Friday, January 29, 2010

Hearts and Hands and catching up

Hi FBC ladies!!
I have to admit, I have totally let the holidays get the best of me. That along with the usual winter illness'...and I've neglected this blog! And I am sooo sorry!
We do have some exciting things coming up this Spring and I hope you ladies will all be joining us! Be on the lookout for more info on Facebook, in your mail box, at church and anywhere else we can find an avenue to distribute info.

Today I have another area of our women's ministry to give you info's called Hearts and Hands and this letter came from Gracie Boyett! Thanks Gracie for typing this info out for us!
Hearts and Hands is a fellowship group open to all women as a ministry of FBC Borger. We meet the 2nd Friday of every month from 10 am to 130 pm, working on any project you wish to bring (but not necessary). Some of the women work on quilts, other crocheting, and sometimes we just come to visit and hangout. We take turns hosting the meetings. Each hostess provides the place, drink and dessert and the members bring salads and/or casseroles for lunch. The hostess may reserve the Parlor if they wish by contacting Cynthia at the church office and booking in advance.

We commit to being at the meetings and notifying the hostess in advance if we cannont make it. This allows her time to adjust the table settings, food allotment, etc. Join us for positive conversation, a few laughs and great comradeship.

The group is based on Psalm 90:17...And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and do confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this or any other part of the Women's ministry.

Thanks and God bless!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prayer Ministry by Cindy Boyer

Calling all Prayer Intercessors - have we got a place for you! There are several ways you can be part of this vital ministry and we would be so blessed if you would join us.

1. We invite you to join us on a special prayer journey. This is simply praying a daily prayer from The Word of God, for the women in our church for 40 days. If you like, we have handouts for the 40 days of Scripture verses. Let’s join together to see what God will do in 40 days!
2. The Women’s Ministry is starting a Prayer Chain in our church. Galatians 6:2 tells us: To carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Please join us as we work to lift and encourage one another.
3. The Prayer Room. Oh Ladies, the many needs we have. We must not neglect this opportunity and the privilege we have to cry out to God for our church family, our community, our country and our world.
4. Pray for the Nation – come to the Chapel each Monday from 12noon to 1pm (come and go) to join in corporate prayer for the United States of America. You are free to pray individually or ask someone to join you.
5. The Prayer Shawl Ministry. This is lead by Carolyn Watson and she will have details on the blog very soon!

If you are interested in any or all of these, please get in touch with Gracie Boyett, Sylvia Barton, Cindy Boyer or Carolyn Watson.

Blessings, Cindy

Monday, October 19, 2009


Hi Ladies!

I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about everything going on with the Women's Ministry. I have felt drawn to help with this ministry for a long time, but just never felt confident enough to get involved. My heart's desire is for us, as women of FBC, is to get to know each other more...fellowship!! The verses for this corner of our ministry are Rom. 12:4-8 "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his[a]faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully."

There are sooo many ways we can accomplish this, but I think we have narrowed it down to some things that will hopefully fit with everyone.
One of the events we will be doing (bringing back) is Craft Night. We will be having our women teach us their different talents during this time, as well as work on any and every crafty project you can imagine. We want everyone to come hang out on Friday nights in the Fellowship Hall from 6pm-midnight. Our first Craft Night will be Nov 6th. Info will be posted in the Sunday bulletin and on the calendar here.

We will also be incorporating, into Craft Night, a project to get your legacy down for your family. The book we are using to get this going is called "This is My Story" by Lisa Whelchel. We will be working on this for 5-6 weeks...also starting Nov. 6th.

Another event we are looking forward to is Deeper Still in Ok, City in December. All info can be found here. If you are wanting to attend and need a ticket, please contact me, Ember Sherman @ 676-0422. Tickets are $75 for the event and an optional box lunch for $8 on Saturday.

We also have some events that we are throwing around for the future...several cooking nights that would either be on Craft Nights or Saturdays, a Mother/Son event...just to name a few.
I am looking forward to fellowshipping with my Christian sisters and getting to know you better.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and please feel free to contact us if you want to get involved or have any questions!!

Ember Sherman

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FBC Women's Ministry Vision by Debi Duso

On Thursday, October 1st, we were pleased to present the new vision for the FBC Women's Ministry. We believe women are the heart of the church. The scripture that is the core of the vision is Romans 15: 5-6 "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. "

With that in mind, we have divided the ministry into four areas. Bible Study, God's Heart Speaking to Us; Prayer, Our Hearts Crying Out to God; Relationship, Our Hearts Loving our Christian Sisters; and Out Reach, Our Hearts Reaching Out to Neighbors and Nations.

Twelve women have felt called to be a part of the Women's Ministry Team. Each of these women have a passion for one of the four areas of the ministry.

Nancy Gassaway, Hope Huddleston, and Debi Duso are working with the Bible Study area. They have recruited some very competent leaders, Judy Brandon, Sandi Clark, and Rhonda Hutton. Currently, we are offering, "The Fingerprints of God" by Jennifer Rothschild. Later this Fall, we will offer "One in a Million" by Priscilla Shirer. This Spring we will offer "Esther" by Beth Moore.

Ember Sherman and Laverne Jackson have volunteered to lead the Relationship area which will include Teen Secret Pals offers an opportunity to be an encouragement to our high school Seniors. Craft, Cooking, and Crocheting Fellowships will give us an opportunity to get to know one another while working sharing our talents with one another. One thing in this area is a project called, "This is My Story" which a guided way to leave a living legacy about your life.

Cindy Boyer, Sylvia Barton, and Gracie Boyett are organizing the Prayer area. They are developing a Prayer Chain so that we can pass along urgent prayer requests within an hour. They have asked the women to commit to pray for the ministry for 40 days and have provided a handout with scriptures that will enhance this activity. Carolyn Watson has been recruited to head the Prayer Shawl ministry.

Liz Holt, Christy Campbell, Gayle White and Gayle Young have taken on the Out Reach area. They have wonderful plans which include "The Gathering" going out to help people who are unable to clean their yards for the winter and "The Gift" reaching out to women from Living Water at Christmas.

Gracie Boyett is leading out in a group called, "Hands and Hearts" which is a group of ladies who meet for lunch once a month. They work on any projects they want to bring, but the real emphasis is fellowship. Sylvia Barton has a heart for the Nursing Home and takes a group each Friday afternoon to encourage those ladies and gents. Gayle White and Liz Holt have a heart for the Women of Way mentoring program and would like to invite any ladies who want to mentor or want to be mentored to be a part of that important ministry.

As you can see, there are many exciting things happening in the FBC Women's Ministry, but we cannot do these projects without you. The highlight of the evening was when we formed a circle of women. Each woman had one word of the Romans 15:5-6 verse. As we went around the circle each woman said their word. We could not have said the scripture without each woman. We then joined our voices in singing "I Love You Lord" and I am sure the angels were jealous at the beauty of the song.

There will be more blogs describing each event or ministry activity. We would love to hear from you. Please join us as we glorify God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.