Women’s Update 02-19-2015

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Current Announcements:

We’d like to welcome Claire Amelia to our covenant family!
Claire was born on Wednesday, February 11. She was 8 lbs, 10 oz. and 20 inches long. If you are able & willing to provide a meal for Jon, Jennifer, and Paige, please contact Katie Crawford.

Ceremony and Reception for Elise Byrd on Saturday, February 21 at 3 pm
We mourn with the Dowell family the loss of Elise Byrd, Chan Dowell’s fiancée and the beloved mother of Sophia Faith. NLICC women will provide a meal after the ceremony for family and friends. If you are able to provide an item for the meal, contact Karen Melnick.

Picture Directory for All Regular Attendees of New Life
During the weekends of February 19 – 21 and February 26-28, Drew and Sarah Kittredge will be taking photos for an updated picture directory. Along with a complimentary portrait sitting, you will receive a 5×7 print and a printed directory. Additional purchasing options begin at $40. Online booking is available at https://kittcreative.youcanbook.me. The picture directory will be distributed when the updated church directory is made available. Contact: Sarah + Drew Kittredge | info@kittcreative.com

2 More Weeks: Calling all Recipes for NLICC Cookbook
Please celebrate with us New Life’s 40 years of fellowship together by contributing to a church-wide cookbook! Please consider submitting recipes using this online form, typed hard copy, or by e-mail by March 1. (Please include recipe title, subtitle, ingredients, directions, and yield.) Consider sharing your own family’s beloved recipes or recipes you know your NLICC family already adores. Please note that children can submit recipes, too! Order a copy of the cookbook during the month of March for $8 each. Also, consider purchasing copies for your child(ren) to have when they are grown, or, even a daughter-in-law that enjoys cooking. Cookbooks will be available for pick-up at New Life in Christ’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in July. **Current Needs: appetizers, beverages, main dishes, salads, soups, breakfast items, and desserts. Reach out to NLICC members who you know make delicious dishes in these areas & encourage them to submit recipes!** Contact: Amy Auker

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Mini-Session Leaders Needed for “Talents to Treasure” Mini-Conference
Save the date for our “Talents to Treasure” Mini-Conference to be held on Saturday, April 25! Join us for fellowship and learning as we take delight in the talents of our sisters. Various small group sessions will be offered and online registration will begin in March. Prayerfully consider inviting a neighbor or friend to join in the fellowship. Currently, there has been an expressed interest for leaders who would be willing to lead sessions that are music-related, fitness-related, gardening-related, and baking-related.  Contact: Amy Auker

Assistance Needed for New Life’s 40th Anniversary Planning Committee
NLICC’s 40th Anniversary celebration is July 11 -12. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee, please contact the office. Our next meeting will be Sunday, March 22. Also, let the office know if you would like to give a brief testimony during a Sunday service between January and July sharing how being a part of New Life has helped you to grow spiritually. Contact: Christine Fulcrod | 540-273-6924 | nlicc@nlicc.org

Save the Date: 40th Anniversary Banquet
Please celebrate God’s faithfulness these past 40 years with us. Our 40th Anniversary Banquet will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2015. It will be a time of fellowship, a delicious meal, and reflection of God’s goodness. A more formal invitation to follow and RSVPs will be required. Contact: Christine Fulcrod | 540-273-6924 | nlicc@nlicc.org

Missions Month | Celebrating 40 Years of God’s Faithfulness
The Missions Committee is looking for new members! The committee meets once a month on a Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. The committee is working to plan the 40th Annual Missions conference in March and is a bit short-handed right now. Specific Needs: A NLICC woman willing to serve as the Ladies’ Missions Breakfast Coordinator (for March 14th) and assistance with other events. Contact: Christine Fulcrod | 540-273-6924 | nlicc@nlicc.org

Several Afghan immigrant women are looking for work, especially in the area of housecleaning. None are believers yet, but they are at various places in their journeys toward Christ — and would benefit from more contact with Christians. Other variables include their English language abilities, skills, number of hours, and pay needed, etc. Contact: Debra Smith

Loving Our City (L.O.C.) News
There are many destitute children in our community attending public schools. Hugh Mercer Elementary in the Fredericksburg City has 19 homeless students and 15 more living in motels with their families. We have an opportunity to provide some basic necessities for them. L.O.C. Needs: boys’ coats (sizes 4 – 12), boys’ black and navy sweat pants (sizes 4, 6, and 8),  toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, small toiletry bags, and soap. Donations may be dropped off in the L.O.C. box in the foyer. Monetary gifts are also welcome. Contact: Sarah Worman | loc@nlicc.org | Facebook | Twitter

Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center (F.P.C.) News
F.P.C. is always looking for volunteers, including Board members. There are all kinds of volunteer projects including consulting, helping as a receptionist, stuffing envelopes, etc. Board members are required to attend a monthly meeting and do not need any experience as a board member, just a profession of faith in Christ and a desire to serve mothers and their babies in many areas. Contact: Eileen Roberts

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

The Women’s Ministry Committee is here to serve you and help you to serve
For a few weeks, we will be including the names of the women currently serving on the committee below. We share this in hopes that we can better serve you and our congregation. If you have any questions, please let us know. If there is a particular topic or activity that you would like to see made available for the women of NLICC or a ministry need or opportunity that you’d like to share with the women of the church, you may always contact us! Contact: wm@nlicc.org.

All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee

Chair: Eileen Roberts
Secretary: Julie Root
Treasurer: Christine Fulcrod
Welcoming: Kathryne Marple
Tamra Corbeau
Discipleship: Gale Puffenberger
Training & Transition: Phyllis DiBella
Activities: Amy Auker
Women’s Retreat: Gale Puffenberger & Gail Weeks
Meal Coordinator:
Katie Crawford
Prayer Focus:
 Sarah Schroeder
Sandy Cuddy

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