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 and devotions. 
 
        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.
    
    When 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.
 
 LADIES!
 
It’s time for our Annual Chili Cook-off Contest.  Set aside February 8th after the am service to join the fun sampling and voting for your favorite chili.  An award will be given for the Best Hot Chili and Best Mild Chili.  Bring a batch of chili and/or come and enjoy someone else’s.  Cornbread, dessert and beverages will also be provided.  A Buddy Barrel will be placed in front of each chili pot.  Voting is done by placing a quarter or quarters in the barrel in front of the chili you choose as best.  The barrel with the most quarters in each category wins. 
     Our next Women of Ministry Fellowship Meeting will be Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 6 pm. Come join us!
 
 
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March 2015


Sat 07 Annual Pie Auction
is being sponsored by the Missionettes and Royal Rangers. Covered dish meal at 6 pm (bring a hot and cold food); auction is at 7 pm. Proceeds benefit both youth programs.

Sun 08 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 08 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Mon 09 C.E. Dept.
will be making candy eggs for as a fundraiser over Easter time. They are chocolate covered white cream and chocolate covered coconut eggs. This will be every Monday, 6 - 8 pm from Feb. 23 until Mar.... [more]

Tue 10 Ladies' Prayer Meeting
at 9 am on Tuesdays (weather permitting). All ladies are invited to come and pray for the needs of the church, its people, and the community.

Sat 14 Royal Ranger Winter Day
for Ranger Kids age group ages K - 2nd grade. See your son's leader for more info.

Sun 15 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Mon 16 C.E. Dept.
will be making candy eggs for as a fundraiser over Easter time. They are chocolate covered white cream and chocolate covered coconut eggs. This will be every Monday, 6 - 8 pm from Feb. 23 until Mar.... [more]

Tue 17 Ladies' Prayer Meeting
at 9 am on Tuesdays (weather permitting). All ladies are invited to come and pray for the needs of the church, its people, and the community.

Tue 17 Men's Night Out
will be at 6 pm. Location to be announced.

Wed 18 Missionary Doug Baldwin
and his wife Carol will speak. They minister in Ecuador, South America.

Sat 21 Royal Ranger Sectional Derby Car Race
will be held at the New Franklin Ruritan Bldg. Registration is at 1 pm and the race begins at 2 pm.

Sun 22 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Mon 23 C.E. Dept.
will be making candy eggs for as a fundraiser over Easter time. They are chocolate covered white cream and chocolate covered coconut eggs. This will be every Monday, 6 - 8 pm from Feb. 23 until Mar.... [more]

Tue 24 Ladies' Prayer Meeting
at 9 am on Tuesdays (weather permitting). All ladies are invited to come and pray for the needs of the church, its people, and the community.

Sun 29 Youth Group meetings
Our Upper Room Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. up the stairs from the Fellowship Hall.

Mon 30 C.E. Dept.
will be making candy eggs for as a fundraiser over Easter time. They are chocolate covered white cream and chocolate covered coconut eggs. This will be every Monday, 6 - 8 pm from Feb. 23 until Mar.... [more]

Tue 31 Ladies' Prayer Meeting
at 9 am on Tuesdays (weather permitting). All ladies are invited to come and pray for the needs of the church, its people, and the community.


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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