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.
 
During the Annual Church Business Meeting, held on  Sunday, January 17th, at 6 pm, these ladies were re-elected to positions of leadership in Women of Ministry for 2016:
President:  No one 
Vice-president:  Nancy Stitely
Treasurer:  Tonya Mickey
Secretary:  Linda Diehl
            It’s time for our Annual Chili Cook-off Contest.                 
Set aside February 7th after the am service to join in the fun of sampling and voting for your favorite chili.  Bring a batch of hot or mild chili and/or come and enjoy someone else’s.  Cornbread, desserts, and beverages will also be provided. Cost is a donation.
Vote for your favorite chili by putting coins in the Buddy Barrels by the one you like most.  Proceeds from the barrels will go to BGMC (Boy & Girls Missions Crusade) to help provide gospel literature for children on the mission fields.  
Thanks for your support!
 
Our first 2016 Women of Ministry Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 28th at 6 pm.  Expect some new and different things this year.  Come join us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

        

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February 2016


Sat 13 Annual Sweetheart Banquet
on Sat., Feb. 13th at 6 pm. Please sign up or contact the church at 263-5046. Menu is: chicken, potatoes, vegetables, desserts, drinks, and rolls. Appetizers will be provided.

Sun 14 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 14 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Tue 16 Men's Night Out
at 6 pm at the Family Activities Center. For all men. Come for fellowship, devotional, and snacks.

Sun 21 Dominic Jones, Missionary to Ecuador
will speak in the morning worship service at 10:25 am.

Sun 21 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Sat 27 Winter Day for Royal Rangers
with Discovery, Adventure, and Expedition Groups here at New Franklin A.G. Church. See your son's Ranger leader for info. & permission slip.

Sun 28 Outpost Derby Race
Sponsored by the Royal Rangers, at 2 pm. Ranger Class and Open Class. The whole family is invited to come. Location is the church Fellowship Hall.

Sun 28 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 28 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.


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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