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CNC Women’s Potluck Fellowship is This Friday (1.20.2012)

Isn’t it great that the women of CNC will gather for their monthly potluck on

What side dish will you bring?

Friday? It is at Deborah’s home from 6-8pm.

Deborah will provide the meatloaf. We bring all the side dishes. I will bring baked potatoes … or maybe a dessert.

Meatloaf is wonderful comfort food. It is supposed to be yucky weather the end of the week. Therefore, comfort food is just the needed thing on Friday night.

Being with CNC ladies is also comforting. And a lot of FUN.  There will be some laughter, too.

If you need directions get a hold of me or Deborah. See you there!

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7 Traits of a Successful Tea Hostess

People with the gift of hospitality genuinely enjoy being around others. Your smile, good humour, and other-oriented manner make you a people magnet.

CNC’s women will soon attend their annual tea. Many details are organized in order for this event to be successful. One detail is recruiting hostesses for the tables.

We still need a couple of hostesses. The Tea is Saturday, February 11, 2-4 pm at CNC.

Wondering if you have what it takes to be part of this elite group of women? Read on to see if you, too, have the 7 traits that help make hostesses shine.

1. You have an awareness of visitors. It’s like you have a radar as to who is new to a group. There is no new person who is not a friend in the making for you. You tend to make a beeline in their direction because . . .

2. You have a desire to make people feel welcome. New social situations make most of us uncomfortable. You don’t want guests to feel this way, so you intervene. You are able to do this because . . .

3. You are attentive to the needs of visitors. You have the ability to give special treatment or say the right things so others feel more comfortable. You do what it takes to meet their need at that moment. Because you are good at networking them into social circles . . . 

4. You are good at helping people become part of a group. Everyone has a need to belong. Your hospitality skills help guests and the “group” to relate well to each other from the beginning. Because you are not pushy . . . 

5. You respect the boundaries of your guests. You are good at not being aggressive in your words and actions toward visitors. You gently lead and let them decide for themselves what actions they will then take. People respond well to you because . . .

6. You enjoy people. Your body language, words, and actions all point to your interest in others. You are sincere and have fun in your relationships. You make the encounter about the other person and not your own needs/wants. People are drawn to you because . . .

7.  You smile at people. This shows that you have a friendly, welcoming attitude. In addition, you are able to emphatically relate to others making them feel understood and liked.

I am thinking of several CNC women who embody these traits and haven’t signed up yet. Come on, ladies, you know who you are!

Contact Michelle White (Tea Coordinator) today to become a hostess. She has a letter of suggestions. If this is your first year as a hostess, don’t worry, Michelle will be there to guide you. In fact, since she, too, has the gift of hospitality, you will be taken care of well.

Your Turn . . . 

  • Have you signed up as a tea hostess yet? If not, what is holding you back?
  • Have you ever done this at CNC? If yes, what encouragement do you have for ladies who are thinking about being one?
  • Would you share a time a hostess helped you feel more comfortable at one of our teas?


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7 Women Needed to Fill Top Notch Spots

“Quite simply, one of the most exciting women’s event every year.”

“What top notch spot and exciting women’s event is this,” you ask? The annual Women’s Tea on Saturday, February 11, 2-4 pm in Rudat Hall. Every year 10 women carefully craft beautiful tablescapes and pamper their guests with beauty and attention.

Interested in decorating hospitality and hosting a table full of women? Then contact Michelle White today and tell her you’d like to pamper a table of CNC’s finest women.

Your duties?

  • Provide the table needs: tea pot, cups & saucers, plates, silverware, glasses, tea, cream, sugar, tablecloth, centerpiece, etc. You may borrow CNC cups & saucers, plates, silverware and tablecloth. Set up a time with Michelle to borrow them.
  • Pamper your table of 6: Pour tea, pass goodies, create community.
  • Set up and clean up your table. Set up is on Friday, Feb 10 at 2 different times: 10:00am to Noon or 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Clean up will be from 4:00-4:30 after the Tea.

Contact Michelle now to join with CNC’s top notch hostesses: 635-5992  or leave a comment here and I will pass it on.

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Time to Sign Up as a Hostess for Annual Tea … Saturday, February 11, 2 pm at CNC

Tea is good for the body, but teatime is good for the soul” (Margaret Brownley).

If hostessing, hospitality, and decorating thrill you, sign up today to hostess your own table.

  • You provide the table decor and tea elements.
  • The ladies at your table provide the appetizers for your table.

Michelle White is this year’s Tea coordinator.

Ladies, be good to your soul. Contact Michelle today saying you’ll hostess a table (635-5992).

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Short Class Yields High Impact: How to Study the Bible

In these 3 classes you will learn tools that will enhance your personal Bible study.

Ken Cooley will lead this 3 week group. This class will focus on reading the Bible for the encouragement, challenge and life it holds.

The Bible is the portrait of Jesus Christ. It’s where we can meet Jesus Christ and allow Him to speak to us.

King David said “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”

Benefits from Studying the Bible
These “paths of life,”and the joy in His presence which can ensue from them, are to be found in the study of His Word.
 

SIGN UP TODAY on FB, this post, or the church office (635-5992).

The Group Meets: January 8th, 15th, 22nd

Day: Sundays

Time: 11am-12:10pm

Where: Room 11, Cordova Neighborhood Church

Timothy 3:16-17 says “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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Traditions – theme for CNC’s Women’s Christmas Party: 1-3 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3rd in Rudat Hall

“A tradition is a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, still maintained in the present,
with origins in the past” (Wikipedia).

 The holidays are FULL of traditions. Some examples include . . . . .
  • How you dress
  • When and how you decorate
  • The foods you cook/bake
  • What activities you engage in

 While the Christmas Season can be crazy busy, it is important to participate in at least a few of your traditional family times for 2 reasons. 

  1. Traditions help anchor the relationships with family and friends. The laughs, love, and meaningful moments build strong bonds and memories. These positive bonds and memories help the relationships to deepen and to maintain cohesion during hard times.
  2. Participating in traditions also gives a sense of belonging.  It identifies who “my group” is. “My group celebrates this way.  It makes me feel happy and secure when we spend time together doing our family/friend traditions.”

 CNC has traditions too. They allow us time to deepen relationships and build memories which promote a sense of belonging. One CNC tradition is the Women’s Christmas Party.

 All women are invited to attend our 2 hour Christmas party. Bring one of your traditional family’s dishes to our afternoon potluck. We will invite some of you to explain how/why this food is a tradition in your family.

More traditional fun. In addition to eating and visiting with one another, we’ll play a traditional British party game, Pass the Parcel. And in keeping with tradition at our Christmas parties, we’ll have a devotional.

 P.S. Bring a friend to share in this memory-building time.

Your Turn . . .
  • What are some of your family traditions?
  • How/why are they meaningful to you?
  • Do you “have” to do them or do you skip them now and again?
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CNC Women’s Party Features Traditional Christmas Food: 1-3 pm, Sat. Rudat Hall, Dec. 3rd

What are some favorite foods you have each Christmas time?

Perhaps it’s . . . 

My family, like yours, has ideas about what makes up Christmas Dinner. Baked orangey-yams with butter and a sprinkle of sea salt, mashed potatoes with gravy, and sliced ham are a few of my family’s savory favorites. On the sweeter side we like Green Stuff (similar to Orange Stuff but you use pistachio pudding and no jello), pumpkin pie, and fudge.

Bring one of your family’s dishes to share at our annual women’s CNC Christmas party. We will invite some of you to share a story that goes along with your traditional dish.

Our 2 hours together will fly by. In addition to eating and visiting with one another, we will play a traditional British party game, Pass the Parcel. And in keeping with tradition at our Christmas parties, we will have a devotional.

Not just a fun time. Women’s ministry hopes that all who attend will have fun with friends old and new, put aside worries, and leave with the peaceful truth that God is in control.

P.S. Bring a friend.

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Rancho Cordova Venue: Relay For Life Walk Oct. 1-2

CNC’s Women’s Ministry is organizing a team to participate in the American Cancer Society’s
Relay for Life 24 hour Walk.
 The Walk is from 9 am Saturday, October 1st – 10 am Sunday, October 2nd, 2011. It will take place at the Mills Middle School Track on Coloma Road.

The below form shows the time slots that are still open for walkers. Email me your info or sign up in Rudat Hall the next 2 Sundays (9/11 & 9/18) if you’d like to walk and/or give a donation.

There is a team fee of $150.00. We are hoping walkers can donate $6.25 to go towards the team fee. If we get a sponsor or raise more than $150.00 all money will go towards Relay for Life. Please make your check out to Relay for Life and give the check to LaRee.

NOTE: As the requests come in, I will update the below form. I will not post your contact info. I will just take away the time slot.

Originally posted September 7th. UPDATED September 26, 2011. There are NOW 12 time slots available. For many of the times, we have 2 people walking! Sign up today to join this worthwhile fundraiser.

Name Phone # Email Time slots to walk
Sat. 6-7 pm
Sat. 9-10 pm
Sat. 11-12 Midnight
Sat. Midnight – 1 am
Sun. 1-2 am
Sun. 2-3 am
Sun. 3-4 am
Sun. 4-5 am
Sun. 5-6 am
Sun. 6-7 am
Sun. 8-9 am
Sun. 9-10 am

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September 2011 is Busy Time at CNC

New sermon series, new small groups, and women’s and men’s events are all happening at CNC in September. Check these happenings out and attend as many as you can.

Why?

  • For the information that will cause you to learn and grow in your relationship with God.
  • To meet people and deepen relationships with folks in the church.
  • To experience the support and fun that will make a difference in your life
  • You’ll find a place where you can volunteer in meaningful ways.

Click on this link for the details of  What’s Happening at CNC September 2011.

Your Turn . . . Why do you attend CNC Happenings?

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Women’s Potluck September 16th, 6-8 pm

Because of the CNC Family Reunion on Friday, September 2nd, there will not be a women’s potluck that night.

Women will meet at the home of Debora Sharpless on Friday, September 16th, 6-8 pm.

The potluck theme is “potato bar.” Debora will bake potatoes and provide tea/coffee.

Everyone else will bring the toppings like cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, can of chili, etc.

Of course a dessert is always appreciated.

Call Debora for directions at 858-1770.

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“Uncovering the Mystery of the Bible” Small Group Starts 9/11/11

Ron Stilwell  will be teaching a class at Cordova Neighborhood Church called Uncovering the Mystery of the Bible. It starts Sunday, September 11th at 9:30 am. Room is TBD.

We have a book called the Bible. It is very important to us.

  • So why do we believe it?
  • How did it come about?
  • How should we interpret it?

Many Christians have these questions but never get them answered.

In this class you will explore the answers to these questions and more. Be prepared to take notes and bring your thinking cap.

Sign up by commenting on this post or in Rudat Hall this coming Sunday.

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Marriage Built to Last Small Group Starts April 10th

This free 6 week small group is like a Marriage Seminar without the high cost and investment of time away. The teaching is great for couples who are doing well in their relationship and need little input and for those who are in a season of conflict. The material is also helpful for engaged couples. No book is needed. The group is led by Grant and Jodi, Sundays at Cordova Neighborhood Church at 9:30 am.

The last group that went through this study said it had useful ideas, was not cheezy, and provided material for in-depth discussions at the group and at home.

Grant says, “In this 6 week series, you’ll spend the first 20-30 minutes of each session watching the video. The video has 24 couples–including quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda–sharing real-life stories about their questions and struggles to build strong marriages.

Chip Ingram, Senior Pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA will then share some biblical principles on marriage and offer suggestions.” The intent of the biblical, practical teaching is to help couples “live intentionality and love biblically.”

“You’ll spend the remaining 30 or so minutes going over some discussion questions about the video. Having the couples on the video share will help jump start our discussion–without putting us on the spot to share too deeply about our own marriages.  We’ll end each session with a few minutes of prayer.”

Here is the tentative schedule of sessions (breaks due to holidays and scheduling conflicts)

April 10 . . . “Adjusting to Expectations”
April 17 . . . “Learning to Communicate Clearly”
May 1 . . . . . “Breaking Down Walls”
May 22 . . . . “Resolving Conflict”
June 5 . . . . . “Restoring Sex and Intimacy”
June 12 . . . . “Striving for a Christ-Centered Marriage”

Grant and Jodi “hope that each session will be challenging but encouraging.

Sign up today through the office or in Rudat Hall on Sunday.

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