NLICC WOMEN’S UPDATE 03.18.22
Focus for March: Attitude and Altitude!
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
QUESTION OF THE MONTH
What is up to me regarding my walk with Christ?
If you feel so led, please send your response to NLICC Women’s Ministry. Your response may be brief or as long as you feel led to write. We look forward to hearing from you!
IMMEDIATE NEED: Missions Month - Helping Ukraine
Dear New Life - besides praying, many have asked how they can tangibly help Ukrainian refugees and those now suffering in Ukraine. WE NOW HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY! God willing, I am planning to leave this Sunday evening with Tim Abbott, who is with the ministry arm of Chick-fil-A to head to Krakow, Poland to bring in some relief supplies, to connect with missionary contacts and to see what additional assistance we can provide on the ground. We will be setting up a container at New Life for supplies if anyone wants to bring in any items to give. I can receive items up until this Sunday morning. Thank you in advance for your help and prayers! God bless, Jim
Contact | Jim Melnick
Missions Month Weekly Breakfast Sign-Up
March is missions month and we will be serving breakfast prior to Sunday school to eat and fellowship together before hearing what God is doing here in Fredericksburg and around the world. A weekly sign-up will be available to volunteer to bring breakfast items. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Rumbaugh.
Contact | Liz Rumbaugh
Help with Seating
Can you help us? You may have noticed that the seating in the sanctuary feels a bit full. We praise God for so many people returning to worship now that the pandemic is waning, but you may have noticed that most of the seats are taken.
You can help! How?
Please sit as far forward as you can. There is plenty of space in the front seats. It makes room for more in the back. Plus, the further forward you sit, the better the sound and the easier to engage!
Please fill in those empty seats in the middle of the rows. Just squeezing together a little bit makes a big difference.
Help people find a place to sit. Our ushers are working through ways to help people find seats more easily. But, any of us can help. Do you see someone looking for a place to sit? Make a space and pull them in.
Oasis Meeting Snacks Sign-Up
Please consider signing up to bring something to share with the group. You may sign up for future dates as well. You will be reminded as we get closer to the event. Thank you for being willing to lend a hand! You may contact Stacey Hunter with any questions.
Contact | Stacey Hunter
Food Pantry Update
Notice: With no distribution days for so long, we have an abundance of items right now. We are asking for everyone to temporarily hold back on donations until we can get a set time up and running again. Thanks so much.
The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank has a free app that provides up-to-date information on regional food banks. Regional Food Banks are available on every day of the week. You can find more information here: https://www.fredfood.org/pantryapp.
Food boxes are always available for members and “regular attenders” of New Life. For restocking purposes, please notify Connie or Pastor Sam of the date and number of boxes taken/provided. Needs outside the church may be communicated through Tell a Deacon, and the church office will field requests from drop-ins who show up at the office.
Contacts | Connie Both / Pastor Sam
An Evening With Kendra Graham | Tuesday, March 29th | 6:30-9:30 pm
Before the Rappahannock Area Celebration, bring your friends and loved ones for worship and an inspiring message from special guest speaker Kendra Graham. Pray together for your community and the upcoming Celebration, fellowship with other women, and enjoy a complimentary dessert buffet.
Kendra Graham balances many titles, including mother, Bible teacher, speaker, spiritual mentor and registered nurse. The wife of evangelist Will Graham, she has a passion for her family and for helping others deepen their relationships with God through intentional studying of His Word.
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver PKWY
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
There is no cost to attend. However, advance reservations are required by Monday, March 22. Space is limited, so register early.
Women’s Retreat 2022
Update: The Retreat tables will be in the foyer again on Sunday, March 20. We will be collecting final payments, starting to pick rooms and carpooling, providing the book information in case you want to read it ahead of time, soliciting any food allergies, plus providing the draft schedule and menu. All the retreat spots are spoken for. If anyone still wants to attend, they can be placed on a waiting list by contacting Connie Both. If you have any questions, please reach out to Julie Root or Connie Both.
Contact | Julie Root or Connie Both
Genesis Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible study on the book of Genesis began on January 14th. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm. Please reach out to Joy O’Toole for any questions. The study is expected to run through all of 2022. We are using Jen Wilkin’s book, God of Creation. Contact Joy O’Toole for further information.
Contact | Joy O’Toole
Wednesday Bible Study
The weekly Women’s Bible Study that meets Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30am is doing Psalms: At His Feet by Hope by A. Blanton and Christine B. Gordon. This group will meet into the spring in Room 217 or via Zoom. Contact Mary or Gale for more information.
Contact | Mary Shaffer / Gale Puffenberger
Have a ministry need, idea for an activity, or prayer request? Please don't hesitate to contact us!
All for His glory,
For the Women's Ministry Committee
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