Fountain Women for Christ
September 2020 Happenings

We are very excited about our Fall semester and hope you all will join us for our women’s kick-off, The Good Carnival: Where We Are Free to Meet in Christ” on Friday, September 18 starting at 6pm in the Fountain parking lot. This is where you can learn all about our different programs, studies, and events, and get to meet new ladies.  Check out what’s happening this September!  Starting with this issue, we are going to try and include registration links and QR codes along with event summaries in our monthly Happenings so you can sign up easier. You’ll also be able to sign up for studies and program/events at the Fall Kick-off and at the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings.

EVENTS
  • FOR Crafters & Scrappers – String It Up! Friday, September 11 from 9-11am. Join us in the Worship Center for a fun morning of crafting and scrapping.  Our main craft for this month is making your own string art. Different images will be available for you to select from on craft day. Make sure to RSVP so we have enough boards for everyone; AND bring a hammer!  Cost is $5 per person.  We’ll also be starting a service project to make “Plarn Sleeping Mats” for the homeless shelters.  We’ll need plastic bags to cut into strips and a size Q crochet needle for this project.  Crafters, please bring  your own projects to work on.  Contact Mindy for more information.
  • Military Spouses Movie Night, Friday, September 11 at 6:30pm at the 8th Street Campus. Bring a military spouse and join us for a movie and fellowship. Depending on the weather, we’ll meet in the courtyard at 8th Street or in the Worship Center. Watch your email for more details. Contact Jodi for more information.
  • WOMEN’S KICK-OFF—Friday, September 18 from 6-8:15pm. Join us in the Fountain parking lot under the Big Top for “The Good Carnival: Where We Are Free to Meet in ChristWomen’s Fall Kick-off event.  Here about our plans for Women’s Ministry this Fall and visit our “photo booth,” Snack Shack, and “game booths” to learn more about our women’s studies, Where Moms Connect, Military Spouses group, Girlfriend Clubs, Secret Sisters, and more.  Childcare is free with advanced registration. (Donations from the cancelled IF:Gathering makes this possible.)

 

  • Women’s Bible Studies Start Up, week of September 21. We’re excited to be offering several different Bible study options this semester.  Please join us for one or more.  Register in person at The Good Carnival kick-off, at the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings, or online.  Free childcare provided with advance registration.

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    • Mondays, 1-2:45pm via ZOOM. “She’s Still There: Rescuing the Girl In You” by Crystal Evans Hearst. Led by Connie.
      Cost: $8. Begins September 21.

    • Tuesdays, 9-11am in Worship Center. Loving Like Jesus: In a World that Hurts and Hates—A Flexible Inductive Study on 1 Corinthians” by Pam Gillaspie. Led by Deborah.
      Cost: $17.50. Begins September 22.

 

  • Where Moms Connect Begins Wednesday, September 23 from 9-11am in the Worship Center. A Bible-based program for moms of all ages with kids in all stages. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings of each month. This year’s theme is “Mom to Mom–Heart Talk.” Free childcare is provided with registration. Bring your own individual drink/snacks.  Cost for the year (September-May) is $20.  Register at The Good Carnival Kick-off, at the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings, or online.  For more information, contact Misti.

 

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
Galatians 5:1

In Christ,
Sandi Leaf
Fountain Women’s Ministry Director

 

Where Can You Help?

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY NEEDS—WHERE CAN YOU SERVE?

As we continue our summer planning and begin to plan for the Fall, there a variety of needs that we have in Fountain’s Women’s Ministry.  We are all part of ONE body, and we can each play an important role.  If you are interested in helping in any of the following areas, please contact Sandi or the point of contact listed below.

 

  • Volunteer Childcare Workers. Childcare for our Bible Studies and Where Moms Connect are covered in the Church budget (when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and childcare workers are available), but it is not covered for most of our other women’s activities.  We are looking for a few women who would like to volunteer to do childcare for 2 to 2 1/2 hours once or twice a month so women with children can participate in various activities.  All childcare volunteers must consent to a routine background check.  Here’s some of the events we’re looking for helpers:
    • Monthly FOR Crafters & Scrappers meetings (2nd Friday morning each month from 9-11am)
    • Monthly BUNCO/Game Nights (usually 1st Friday night of each month, 6:30-8:30pm)

 

  • Meal Train Volunteers. We are always in need of women who would be willing to bless others in our church with a meal to encourage and help them out.   Typical reasons include new baby, hospital stay/surgery recovery, death in the family, etc.  Contact our Meal Train Coordinator Kerriann to volunteer.

 

  • Military Mentor Spouses. Current or former military spouses that want to walk alongside our spouses as they navigate the military lifestyle. Must love Jesus.  If interested, please contact Jodi for more details and to discuss what it looks like.

 

  • Mentor Moms for Where Moms Connect. Are you an older mom (i.e., been there-done that) or empty-nester and have a heart for young moms?  We are looking to start up a Mentor Mom program for our Where Moms Connect and would like some seasoned moms to come along side some of our younger moms to be a mentor and encourager.  If you are interested, contact Misti or Mary.