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Did any of you see this Tree that was by the sign-up sheet last Sunday? BEAUTIFUL!
Our 2 hour class is this Friday in Rudat Hall; 5:30-7:30pm.
You’ll want to be on time so you can devote all 120 minutes to this project, snacking, and visiting.
Things to Bring – NOT MANDATORY – just helpful
- glue gun
- wrapping paper scraps – to make your ornaments
Lina Washabaugh is our teacher. I am looking forward to seeing y’all and making my own beautiful creation.
In light of the shootings in SO CAL this week, this is an appropriate gratitude quote: “Counting blessings is the quickest way to restore balance in the face of disaster and tragedy” (Margaret Brownlwy).
ONE. I spent the last weekend with my daughter. And one of those days was spent in Yosemite. My daughter moved into a one bedroom last week (in Yosemite National Park) and asked me to bring down a couple of things. I am grateful that I got to eat a turkey dinner with her even if it was on Saturday and in the food mart. I am also grateful that she is soooooo happy.
TWO. Celebrated a friend’s 50th birthday at Starbucks. Theresa set up her own party. What a good example that is for me to see others ask for what they want/need. I got to have a Peppermint Mocha, celebrate Theresa and also chat with Lori. I am blessed by their perseverance in life, their walk with God, and they way they love/like me.
THREE. Made a snowman ornament. I used this tutorial for an owl ornament and substituted snowman stickers. I LOVE my ornament. Crafting is always a great stress reliever for me and also is way I can think without pressure. Does that make sense?
FOUR. 71 sign ups for my church Senior Christmas party. This year my team and I switched things up and instead of a potluck, we are having it catered. And we also changed the venue. Because of these changes, I was hoping for 50 folks. I am thrilled that 71 people trust us with this updated event.
FIVE. A new sweater. A woman from church sometimes brings me things that she finds on sale. I wish I had that knack at the thrift store. This time it is a sweater and it is PURPLE. I’ve been looking for purple tops because I want to wear purple on the 4 Sundays of Advent. The only person who knew that was God. I am doubly BLESSED.
Up for sharing some of your blessings? Leave a comment or go to Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Fave at Living to Tell the Story to link up your post.
I’ve been remiss these past weeks and haven’t written a Friday’s Fave Five. Here is this week’s offering.
ONE. I’ve been coping with a cold for 3 weeks now. I spent several days last week with my son’s family getting loved on. And after an impromptu visit with friends (Shula & John), I came home with tea, vitamins and some fresh eggs from their hens. I am feeling better – just a lingering cough.
TWO. I attended a Tea, fashion show and fundraiser sponsored by The CLUB. It is a respite program (adult day care for folks with memory issues) that meets at our church. The food and company were delicious. And the models (regular women) did a great job and I have some new wardrobe pieces in mind to purchase.
THREE. Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Marsha and I took Gillian to lunch at Plates Cafe & Catering. We all ordered the special of the day, meatloaf sandwiches and sweet potato fries. YUMMM. This restaurant is run by St John’s Shelter for Women and Children. They help homeless women find a footing in life by offering them training and work so they can increase their job skills and employability.
FOUR. Prayer pumpkin helps with a new way of praying. Have you ever prayed according to topic each day? If yes, what were your categories?
I haven’t until recently. I am quite liking this method. I don’t know where to stop without feeling guilty. I believe in the power of prayer and I know that when I do stop there is still so much more to pray for. This new way of prayer (for me) is giving me some doable boundaries. Does that sound silly or shallow?
FIVE. I repotted a plant. Trudy (volunteer receptionist at work) brought everything I needed to repot my philodendron plant, months ago. Finally this week I did the dirty deed – mainly because it wouldn’t stand up anymore. I am grateful it has recovered quite nicely and adds lovely life to my office.
Your Turn . . . Write your own FFF and link up at Living to Tell the Story. Or leave a comment sharing your own blessings from this past week.
CNC women are good at loving on one other. We honor each other with parties, listen well to each other, and we go out on Sundays after church. We want to connect better with one another and this is shown by things like our involvement in small groups, Secret Sister, and the mentoring program we had a couple of years ago.
But is there a better way for us to connect? Can we connect with more intention? I say the answer is, “Yes.”
On Monday, November 16th, there will be a new study for women. The book is Face-to-Face with Naomi and Ruth: Together for the Journey.
“Through the story of Naomi and Ruth, women will discover the power of committing to one another for the journey of faith in a relationship based on mutual caring and sharing.
- 2 small groups will begin on Monday, November 16th. One will be from 1:30-3pm. The other study will be from 7-8:30pm.
- We’ll discuss chapter 1 (in class) on that date. It is a five-week study.
- The price for a book is $9.75 (through Amazon). It is $4.99 (plus tax) on Kindle.
- I’ve ordered 8 books; so let me know today, if you’d like one. At present there is a back order on books.
- Of course you can go to a local book store to pick up your copy.
If this goes well and there is interest, we will have a one-on-one mentoring program in 2016.
Contact me today, if you have any questions and to RSVP “YES.” JOIN us in this small group, it will be time well spent.
What: Robin Mitchum’s school, Rancho Cordova Elementary, is having a Jog-a-Thon.
When: Friday, October 9th; the time is still being determined – sometime between 8:30am-1pm. There will be shifts; you won’t have to stay the whole time.
Your Job: Make tally marks on the back of the student’s pledge cards to keep track of the laps run.
Please let me, Pastor Susan, know if you are interested
in hearing more details and possibly volunteering.
Thanks. My contact information is as follows: 635-5992, x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no disputing that teas provide wonderful, even miraculous, health benefits. What are some of the health benefits, you ask?
The white, green and herbal teas are said to help with the following . . . Aging . . . Nervous tension and stress . . . Skin irritations like acne, eczema, and wrinkles, and . . . Weight loss.
You certainly can drink tea all on your own and reap the above benefits. But, how much more fun to drink with a table full of friends (or soon to become friends).
On Saturday, March 14th, 11am-1pm, Cordova Neighborhood Church will have 12 tables full of ladies and tea for our annual missions tea. We will start with the worship portion of the tea. This includes music, prayer, and time with our speaker, Marcia Braum.
Then we will move into Rudat Hall and have tea and appetizers (provided by each guest for their own table).
At the end of our TEA we won’t be . . .
- looking younger
- have nicer skin
But I bet we can say we feel . . .
- more connected to one another
- excited about what God is doing in Missions
- this was a satisfying and fun way to spend the afternoon
YOUR TURN . . . Sign up TODAY by leaving a comment below or call the church office: 635-5992. . . . Which one is your favourite health benefit?
Does your morning include a unique ritual? For some, like the monkey in the video below, tea is a necessary part of the morning.
And for some ladies, CNC’s Annual Missionary Tea is a necessary part of the Spring. Like this monkey, we will be offered a delicious brew, many choice foods, and even affection. However, there will be no grooming or jumping on rickshaws.
Take action today.
- Sign up today as a guest for the tea on Saturday, March 14th. Reply to this post or call me at the church office (635-5992).
- Think about what tea-food item you’ll bring for your table of ladies. Your table hostess will co-ordinate this.
- Watch this video for grins.