Women’s Update (11/26/2015) | Q. of Month: Gratefulness

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November’s Question of the Month: “What are you grateful for?”

“If all goes as planned I will be returning to the place of my birth in mid Nov.  I haven’t been back to England since I returned to the states with my parents and siblings in 1959.  Since it’s not my home or heritage I didn’t have much interest in returning until a few years ago.  I am thankful that through my sister’s job the trip has come about and to be going with my momma (and husband and a daughter)  and to experience England through her memories.  We will visit the places we lived and see people that she has stayed in touch with all these years.  I am thankful, too, that the Lord has kept mom healthy for this trip.” – Krystal Dowell

“I’m grateful for the the love and work of Christ on the Cross where I have been accepted just as I am.” – Eileen Roberts

“I am grateful for my family. I am thankful for my sweet husband and the precious children the Lord has provided us. I am grateful that we as a family can seek to glorify the Lord together. I am thankful that our extended family loves the Lord as well and we can share in our faith together.” – Annie Page

“I am thankful for God’s common grace, the “ordinary”, everday blessings which only God can give, but which He gives freely as evidence of His love.” – Gale Puffenberger

“I am grateful for my husband, Cameron.  I appreciate his joyful desire to teach with Peter Crawford in the High School Youth Sunday School these past few years.  I love his enthusiasm as he prepares for lessons and engages in discussion with the students.  I have thoroughly enjoyed how the Lord has sharpened him through this weekly interaction with the students.  I have particularly adored getting to know the young ladies and see them grow in their faith and deepen their fellowship with each other — the change from freshman year to graduation is such a pleasure to witness!  I am also grateful for Pastor Sean’s initial and continued encouragement regarding this teaching opportunity and Laurie Burrows & Cynthia Perez’s faithful service as Sunday School Supervisors.” – Amy Auker

“I am grateful that the Almighty Lord of the Universe is faithful to abide with power and grace in each of us moment by moment and to enable us to abide in Him through the gift of His Word.” – Kathryne Marple

I am grateful for God’s faithfulness to His children, making all things new as “He who began a good work in [us] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Julie Root

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


Current Announcements:

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

  • Women’s Christmas Cookie Exchange | Saturday, December 5 at 10 am {NLICC, Room 100}
    Please note we have a location & time change!  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 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 or Heather O’Hara.  Contact: Amy Auker | amy.auker@gmail.com
  • {RSVP} All-Church Christmas Banquet (Potluck) & “The Nativity Play”| Saturday, December 12 at 6 pm {NLICC}
    Join us for our annual Christmas Banquet as we celebrate our savior’s birth.  Doors will open at 6 pm and our potluck begins at 6:30 pm.  For our potluck, we ask that families with last names A-L bring a main dish & salad, M-Z bring a main dish & dessert, and that singles would bring a drink + rolls.  “The Nativity Play” will begin at 7:15 pm.  If you could let the church office know of your attendance, it is very helpful to know how many tables/chairs to set up.  Contact: Church Office | 540-786-4848nlicc@nlicc.org
  • Christmas Cantata | Sunday, December 20 at 6 pm {NLICC Sanctuary}
    Join us for our very own Judy Hinson’s “Son of the Promise” presented by the adult choir, soloists, full orchestra, and narration.  Pre-service music begins at 5:45 pm.  Contact: Church Office | 540-786-4848nlicc@nlicc.org
  • Family Christmas Program | Sunday, December 6 at 6 pm {NLICC Sanctuary}
    You and your family are invited to share a scripture, story, vocal/instrumental song, or other celebration of the season.  Contact Jonathan Allison or the church office to participate.  Contact: Church Office | 540-786-4848nlicc@nlicc.org

 INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNTIES

  • Survey Soliciting Feedback about Women’s Banquet on 11/13/2015 | Survey Available until 12/1
    Were you able and/or did you choose to attend the Women’s Banquet?  Did you wish to attend, but, was unable?  We’d love to hear back from you regarding your involvement as we prayerfully plan for future ministry endeavors.  Please consider completing this online survey before 12/1.  The Women’s Ministry Committee would be grateful for your feedback!  Contact: WMC | wm@nlicc.org
  • Involvement Opportunity for a Care Group
    The church office is looking for a care group that would be willing to set-up the sanctuary (tables, tablecloths, etc.) for the Christmas Banquet on December 12.  This task would need to be completed at the care group’s convenience between Thursday, December 10 and the morning of the banquet.  Also, if the care group would be willing to set-up drinks and the potluck food items (for presentation) for the banquet as attendees arrive at 6 pm, that would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Jonthan Allison if your care group would be willing to serve in this way.  Contact: Jonathan Allison | 540-786-4848jvlallison@msn.com

 SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Church Kitchen Cleaning Volunteers needed for December-March
    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
    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, microwave popcorn, soup, canned vegetables, canned meats, pickles, pork and beans, canned black beans, canned pears, toothbrushes, and toothpaste Contact: Connie Both | bothclan@cox.net

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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