Women's Community Group is a multi-generational gathering of women who come together to study the Bible and to cultivate friendship.        Beginning September 1, 2021 they will be studying together:

Truthfilled: The Practice of Preaching To Yourself Through Every Season by Ruth Chou Simon

Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session, video-based study of the Book of Colossians as she leads us through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. In today’s culture, there’s no shortage of self-help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.

You can purchase your workbook here. Brook Hills is not purchasing workbooks at this time. 


Wednesdays: Meet from September 1 - November 10, 10:00am-12:00pm both on campus and by Zoom.

This group will meet in the Student Center main room for large group time and then break into small group time in rooms in the main building. 

On-Campus Small Group Locations: Room numbers listed next to leader's name below.

Zoom attendees will join in on the large group portion and then be led by Deb Bengston via Zoom for small group time.


*Coffee will be provided each week, and water refill stations are also available.

If you have any questions or need more information about Women's Community Group, please contact Carol Brown at .


Nan Brinkerhoff (SC-102)
A little about me- I have 4 adult kids, 1 precious grandbaby named Ellie, and a Jack Russell named Fidget. My kids are scattered across the US and the world- Seattle, DC, Boston and Vietnam. I am a retired pediatrician as of October 2020! I love The Church at Brook Hills and have been attending for about 10 years. My involvement at Brook Hills has been my Sunday morning small group, women’s small groups, volunteering with Oaktree Ministries at Mark’s Village and Oliver Elementary school and most recently have enjoyed playing with kids in the Preschool department on Sunday mornings. I enjoy reading, swimming, hiking and I do Pilates (although I can’t say I enjoy the pain of that).

Deb Bengston & Lollie Burg (Zoom, SC-100)
I enjoy spending family time with my husband of 43 years and my two daughters’ families, which includes four precious grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, watching football, boating and activities that bring people together. I am a retired teacher of 28 years. Since retirement, I have found a passion in teaching the Bible to women at a local addiction recovery facility, while also loving to gather at church with my BH women’s small group to study the Word, encourage and support one another. - Deb

As a member of Brook Hills, I first taught the six-year-old class on Sunday mornings (some of whom I loved and cherished as much as I did my own grandchildren) before moving into the Women’s Group on Wednesday mornings. Before retiring, I was the CFO of a major recruiting firm. My passions include teaching, studying the Word, and writing poetry and short stories, some of which I have been fortunate enough to have published. I am a lover of people and enjoy the company of family and friends who know my door is always open and the cookie jar and coffee pot are always filled. - Lollie

Carol Brown (SC-101)
I have lived in Birmingham all my life. I have been married to Bill Brown for 54 wonderful years. We have two children and three grandchildren. I enjoy my family and love cooking for them on as many occasions as I can bring them together. Aside from leading Brook Hills Women with a Spring and Fall study group, my husband and I lead a Legacy group on Sunday mornings. I especially love the ministry with women which God has called me to. My love for women’s ministry has led me to pray for all Brook Hills women to desire to study the Word of God. Since retirement from Public Library work, I have enjoyed many other things, such as oil painting, needle work, cooking and reading.

Phaedra Galloway (SC-207)
I live in Pelham with my husband and youngest daughter who is planning to attend Samford in the fall. I am a retired IT Project Manager, and I spend time with my three adult kids and taking care of my mom. I am blessed to volunteer at Blanket Fort Hope to fight against human trafficking and care for child survivors of sex trafficking. I lead and love a multigenerational women's bible study and attend a women's community bible study. My husband and I belong to a small group for parents of teens, and we serve in the preschool ministry. I enjoy traveling and planning and cooking for get-togethers.

Jan Hendrickson (SC-202)
I've been married to Claude for 37 years and have three grown children. I am blessed with four grandchildren who live here in town, so I get to see them regularly! I've led a multigenerational small group on Wednesday mornings for several years and I've learned so much more from them than they have from me. I also enjoy horseback riding and being outside!

Michelle Hower (SC-209)
I live in Leeds with my husband, three sons, and my mom. I teach a multigenerational women's group on Wednesday morning. My husband and I lead a couple’s group on Sunday morning, and I teach in preschool at Brook Hills on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday nights. I enjoy painting and calligraphy. I really enjoy opportunities to do ministry in multigenerational ways.


We offer on-campus childcare for preschoolers (Birth-K5) for our Women's Community Group. We would love to have your child(ren) join us each week of the semester, September 1 - November 10, 2021!

The deadline to register for childcare has passed. Please email  with your child's information, and if there has been a cancellation or opening in a childcare room, we will make every effort to provide childcare for your child during this semester.

Fall Serve Day:

Moms, on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, your small group will not meet on campus, but will instead, serve off-campus in our community.  

On that morning, you are able to leave your children in our on-campus childcare while you serve with your group.  Please complete the forms at this link so we have information about your child should we need to give him or her medical attention while you are off-campus.


If you are wanting to connect to a women’s small group other than these daytime on-campus groups, click here for more options. 

For questions regarding any of our women’s small groups contact Dawn Stephens at (205) 313-7791.


Complete the form below and a small group leader will contact you before the group starts to say "Hello" and give you details for your group.

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    · 205-313-7791