Women’s Ministry Update
By Shirley Dubeau, CCCC Women’s Ministries Chair
The Women’s Ministry Team is excited as we continue our focus on: Informing … Encouraging … In Christ. This year’s AG was a great example of seeing our focus bear fruit!
We planned opportunities for women to gather with others during the free times in the schedule. All options were designed to be friendly, flexible and to allow each woman to take in the many aspects of the AG AND get together with other women while in Pittsburgh!
Informing … Our Women’s Ministry Table provided excellent resources for our dear sisters, free of charge!! Books, articles, and other fun stuff! Women stopped by the table to check out the quality resources and took them back for their own benefit or to share with their church family. These FREE resources are provided by Women’s Ministries of member churches who raise the funds to purchase the items to give away at the AG. We hope that other Women’s Ministries in other CCCC churches might get involved with helping to provide these resources. Coming soon: Our Women’s Ministry Team will provide guidelines for involvement.
Encouraging… Women are natural encouragers. It’s how God made us! So we tried to provide both encouragement and opportunities to encourage each other.
TABLE TALK: We were thrilled by the myriad conversations with women who stopped by the table. One of the best parts of the AG is being together, providing listening ears along with prayer as appropriate.
WALKS IN THE WOODS: Several women, following breakfast, joined together in walking groups to walk the Cranberry Woods walking trail located directly across from the hotel. These were great times of exercise as well as conversations with old and new friends.
A LUNCHEON JOURNEY: Perhaps the best of the opportunities occurred during Wednesday’s Lunch on Your Own. We orchestrated carpools for around 65 women and were swiftly delivered to our host church, St. Peter’s Reformed, located down the road a piece in Zelienople, PA, where we were treated to a scrumptious luncheon of salads, sandwiches, plus homemade desserts. And we actually got back in time for afternoon workshops!
The fabulous Women’s Ministry Team of St. Peter’s hosted the delicious luncheon and Kendra Bertoti gave a great talk. We were amply filled physically and spiritually. These ladies DO hospitality very well and we were so grateful for the treat.
The LORD blessed our efforts through all these opportunities that were designed to inform and encourage life-on-life experiences and develop deeper relationships In Christ.
The AG may be only once a year yet it builds relationships that we can’t wait to renew each year … so we’re looking forward to next year at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. In the meantime, be sure and like our Facebook page: CCCC Woman (note, there’s a space before Woman).