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CNC Christmas Year Round – Sewing for OCC Boxes

We had lots of gorgeous material to use for our dresses.

Join us as we sew items for our Operation Christmas Child (OCC) boxes.

  • Our current projects are: Cloth pads with bags, pillowcase dresses, small bags and dolls.
  • We meet once a month at Cordova Neighborhood Church, 6:00pm. The dates are as follows: May 19 … June 29 … July 28 … August 25 … September 29 …. October 20.
  • Have questions? Contact Lucy Baptista. Or leave a comment here.

Don’t sew? Don’t want to come out on a Friday night to put together these items?

  • There is a way for you to be involved.
  • We are collecting items for OCC boxes.

THANKS so much to those of you who donated during April.

During May we are collecting assorted items. Drop off at the Church.

  • Marbles, jacks or Legos to fill the small bags we’ve sewed.
  • Brightly coloured cotton material with matching bias tape. 2 yards of material is enough for one pillow case dress and matching doll.
  • Shoe boxes: either empty card board shoe boxes or quality plastic boxes (the size of a shoe box).

Of course you can still drop off non-liquid personal care items: comb, hair brushes, toothbrush with holder, soap with holder, flash light with extra batteries, etc. NO TOOTHPASTE.

Our Facebook group address is as follows:

Your Turn . . .

  1. Do you participate in OCC?
  2. If you make items for your box(es), what do you make?

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Making Origami Christmas Trees at CNC

FullSizeRender (81)Hello CNC Ladies, 

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

  1. glue gun
  2. wrapping paper scraps – to make your ornaments
  3. snack
  4. scissors
  5. ruler

Lina Washabaugh is our teacher.                                                                                     I am looking forward to seeing y’all and making my own beautiful creation.

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 CNC Women’s Small Group to Start Monday, November 16th

Naomi and Ruth StudyCNC 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.

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Benefits of Tea Drinking Seep Into Annual Missions Tea

I like cookies with tea. Both the cookies and the tea are Earl Grey based. I love the cookies layered with orange frosting. What is your favourite item to pair with tea?

I like cookies with tea. Both the cookies and the tea are Earl Grey based. I love the cookies layered with orange frosting. What is your favourite item to pair with tea?

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
  • skinnier

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?

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Monkey’s Morning Tea and CNC’s Annual Tea Are Rituals to NOT Miss

Come to this Tea and get pampered by your table hostess. You'll also learn about how Missions impacts our world.

Come to this Tea and get pampered by your table hostess. You’ll also learn about how Missions impacts our world.

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.

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CNC Sewing Project, This Wednesday, 6-8:30pm, August 6

What is this all about?

  • Sharon Miranda from Bayside Church will join us to explain the why and how of our project.
  • The succinct answer is that we are making kits (packets) for folks who want to sew simple dresses for girls in Africa.

materialWhat will we be doing?

  • We will assemble the kits.
  • We will cut, iron, sew, or serge.
  • MAKING a difference.
  • Having FUN!

What may I bring?

  • Bring the following if you can: good material scissors, measuring tape, iron, ironing board, sewing machine, and/or serger,
  • Bring a snack food to share. John and Vi will bring the drinks.

Place and time to meet?

  • We will meet and have FUN in Rooms 3-4 in the Kid’s Ministry Wing.
  • We will meet from 6-8:30pm this Wednesday night.
  • But come when you can and leave when you must

Do I need to RSVP?

  • Yes, please RSVP so we know how many are coming.
  • Also it will be helpful to know what supplies we will have.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

  • Grace
  • Susan (me)

Click the following link for a PDF of this information: CNC Sewing Project.


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Which Tea is NOT for Human Consumption? This Won’t be Served at CNC’s Annual Tea (Feb. 8)

Sign up as a "guest" or "hostess." We only need 4 more hostesses.

Sign up as a “guest” or “hostess.” We only need 4 more hostesses.

Which one of the following teas does NOT promote health for the body?

  • White
  • Green
  • Compost
  • Herbal

If you guessed compost tea, you would be correct. Compost tea is a tea for the garden.

It is decomposed, nutrient-rich organic matter that is then recycled as fertilizer … soil conditioner, natural pesticide, erosion control, and landfill cover.

SIGN UP TODAY to be part of CNC’s Annual Tea.

  • No Compost Tea Served.
  • It is Saturday, February 8, 1-3 pm at CNC.

NOTE: If you are thinking about being a hostess, I can email you the details.

Your Turn . . . Reply below or call the church office at 635-5992.

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Advice For A Successful Retreat Experience


Read this post and pick only a couple of things to implement. The idea isn’t to see how much you accomplish, but to have an enriched experience.

Have you been to a women’s retreat before? If you have, then you know that many first-time ladies are nervous. The following list of ideas can aid anyone in having a successful retreat.

Spiritual Preparation

Listen—How God speaks to you one day might be different from how He speaks to you on another day.  Sometimes God’s message will come through loud and clear; sometimes it will be a just a whisper.  The point is to listen!

  • Expect God the Father to do something in your life this weekend.
  • Open yourself up to God’s promptings.
  • Spend time after each session in meditation, prayer, and honest talk with others.

Personal Preparation

Not everybody grows at the same speed; that’s okay—The reality is that you need to concentrate on your growth and let others be responsible for their own growth.

  • Relax. Be yourself. You are already accepted. You have a role and a reason for being here. In fact, our Father meant for you to be here.
  • Find the time to contemplate and to write your response(s) to each session.
  • Write a letter before the retreat (to yourself) and do a self-evaluation after the retreat. 

Relational Preparation

This is a perfect opportunity to build relationships—Between family, work, church, school, and ministry, there’s never enough time to devote to your girlfriend relationships. It’s important to develop a strong network of healthy relationships. Aren’t you glad you’ll have the chance to do that at retreat.

  • Spend time with a woman or women you don’t know at all or very well
  • Find a prayer partner for the weekend.
  • Be respectful of one another’s feelings and thoughts—keep confidences, don’t judge, and believe the best about one other.

Tasty Tidbits…

Saturday Free Time—from noon to 3:55pm (Saturday PM session starts at 4:00 pm sharp!)

  • Have fun.
  • Be a good sport.
  • Be open to God’s leading.
  • Do something you’ve never done before.

Your Turn . . . What would you add to this list?

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NOTE: Pam and I reduced two pages of ideas into one page and rearranged them to fit 4 categories. We then included this page in the notebook we gave the women for this year’s retreat. I hope you find at least one idea helpful. Thanks for your help, Pam.


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Friendship Quilt Questions

We want your name and a verse that is significant to you. You can write the reference only or include the words.

We want your name and a verse that is significant to you. You can write the reference only or include the words.

I’ve been getting questions about the Friendship Quilt that CNC’s Women’s Ministry is organizing.  Below are the questions and answers. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

  1. Is it too late to sign a block? NOOOO. You will have another opportunity on Sunday, April 21st.
  2. Where do I go to do this? The blank blocks will be in Rudat Hall (at CNC) Sunday morning. A member of the Women’s Ministry Team will be at a table with these blocks and the special pen.

    It has been fun looking up the verses that each woman chose. I'd love to know the story behind them. Wouldn't you?

    It has been fun looking up the verses that each one chose. I’d love to know the story behind them. Wouldn’t you?

  3. What does it cost? Nothing.
  4. What will you do with the signed blocks? 4 ladies (Scotti, Michelle, Shirley, and Carol) will sew the top together and then quilt the whole thing. THEN we will have a raffle to see who goes home with this meaningful quilt.
  5. What verse would you put on a block? Why?  If you've already done this, why did you choose your verse?

    What verse would you put on a block? Why? If you’ve already done this, why did you choose your verse?

    When may I buy raffle tickets? As soon as the quilt is done, we will sell raffle tickets. Probably sometime in June.

  6. What will you do with the money? The proceeds will go towards Women’s Retreat 2013 expenses.
  7. Tell me again, what do I need to do?
    • (1) Come to Rudat Hall this Sunday morning (April 21st) and locate the table with the quilt blocks.
    • (2) Tell the women’s ministry volunteer that you’d like to sign a block.
    • (3) Listen as she gives you instructions.
    • (4) Sign your name.
    • (5) Write down a verse that is significant to you.

    Looking forward to seeing you at THE table.

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Five Reasons Women’s Retreat is a Good Value!


At our last women's retreat Jeanne and Barbie led morning exercises in the grassy area outside the lodge.

At our last women’s retreat Jeanne and Barbie led morning exercises in the grassy area outside the lodge.

1. Q.   How much is it and what do you get for the money?

A.    Women’s Retreat 2013 is $180.00. It is 2 nights and 3 days at Zephyr Point, May 31-June 2, 2013. The rooms are hotel style and have fresh sheets, plenty of hot water, and a bed for each woman. The majority of the rooms sleep 2. Check in is 5 pm on Friday.

2. Q.   Anything else?

A.    You get six meals: Friday night dinner, 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. There will also be snacks provided on Saturday afternoon and evening. If you have food requests (like vegan or lactose-intolerant), the kitchen will accommodate you. Be sure to mark that on the registration form.

3. Q.   Is that it?

A.    Of course not! The teaching and worship time will be top-notch. Jenny Arnez is one of our speakers. As always the schedule is not jam-packed, so you’ll have some free time on Saturday.

4. Q.   That’s a lot for $180.00 That’s it, right?

A.    No way! Each woman will also receive a notebook that has lots of room for note-taking, exercises for quiet time, and resources to continue the learning once home.

5. Q.   Wow! Surely this is it?

A.    Oh, no. The Women’s Ministry Team always spoils each attendee with a bed treat. This secret item is different every year. The only way to get one of these gems is to attend the Retreat.

Q.   Count me in! How do I sign up for the Women’s Retreat this coming May 31-June 2? NOTE: This is not Memorial Day Weekend.

A.    Fill out a registration form which is located on a table in the Foyer. Or email me ( and I will send you a form. Turn it in with your deposit to the office, put it in an Offering Box, or mail it. Do this today. The spots are limited.

Deposits are due March 10th. You can talk with me or Sydney (our book keeper) to make payments. The final payment is due May 5th.

If you have a question, contact Pastor Susan at  or 635-5992 x14. 

Your Turn . . . . When was the last time you attended a CNC retreat?  . . . . What was your best memory?

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CNC’s Woman-to-Woman Mentoring Program: March – Sept 2013

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 New Living Translation

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 New Living Translation

We are fortunate to hear spiritual truths every week from the pulpit. The CNC Woman-to-Woman Mentoring Program will help you live out these truths. Mentoring is the integration of knowledge into life experience. Our program adds God as the third vital piece to knowledge and experience.

Looking for Christian Women Mentees                           A mentee is a woman who has a desire to grow as a Christian woman. Would you like some help? Cordova NeighborhoodChurch is starting a Woman-to-Woman Mentoring Program. It will run from March – September.

The CNC Woman-to-Woman Mentoring Program is a place to build a relationship where you can talk about your on-going life experiences — and hear about your mentor’s life experiences and how God helped grow her through them.

Looking for Christian Women Mentors

Or are you a woman who has walked with the Lord and gained His wisdom and is willing to be open to share what you’ve learned with another woman? We need you to sign up, too.

We encourage two types of women to sign up for this program: mentees and mentors.

Sign Up Today

Prayerfully consider being a MENTOR or a MENTEE. Pick up a form on a table in the Foyer. Put your completed form in one of the offering boxes by March 10.

Don’t be deceived into thinking that you don’t have anything to offer or receive because YOU DO!

Questions? Contact Scotti through the church office or reply to this post.

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7 Top Q&A about the Annual Missionary Tea Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm

Our CNC women’s annual tea is coming up and I’ve been getting some questions. Below are the 7 most common ones. If you have one that isn’t listed below, be sure to leave a comment or call me at the office.

The Tea is meant to be a time of relaxation, getting to know one another, and learning about missions. " missions is a matter of unspeakable significance," (Matt Smethurst).

The Tea is meant to be a time of relaxation, getting to know one another, and learning about missions. We believe that “missions is a matter of unspeakable significance,” (Matt Smethurst). And it’s a cool thing to be involved with.

  1. Do I have to wear a dress? No! Only if you want to. Some ladies come wearing hats, gloves, boas, and dresses. Others wear jeans. Wear what’s comfortable.
  2. What is the agenda for this afternoon? We will have time at our tables drinking tea, eating delicious food, and chatting with the folks around us. Then we will adjourn to the Sanctuary where we will have some music, prayer, and hear from our speaker.
  3. What does it cost? This is a free event for ladies. However, the guests are asked to bring food for the 6-7 ladies that they will be sitting with. Your table hostess will call and organize this.
  4. What is the date and time? The tea is on Saturday, February 23rd at Cordova Neighborhood Church. The tea will start precisely at 1pm and end precisely at 3pm.
  5. Why do I have to RSVP? We only have so many tables and chairs. By RSVPing, we are sure to be able to
    Ladies who attend thois event will be among the first to know about a new women's program that will start the end of March.

    Ladies who attend this event will be among the first to learn about a new 6 month women’s program that will start the end of March. This is exciting stuff!!!

    have a spot for you and your friend (if you’ve invited one).

  6. When is the last day to RSVP? Sunday, February 17th is the last day. We want to make sure all the hostesses have the list of ladies for their table by Monday, February 18th. That way they have time to contact their guests.
  7. What if I get sick and can’t attend? Please call your hostess (or me) right away. We might have ladies on a waiting list that we can then call and invite. This is a popular event and we want everyone who desires to attend, to be able to attend.

If you have questions or need to rescind your RSVP, contact me at 635-5992 x14 or

Your Turn . . . RSVP TODAY if you haven’t done so yet. Let me know, if you’d like to be a guest or a hostess.

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