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.
 
DECEMBER NEWS
 
    After the morning service on Sunday, November 3rd, several "Baskets of Love" were distributed by the Women of Ministry. Thank you to all those who helped with donating fruit, candy and assembling the baskets.
 
     We'll be providing refreshments for the cold, hungry carolers when they return from Christmas Caroling on Wednesday, December 17th.  Volunteers are needed to donate soup, cookies, or to serve approximately 30 people.
     
      Our next Women of Ministry meeting will be held on Fellowship Night, December 28, at 6 pm.
 
                                           Merry Christmas
                                     Happy New Year in 2015
 
 
 
 
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December 2014


Wed 03 - Wed 31 Royal Rangers December schedule
The Royal Rangers will not have meetings in December. They will meet again on Wed., Jan. 7th at 6:30 pm.

Sat 20 Children's Christmas Program Rehearsal
Sat., from 10 am until 1 pm. Lunch is provided for them.

Sun 21 Children's Christmas Program
6 pm. Refreshments following for all. Come and enjoy the program and fellowship afterwards.

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

Tue 23 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.

Wed 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
7 - 8 pm. No groups will meet this night.

Thu 25 Merry Christmas!
as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

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.

Tue 30 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.

Wed 31 New year's Eve Fellowship
at the Stitely home from 6 pm until ?? (No group meeting this night.)


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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