Women's Community Open Group PM

Women's Community Open Group PM

Monday, April 26, 2021

**UPDATE 3/22/21** This in-person group has reached max capacity; to be placed on a wait list, please contact Stephanie at stephanie.lofton@vineyardcincinnati.com.

If you're a Vineyard Cincinnati attender, and you'd like to get connected to other women in our church, this open group is a perfect place to start. We will be reading and viewing a variety of material, but whenever you join us, it will be easy to jump right in!


The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World, Lisa Harper

Space is limited due to safety protocols. Facial coverings (masks or shields) are required.

Mondays, 7-8:30pm


God is good, God does good, and oh, how He wants you to be happy.

In her book, The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World, Lisa Harper unveils that happiness is a gift from God that we can unashamedly enjoy. Happiness tends to be cast as a fluffy emotion without substance rather than a biblical concept, but this is not theologically accurate. Wearing the twin hats of both seminarian and belly-laughing adoptive mom, Lisa Harper dismantles the old-school idea that joy, not happiness, is the truly spiritual emotion, and asserts that Christ-followers are actually called to happiness.

We are called to happiness, and this happiness is not impacted by personal or global tumult. In fact, happiness is a sacrament. The general definition of sacrament is “a visible sign of inward grace.” In communities of faith, it most often refers to holy communion or the Eucharist. In the broadest understanding, however, a sacrament is a gift bestowed by God, and in that case, ‘happiness’ is absolutely a sacrament—a visible, sometimes even audible, sign of inward grace!

Lisa shares heart-wrenching difficult stories from her past, as well as some side-splitting hilarity along the way. Throughout the book, we see that happiness and sadness can coexist and ebb and flow like the tides.

Cost $11.00 for book

Childcare will not be offered.


Dates for Women's Community Open Group PM

  • Monday, Apr 26, 2021 / 7:00PM Tri-county Register