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Women Facing Giants in Wednesday Small Group

9 am -11 am in Rudat Hall, Childcare provided 

“[Remember] When you applied for the job or the club, tried to make up or get help . . . [and] the call never came. You know the pain of a no call. We all do. . .  Oh, the Goliath of exclusion” (Facing Your Giants, p 12, Max Lucado). 

Does God exclude us too? When He looks at us are we “being graded according to the inches of our waist, the square footage of our house, the color of our skin, the make of our car, the label of our clothes, the size of our office, the presence of our diplomas, the absence of pimples?” (p 17). 

Attend this week’s group to learn God’s perspective and know the comfort of women who are on your side.  

It isn’t too late to join this study. Call Lorna or Sarah TODAY.

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Answer the following to see what you should do:

P.S. Small groups is the answer

  • Available for fun?

  • Have some extra time?

  • Want to meet with others to learn and apply some Biblical truths?

  • Is there room in your life for a new friend or two?

  • In need of some support or encouragement?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, then CNC has the answer for you! Join a Small Group today.

There are groups for men, women and children. Some are Bible studies and some are interest groups. Take a look at the brochure and give the leader a call today. Some groups have already started, but go ahead and call anyway. They might be holding a spot just for YOU!

You can find a brochure in the literature rack in the foyer next to the women’s bathroom.

If you have any questions or are interested in starting another small group, give Susan at the church (635-5992).

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Women: 2 Tips to Silence Your Giant’s Taunting

Tip #1 Proper Mindset – “Focus on Giants –You Stumble. Focus on God – Your Giants Tumble” (Max Lucado).  

Tip #2 Gather Your Ammunition – Join the women’s Facing Your Giants small group. It starts Wednesday, January 31, 9-11 am in Rudat Hall. This book by Max Lucado will give you ammunition for giant slaying. This small group will give you encouragement, friendship and prayer as you meet those giants head on. 

Does your giant do this? “[Does] he taunt you with bills you can’t pay, people you can’t please, habits you can’t break, and failures you can’t face?” 

Then you do this. “Rush your giant with a God-saturated soul… You can face your giant, even if you aren’t the strongest, the smartest, the best equipped, or the holiest.”  

This women’s small group will help you do that. Sign up today. Write “no more giants small group” on your registration slip. Or call one of the co-leaders listed below. 

If you have any questions, you can contact Lorna or Sarah Insco or the church office (635-5992). 

Childcare is provided, but RSVP to Lorna ASAP so there will be adequate childcare.

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“Don’t You Wonder Why the Stars Are in the Sky?”

Remember that song? It used to be popular in the 70’s.

“They’re telling you and I of the glory of God.                                   

And every towering tree, is a witness be to the glory of God.”              

This song has been circulating in my mind. It is a perfect response to Psalm 19. For Theology homework this past week, we had to reflect and meditate on Psalm 19 and come up with our own response.

What help for your daily life do you get from Psalm 19?


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How Well Do You Know?

Just because you’ve read something a bunch of times, doesn’t mean you really know it. Last week part of my Old Testament homework was to read Exodus and Leviticus. No sweat – I’ve read both dozens of times (at least) throughout the years.

I was confident that I could pass any test on it.  So when I came to this site about reading the Old Testament, I embarked here and here on the test-taking advernture with confidence.


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5 Ways I Saw God Take Care of Me Today

God provided me with an accountability partner (ap) for the Treasure Principle sermon series. (Maybe two!)We’ll meet weekly to talk about our goals, how we did, educate ourselves about this issue and pray. I think prayer will turn out to be the key to our changing.

 Our discussion revealed that we have some doubts about God’s willingness to take care of us financially. When I was married I didn’t feel that way. Even though at times we were poor (like not knowing where the next meal would come from poor), I felt secure in my hubby’s ability to provide. I just didn’t worry about finances. Back then I KNEW that God would provide either through hubby or other means. And He did every time.

 However, since the divorce, I’ve felt very vulnerable and fearful. Isn’t that plain nuts? I have the same God. Maybe I  was really counting on the hubby to provide and not God. My ap and I realized that our focus is off. We want to focus on God and not the giant.

So part of our assignment for next week is to daily list “5 Ways God Took Care of Me Today.” I won’t always make this list public, but here’s today’s list.

  1.  The accountabilty partners from God are just what I need. Not only will I get some structure in this area, I’ll have fun doing it. And I won’t have to do this alone.
  2. God provided our WM account with $98. It came from the used cell phone/inkjet cartridge fundraiser. This money will go towards scholarships for the Retreat. We will do this fundraiser again!
  3. I didn’t spend any money. That is always a plus.
  4. I received emotional support. Several people called and/or visited me. Connecting with other women in honesty, fun, intelligence and caring fills up my emotional tank. The more filled it is, the better I am able to not resort to buying things to fill my tank.
  5. God reminded me of my priority. I want God and not Things, Money, or People to rule my heart, pocketbook, words, actions and how I spend my time.

Be sure to pick up your copy of The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving by Randy Alcorn. Go to the church office to pick one up. It’s $6.

 There are two Treasure Principle Small Groups at church these next 6 weeks (Feb-Mar 2007). Pastor Mike has one on Wednesday nights, 7-8:30 pm. John and Shula have one on Thursday nights, 5:30-8:30 pm. Their group starts with a potluck.

Call the church for phone numbers or more info on the groups. Or how about forming your own group? Or getting an accountability partner or two?

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Online Believing God Study Begins November 1

Hello CNC ladies,

Why don’t you give this 10 week study a try? There are about 7 women who have signed up so far.

Below are the details.

The cost is $23.95 plus tax.

Enroll and pay for the study at,2029,,00.html. You will have unlimited access to the resources in the study: streaming video/audio, downloadable homework, session notes, and online Bible study tools.

After watching/listening to each video or audio session (1 each week), complete the Session Homework. This is what our group will be commenting on through our own forum.

By November 7th, the group will decide when they can meet for two eyeball-to-eyeball get-togethers.

Be sure to let Susan know when you’ve signed up. She will then email information so you can participate in an online forum just for the members of this group. Others will be able to read your responses, but only those who sign in with Susan will be able to write responses.

Don’t delay, sign up today.

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Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith

Nothing could be more useful, practical, and thrilling than learning how to believe God in daily living. Beth Moore

Anyone want to experience a Fresh Explosion of Faith? I do!

Our last Retreat (June 9-11) centered on the theme of Believing God. The planning committee (a.k.a. Women’s Ministry) took the material from Beth Moore’s Bible study by the same name.

Flip through the Retreat pictures. On page two, I am the intellectual-looking one with the orange in my mouth.

Already I’ve thought about and used the Shield of Faith pledge:

  • God is who He says He is.
  • God can do what He says He can do.
  • I am who God says I am.
  • I can do all things through Christ.
  • God’s Word is alive and active in me.

That’s an awesome thought; God’s WORD is alive and active in me. Can you imagine what would happen if I really believed and lived that?

Can you imagine what would happen if I really believed and lived all those statements all the time?

Wahoo! Two Believing God Bible Studies started this week, Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings. Call the church if you’d like more information.

Yesterday, instead of attending the study I had the opportunity to watch the kiddos, 4 boys from infant to 6 years old. It was an active time but quite enjoyable.

You never know what they’ll say. I.e. The oldest one took a quick break from being a “store owner” to go stare into the baby’s face. N then declared, “He’s the cutest baby I have ever seen!”

In conclusion, which of the five statements above captures your attention the most?

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