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Orange and Red Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

As women, doesn’t it seem as though so many of our conversations revolve around food? Invariably, when we get together with girlfriends, female co-workers, and women family members, the topic turns to cuisine. We love to share “fast and easy” recipes, our favorite great-grandmother’s old world entree, the best restaurants in town – and we love to dish about diets.

Many of our fondest memories revolve around the kitchen table. How many times did an aroma bring you back to a trip with college friends or your first date, or made you think of being in your grandmother’s kitchen baking sugar cookies? Meals have a special way of bonding us to one another. In fact, Jesus spent His last evening here on earth breaking bread with His disciples – his closet and most loved ones.

John 6:47-48

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life”.

Heirlooms is a cookbook written by the women from our community, where they share some of their most favorite recipes with all of Sheologie to take and make in their homes.

Orange and Red Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette



  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • pepper to taste


  • 6 oranges
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cups of kalamta olives or other black olives


Vinaigrette: Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, cumin and salt in a small bowl. Season with pepper. Cover and store at room temperature. This dressing can be made up to 3 days before using.

Salad: Cut peel and pith from oranges. Slice oranges into rounds, reserving 1 tablespoon of juice. Arrange lettuce on on platter. Alternate orange and onion slices atop the lettuce. Garnish with olives. Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

Serves 8.

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Franchesca Bayne

Sheologie Director

Franchesca Bayne serves as Sheologie's program director by overseeing the daily operations of women's ministries and organizing and hosting programs/services such as prayer groups, connect groups, Bible study, retreats, outreach programs, and outbound communication. She also facilitates support services and/or performing community outreach to attract new members. Franchesca has an AS in accounting, BA in Christian Foundations, and MA in Christian Counseling.

She was born and raised in New Mexico, and is married to her best friend, pastor, and business partner. Together, they have two incredible teenagers, Maddie and Declan, who also serve in ministry. She has a heart for the people, the broken, the misunderstood, and the everyday people just like her. She loves to build community. Franchesca's spoken at many events and loves to share the light and love of Jesus in truth. Franchesca passionately lives to lead others to Christ as she follows Him and calls it "A Journey" as she lives out being a Christian in the many hats she wears: daughter, sister, auntie, mom, wife, pastors' wife, life coach, community leader, and friend. Her hobbies include, pick-up games of basketball, softball, canoeing, and international cooking styles. You can stop by her office anytime to say "Hi" and see what's next, or for prayer.

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Madison Newcomb

Sheologie Bible Study Coordinator

Madison was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a heart for both women's and children's ministry and loves seeing them eagerly pursue the gospel. Discipling those who God calls to her brings her pure joy. She is passionate about women finding their confidence and identity in Christ alone. Madison loves teaching kindergarteners in Calvary Kids on Sunday mornings, spending time with family and friends, gardening, and brunch.

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