Women’s Update – 8/28/14

Current Announcements:

Scroll down toward the end to read a message from Kathryne Marple, NLICC Women’s Ministry Committee Chair

Women’s Discipleship Opportunities

  • Care Groups

Although care groups are not just for women, they are the primary way in which the church ministers to each member  – spiritually and physically – as we meet weekly for Bible study, prayer and fellowship.  Watch for the flyer coming soon with the various Care Group times and locations and sign up.

  • Titus 2

“….Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live…to teach what is good.  Then they can train the younger women…”
Titus 2:3-4

All ladies 18 and over are encouraged to join a Titus 2 group.  This is our primary means of women’s discipleship apart from Care Groups – it’s not just for those married or with children. Titus 2 is a monthly Bible study that meets in a mentor’s home for a shared meal, fellowship, Bible study and prayer.  There are groups meeting at various days and times of the month to suit most any woman’s schedule.  Titus 2 groups meet for seven months beginning in September or October.

This year’s study is It’s Time to Step Up: The Psalms of Ascent by our own Karen Melnick.

Signups will be in the foyer the next two Sundays.  Books will be available at signup table or in the office for $5.

  • Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets weekly on Tuesday mornings beginning September 9th from 9:30-11:30 in room 217.  Child care is available in the nursery – $20 each child for 10 weeks (2 sessions)  Newborns and nursing babies are welcome in class.  This year we will study The Promised One – Seeing Jesus in Genesis by Nancy Guthrie and Karen Melnick will be leading us. It is a 10 lesson study that we will do over 20 weeks. There are 40 min DVD sessions from Nancy Guthrie that we’ll watch every other week as well.  Books may be pre-ordered in the office from Christine for $12 (prepaid) by this Sunday, August 31st or you may purchase on your own.  RSVP to Christine in the office nlicspotsy@aol.com if you will need child care.

Last Open House of the Summer – August 31st at the McConnell’s home
Come celebrate the end of summer after evening service this Sunday at Jeff and Dorinda McConnell’s home.

Baby Shower for Tracey Fischer, Saturday, September 6th, 2-4pm at the Lorei’s
You are invited to a Baby shower for Tracey Fischer on Saturday, September 6, 2-4pm at the Loreis. Tracey is having a girl and is registered at Buy Buy Baby. In lieu of a card please consider giving a book to start Baby Fischer’s library. RSVP to Lucinda. Please join us to celebrate with Tracey!

Prayer Shower for Expectant Moms, September 13th, 9am in the Fireside Room
More babies are on the way!  Come join us for breakfast and a time of prayer for our expectant and brand new mothers: Trina Ewing, Amy Auker, Elisa Wassum, Katie Crawford, Tracey Fischer, and Jennifer Worman.  If you are able to bring something to share, please sign up here.

Women’s Ministry Training, September 13th at 10:30 in Room 217
Please read Chapters 3 and 4 of Women’s Leadership in the Church.  Phyllis DiBella will be leading this session.  If you will not be able to attend, please contact her to schedule a make-up session.

Women’s Ministry Meeting, Sunday, September 14th at 4:15pm in Room 217

Time with the Clark Family Running Out – Schedule time with them soon!
Thank you, Lucinda, for reminding us that Billy, Yashmin, and the girls will be leaving Fredericksburg on October 19th.  If you would like to spend some time with them before they leave, the following are the dates they will be in Fredericksburg, don’t miss your opportunity:

September 3, 4 and 16-18
October 1-18

Looking for a childcare worker for Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday mornings beginning September 9th
Contact Christine in the office (540)786-4848 if you are interested.

Bulletin Folding
Fall is a great time to fold bulletins – older children are in school, schedules are more regular, and you can plan a lunch date and follow it up with service to the church!  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!) Questions? Ask Pam in the office.

From Kathryne:

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Acts 2:42, 46-47

This is the time of year when all of New Life’s ministries are gearing up for another year of blessing the Lord and His people. It is encouraging to see all of the names on the tan bulletin sign-up sheet that have already committed to serve over the next year. Thank you for your willingness to consider how the Lord may use your time, gifts, and talents as you are prompted to serve Him in His body at New Life. Though we may not do things exactly as the early Christians did, we teach, fellowship, worship, sing, pray, and eat together in settings that bring unity and growth in our local congregation.

Do you have information or needs that you’d like passed to the women of the church, activities or studies you’d like to see? Let us know at wm@nlicc.org.

in His grace,
the Women’s Ministry Committee

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