I am still overflowing with thoughts and emotions from this past weekend. We had about 70 ladies gather for IF:PFLUGERVILLE 2017. We were challenged and inspired. Inspired not to do big grandiose things for the Kingdom, but to slow down and pour our lives in to each other. To build community and find one person to decide to show up for; to give of ourselves selflessly and show them Jesus. That’s it. Show them Jesus, in small ways. In your time, service and unconditional love. We can do it ladies. You touch one life. Then they touch one life and it just continues. What a blessing.
I am so very grateful for our Sister to Sister Team. They worked tirelessly to create a special place for us to be together. My heartfelt thanks go to Shelli Hankins, Katie Cox, Shellynne Wucher, Kim Longino, Terri Shellenberger, Tiffany Schweikhart, Melody Downing, Susan Bell, Lori Walker, Deborah Rogers and Carole McCarty. These ladies help, not only with special events but our Bible Study ministry as well. We are also extremely grateful for the assistance of Karen Small in our church office and to the Media team for keeping us going through the weekend.
BIBLE STUDIES BEGIN SOON!
FAITH : Be Joyful: Living a Life Characterized by Joy A study in the book of Philippians.
This study begins THIS WEEK (Feb 9th and 10th!) This study meets in the Fellowship Hall at FBC Pflugerville on Thursday evenings at 7pm and Friday mornings at 9:30am. Childcare is available on Friday but we must know ahead of time. So if this is the study for you, please contact Shellynne Wucher today!
GRACE: Entrusted a study of 2nd Timothy.
This small group study meets in homes around our community. They meet in the evenings and have one group that meets on Friday morning. This study will begin next week, Feb. 12th. Please go HERE to register for this study.
Scripture wring plan for this month is great! Find it HERE
I’m stepping out of our routine and sending a mid-month message. We are just two weeks away from IF:GATHERING at FBC Pflugerville. Go HERE to register to attend our local IF:PFLUGERVILLE. We are so excited to join together and seek the Lord and worship.
It’s time to begin signing up for Spring Bible Studies!
FAITH Bible Fellowship
Our country, community, families and our individual lives have had much turmoil in recent months. You may be tempted to get discouraged, beaten down and wonder “Where is the Joy?” Join us for this study titled:
“BE JOYFUL: LIVING A LIFE CHARACTERIZED BY JOY” This eight week study in Philippians begins on February 9th/10th.
Thursday Evenings – Begins February 9, &:00-8:45pm in the Building C Fellowship Hall. No childcare.
Friday Mornings – Begins February 10, 9:30-11:30 in the Building C Fellowship Hall. Sign up for child care by contacting Carrie Roddy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up begins January 22. Stop by the Sister to Sister table in the Worship Center or contact Shellynne Wucher at email@example.com.
GRACE Women’s Fellowship
“Entrusted- A Study of 2nd Timothy” by Beth Moore this 6 week study begins the week of Feb. 12th
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.
Join us for this small group study that will meet in homes around our community. Please let us know what evening is good for you when you register. You can register online HERE or come by our table on Sunday.
Happy New Year Sisters! We jump right into 2017 with excitement as we look forward to IF:PFLUGERVILLE in just one month. Shelli Hankins is leading our IF:PFLUGERVILLE team this year. She and our Women’s Ministry Team have been praying and planning for this very special event. Would you like to know more? Take a moment and watch this quick video to learn a little bit more about it.
We will be live-streaming this event with women from all around the world. What an amazing thing to know that we will be simultaneously worshipping with women from the US, England, Albania, Nairobi, Rwanda, Australia, Okinawa and Vietnam, just to name a few. WOW! Can you think of another time you were able to do that? We are honored to be apart of the IF:GATHERING and hope that you will join ladies from all over Pflugerville as we gather together at First Baptist Pflugerville to worship and learn more about the disciples from the book of Acts. Follow this link to register. https://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifpflugerville If you are planning to attend, we ask that you spread the word and invite your friends.
Share on Facebook or Instagram. You can follow us on IF:PFLUGERVILLE Facebook page. We will share information there as the event gets closer.
This month I want to encourage you to plan to be in the WORD. I know how many of us make new year’s resolutions. Many times they get forgotten within a week or so. May I encourage you to spend at least 10 minutes a day focusing on the Lord. I promise, after awhile, your 10 minutes will naturally grow as you begin longing to meet the Lord each day. A great way to begin this is by utilizing the Scripture Writing Plan. This month you have two to chose from. One has scriptures focusing on Courage. Who doesn’t need to be encouraged by our Lord to be Courageous? I certainly do. Go HERE to find this month’s plans.
Another great way to utilize your time and read the Bible or a devotional is on your smartphone. I know… I should tell you that you have to actually open your Bible, which you should, but this is a great tool to use on the go. The FREE YouVersion Bible App allows you to have your Bible at your finger tips. What I love most about it is that you have hundreds of Daily Devotionals to use. Some are only a few days long, some last all year. I hope you will check it out.
Spring Bible studies are just around the corner. We will be announcing them very soon. They will begin the third week of February.
Merry Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. I have to say this is truly my favorite time of the year. I start playing Christmas music as soon as I start pulling out the decorations. This year that was two days before Thanksgiving. I was in my happy place. I think my favorite item to put out this year was an early Christmas gift . My in-laws had the opportunity to visit the Holy Land and they surprised us with a beautiful nativity from Bethlehem. What a treasure. As I carefully unwrapped each piece, I wondered what it must have been like for those shepherds. Complete and utter amazement. But more than that, I wondered, did they realized this was it? How long did it take for them to know that this was the long awaited messiah? Can you see it? Angles? The star? My heart was so full. I didn’t want to miss this moment. This precious moment. Then I began to think about Christmases past that were so busy and full of events, parties and buying gifts. I hardly remember them. But what I do remember is what I forgot. I forgot the baby, lying in the manger. The one who had come to save us all. I forgot him. This year, I want to see the baby Jesus in it all. I want to ponder on the wonder of that night and rejoice with the angles and sing, Glory to God in the Highest! I pray that you stop and take time to remember; be still and be in awe. Don’t miss the baby who held the hope of the world, in a manger, so long ago.
IF:GATHERING at FBC Pflugerville Feb 3-4 2017. We are hosting this live-streaming event called IF:PFLUGERVILLE. Last year was great. There will be wonderful speakers, time of worship and thoughtful conversations. I know you will be blessed when you come. Registration is open now online at https://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifpflugerville This event is open to our community and we are praying that women from around our area will join us. Be one of the many who will say, “Count Me In!” Will you share this graphic on your social media page? We’d love for you to help us spread the word. Keep up with all the latest on our IF:PFLUGERVILLE Facebook page. Be part of the movement.
We will have information on Spring Bible studies next month. Plan on those studies beginning mid February.
Happy November! I can not remember a year I longed for November more than now. This unseasonably warm and dry October has left me longing for crisp cool mornings and evenings cuddled up in a blanket. Well, I can hope at least!
I am excited to tell you that we are already praying and preparing for IF:GATHERING. We are once again hosting this event on Feb. 3 -4, 2017, at our church, FBC Pflugerville. You can attend IF:PFLUGERVILLE with us and enjoy this live streaming event with great speakers, worship and times of sharing together. Last year was powerful and
we fully expect it to be so again. Today, is our first Registration push! If you register, today Nov. 1st, you will be entered in a drawing to win this fabulous IF gift bundle. I am so excited that one of you may win this! To register follow THIS LINK . Now if you are not sure what IF:GATHERING is all about, please watch this video from IF founder Jennie Allen. For more information follow us at IF:PFLUGERVILLE on Facebook.
Now Back by popular demand…Game Night! Yes, it has been way too long since we have gathered to laugh, eat and just have fun. Are you in need of a Girl’s Night Out? Leave the kids with the hubs, grab a snack and a friend and join us Friday, Nov. 11th at 6:30pm at the home of Tammy Hutchison 207 Holman Path, Hutto.
Our Fall Bible studies are coming to an end. What a great time we have had opening God’s word together. I have had so many of you tell me how much you are learning in each of the studies. We will take December and January off and begin again in February.
It’s Fall Y’all! Well, at least on our calendar. I love Fall. I’m a cool weather girl. The days are not as hot and a light breeze cools off the evening in just the right way. Evenings begin to get darker sooner. We pull out the jeans and sweaters and just wait for the first morning when it is cool enough to put them on. Oh how I love it. October is also a return to routines. In our Sister to Sister Ministry that means Bible studies are in full swing. Our FAITH groups are diving into “Jesus on Every Page” and finding hidden truths in the Old Testament that show God’s plan of redemption for us begin all the way back in Gen. 1:1. Our GRACE groups are discovering in “Open Your Bible” that the Bible isn’t just for occasional use but it is for YOU an it is for NOW. How exciting to know that we have women studying God’s word and building relationships throughout the week, in locations all across our community. We have over 120 women involved in studies this Fall. As we plan ahead for our next studies, would you please answer this quick poll?
Community Baby Shower The Pflugerville Pregnancy Resource Center depends on us and other churches in our area to help them in the great ministry they have. Please plan to attend this very worthwhile event. For more information contact them at 512-670-1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you there!
Another event coming up you may want to put on your calendar is the SHINE Women’s Conference at Shoreline Church on Friday Oct. 28. Many of our ladies have attended this in the past. For more information go HERE
We are already making plans to host an IF:GATHERING local event. Put Feb. 3&4 on you calendar now. If you know you want to attend you can register now HERE . You can follow us at IF:PFLUGERVILLE on Facebook.
October Scripture Writing Plan has two options this month. A topical study about Kindness or a more general plan of scriptures. Either way, please try to add this to your daily quiet time. I promise you will be blessed. These are made possible to us by http://www.swtblessings.com
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Dear Sisters, it has been a long summer. I feel like it has been ages since we studied the Word together. I am so very excited about our studies this Fall. We have begun registration for both studies. I have some information to share with you that is very important.
First, our FAITH study will begin September 15 and 16th. This year we are asking that you purchase your own book. It is called “Jesus on Every Page” by David Murray. The best way to purchase this is to order it from one of these places:
www.Lifeway.com $16.00 ( IF you don’t want to order it online, LifeWay will order it for you. You would just pick it up at the store once it comes in. 512-342-7933. They currently do not have any in store, that is why you would need to call before you go there.)