Focus for April: Trust - I can trust the God who knows me and Jesus who died for me!

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from afar.
 You search out my path and my lying down
    and are acquainted with all my ways.”
Psalm 139:1-3




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! Contact Stacey Hunter for more information.
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:
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 



Women’s Retreat 2022  |  April 29-May 1  |  Virginia Beach
UPDATE: 2 spots have opened up! Please contact Connie Both if you are interested. 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 more 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,
Julie Root
For the Women's Ministry Committee

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