NLIC Women’s Update (08/03/16) | “Restoration” – WMC Corner Update

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Theme for August: Restoration
Psalm 51:10-12 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

Women’s Ministry Committee Corner Update
“Desserts and Debuts”
By Phyllis Di Bella


So, you say, “What is this event all about? What am I getting myself into this time?” Well, here it is in a nutshell. It’s an evening of fun, fellowship, and fabulous desserts with other sisters in Christ who love the Lord and desire to serve Him just as you do. It’s a time to investigate what’s going on with several ministries involving women, hear women speak a little about them, and consider where the Lord may be calling you to serve in the months ahead. It’s a time to relax and be refreshed, spend time with familiar faces we often feel too rushed to do, and meet new ones to welcome into our church. You don’t have to bring a thing, except if you’d like to invite a friend. It will be held outside at the home of Krystal Dowell on Saturday, August 13, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. And in case of uncooperative weather, it will move to Room 100 at church. So stay posted for any changes, and look for more information in the Women’s Weekly Update.

As a body of believers, we know God has created us with many varied gifts and talents. His Word tells us, “And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, …” There’s a challenge and privilege for us to use our God-given talents and abilities to minister to and serve one another in His name. Maybe you even see another sister who has a strength or buried treasure whom you could encourage to use within a particular ministry. Sometimes that’s all it takes to “stir up one another to love and good works.”

During the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from ministries such as the Nursery, Pioneer Girls, Sunday School, Jr/Sr High Group, College Ministry, Music, Drama, Sewing, Greeters, Food Panty, Women’s Bible Study, Titus 2, Counseling, and Women’s Ministry Committee. Some may be very familiar to you and others you may not even be aware that they exist. You can quietly scout them out or boldly ask questions. The ball’s in your court, so come out and enjoy the fun, food and fabulous fellowship. You know, we do have one of the best groups of women in all of Fredericksburg!


 Current Announcements

WMC EVENTS  (For the church-wide calendar, click here)Women's NLIC Calendar at a Glance-7

  • Desserts and Debuts | Saturday, August 13th, 6:30-8:00pm {Krystal Dowell’s House}
    Come join us for a night of dessert and fellowship at Desserts and Debuts.  We will spend a relaxing evening outside mingling with friends and sampling delicious desserts. We will also hear from a number of New Life ministries that will be “debuting” or starting up again this fall. Come to spend time with other women and learn more about New Life fall ministry opportunities.  We look forward to our fellowship together!  Don’t miss out and consider inviting a friend or neighbor! WMC Contact: Krystal Dowell |
  • WMC Training | Aug 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 (10:30-12pm) {Room 217}
    Just a friendly reminder for the ladies who have already been nominated and accepted for the 2016 training to mark your calendars.  All training sessions are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of every month through November.  We look forward to seeing you!


  • Titus 2 | Sign-Up July 24, 31, & August 7 {Church Foyer}
    Attention, ladies!  Titus 2 sign-ups are coming soon and will be available July 24, 31 and August 7 in the church foyer.  New Life’s Titus 2 Ministry would like to invite you to join in our 7-part study of  the book of Esther beginning this fall. Titus 2 is a ministry of women gathering together for discipleship, fellowship and prayer with the purpose of sharing our lives and encouraging one another in our walk with God.  Each group begins with a meal, followed by time of studying God’s word and sharing our insights, and ending with time of prayer for each other. Groups meet monthly in various locations and at various times.  We hope there is a time that is right for you.  Please consider joining us! Questions, please contact: Gale Puffenberger | | 540-661-9306


  • Luncheon Honoring Pastor Dov Bikas & Vida Asirifi-Addo | Sunday, August 7 following the morning service {Fireside Room}
    The Missions Committee will be hosting a luncheon honoring Pastor Dov Bikas from Israel and recognizing Sammy Asirifi-Addo’s mother, Vida Asirifi-Addo.  She has been visiting for several months.  This luncheon is open to everyone and we hope you will join us for a sweet time of fellowship.  If you are able to bring something to share, please contact: Christine Fulcrod | | 540-786-4848
  • Sewing & Quilting Ministry is hosting a KIDS SEWING BOOT CAMP! | Tues. – Thurs., Aug. 9th – 11th, 9:30am – 12:30pm {Room 100} 
    Kids will be learning sewing basics, and each day will learn a new technique building on what was learned the previous day! They will get to take home three projects.  Ages 8+.  Cost is $30 per child, which covers supplies.  If you have a sewing machine that you could lend for the three days of the program, they would be greatly appreciated! To sign up or get more info contact: Cassie Adams| 


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


  •  Meals for the Marshalls 
    Praise God for baby Wesley born to Scott and Rebecca! If you would like to provide a meal, please contact: Annie Page |
  • Pre-School Assistant Needed
    Christ Covenant School (CCS), a discipleship ministry of New Life In Christ Church, is seeking a volunteer to serve as a pre-school assistant on Tuesday mornings from 8:30-12:30 for the 2016-2017 school year.  This is a significant way to serve NLICC’s covenant children.  The position is to assist our pre-school teacher, Ruth de los Santos, who will prepare the lessons.  OR, perhaps you are interested in learning more about CCS for your own pre-schooler. This is an excellent opportunity to serve one morning a week while you learn about the program and have your child in class with you.   CCS’s mission is to disciple covenant families who have a desire to be trained in a Biblical view of life and education and to be intimately involved in their children’s education.  To discuss the details, contact: Barbara Plating 
  • College Ministry Needs
    God is working through the new College Ministry house!  The ministry still needs several items to operate more effectively.  Any new or gently used items, as well as gift cards, would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you for considering serving in this way!  Contact: Joshua or Anacari Storms 
  • Ironing Board for Manse
    Would you consider donating a new or gently used ironing board for the Manses?  Thank you for all the donations we’ve already received!  Contact: Phyllis Di Bella or Kathryne Marple |
  • Supply Hand Lotions
    Would you consider donating a pump bottle of lotion for the NLIC men’s & women’s washrooms?  In the past, lotions have been very useful and much appreciated.  Bottles can be dropped off at the church office.  Contact: Christine Fulcrod | 540-746-4848 |
  • Church Kitchen Cleaning
    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
    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 |


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All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee

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