Women’s Update 12-11-14

Current Announcements:

 

NO Women’s Prayer Breakfast this Saturday, December 13
Come fellowship at the Christmas Cookie/Treat Exchange tomorrow and the All-Church Christmas Potluck Dinner Saturday evening. Enjoy our wonderful Christmas jazz band and the fully staged drama “A Christmas Carol”.  Doors open at 6 pm; dinner at 6:30 pm; play at 7:15 pm.  Bring a main dish and a salad (A-L) or main dish and dessert (M-Z).  Singles bring rolls and drink. RSVP to 540-786-4848 (church office) Please consider remaining after to help with clean up and getting the church ready for worship on Sunday. Many hands make light work!

Christmas Cookie/Treat Exchange Tomorrow, December 12th, from 10 am-noon in the Fireside Room!
Please join us for a great time of fellowship and treats! Invite a friend and have twice the fun!
Directions: Place 3-4 treats in each bag (depending on size of treat). Bring some extras for tasting! Bring as many bags as you’d like, and that is how many you will leave with. Take your bounty home and make a gorgeous cookie platter or store in the freezer to be brought out to make beautiful cookie platters every time you entertain this season!!

Gloves needed! Loving Our City (L.O.C.) Fredericksburg-Get involved in our community!
There are many destitute children in our community attending public schools. Hugh Mercer Elementary in the City has 19 homeless students and 15 more living in motels with their families. We have an opportunity to provide some basic necessities for them. This week’s special need is gloves for little hands in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Also appreciated are gently used or new coats in children’s sizes 6 to 12 along with scarves and new hats for these same children. Toiletries such as toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, small toiletry bags and soap may be donated in the white Loving Our City box in the foyer. Monetary gifts are welcome. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email loc@nlicc.org. You can also check https://twitter.com/LOCFDX or https://www.facebook.com/LOCFDX to see the most recent needs for these children.

Visiting and helping Nadine Sparks
Our long time member Nadine Sparks is now living at Chancellor’s Village and would love to have visits from young and old. It is a particularly difficult and lonely time for her as she normally would be going to Florida this time of year but is prevented from doing so due to her health. She would appreciate helping hands around her apartment, walking her 2 cocker spaniels, and running errands to the pharmacy and grocery store as her mobility is not good right now. Even a phone call would be greatly appreciated.  For more information, please contact George Giddens.

Babysitter (paid) needed for a New Life Women’s Bible Study Tuesday mornings from 9:20-11:40am beginning Jan 6th.
Homeschool teens welcome. Contact Christine in the office.

NLICC hosting local Presbytery Meeting on January 10th – Women’s Service Opportunity
The Session has asked us to provide breakfast and lunch for our presbytery leaders on Saturday, January 10th. In lieu of a Women’s Prayer Breakfast in January we ask that you pray about preparing or purchasing food to feed our leaders while they meet together. We’ll also need volunteers to set out each of the meals and clean up. Look for a signup link for food and help in next week’s Update!

New Life’s 40th Anniversary Celebration- July 11-12, 2015
If you are interested in being on the planning committee, please contact Christine Fulcrod. The first meeting will be December 14 (DATE CHANGE) at 4:30 pm. Also let the office know if you would like to give a brief testimony during a Sunday service between January and July sharing how being a part of New Life has helped you to grow spiritually.

Do you have a heart for missions? The Missions Committee is looking for new members!
They meet once a month on a Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. The committee is starting to plan for next year’s March conference and is a bit short-handed right now. Please contact the office for more information if you are interested.

Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center (F.P.C) News
F.P.C. is always looking for volunteers, including Board Members. There are all kinds of volunteer projects including consultants, reception help, stuffing envelopes, etc. Board members are required to attend a monthly meeting and don’t need any experience as a board member, just a profession of faith in Christ and a desire to serve mothers and their babies in many areas. If you are interested or would like more information contact Eileen Roberts.

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.

The Women’s Ministry Committee is here to serve you and help you to serve

  • Is there a particular topic or activity that you would like to see made available for the women of NLICC? Let us know!
  • Do you have a ministry need or opportunity that you’d like to share with the women of the church? Drop us an email and we’ll get it in!
  • Contact us at wm@nlicc.org.

All for His glory,

Kathryne Marple
for the Women’s Ministry Committee

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