testament Scholar, author, speaker, Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Perkins School of Theology, Professor of New Testament.

Women in Transition Workshop

Tuesday Nights: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Price TBD

Women in Transition Workshop combines the benefits of Life Coaching with a Christian Perspective for women in our community and our church who are experiencing any kind of change in their lives such as divorce, job change or loss, becoming an empty nester or simply looking for direction and guidance in what is next. (Price includes two books and all materials.)

Loving Myself for God’s Sake: Healing Through Self-Care

Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Catered Lunch Included | $25/woman

Childcare available with advanced registration

This all-day workshop will address our three loves: love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self.  Because many of us have difficulty with the last love, love of ourselves, we shall start there. The Biblical mandate to love ourselves will be grounded in Scripture and meaningful ways to live this out will be offered. (Luke 10:27ff, parable of the Good Samaritan)

Second, the focus on love of the other will be on loss of significant relationships. Many of us live in what will be termed “Holy Saturday.” We have just gone through the Lenten and Easter season of the liturgical year. We can easily identify with the betrayal of Maundi Thursday, the despair of Good Friday. When we have lost someone or something, we may be in such grief that it is difficult to move to Easter Sunday so quickly. Our emotional process will not allow it. We are still in bewilderment over the loss; we are trying to find a different normal. The blaring trumpets and flowering lilies of Easter Sunday can be hard to face. This section of the workshop will help us in the “Holy Saturday” of our feelings.

Third, our focus will be on the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4). Exercises in healing will be introduced as we learn to live into our identity as Beloved and as royalty. As we move from one Samaritan to another, from “the side of the road” to a well of living water, my prayer is for a workshop community of healing, awareness, support, and empowerment.  Presented by professor, author, speaker, Rev. Dr. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Perkins School of Theology, Professor of Pastoral Care.

FALL 2018

Being Brave

Friday, September 21, 7:00 pm -9:00 pm and Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Catered Lunch Included Saturday | Price TBD

More information coming soon!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Tim 1:7, NLT) Over the course of two days, we will explore what it means to experience and embrace your divine birthright as courageous, compassionate, and powerful women of God. Through connection to one another and to God, we remember we are brave. Presented by author, speaker, Kelly Johnson.