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Needle’s Eye offers working women of all ages a place to find answers. Whether you’re beginning to explore Christianity, or have been studying Jesus for years, we provide opportunities to explore the connections between Christianity and life in the marketplace.

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Small Groups

Joining a women’s small group is a great way to meet and connect with other women who are seeking to grow spiritually. Small Groups consist of 4 to 12 women who meet weekly to encourage one another as they study a book or passage of scripture, share about their lives, and pray for one another. There are lunch-time and evening groups that meet year-round, as well as short-term studies that meet for a season. Contact Katherine Hodges at with any questions.

New studies!

Join Richmond businesswomen for this study starting Thursday, January 18th at the office of Needle’s Eye Ministries. Debbie Bannister will facilitate. Register below!

Whether we’re religious or not, we’ve all made some messes along the way. We’ve all thought, “My life is a mess.”  So, let’s talk about it.

When: Thursdays, starting January 18, 2018 and ending February 8, 2018
Time: 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Where: Needle’s Eye Ministries | 104 Berrington Court, Richmond VA 23221
Cost: Free!
Register: Click here to register!

About the Leader: A native to Richmond, Debbie Bannister has worked for Seay Real Estate for the past 20 years.  Currently she is an Associate Broker for the company.  It was through her Broker and then Board Member of Needle’s Eye, Chad Seay, that she became acquainted with Jesus.  Her Needle’s Eye relationship began with attending a speaker luncheon with Chad and other co-workers in 1999.  Through the luncheons, she was introduced to small group life.  The women’s small group she joined was just one of the ways Debbie was afforded the opportunity to grow in her understanding of the Bible and Christ.  The safe environment in which women come together from all ages and walks of life is what Debbie enjoys most about small group life.  Debbie also serves as a biblical counselor at Christian Counseling & Training Center and as a Bible study grader for the jail ministry at her church, Harvest Christian Church in Mechanicsville.  Debbie’s recent free time passion is attending Paint Nite, but she also enjoys spending time with extended family or hanging out at home with her cat, Corvette.


Come join this multigenerational women’s group where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known as we learn how to be strong in the Lord together.

This video-based small group Bible study challenges women to dig deep into what the Bible says about the ways we use our words – both in person and online.  Topics include:

  1. Sparks, Squabbles, Spats, and Such: Our Words Matter
  2. On Filling Gaps and Zipping Lips: Listen to Others, Talk to God
  3. Opinion-Slinging and Salty Speech: Assessing Our Digital Tongues
  4. Gossip, Flattery, and People-Pleasing: How to Speak the Truth in Love
  5. Pause Before You Pounce: On Cultivating Soft Speech
  6. As Sweet as Honey: Wonderful Ways to Use Your Words
  7. Bonus Session: Just Gotta Have the Last Word

Leaders: Cathy Tankersley and Pat Rossi
Thursdays, starting January 25, 2018, and ending March 8, 2018
7:00-8:30PM (Feel free to arrive as early as 6:30PM to fellowship.)
Far West End, near the Steward School ( The exact address will be emailed.)
Purchase your own book. (Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman)
Click here to register!

Spotlightcathy1 on Cathy Tankersley: Cathy Tankersley originally comes from the blue collar town of Granite City, Illinois. Recruited by Signet Bank, she made a career move to Richmond in 1989. In 2004 she stepped out in faith and started a small group. Years later she acknowledges it was the best decision of her life. Small group ministry has provided her with her deepest friendships, countless wonderful memories, timely lessons, and a deeper walk with the Lord.  One of her favorite scriptures is Hebrews 10:24-25: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

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