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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August 2017


Sun 27 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 27 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 27 The Young Adults
meet on Sunday evening at 6 pm. After worship, they go to their own area for ministry.

Never Alone


Read Haggai 1:1 through 2:23

Published: Aug 24, 2017

Charles Austin Miles was a pharmacist, amateur photographer, and songwriter. One day in 1912, he sat in a quiet, dark room reading the account of Jesus’ resurrection. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit impressed on his heart the image of Mary Magdalene at the tomb encountering the risen Lord. That same day, Miles wrote the words of a now-familiar hymn: “I come to the garden alone . . . And He walks with me, and He talks with me.”

Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: “I am with you,” declares the Lord (Haggai 1:13).

Haggai and the returning exiles had a big job to do in rebuilding of the temple. However, God reminded them of something that has been a source of strength and encouragement for believers through the centuries: they were not alone. God was protecting them, guiding them, and restoring their souls.

As a child of God, it’s good to know you are never really alone. Through every trial and triumph, He whispers: “I am with you.”

Thought for Today: Stay with Jesus and He will stay with you.

Quicklook: Haggai 1:7–15


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.

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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