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.
 
 
A November Ladies’ Breakfast has been scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at 8:30 am at Hoover’s Restaurant, 2019 Lincoln Way East across from the Grove Library.  All ladies and their guests are invited to join us for food and  fellowship.  A donation of $5 is requested to cover he cost, but not necessary.

The Women of Purpose Conference held in Hershey, Pa is scheduled for November 11th and 12th this year.  If interested, check the bulletin board for more information.

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 20th), “Baskets of Love” will again be given to special persons in our congregation.  The baskets will be filled on Saturday, November 19th at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Please watch for sign-up sheets on the foyer bulletin board to help on Saturday or to donate items.

During the November 27th meeting of WOM, we’ll be trimming the Christmas tree and decorating the Fellowship Hall.  Come join us!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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December 2016


Sun 11 MISSIONS, BGMC & STL SUNDAY
is the 2nd Sunday of the month. We support foreign, home, & local missionaries and organizations on a monthly or yearly basis.

Sun 11 The Gospel Trackers
Children ages 4 through 12 years are meeting in the Sanctuary at 6 pm. After worship, they will go to the Fellowship Hall to continue their activities.

Sun 11 Young Adults
meet every Sun. pm at 6 pm for worship; Around 6:30 pm they move to the Family Activities Center for their group meeting. On Fellowship Night, they join us for fellowship/snacks after their meeting.

Sun 11 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Wed 14 Christmas Caroling
for everyone. Children must have an adult with them. Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Refreshments afterwards.

Sat 17 Children's Christmas Program Rehearsal
is from 10 am - 1 pm. Lunch is provided for the children.

Sun 18 Children's Christmas Program
is at 6 pm. Refreshments afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.

Sun 18 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Sat 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
will be held from 7 - 8 pm. Everyone welcome!

Sun 25 CHRISTMAS DAY - Merry Christmas!
Morning worship service only this day. No Sunday School or evening service.

Sun 25 Fellowship Night
There are no group meetings tonight.

Sun 25 Youth Group
There will be no meeting tonight.

Sat 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
More info to be announced later.


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.

3
H. Norman Wright, Communication:Key to Your Marriage (Ventura: Regal Books, 2000), 140, 142.
4
Beverly White Hislop, Shepherding a Woman's Heart (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2003), 60.

5
Ibid, 29.

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

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