The ladies completed Week 3 of their Jude Bible Study. An excerpt from the book by Jackie Hill Perry: "Here's Jude speaking to a group of Christians who lived in a pluralistic society, a relativistic culture that followed after many gods and many truths and many fashions and fads and saying, 'Contend for the truth.' And lo, and behold, here we are 2,000 years later in a culture that's very relativistic and pluralistic following after many fads and many fashions and many gods. And Jude is saying to us again, 'Care about the truth. Cling to the truth. Believe the truth. Be savvy enough about the truth that you can tell a false teacher from a faithful prophet. Stick close to the Bible. Stick close to God's word. Stick close to Jesus Christ.' He's saying all those things to us. And that word is just as fresh today as when he spoke it. ~Ligon Duncan (from Defending the Faith.)
The group discussed the Shipshewana Trip on June 21-22. There will be a short meeting after church on Sunday, May 22 to provide more information. If interested in attending, please let Marlene know ASAP.
The July Event is still being finalized and the August Event will be at Brown City Camp.
The Women's Ministry Greenhouse Tour was a huge success! The group ran into a little rain but it didn't dampen the fun everyone had traveling from greenhouse to greenhouse to pick out the perfect plants. There was such a good variety of plants, too! Over 20 ladies participated at some point during the day.
The group visited 3 local greenhouses and a floral shop before gathering at Common Grounds (Revive) in Cass City for lunch. The Scavenger Hunt had Bible verses with missing words, that when completed named an item at each greenhouse. Congratulations to Melissa and Marilyn for winning!
Special thanks to Angela and Marlene for planning such a fun-filled day!
Fourteen ladies attended the second week of the Jude Bible Study. The ladies introduced themselves and told how they came to LMC. Angela then reviewed the upcoming events. The Greenhouse Tour will be held Wednesday, May 11. Participants should meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. for the itinerary and maps. The June Event, a trip to Shipshewana, is scheduled for June 21-22. Marlene presented the room information, then gave a few ideas as to possible activities including an Amish home-cooked dinner, a buggy tour, a play and of course shopping! If interested in attending, contact Marlene asap, so rooms can be reserved.
The group then reviewed the first week's study and watched Week 2's video. A key point from the video is we must contend for the Truth. Our foundation must be the Word of God.
Week 3 of the Jude Bible Study will be held on Monday, May 16.
The Jude Bible Study will begin on Monday, May 2 instead of April 25, as originally planned. The group will meet in the Youth Room of the Church at 6:30 p.m.
The Women's Ministry group will begin a 7-week study on the Book of Jude. It will begin Monday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The study guide costs $15 (scholarships available for those in need). Anyone interested should sign up in the back of the church by Sunday, April 17 so books can be ordered.
Eighteen women attended the monthly meeting held at Sherri's home. The women shared snacks at the beginning of the meeting.
Angela & Marlene presented the upcoming schedule of events (all dates to be announced):
April ~ Seven-week Bible Study of Jude. $15 cost for book. Scholarships available for those who cannot afford the cost. A sign-up sheet will be placed at the back of the church. Held in the Fellowship Hall.
May ~ A local greenhouse tour and scavenger hunt.
June ~ An overnight trip to Shipshewana to visit the flea market (held Tuesday/Wednesday) during the day and a play in the evening.
A Walking Club and a Fall Bible Study are also in the works.
Any suggestions for additional events are welcome.
Robin can no longer head the Meal Ministry so the group is seeking a volunteer to take her place.
The group was asked and then answered a couple of "get to know each other" questions, followed by a scripture passage relating to the question. Women shared how God had answered a specific prayer in their lives and two shared their testimony.
It was an amazing night of fellowship and sharing! Thank you so much to Sherri for opening her home to the group!
Almost 50 ladies and girls celebrated God's love for them as they gathered at the February Women's Ministry Event on Saturday. The ladies enjoyed a delicious meal, fellowship and entertainment by Dee Dee Tibbits. Thank you Angela and Marlene for coordinating the event! The next event is scheduled for March 22. Watch for more details!