Women’s Update – 10/30/14

 

Current Announcements

Michelle Trampe and Sarah Worman to speak at the November 8th Prayer Breakfast
Michelle Trampe will be speaking on the Central Virginia Justice Initiative and its vision to join in the battle against the evil of human trafficking through prayer and action. Sarah Worman will be speaking on ministering to local indigent public school students through collections of basic necessities and meeting some of their fundamental needs. Please join us and encourage them in their ministry callings as we eat breakfast together and hear brief messages from each at 9 am.  Please sign up here  if you would like to bring something for breakfast. PLEASE come, even if you cannot bring food-there’s always plenty, and your fellowship and attendance are highly valued and more important than the food we bring.

Women’s Ministry Training – Saturday, November 8 at 10:30am in Room 217
Gale Puffenberger will be leading. Let her know if you are unable to attend. In preparation please read Chapters 7 (Confidence) and 8 (Unity) in Leadership for Women in the Church
by Susan Hunt and Peggy Hutcheson.

Thank you for blessing our pastors and leaders during Pastor Appreciation Month 
We received a sweet note of gratitude from Sammie Arisifi-Addo for a card women signed at the last prayer breakfast: I want to thank you and the women for the beautiful thank you card. I really appreciate your encouraging words. Thank you for the good work you are doing in the Lord’s House. May God continue to bless you all. Sammie

A request from Christine Fulcrod
I am looking for some ladies to help me in archiving the church history/records. Let me know if you would have interest in that or if you have knowledge about such an undertaking. I would like to meet on a weekly basis and get started as soon as possible. You can call me at (540)786-4848. Thank you, Christine Fulcrod.

Ministry to  local indigent public school students
There are many destitute children in our community attending public schools. We have an opportunity to provide some basic necessities for them. Toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, family games, crayons and coloring books may be donated in a box in the foyer. We hope to expand the donations to include Thanksgiving Baskets and restaurant gift cards to Country Cookin’ for the holidays. Sarah Worman will be speaking to the Women’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, November 8, about this much needed care for local children and looking to expand the ministry to include several churches in the area so students’ needs will be met, and they will learn about the care and compassion of Christ through Christians.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Sarah Worman.

Several Afghan immigrant women are looking for work, especially in the area of housecleaning. None are believers yet, but they are at various places in their journeys toward Christ — and would benefit from more contact with Christians. Other variables are their English language abilities, skills, number of hours and pay needed, etc. Please contact Debra Smith to learn more.

Bulletin Folding
Fall is a great time to fold bulletins – older children are in school, schedules are more regular, and you can plan a lunch date and follow it up with service to the church! 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!) Questions? Ask Pam in the office.

 

“For this reason (see v. 14) Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance-now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.”
Hebrews 9:15

Last weekend, 40 women had the joyous pleasure to gather for fellowship, worship, testimonies, teaching, fun, a craft, relaxation, small group discussions, prayer, and good food in a beautiful mountain setting with perfect fall weather at Camp Overlook near Harrisonburg.  Connie Both once again put together a fabulous retreat and Marcia Vastine spoke eloquently inspiring us with her presentations on the Sovereign God of the Covenants and renewing a thankful heart in us for the new covenant God made with us through Jesus’ sacrifice so that we might have forgiveness and eternal relationship with Him. Thank you to all who helped make this retreat happen and to all the women (and babies!) who came and blessed one another with their presence there.  Looking forward to the next retreat already!

All for His glory,
Kathryne Marple
for the Women’s Ministry Committee

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