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Rev. Dr. Debbie Chisolm

“Called for God’s Purpose” is the lecture series that the Disciples Women’s Ministry of Central Christian Church is studying this year.  Program Chairman, Shelia Huffman, has arranged for professional women, who actually were called for God’s purpose, to share lessons selected from the study guide at the monthly meetings.

This month’s speaker was Rev. Dr. Debbie Chisolm who shared the Biblical stories of prophetesses Hulda and Anna. Beyond the inspiring presentation of the lesson was the moving reunion between Debbie and the Disciples Women.    Debbie was Senior Co-Pastor of Central until her retirement a few years ago.

Preceding the program was the monthly business meeting where it was decided that the Disciples Women’s Christmas charity would include adopting a family from “Literacy Achieves,” a group that assists moms in learning English.  Additionally, a monetary Christmas gift will be given to each of the 14 charities and non-profits that the ministry supports.

Following the program and meeting was a fiesta luncheon catered by El Fenix Mexican Restaurant. What a fellowship! It was a time to visit and catch up with former Pastor Debbie. And everyone enjoyed the traditional Mexican fare of enchiladas, tamales, guacamole, chips, queso and salsa.  Margaret Wilson brought delicious home-made pralines and Becky Riggins brought a fruit-topped tres leches cake.  

Tom Irwin displayed former Central Pastor Norman Stople’s new book, “Ripples: A Pastor’s Heartfelt Stories That Ripple Through Lives.”  Besides a great book to read and own, the collection of stories and recollections make a wonderful Christmas gift. Visit the web-site  to purchase.

If you are “being called for God’s purpose” during the forthcoming season of giving, consider Disciples Women’s Ministry.  You don’t have to be a member of Central, or any church for that matter, to be a part of the group.  Everyone is welcome.  The group of women laugh, share, eat and learn, but community outreach is their mission.

They are currently collecting warm clothing for Austin Street Center, food for North Dallas Shared Ministries and will be delivering Christmas cookies and goodies in December to those who are no longer mobile due to age and illness.   Email shelia0806@sbcglobal.net for more information. 

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