Monday, September 17, 2012

A Little Insight...

Hello Ladies!

I thought you would appreciate a little insight into what's going on with the Women's Ministry Leadership Team  (WMT).  I would love to tell you that we have a lot of new ideas and plans for the future.  But God is leading us, and His timing is a little different from ours!  What we are learning is that there is a great deal more at stake than planning some group events and Bible studies for the coming year.  We are very carefully examining WHO we are, and WHY we would do something.  We have also made a decision that we will meet weekly, but only when all four of us can be there during this foundational period.  Because of some pre-existing family plans there will be three times over the next six weeks that we will not meet.  Life obviously goes on for all of us and those commitments cannot be ignored.  All of this to say, we are working diligently, within the constraints that we have, to develop a fresh and new vision for encouraging and equipping the women of Lake Valley Church.

Furthermore, we will be calling on you to help us in the development of this vision.  While the dates are not yet firm, we expect to have a series of FOCUS GROUPS to which all of you are invited to participate.  I know this may be a new concept for some of you, but I think you will enjoy the opportunity to be part of the process.  There will be more news on this when we are able to confirm the dates.

We are also putting  "A Fresh and New Christmas" on the church calendar for Thursday, December 6.  We want to honor the tradition of the Women's Candlelight Dinner, but with a little different take on the event.  I know that life speeds up from Thanksgiving on, so please pencil this one in on your calendar.  You'll be glad you did!

So, are you praying for us as a leadership team?  Please know that we NEED your prayers for wisdom and clarity.  I am happy to report, that this team of four women are enjoying a remarkably comfortable relationship.  We couldn't be more different, but we are also confident that God is at work in our lives and in this ministry to incorporate the gifts and talents He has given us for Kingdom good.

We love you, we are praying for you, and we are looking forward to hearing from you as we continue to serve our Awesome God!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Winner Announcement!

Good Morning, Happy Sunday, September 2nd!

I have just a brief post today to announce the winner of our first ever Girl's Just Wannna Have Fun contest. If you missed the post, check the August archives for A Little Wardrobe Malfunction...

But first, thanks to all twelve of you who joined the conversation by commenting on how you like to have fun with your friends.   We ran the gamut, didn't we?  Campfires to cruises and a lot of other great ideas in between.  The most often repeated idea was Bunko.  I think it's safe to say there will be a Bunko Night in the future for us girls who just wanna have fun!

Any other ideas about large OR small group gatherings are welcome anytime.  (Fun ideas for home group socials as well)  Feel free to add your thoughts via a comment in this or any future posts.  My hope is that you will be encouraged to connect with the other women of Lake Valley.

Now for the big news (drum roll, please)

Congratulations, Natalie Manatt!  Please send an e-mail to to let me know when you and your two friends will enjoy a free lunch together at Zoe's. 

(A random number method was used to choose the winner.  Merit of comment does not apply.)

I hope to see you at worship this morning.  If not, have a safe and happy Labor Day.

Thanks for stopping by,