New Franklin Assembly of God

Women of Ministry

     What do we do?  We meet on the last Sunday of the month during Fellowship Night (6 PM). Fellowship Night begins with a time of worship & music.  We then break into groups and the Women's group goes to the Fellowship Hall for a time of prayer, devotions & planning when needed.
        At 7 pm all groups gather together (usually in the Fellowship Hall) for refreshments  and snacks. 
     We also support (through prayer and giving items needed) Pregnancy Ministries, of Chambersburg.  We have a collection site which is a cradle in the Foyer area.  Each month we
collect different items.    
   When one of our congregation comes home from the hospital, meals are provided.  When there is a funeral, a meal will be provided afterward for family and friends.  
  Sometimes we host a Red Cross Blood Drive, we provide and serve food to those who have donated blood to help restore their energy.
  This is just a few of the ways we minister to others and does not include the many ways each lady ministers to others on a daily basis.
     Our church collects used  eyeglasses or lenses to send to HealthCare Ministries to help those in other countries who cannot see.  We have a collection box under the Foyer Table.

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July 2017

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Royal Ranger Sectional Pow Wow
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Sun 23 Fellowship Night
Usually the last Sunday of the month at 6 pm. We worship together, then divide into groups - men, women, youth, children. We gather back together at the end for a time of refreshments and... [more]

Sun 23 The Gospel Trackers - a new group for ages 4 - 12
that meets on Sun. pm from 6 - 7:30 pm. Join them for Bible stories, acting out the stories, games, crafts, and snacks

Sun 23 The Young Adults
meet on Sunday evening at 6 pm. After worship, they go to their own area for ministry.

July 24 - 28, 7 PM - 8:30 pm. Friday night is carnival night. Theme is SONRISE National Park.

Sun 30 Annual Back Pack give-a-way
during the 10:25 am worship service. For all children and high school students.

Sun 30 Fellowship Night at 6 pm.
We meet together for worship and go to our separate groups (men, women, Gospel Trackers, & Young Adults for devotions and discussions, & prayer. We meet back together again for refreshments.

Sun 30 The Gospel Trackers - a new group for ages 4 - 12
that meets on Sun. pm from 6 - 7:30 pm. Join them for Bible stories, acting out the stories, games, crafts, and snacks

Sun 30 The Young Adults
meet on Sunday evening at 6 pm. After worship, they go to their own area for ministry.

Mon 31 - Fri August 04 Kid's Camp at the PBCC in Carlisle.
July 31 - Aug. 4th. We have 6 children going this year!

Reminding Pillars

Read Zephaniah 1:1 through 3:20

Published: Jul 20, 2017

The six Ionic pillars that stand on the campus of the University of Missouri at Columbia are all that remain of the Academic Hall that burned down in 1892. Some at that time wanted to remove the columns, but instead they were preserved to serve as reminder of the university’s history. Today they tower over the campus as a symbol of a prestigious institution.

Flocks and herds will lie down there, creatures of every kind. The desert owl and the screech owl will roost on her columns (Zephaniah 2:14).

In the prophet’s image, the pillars of the devastated city of Nineveh were to become a roost for owls. The ruins would be the residence of desert wildlife and wandering flocks. They were to serve as reminders of God’s discipline on a once great city. 

Sometimes God has to use discipline when we deviate from His will. But it is designed to encourage us to confess and reconnect with Him. It is also a reminder that, despite our failures, God is always ready to forgive and restore us.

Thought for Today: How have failures in your life encouraged you to seek forgiveness and restoration?

Quicklook: Zephaniah 2:13–15

What Ministers to a Woman? 

Today like never before, women are hurting. They are overwhelmed with responsibilities and inundated with lies. Many come from unhealthy and dysfunctional backgrounds that have left them ill-equipped to handle life’s pressures. Due to heavy responsibilities and dissolving families, many women feel isolated and lonely.

When a woman walks into a church, she is looking for someone to care, encourage, and listen to her—she desperately needs the Body of Christ. She wants to know that she is not alone, and she needs the hope that a personal relationship with Jesus can provide.

We can discover what best ministers to a women when we understand her design. Genesis 2:18-24 reveals that God created the first woman, Eve, with distinct differences from her counterpart, Adam. “Adam was created from the ground and was assigned tasks. [But] Eve was created from Adam’s side. She was designed specifically for relationship—created to meet Adam's relational need and equipped to bear and nurture children.”1 

Since creation, men and women have been distinctly different. Here are some general differences between most (although not all) men and women:

While sermons can challenge and inspire a woman, genuine life-change happens when someone enters her emotional world, connects with her, and encourages her on a personal level. She experiences the most growth within relationships that provide empathy, presence, conversation, and emotional connection.

It would be unhealthy for a male pastor or leader to have the relationship described above with a woman in his congregation. The Bible tells us that women are the best models of godly behavior for other women (Titus 2). Women understand women. Allowing women to minister to other women will prevent unhealthy emotional attachments between male pastors and women in the congregation.5 This is why ministry to women, by women, is a vital part of a healthy congregation.

1Kerry Clarensau, Secrets: Transforming Your Life and Marriage (Springfield: Gospel Publishing, 2009), 29.
2Jimmy and Karen Evans, Marriage on the Rock (Ventura: Gospel Light, 2006), 216, 217.

H. Norman Wright, Communication:Key to Your Marriage (Ventura: Regal Books, 2000), 140, 142.
Beverly White Hislop, Shepherding a Woman's Heart (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2003), 60.

Ibid, 29.

©2012 National Women’s Department, General Council of the Assemblies of God 

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