NLIC Women’s Update (04/28/16) | “New Beginnings” – Responses

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Theme for April: “New Beginnings”

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! –  2 Corinthians 5:17

Responses to Question of the Month

“What new directions has God led you in?”

“As a senior in high school, I was accepted and planned to attend college in Michigan.  My father suspected that ‘my plan’ had more to do with my boyfriend who lived in Michigan (you were probably right, Dad) and wisely encouraged me to look in state.  I remember driving to Longwood for my tour & making it *very* clear to my mother that she shouldn’t get excited as it was certainly NOT my top choice.  I remember the series of events that happened on my tour – little nudges – as if God was showing me that His plans were certainly better than mine.   I am still grateful for my father’s willingness to speak truth into my life and God’s sovereignty.” – Amy Auker

“God has been leading me to continue to make ministry a priority in my life. However as I consider how He is calling me to serve Him, He continues to remind me to keep relationships among my sisters and brothers in Christ at the forefront. Although He has blessed me with the gift of organization, I believe He is drawing me to the realization that the end result is not always the answer. The relationships created along the way are of far greater importance in His eyes.” – Anonymous

“During the time I was more diligently working my way to Heaven (because a friend was witnessing to me and upsetting my ‘faith’ greatly) Alan was temporarily assigned to a 3 month duty station.   It was at that duty station that we came to know Jesus personally.   Once we arrived at our next duty station friends said, ‘It was only 3 months, what happened to you?!'” – Krystal Dowell

“One Direction: ‘He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms…’ Isaiah 40:11.  As I think on new directions that God is leading me, I automatically look back on the path I’ve walked with Him so far.  Many unexpected turns and overwhelming hills (and regretfully, some short detours that I insisted on), but always ultimately in the direction of His Presence.  As our youngest just turned 19 this month, Larry and I are back to where we began in essence – man & wife or ’empty nesters’ as some may say.  It is a new direction as we are still parents of 4, but 4 adults not children.  It is exciting and new to be sure!  As always, this new road we have yet to travel is much less intimidating with our Good Shepherd continuing to lead our way – in one direction, always toward Himself.” – Julie Root

“The Lord has graciously drawn me to go through Evangelism Explosion (Sunday School-Robin Wilson) to help better equip me to share the gospel. It has been over 30 years since I first took it, and I am excited to see how the Lord will use it in my life to share my faith.”  – Kathryne Marple

 Current Announcements

EVENTS  (For the church-wide calendar, click here)

Women's NLIC Calendar at a Glance-2

  • Women’s Game Night | Friday, May 13th6:30-8:30pm {Fireside Room}
    Come join us for a night of fun, food, and fellowship at our Women’s Game Night.  We will play a rousing game of Bunco, a dice game that is perfect for large groups of people.  We will also sample “A Taste of New Life” with recipes from our New Life cookbook.  No need to bring food!  We will organize a team of women to bring recipes to sample.  We look forward to our fellowship together!  Don’t miss out and consider inviting a friend or neighbor!  WMC Contact: Sarah Schroeder |


  • Weekly Tuesday Morning Bible Study | 9:30-11:30am {Room 217}
    Join us as we begin Happiness: God’s Invitation to Delight, Celebration and Joy by Randy Alcorn.  The new  six-week study with short DVD portion begins April 12th.  Purchase your own book and bring to class ($12.99 Amazon, make sure you get the Bible Study).  No HW to do prior to the first session.  Call Heather O’Hara with questions or to sign-up.  Contact: Heather O’Hara |


  • Notes of Encouragement to Pauline Rohman –  95th Birthday!
    Pauline Rohman, a member of New Life for many years, turns 95 on May 14.  Since Dec. 2014, she has been in a nursing home.  Her 3 kids and 2 sons-in-law spend lots of time visiting and taking her on outings; however, it’s a difficult place to be.  Pauline’s family hopes to encourage her with lots of cards for her 95th birthday, especially from families at New Life that know her personally.  If you’re able, it would be wonderful for her to receive a note of encouragement, including an update on your family, and if possible, a photo or two to help her remember you.  Her family is thankful that she still has her long-term memory.  Pauline’s family expresses their gratitude to all who have been long-time friends to Pauline and her family: Nancy and Frank, Debbie and Mike, and Peter.  Contact: Katie Crawford for her address.
  • Help Needed: 7th & 8th Grade Girls’ Sunday School Class
    The 7th & 8th grade girls’ Sunday School class is in need of a helper for 2 months this summer starting June 26 – Aug. 28.  Teaching the lessons is not required (but you can if you want to!)  The girls are studying the book of Matthew then the Lord’s Prayer.  They are a GREAT group of girls and you will be blessed each week.  If interested, please contact: Krystal Dowell  | 
  • Update on the Amos Family
    In the last few weeks, the Deacons have visited and prayed over the fire victims in our community, Joey & Amber Amos & their 3 children.  The Amos’ have found a new home to lease that is within their budget, and Joey is well enough to return to work.  They are truly praising the Lord for His graciousness and are thankful for their lives.  They did not have renters insurance, so they lost everything and are starting over.  They would be grateful for any furniture (although they do have couches) and appliances.  Questions/ to coordinate any offers, please contact: Rob Wilson |


  • Sewing & Quilting Ministry Meeting | Sat. May 7th, 9:30-11:30am {Room 116}
    Come and be a part of our Sewing and Quilting Ministry!  This months theme is “Mentoring May!”  If you have a machine we could borrow please let me know. If you want to learn how to sew please join us! For information on materials needed to participate in the ministry, contact: Cassie Adams | 
  • Church Kitchen Cleaning Volunteers Needed
    A clean and organized church kitchen allows for us to continue so many ministry endeavors — care groups, receptions, luncheons, daily use by the church staff and Covenant School, etc.  This once-a-month rotation of 1-3 volunteers allows us to deep clean, maintain, and organize a heavily used church resource so it can continued to be used well.  Sign-up with a friend or get to know someone new by serving together in this way!  You can access the sign-up hereContact: Christine Fulcrod 540-746-4848 |

  • Bulletin Folding Volunteers
    Do you have a couple hours on a Friday afternoon you can spare?  Sign up HERE to fold bulletins after 1 pm on a Friday.  Takes about 2hrs (faster if you bring a friend!) Contact: Dayra Rumbaugh | 540-786-4848 |


  • Food Pantry {Items can be dropped off in foyer in bin marked Food Pantry}
    The food pantry needs toiletries! Would you consider adding a tube of toothpaste to your weekly shopping list?  Full size or sample.  Other ongoing needs are cereal, microwave popcorn, soup, canned vegetables, canned meats (roast beef, ham, tuna, meatballs, sausage), pickles, macaroni & cheese, jelly, floss, shampoo, conditioner, and face soap.  Contact: Connie Both |


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All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee

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