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 email@example.com. 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.)
I am so excited to share with you what we have coming up in our Sister to Sister Ministry. It is time to start thinking about Bible study. Let me tell you, when I am not meeting weekly with you ladies to study God’s word, my heart aches to be in fellowship with you again. When we come together, open the Bible and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts, it is sacred and so powerful. Lives are changed during these studies, whether you are in a small group, sitting on a couch in a home or on a folding chair in the Fellowship Hall, God is ready to work in your life.
First, our FAITH Bible Fellowship study is “JESUS on Every Page.” Shellynne Wucher will lead this study from the book by David Murray called, “JESUS on Every Page.” Please watch this video to learn more about this exciting study.
Please purchase your own copy of this book. It is available from Lifeway.com for $16; Amazon.com for $13.51 or CBD (Christianbooks.com) for $11.99. The e-book is $8.99. We will provide you with a workbook to go along with the study. Register at our table or contact Shellynne HERE.
Our GRACE Women’s Fellowships are going to study “Open Your Bible” by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams of “She Reads Truth.” Please watch this video to learn more about this life changing study.
Please purchase your own book for this study. It can be purchased at Lifeway.com or Amazon.com for $14.99. To register online for this study please Click HERE or stop by our table on Sunday. Are you interested in hosting a small group study in your home? Contact Katie Cox for more information on how you can help.
We hope you will be able to join us for one of these amazing studies. I know you will be blessed.
Our Sister to Sister Team is working on other special events you will want to attend. We will get the word out soon. But for now, we look forward to seeing you at Bible study!
The great Christian pastor and author Warren W. Wiersbe wrote at book called “50 People Every Christian Should Know.” In the very first chapter is the story of Katherine von Bora. Does her name sound familiar? No? How about Martin Luther? Well, Katherine was his wife. She is a wonderful example of an encourager, helper, and at times, the one who tells it like it is so that her husband could continue the work God called him to do. I’d love for you to read a little more about this pastor’s wife. Follow this link to her story. I’d like to take this moment to acknowledge the wonderful women who lovingly support our ministers here at FBC Pfville. The women who, as Warren Wiersbe says, ” make it possible for their husbands to minister… women who must often turn houses into homes, who carry the burdens of their people as well as their own, who do without that 0thers may have, who cheerfully bear criticism and who do it all to the glory of God.” I encourage you to write, email or tell our minister’s wives how much you appreciate them. They are; Linda Washburn, Sandy Roucloux, Sallie Northen, Jennifer Woods, Heather Cottar, Melody Downing, and Brooke McGinty. We are so very lucky to have these ladies serving right next to their husbands. Thank you Ladies, we know our ministers could not do it without you.
I want to remind you that our Summer Bible study is “Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. This will begin June 23rd. It will be on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at the home of Shellynne Wucher. Shellynne will be leading this study. If you would like to register for this study, please contact me or come see us at our table on Sunday morning.You will need to purchase your book for the study, you can do so on Amazon or at LifeWay.
Please check out the Scripture Writing Plan for June. This month the focus is on forgiveness. This will bless your soul. I love sitting down to write out these scriptures. Doing this has helped me stop and really focus on God’s word. I am so thankful for Shannon at http://www.stwblessings.com for sharing these with us. And don’t feel guilty if you can not do it everyday. Do it when you can, I promise, you won’t regret it.
As we head in to summer, I know it can get hectic; kids are home, we take family vacations, and there is lots of fun times with friends and family at the pool. LifeWay Women is wonderful resource for Bible study, encouragement even ideas for things to do with the kids this summer. I think you will like what they have to offer.