Women’s Update (10/15/2015) | Women’s Breakfast

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Ministry Spotlight: Women’s Breakfast

The Women’s Committee wanted to share more about our Women’s Breakfast that has traditionally met monthly at church.  Each month, women have met for a delicious potluck-style breakfast, fellowship, prayer, and possibly a guest speaker.  The meeting has traditionally been hosted at church and held from 9-10 am.  Since the WMC started 3 years ago, the committee has also generally coordinated of the set-up and such.

Recently, the Women’s Committee has been reflecting upon this ministry and how we can better serve the ladies (and their families) of our congregation.  We wanted to share some coming changes with you!

Our Women’s Breakfast will now be held quarterly (4x a year).  We are making this change in order to not provide a strain on ladies and their families in regards to Saturday morning events.  Another exciting change is that we hope that ladies in our congregation would be willing to open up their homes for these Women’s Breakfasts to be held there.  We would love to deepen our fellowship and the personal nature of these Women’s Breakfasts.

In regards to the breakfast being held quarterly, we  still desire to still provide a monthly opportunity for fellowship — we will still have our two Prayer Showers for Expectant Mothers (traditionally hosted in March and then again in September) and we plan to supplement with a “different” monthly opportunity for fellowship and/or service such as our Women’s Banquet in November and our Cookie Exchange in December.   If you have any suggestions for such once-a-month activities, please contact our current Activities Chair (Amy Auker) or the WMC Chair (Eileen Roberts).

Thank you for support of our Women’s Breakfasts – they truly are a joy as we meet and break bread together.  Here are some photos from our October Prayer Breakfast held at Phyllis Di Bella’s home.

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If you have a “Ministry Spotlight” or a devotional you’d be willing to share, please e-mail wm@nlicc.org.


Current Announcements:

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

  • Reception for the Sindlers | Sunday, October 25 after the evening service {Fireside Room}
    Please join us as we celebrate Frank and Cindy Sindler’s 20 years of ministry with New Life.  We are thankful for all that God has done through their ministry.  If you would be willing to bring something to share for the reception, the Missions Committee would be so grateful.  Please click here to access the sign-up.  If you would be willing to help set-up or clean-up, please contact Amy Auker or Sam Morales.
  • Women’s Banquet | Friday, November 13 at 6 pm {Bravo Cucina Italiana • 1 Town Centre Boulevard}
    We have met our seating capacity for our Women’s Banquet!  We are looking forward to our evening of fun, fellowship, and fabulous food with the ladies who have registered.  If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail from Kathryne, please let us know.  If you need the link for the Thanksgiving Day Ministry donations as a part of our night together, click here.  Contact: Amy Auker | amy.auker@gmail.com
  • Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange | Saturday, December 5 at 9 am {Heather O’Hara’s Home}
    Please save the date for our annual cookie exchange.  We have planned our event for a Saturday morning in hopes that ladies and/or their children would be able to attend.  All you need to bring, if you’d like to participate in the exchange, are Ziploc bags each filled with 3-4 of your favorite (homemade or store-bought!) Christmas cookies/treats.  Bring as many bags as you’d like like to exchange for other bags to take home!  There will also be a decorating table for kids to decorate pre-made sugar cookies.  Coffee, apple cider, tea, and hot cocoa will also be provided.  If you plan to attend, we’d love to know so we can plan accordingly!  Contact Amy Auker.  Contact: Amy Auker | amy.auker@gmail.com

 INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNTIES

  • Pastor Appreciation Month (October) is here!
    Please join us as we celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month in hopes to be a blessing to our leadership.  Prayerfully consider how you and/or your family could share your appreciation – from a lovely card to an invitation into your home for dinner, etc.  The WMC has created an online sign-up (anonymous this year!) for the purpose of ensuring that each of the leaders might be cared for in this way and, also, that we might not incidentally overwhelm any leader(s) in our desire to extend our appreciation.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness regarding this ministry opportunity! Contact: WMC | wm@nlicc.org

 SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Meals Needed for the Kittredge Family (Nov. 4-Nov. 12)
    Praise God for the arrival of Drew and Sarah Kittredge’s baby girl.  Margaret Ann Kittredge arrived on Monday, October 5.  If you are able to bring a meal, please contact Heather.  Contact: Heather O’Hara | 5403104899 | mama.o@verizon.net
  • Jewish Gateway Partnership Lunch | Monday, October 26 at 12 pm
    The Missions Committee will be hosting a lunch for the Jewish Gateway Partnership.  Kathryne Marple and a few other ladies are helping coordinate.  They are hoping to feed 25 people from the JGP, if you are able to contribute a food item for this lunch, please access the sign-up here.  Thank you for considering this request!  Contact: Kathryne Marple | ka.marple@verizon.net
  • Church Kitchen Cleaning Volunteers
    A deep-cleaning maintenance schedule has been created.  We suggest during the first week of the month, 2-3 people get together to clean & organize the kitchen. Sign-up with a friend or get to know someone new!  You can access the sign-up hereContact: Christine Fulcrod 540-746-4848 | nlicc@nlicc.org
  • Bulletin Folding Volunteers
    Do you have a couple hours on a Friday afternoon you can spare?  Sign up HERE to fold bulletins after 1 pm some Friday.  Takes about 2 hours (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 bin in foyer marked Food Pantry}
    Cereal, oatmeal envelopes, canned carrots, canned pears, canned roast beef, canned chicken, canned ham, canned vegetable soup, pickles, pork and beans, black beans, saltine and Ritz crackers, powdered detergent, toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste. Contact: Connie Both
  • Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center’s 2015 Walk/Run for Life | Saturday, October 24th {Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg}
     Help the Center raise Funds so they can continue sharing the good news of Christ’s forgiveness and the hope of a bright future with women and men facing crisis pregnancies.  Visit the Walk/Run display table to get a walk form today or go to FredericksburgPregnancyCenter.org,  email outreach@fubrgpregnancyctr.org, or call 540-370-1800. Contact: Caroline Pilgrim | pilgrim.caroline@gmail.com

WOMEN’S MINISTRY NEWS

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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