Disciples Women's Ministry
“Disciples Women’s Ministries is a conduit for diverse connections empowering each Woman to find her voice and live out her call”. (Micah 6:8).
(Adopted 2015 General Assembly)
DWM Nursery Project
Thank you and huge shoutout to the ladies of DWM. These wonderful ladies met last week to start the initial cleaning and sprucing up of the Nursery. They went through the nursery toys and got rid of any that were in bad shape, sanitized the surfaces and vacuumed the floor among other chores! The Nursery looks amazing and there are more new things in store for this room as well! Updates will be sent out as the room is tidied up some more!
As we enter the season of Advent, Christmas, and the end of the year 2022, let us remember and celebrate the birth of Christ. And carry the joy we have through to the new year as we continue to study and practice his teachings. This is my last article as President of DWM and I must say that the last 2 years have been a blessing. I want to thank all the ladies who have prayed with me and supported me and DWM. This is an incredible group with wonderful members. I invite all the ladies to come and join us.
Our December meeting will be on the 13th at 10am in the parlor. After the meeting, we will play a game of Christmas bingo, some may have heard Nicole and I call it Crazy Bingo. The game is a mix between bingo and dirty Santa. We will explain all the rules at the meeting but for this game you will need to bring 3-4 small gifts. Each gift should cost between $1-$5. You can spend more than $5 on an item if you really want to but I like to keep within a $20 budget. You do not need to wrap the gifts unless you want it to be a mystery. Gifts can be Christmas themed, everyday items, silly items, candy and so forth. Here are some examples:
Candles, hand lotion, Kleenex pack, scented hand sanitizer, lip balm, bath bombs, small kitchen items (measuring cup, towel, hot pad, small holiday coffee), candy/cookies, Holiday themed items (Christmas ornament, napkins, tablecloth, mug, wrapping paper, bows). The sky's the limit. Personally, I plan on getting an ornament and 2-3 other items.
While we celebrate during this season, let us not forget and continue to lift these folks in prayer. Charley Williams (recent stroke from high blood pressure) and his sister-in-law, Billie Williams (stage 4 liver cancer), Anthony and Tiffany Houston (Anthony’s heart condition), Carolyn Wilson’s daughter (hiatal hernia issues), Claire and Kimberly Mobley, Beverly Henley, CCC Church Family, Harmony Place, Cecelia Moss, Karen’s brother as he recovers from shoulder surgery, Julia Hamner, Ellen Garrison, Karen Luther and her son, Nancy’s sister-in-law (back pain/MRI), Nicole Martin (health), Ted Honsa (the Martin’s brother-in-law), Alicia Fawley’s sister (healed and back at work) Bill and Joann Hollingsworth, Sissy Follis, Carty Roberts, and all our homebound family and friends.
The DWM ladies are busy working and helping with outside groups (Journey Home, Doors of Hope, and other groups) as well as fixing up the nursery. The ladies have met and cleaned out old items, and plan to purchase some new things for future visitors. The coat ministry continues, if you have a donation, please place it in one of the totes at the back of the sanctuary.
On a personal note, I have been thinking about the past 2 years and remembering all the good times we’ve had. I wondered what the bible said about remembering. The first verse I found is from 1 Chronicles 16:15, “Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations.” This is a good one to end the year and start next year with practicing in our everyday life. If you would like to read more verses on remembering, here is a link to 71 bible verses on the subject. https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Remembering
May God bless each of you,
Meredith Akkerman, 2022 DWM President