NLICC Women’s Update (04/07/16) | “New Beginnings” – WMC Corner Update

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Theme for April: “New Beginnings”

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  2 Corinthians 5:17

WMC Corner Update

What freedom I have in Christ when He draws me to the realization that He has given me this new life in Him! He has made me a new creation. Each year at Easter as I celebrate His Resurrection, I am reminded once again that it is a time to celebrate new beginnings. The steadfast love of the lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23) So I ponder the concept of new beginnings again this year in the light of the “power of His resurrection” and His great faithfulness to me.

Does this necessarily mean life will be free of worry and my burdens will be gone? I will see all things in my life “fall into place” according to my desires and perspective? I will awaken each morning to the newness of spring and the sound of birds chirping on my window sill? Probably those sentiments are the furthest possible from the reality of this life. So then, what does this idea of new life or new beginnings mean to me who is in Christ, who professes to be a new creation?

As I ponder the thought, it takes me back to the freedom I have knowing I am His child and all He has planned for me is part of His providence for my life. It leads me to this verse. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” If He has already planned out my day, week, and life and given me the things I should do, then shouldn’t I have the freedom, the confidence to move forward as a new creation in Him and see each day as a new beginning? A new opportunity to serve Him, to love my neighbor, to minister to my sister in the Lord, to share the Good News of salvation with those He places in my path? I challenge all of us, myself included, to view each day as a new opportunity to “put off the old self with its practices” and abide in His love and His plans for your life.

All for His Glory,
Phyllis Di Bella, for the WMC


Current Announcements:

EVENTS  (For the church-wide calendar, click here)

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  • Women’s Breakfast | Sat., April 9th, 9-10am {Eileen Roberts’  Home}
    Kick off the Spring season with us as we meet together for our quarterly breakfast.  There will be time for mingling, eating, and Julie Root will be sharing some thoughts with us — come and hear what God has put on her heart about her recent trip to Israel.  As the WMC has made some changes to our events –please remember that this is the second of just four opportunities in 2016 to join together for our breakfasts.  Don’t miss out!  Prayerfully consider inviting a friend or neighbor as it’s such a wonderful opportunity for outreach!  WMC Contact: Sarah Schroeder | sarah.austin.schroeder@gmail.com
  • WMC Training | Sat., April 9th, 10:30-noon {Room 217}
    Just a friendly reminder for the ladies who have already been nominated and accepted for the 2016 training to mark your calendars.  All the training sessions are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of every month, April – Nov., 10:30-noon.  Thanks!  We look forward to seeing you!

BIBLE STUDY

  • Weekly Tuesday Morning Bible Study | 9:30-11:30am {Room 217}
    Join us as we begin Happiness: God’s Invitation to Delight, Celebration and Joy by Randy Alcorn.  The new  six-week study with short DVD portion begins April 12th.  Purchase your own book and bring to class ($12.99 Amazon, make sure you get the Bible Study).  No HW to do prior to the first session.  Call Heather O’Hara with questions or to sign-up.  Contact: Heather O’Hara | mama.o@verizon.net

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Help Needed: 7th & 8th Grade Girls’ Sunday School Class
    The 7th & 8th grade girls’ Sunday School class is in need of a helper for 2 months this summer starting June 26 – Aug. 28.  Teaching the lessons is not required (but you can if you want to!)  The girls are studying the book of Matthew then the Lord’s Prayer.  They are a GREAT group of girls and you will be blessed each week.  If interested, please contact: Krystal Dowell  | adowell8@msn.com 
  • Update on the Amos Family
    In the last few weeks, the Deacons have visited and prayed over the fire victims in our community, Joey & Amber Amos & their 3 children.  The Amos’ have found a new home to lease that is within their budget, and Joey is well enough to return to work.  They are truly praising the Lord for His graciousness and are thankful for their lives.  They did not have renters insurance, so they lost everything and are starting over.  They would be grateful for any furniture (although they do have couches) and appliances.  Questions/ to coordinate any offers, please contact: Rob Wilson | r2wilson22@hotmail.com

INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sewing & Quilting Ministry Meeting | Sat. April 23rd, 9:30-11:30am {Room 116}
    Come and be a part of our Sewing and Quilting Ministry!  Enjoy fellowship with Godly women while creating items for charity.  We will be making surgery pillows for local hospitals. For information on materials needed to participate in the project, contact: Cassie Adams | gettinintheswing@gmail.com

  • Church Kitchen Cleaning Volunteers Needed – **New spots available!**
    Looking for volunteers through Jan. 2017!  A clean and organized church kitchen allows for us to continue so many ministry endeavors — care groups, receptions, luncheons, daily use by the church staff and Covenant School, etc.  This once-a-month rotation of 1-3 volunteers allows us to deep clean, maintain, and organize a heavily used church resource so it can continued to be used well.  Sign-up with a friend or get to know someone new by serving together in this way!  You can access the sign-up hereContact: Christine Fulcrod 540-746-4848 | nlicc@nlicc.org

  • Bulletin Folding Volunteers – **New spots available!**
    Looking for volunteers through Sept. 2016!   Do you have a couple hours on a Friday afternoon you can spare?  Sign up HERE to fold bulletins after 1 pm on a Friday.  Takes about 2hrs (faster if you bring a friend!) Contact: Dayra Rumbaugh | 540-786-4848 | dayra@nlicc.org


MISSIONS OF THE CHURCH

  • Food Pantry {Items can be dropped off in foyer in bin marked Food Pantry}
    Adopt a box of macaroni and cheese this week! Would you consider adding a box to your weekly shopping list?  Store brand is fine.  Other ongoing needs: soup, canned vegetables, canned meats (roast beef, ham, tuna, meatballs, sausage), pickles, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter & jelly, floss, toothpaste and face soap.  Contact: Connie Both | bothclan@cox.net

CONTACT US

Have a ministry need or idea for an activity?  Contact us at wm@nlicc.org or find us on Facebook.  Additionally, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, praises, or prayer requests.

All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee

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