Focus for April: New Beginnings
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away;
behold, the new has come. “
Women’s Ministry Corner Update
by Sarah Schroeder
With the start of April, the signs of spring are all around us. Warming weather, lengthening daylight, sprouting buds, and chirping birds point to the shifting season. These elements of spring remind me of renewed and awakening life. I have always loved the shift from winter to spring. It serves as a powerful reminder that God takes cold and barren places and brings forth flourishing life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Sisters, are there areas of your life that seem barren and cold? Do you long for a fresh start, a new beginning? Isaiah 43:18-19 encourages us, “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Even in the midst of the deserts of life, God brings forth new life. Even in the midst of the wilderness of difficulty or the coldness of suffering, God creates a new way. In what areas of your life are you holding on to the former things, the things that have passed? Sisters, surrender the burden of sin, sadness, and broken dreams at His feet and watch as He makes all things new.
You are not meant to walk in through these seasons of life by yourself! As life becomes busy, we can get caught up in our own winter season. It becomes easy to lose sight of the challenges and difficulties of those around us. I encourage you to take pause and consider those who are in your life. Who could use an encouraging word? Who could use a reminder of the new life that the Lord has promised us? Who can you walk with on this transition from winter to spring? My prayer for each of you is that the Lord would bring women into your life who point to the Lord’s renewing love. It is this love that brings forth new life in beautiful and powerful ways.
- Baby Worman has arrived! Leopold Thomas Worman (7 lbs. 13 oz. & 20.5 inches long) was born at 8:56 pm on 4/3/17. Mom and baby are both doing really well!If you would like to sign up, you can access the meal schedule by clicking here, and locating the schedule by recipient last name (Worman) and password (2035). If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Day and Evening Bible Study Survey: We just had snow and now we are thinking of summer? Yes! We would like find out how many ladies will be interested in summer Bible studies. In order for us to plan for Tuesday morning childcare and whether there is interest in an evening study and which evening might be best, please fill out the survey HERE.
Easter Breakfast Help: The Youth Group will be preparing fruit, muffins, danishes, meats and beverages for Easter Breakfast, but it will be nice to have some breakfast casseroles and deviled eggs brought in by those who will be attending. There is also a place for Youth Group volunteers to sign up. Sign up here. Items should be delivered to the kitchen Easter morning at 7:50. Questions? Contact Grace O’Hara: email@example.com
- Hooray! Lucas and Cassie’s baby was born at 12:57 am this morning! Bennet Striker weighed 8 lbs 14 oz, and was 21 inches long. http://www.TakeThemAMeal.com
NEW Women’s Ministry Facebook Group: New Life in Christ Church Women’s Ministry has created a closed Facebook group so that we can more freely share information, events, and photos while maintaining privacy for its members. We will slowly be phasing out the use of our public Facebook page, so if you are a woman who is part of New Life in Christ Church and have not joined the newly created group yet, please click the link below and request to become a member so you can stay up-to-date on all that’s happening within the NLICC Women’s Ministry. https://www.facebook.com/groups/NLICChurchWomensMinistry/
Bridal shower for Abigail DeaconsonHosted by Brenda Storms and Lucinda LoreiSunday April 30, 2:30pm-4:30pmAbigail is registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, and Crate and BarrelPlease rsvp to Brenda or Lucinda
Choices Women’s Center Walk/Run for Life | Saturday, May 6th | 9 am | Old Mill Park: As we complete our transition to Choices Women’s Center, our mission remains the same–to empower those facing unplanned pregnancy with hope and life-affirming choices. Please join us at our fifth Walk/Run for Life and help the Center raise funds so we can continue sharing the good news of hope for a bright future with women and men facing crisis pregnancies.
9:00 Program & Walk/Run Begin
10:30 Recognition & Appreciation With Family Fun Celebration
Upcoming Events – Mark your calendars
Question of the month: What new direction has God led you in?
If you feel so led, please send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Food Pantry
The food pantry needs peanut butter and jelly! Any brand and size is fine. We are also in need of toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, face soap). Items can be dropped off in foyer in bin marked “Food Pantry.” Contact: Connie Both | email@example.com
- Fold Bulletins
Sign up to fold bulletins after 1pm on a Friday. Takes about 2hrs (faster if you bring a friend!) Contact: Dayra Rumbaugh | firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a ministry need, idea for an activity, or prayer request? You can reach us at email@example.com or find us on Facebook. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!
All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee
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