Women’s Update (11/05/2015) | November Women’s Ministry Corner

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November Women’s Ministry Corner

This month for our WM’s Corner, we’d like to share about our Mission Statement and how we are continually praying through and working through bringing that vision to fruition.  If you have questions, comments, or ideas about anything you read below and/or how you can become involved, please let us know!  Please note that many of the ministries listed do not come under the care of the Women’s Ministry Committee, we simply seek to support these missions of the church by sharing these opportunities with you as well as working together to meet these needs, as able.  Today we will just be focusing on the first “prong” of our mission statement, “discipleship”.

The WMC’S MISSION STATEMENT: The New Life in Christ Women’s Ministry mission is an extension of the church’s mission: building the Kingdom by training leaders.  The Women’s Ministry Committee serves under the oversight of the Session and seeks especially to serve the elders by equipping the church in providing discipleship ministries aimed at the spiritual growth of women.  Our purpose is to foster unity and community in the church and further the gospel of Christ by communicating and encouraging discipleship, fellowship, service, and leadership opportunities to and for women.


I. (Weekly) Tuesday Morning Women Bible Study
– spring (ex: Nancy Guthrie’s “The Promised One”)
– summer (usually application-based such as “Choosing Gratitude”)
– fall (ex: “Nancy Guthrie’s “Lamb of God”)
Current Contact: Church Office or Heather O’Hara

II. (Monthly) Women’s Titus II 1 John Study
– 1 weekday study offered
– 5 weeknight studies offered
– 1 weekend study offered
Current Contact: Karen Melnick or the Church Office

III. (Weekly) Care Groups
– Numerous weeknight studies are available for women to participate in Stafford, Fredericksburg, King George, and Spotsylvania
Current Contact: Church Office

IV. (Summer Rotation) Pre-Teen Girls’ Study
– 8 opportunities to serve as hostesses
– 8 opportunities to serve as teachers
Current Contact: Heather O’Hara or Carrie Verbosky

V. (Weekly) Pioneer Girls Ministry
– Weekly opportunities to serve as teachers
– Weekly opportunities to serve as assistants
– One – two time commitments to serve as unit leaders
Current Contact: Dorinda McConnell or Sharon Leaman

VI. (Annually) Women’s Mini Conference
– Typically held when we are not having a Women’s Retreat
– We have planned & held “Talents to Treasure” twice and are exploring other topics such as mental health for the future
Current Contact: Amy Auker or the WMC

VII. (3-Year Rotation) Women’s Retreat
– Opportunities to serve on planning committee or to attend as a participant
Current Contact: Gale Puffenberger or Connie Both

VIII. (10 Sessions Offered Per Year) Women’s Ministry Training
– Opportunities for ladies who are members to participate in training to learn more about leadership for women in the church and the joy of serving under the oversight of the Session to using our giftings for God’s glory
– For those who complete the training, these ladies are invited to prayerfully consider whether or not they would enjoy
Current Contact: Phyllis Di Bella or WMC Chair

IX. (Annually) Opportunity for Women’s Sunday School Rotation
– In addition to the opportunities to serve in the nursery, teach a Children’s Sunday School class, teach in the Children’s Worship rotation, or participate in an adult Sunday School, there is also an annual opportunity to participate in a 3-month Sunday School class with a curriculum designed for women
Contact: Karsta Toscano (nursery), Pastor Sean (Sunday School), or Laurie Burrows (Children’s Sunday School)

If you have a devotional, “Ministry Spotlight”, or a “Question of the Month” you’d be willing to share, please e-mail wm@nlicc.org.

Current Announcements:

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

  • Women’s Banquet | Friday, November 13 at 6 pm {Bravo Cucina Italiana • 1 Town Centre Boulevard}
    We have met our seating capacity for our Women’s Banquet!  We are looking forward to our evening of fun, fellowship, and fabulous food with the ladies who have registered.  If you need the link for the Thanksgiving Day Ministry donations as a part of our night together, click here.  Contact: Amy Auker | amy.auker@gmail.com
  • Women’s Christmas Cookie Exchange | Saturday, December 5 at 9 am {Heather O’Hara’s Home}
    All you need to bring, if you’d like to participate in the exchange, are Ziploc bags each filled with 3-4 of your favorite (homemade or store-bought!) Christmas cookies/treats.  Bring as many bags as you’d like to exchange for other bags to take home!  There will also be a decorating table for kids to decorate pre-made sugar cookies.  Coffee, apple cider, tea, and hot cocoa will also be provided.  If you plan to attend, we’d love to know so we can plan accordingly!  Contact Amy Auker.  Contact: Amy Auker | amy.auker@gmail.com
  • All-Church Christmas Banquet (Potluck) & “The Nativity Play”| Saturday, December 12 at 6 pm {NLICC Sanctuary}
    Save the date!  Join us for our annual Christmas Banquet as we celebrate our Savior’s birth.  Doors will open at 6 pm and our potluck begins at 6:30 pm.  For our potluck, we ask that families with last names A-L bring a main dish & salad, M-Z bring a main dish & dessert, and that singles would bring a drink + rolls.  “The Nativity Play” will begin at 7:15 pm.  Look for more information in the bulletin soon.  Contact: Church Office | 540-786-4848 | nlicc@nlicc.org
  • Christmas Cantata | Sunday, December 20 at 6 pm {NLICC Sanctuary}
    Join us for our very own Judy Hinson’s “Son of the Promise” presented by the adult choir, soloists, full orchestra, and narration.  Pre-service music begins at 5:45 pm.  Contact: Church Office | 540-786-4848 | nlicc@nlicc.org
  • Family Christmas Program | Sunday, December 6 at 6 pm {NLICC Sanctuary}
    You and your family are invited to share a scripture, story, vocal/instrumental song, or other celebration of the season.  Contact Jonathan Allison or the church office to participate.  Contact: Church Office | 540-786-4848 | nlicc@nlicc.org


  • Missing: Booster Seat
    Missing booster seat.  If you might have accidentally taken or moved a booster seat last Wednesday from under the coat rack near the school office, please let Gail Reed know. Contact: Gail Reed | stevengail@verizon.net


  • {Update} Church Kitchen Cleaning Volunteers needed for December-March
    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 | nlicc@nlicc.org
  • 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 some Friday.  Takes about 2 hours (faster if you bring a friend!) Contact: Dayra Rumbaugh | 540-786-4848 | dayra@nlicc.org


  • Thanksgiving Day Ministry | Preparing for Thursday, November 26, 2015
    As we prepare for our 33rd year of the Thanksgiving Day Ministry, we invite you to prayerfully consider how you can become involved.  An extensive “Perfect Potluck Sign-Up” provides descriptions of various roles — these opportunities involve a range of time commitments and spiritual gifts to be utilized.  We encourage you to sign-up for roles and/or items as able so that we can plan accordingly.  We are grateful for your support of this ministry endeavor.  Contact: Christopher Dale | thanksgiving@nlicc.org
  • Food Pantry {Items can be dropped off in bin in foyer marked Food Pantry}
    Cereal, microwave popcorn, soup, canned vegetables, canned meats, pickles, pork and beans, canned black beans, canned pears, toothbrushes, and toothpaste Contact: Connie Both | bothclan@cox.net


Have a ministry need or idea for an activity? Contact us at wm@nlicc.org or find us on Facebook.
Additionally, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, praises, or prayer requests.

All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee

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