Our Mission Statement

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent onone purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Exciting Times

I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year. I am looking forward to the new year and all that we are planning for the Women's Ministry. We have already begun planning for the year and here is what is happening.

New classes we want to offer this year:
Exercise Class
Babysitting Class with infant/child CPR
Awareness/Self Defense Classes 

A couple of new ministries we would like to start this year are Little Blessings, a ministry to expecting parents, and an evening version of MOPS/MOMS next.

We are planning a few events for the year, aside from our 4 breakfasts we offer in March, June, September and December.
Movie/Comedy night
Women's Worship Night
Cupcake Challenge

We look forward to the new year of exciting things to come.

See you next time!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas to YOU!

      This is the time of the year that sometimes makes me crazy. Why, you ask?  Well, I will tell you!  It seems that every year things get busier and busier.  I don’t mean with our jobs or church but with our own families. By busier I mean the stores and internet are so full of stuff that the kids want, and every time the TV goes on or a commercial on the radio or a billboard is passed, there is yet again something else the kids see that they want. Now, I am not saying that they shouldn’t be excited…. but come on!
     I thought I had done a pretty good job of raising my girls (15, 17 and 23) to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas.  However,  just this week I was thrown by something one of them asked me. She asked me if we were going to church on Christmas day? I said, "yes!"   She said, "If we have to go, can we open our presents before church?"  I said, "no!"   She got upset. The first thing that caught me was the fact that she asked if we have to go. Normally,  she wouldn't ask,  because she loves to go to church.   I told her that it isn’t about presents on Christmas but about Jesus’ birth. She said, "I know mama, but we have to be there Christmas Eve, too, so why do we have to go Christmas Day?" To be honest, I let the conversation drop. I realized that maybe I haven’t done a good job of portraying what Christmas really means. I thought I had, and maybe I have and it is just the excitement of getting presents.
     My husband and I do a pretty good job of doing for them throughout the year, so they don’t get a lot of 'extras' on Christmas. They do get some things they have been wanting all year, because I keep a list going. I am beginning to wonder, though, if I haven’t spoiled them a little too much and if their thoughts are of presents and not of the birth of our Savior and Lord. They are certainly old enough to know by now the true 'reason for the Season'. I do believe that I will be revisiting that conversation with my daughter and letting her know that I am not mad that she asked the question about going to church on Christmas. I am glad she did so we could talk about it. I want her to know it is alright to get excited about Christmas and presents but to always remember why we truly celebrate Christmas.  Maybe I need to make sure I am always aware of the 'true reason', also.

See you next time!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hello again

Well, it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have been busy with life. You all know how that is, I am sure. I am back now, and hopefully, I will be able to keep up with posting something for you each week.

For those of you who were not able to attend the Women's Breakfast this past Saturday, we had 246 in attendance. It was amazing and I was blown away. We had 5 girls who are seniors in high school lead us in Christmas carols. One of them was my awesome daughter, Marissa, along with her friends, Danelle, Alex, Gabby and Erin. Jacque Zinn, our pastor's wife, spoke about stepping out of your comfort zone. She did an excellent job. I am looking forward to next year and seeing what my team will come up with next.

The Christmas Boutique on December 3rd was well attended. We will be making some changes to the place and time for next year to make it even better.

See you next time!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Right Attitude

     It amazes me that at my age, I sometimes still don’t get it. Don’t get what you ask? Well, that my attitude affects my life. I know that I should be getting it by now, and yes at times I do, but there are those times I don’t.
     Why is that? I guess it goes back to not wanting to have the right attitude. It says in Philippians 2:5 that we must have the same attitude as Christ. That attitude is in verses 1 – 4; it is encouragement, comfort, fellowship together in Him, tender hearts, compassion, agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, working together with one mind and purpose, not selfish, not trying to impress others, humble, thinking of others above ourselves and not looking out for our own interest but that of others.
     WOW! I so paraphrased that but I want you to go read it for yourself. What a passage. Did you notice that is said attitude and not attitudes? Think that is a coincidence that it isn’t plural? I don’t. I believe that it is the same as having the fruit of the Spirit, not fruits. It is all ONE thing. There are several different translations and they use the same two words, attitude or mind. You only have one mind or at least you should!
     Having the right attitude does affect all you do. When you are upset, mad, sad, depressed, feeling lost, angry, bitter or however you are feeling, try putting on the attitude of Christ and see how much better you are. I know that I find myself needing to do that at times. If my attitude isn’t what it should be then it seems like nothing is right. My mama used to tell me and still at times feels the need to remind me that my attitude affects my whole house and that of my family. You know the old saying “if mama ain’t happy no one is happy”. That isn’t far off the mark.
     I know there are going to be times we all need an attitude adjustment so when you find yourself at that point, go back to these verses and ask yourself where you need your attitude adjustment to begin. Maybe you find yourself doing this less and less the older you get. I know that I want to have the attitude of Christ and in time I will get there. I have some of them some of the time but not all of them all of the time. I am not sure anyone does. Just like anything else, time and maturity is usually what it takes.
    What attitude do you need to work on this week?
See you next time!

Monday, August 22, 2011

September Breakfast

Saturday, September 17

 Speaker: Jessica Bingaman
Natural Family Wellbeing
Support your family’s health and learn how to handle many common ailments with easy to find market ingredients. Sample two amazing healthy recipes using fresh herbs and spices and learn other ways that are useful .    
9:30 – 11:30 (C Building, FH)
$10.00 (breakfast and ticket for drawing included)

Get your tickets from your WM Advocate through your BSC Sunday, August 28 and September 4 or 
in the Pavilion on Sunday, Sept 4 & 11.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Exercising your Mind and Body

     Do you ever find yourself wishing you didn't have to exercise to stay in shape and healthy? I sure do,  and it sometimes makes me want to scream. Scream for not being blessed with a great metabolism or genes that some people have. You know who I am talking about right? Those who have had 3 kids and within months are back to their "girlish" figure. The one they had before they found out they were pregnant,  or those who can eat anything, and I mean anything,  and still keep their "girlish" figure. Yeah, I hate them, too. Well, maybe hate is a strong word, but since I started working out today, I want to say... hate! After months of saying I was going to start working out and putting it off, because I really just didn't want to, I decided to start today. I got my iPod and towel (the one to wipe the sweat I know I will get) and headed to the gym. I got on the tread-mill and started walking. I started slow, and after a couple of songs, increased my speed. A couple of songs later I increased it again and then increased it again. I was doing pretty well. I made it 37 minutes. Some of you are probably thinking, what a wimp!  Thirty seven minutes ??  That is nothing! Well, for me it is.... and I know if I go every day,  I will increase in speed and time. I may miss a day here and there, but for right now, I am determined to make it faithfully.

     I know it is that way sometimes in the Christian life. We don't take the time to read God's Word, study and pray, and then we wonder, when things go wrong, or we get discouraged and lose focus, why am I feeling this way? Well, like our bodies, when we don't continue to exercise and keep it healthy, we can get overweight, have health problems and a variety of other sympoms. The same, or actually more important, is keeping our spiritual mind healthy. I Timothy 4: 8-9 says it this way: “Exercise daily in God - no spiritual flabbiness please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful but a disciplined life in God is far more so making you both fit today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart.”

     I hope that in a couple of weeks I can say to you that I have been faithful in my daily exercise of my body. I am also working on my spiritual exercise. I am going through Beth Moore's daily devotion of Paul. I like this,  because you are in the Word first answering questions that only you can answer for your life, not anyone else's, and then spend time giving over to the Lord what you need to and taking your requests to Him.
If you aren't already exercising, and you know ....you know you need to be (I am), take time to start this week. It doesn't have to be anything major; baby steps first.
Most importantly, make sure you are exercising your spiritual mind. What are you doing daily to keep your exercise what it needs to be?

See you next time! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jeremiah 33:3

Message Version: Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.'

This verse was on my mind all last week. Last Sunday we were taking some prayer requests and it seemed like ourfriends were being bombarded with "stuff" that was out of their control. There are so many times in my life where I try to fix the "stuff" on my own. My first thought when something is going on is what can I do to fix this. However, my first thought needs to be what this verse says. Call unto the Lord because He is just waiting for me to do that. He wants to show me how He already has it figured out. For me, this is a command that I need to put into practice daily, sometimes hourly. He ALWAYS does such a better job on fixing my "stuff" than I ever could. 

What do you need to turn over to Him? This week before the "stuff" gets to be too much turn it all over to the Lord and let Him take it and show you marvelous and wonderful things that you would never know if you try and do it on your own.

See you next time!