Women at Willow South Barrington

Begin a journey of transformation with other women by building friendships and engaging in community together through our classes.  These classes offer large-group teaching and small-group discussion on a range of Bible, parenting, and topical issues for women of all ages and stages of spiritual growth.

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Try it out: Women's Daytime Classes

August 22–29

This fall, begin a journey of transformation with other women by building friendships and engaging in community together through our classes. These classes offer large-group teaching and small-group discussion on a range of Bible, parenting, and topical issues for women of all ages and stages of spiritual growth.

Not sure which class is for you? Come, explore! From August 22-29, we will be running a ‘Taste of Women’s Classes.’ This will be an opportunity for you to experience our classes right from the comfort of your own home. Each of our teachers has prepared a short teach along with some time for you to engage with one of their table leaders in order to ask questions and hear more about the class. Register for this event and feel free to check out only one of the classes or tune in to all of them! Our hope is that you will end the week excited to join one of these communities of women this fall.

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Tuesday Morning Bible Study 

Exploring the book of Judges

Class Begins: September 15

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Picture a world where people live according to their own personal standards, where believers can't seem to agree, and where people are trapped in every kind of sin. Sound familiar? While this list hits close to home today, these issues are found in the book of Judges. And it's during times like these when God is searching for those who are ready, willing, and available to obey and follow Him. This semester, around virtual tables in community, join us as we study the book of Judges as it shows us how to live as God's people then and now.

Tuesdays at 9:30 via Zoom

Teacher: Peggy Walding



Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Discovering the depth of Jesus

Class Begins: September 16

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His name is Jesus. God gave him that name. But, the Bible identifies Jesus in many ways so that through his titles and descriptions we may have a deeper relationship and revelation of the reality of his character and purposes. So many of us have short changed ourselves on the blessings God has for us because we don’t recognize all that Jesus is. To some he is a good teacher, to others an unparalleled example of how to live life and to many he is savior.

As we study scripture, turning specifically to the different names of Jesus, we will see a fuller picture of God’s heart towards us as described in his son. Join us to learn, grow, appreciate and celebrate!

Wednesdays at 9:30 (virtual and in-person small groups will be offered; for those who can’t meet in the morning there will be additional small group options in the evening)

Teacher: Patti Kulpinksi



Moms with Teens

Book: Meant for Good

Class begins: September 17

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With so much on-going uncertainty happening in our lives and in the world around us, do we—can we trust God’s plans for our lives and the lives of our families? No matter what? If so, how?

Whether you and your tween, teen, or emerging adult are succeeding or struggling, come as you are to experience a lifeline of grace and truth through relatable teaching and authentic community with moms who are in the midst of the journey with you.

Join us for a soul-filling semester as we grow in faith and family influence through exploring the book Meant for Good by Megan Fate Marshman, Teaching Pastor at Willow Creek. Megan will help us discover how “to step into the hopeful future God has for [us], trust God with all [we’re] worrying about, and experience the freedom of relying on Him daily.”

Thursdays at 10 a.m. via Zoom

Class Coordinators: Kathy Gregg, Beth Hendon, Barb Jorian, and Jane Schumacher



Sacred Journey

Life to the full

Class Begins: September 17

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Jesus had rhythm. His regular patterns of withdrawing from life to have intimate time with his Father and then embracing and entering into rich relationships with others allowed him to carry out his
enormous mission with wisdom, grace and authentic love.

In the midst of busy, full lives, with demands for our time and attention coming from every direction, we need rhythm--life-giving patterns in our days and weeks that deepen our connection with God and
strengthen our relationships with others. Come and join us as this year we find rhythm in the life of the One who came that we might have life to the full.

Each week, a guided meditation and discussion on the chapter will be sent to the class. Small groups will meet weekly in person or virtually at a time convenient for the group. Participants can choose from various time and day options for small groups.
Teachers: Joan Kelley and Gail Donahue




Class Begins: September 12

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Are you struggling with the unpredictability and constant change in this season? Trying to keep up with your child’s new e-learning schedule, all while getting the rest of your work and house chores done? Tired? Looking for meaningful connection with others? In the midst of a scattered and hurried season of life, are you also desiring to notice God more, while growing deeper in your relationship with Him? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then this class is for you!

Cultivate is designed to help you grow into more of who God made you to be. Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month via Zoom for a Live Teach and Small Group experience as we learn how to Cultivate the Presence of God in our lives; all while making new friendships and noticing the goodness of God in our lives.

2nd and 4th Saturday each month via Zoom

Class Teacher: AnnaMaria Mattey



Work Love Pray

Putting on the Full Armor of God

Class Begins: September 12

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Are you driven to succeed and grow in your career? Do you want to sharpen your leadership skills in your workplace and at home while connecting with like-minded professional women? At this bi-weekly transformational experience, you will learn how to integrate your Christian faith, work and relationship through developing the leader within you!

This series will center its learning for Fall/Winter on: What Leaders Wear: Putting on the Full Armor of God We've all been born into a battlefield, an invisible, cosmic war is going on all around us. No matter who we are, we are part of this eternal warfare. And as leaders, the Bible tells us to never go into a battle undressed. Learn strategies to win your greatest leadership battles.

Meeting dates:September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, December 5 from 9–11 a.m. via Zoom

Class Teacher: Kathryn Tack

Meeting Times

5:30 p.m.

9 & 11:15 a.m.

(847) 765-5000
[email protected]
67 Algonquin Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010
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Upcoming Events

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Partner Volunteer Needs Assessement

    August 21 @ 12:00 PM

  • SBR Taste of Women's Classes, Fall 2020

    August 22 @ 9:00 AM

  • SBR Work Love Pray | Saturdays, Fall 2020

    September 12 @ 9:00 AM

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