Focus for November: Self-examination and preparing our hearts for Emmanuel
  “Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!
 And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!”
Psalm 139: 23-24


What is the Value of ‘Self-examination’ and preparing our hearts for celebrating the coming Messiah?
If you feel so led, please send your response to
Please respond under 700 words. We look forward to hearing from you!

“O Bless the Lord, My Soul”
Lyrics by James Montgomery

1 O bless the Lord, my soul!
His grace to thee proclaim!
And all that is within me join
To bless his holy name!

2 O bless the Lord, my soul!
His mercies bear in mind!
Forget not all his benefits!
The Lord to thee is kind.

3 He clothes us with his love;
Upholds us with his truth;
He heals all our infirmities
And ransoms us from death.

4 Then bless his holy name,
Whose grace hath made us whole,
Whose loving kindness crowns our days!
O bless the Lord, my soul!


Blog and Podcast by Sharon Leaman!
"Keeper of Our Lists," by Sharon Smith Leaman was published by the Aquila Report and can be read on her blog and podcast, "Now a Mirror Dimly."   The article and podcast can be found on our women’s Facebook page or you can contact Sharon for more information.
Contact | Sharon Leaman
Need Help With Childcare, Pet Sitting or Light Chores?
The Pioneer Girl Challengers have put together a list of young women who are available to babysit, pet sit and/or do light chores for women of our church. Please coordinate with the individual Challenger directly if they could be a help to you. If you are interested in this list, please email Sharon Leaman. Thank you!
Contact | Sharon Leaman 
MOTs (Mothers of Toddlers) | NLICC | Mondays (every other) 9:30-11am, Wednesdays 4:30-6pm
MOTs is a group organized for mothers with young children (between newborn and 4 years old) who are seeking a community of growth and gathering with sisters in Christ. Each group will be assigned a leader as well as an older mentor mom to share devotionals. Invite a mom friend to come along! The MOTs Monday group will meet every other week from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the NLICC nursery, facilitated by Rachel Martin with monthly devotionals provided by Nancy Haenlein. No meeting on December 26. The Wednesday MOTs "Skipper's" group will meet weekly from 4:30-6 p.m. in the NLICC nursery during Pioneer Girls, facilitated by Yaasha Hepperle with mentor, Vicky Hepperle. If you are interested in being a part of Mothers of Toddlers you may contact Rachel Martin.
Contact | Rachel Martin
Nursery Helpers for the MOTS Monday Group Needed!
The Mothers of Toddlers group that meets every other Monday is in need of nursery help. The next Mondays they will be meeting are Dec 5, and Dec 19. Nursery hours would be 9:15-11am. If you are able to help care for these little ones, please let Rachel Martin know. Thank you!
Contact | Rachel Martin 


Wednesday Morning Bible Study
The study is on the Sermon on the Mount. The group meets every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30am in Room 217 with a time for shared prayer at the end. If you have any questions please contact Mary Shaffer or Gale Puffenberger.
Contacts  | Mary Shaffer \ Gale Puffenberger 


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All for His glory,
Julie Root
For the Women's Ministry Committee
We are always happy to post news and announcements for NLICC ministries and events. Please note, however, that the deadline for the Friday email is 9:00 a.m. on the previous day (Thursday). Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for clarity and length.