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Soul Sisters Newsletter – March 25, 2013

Greetings Soul Sisters…

Thank you to Kim and Tena (our resident thespians) for sharing another great (Women Of The Bible) skits with our Congregation. They shared about Mary and Martha who were sisters that were friends of Jesus, and their differences. I think some of us can certainly relate to one or the other of these dear sisters in our lives today.

We had another wonderful Soul Sister monthly meeting last week! Our meetings are filled with so many spiritual nuggets and my prayers are that God will send us many new Sisters to share his goodness with. Let’s make an effort to invite new sisters to come and visit our future Soul Sister meetings.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24
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Next month’s Soul Sister meeting will be April 16th. Theme: ‘Showers Of Blessings) Be sure and put this date on your calendar.
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Please send your prayer request, testimonies and announcements to share with our Sister family.

“By prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God” Philippians 4:6
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Prayer Chain Sisters, be sure and be aware that we have altered the calling list once again. This is necessary to keep up with work schedules and time management. Our desire is to get our request on the way to Heaven as quickly as possible. Our phone number list will go out with each prayer request. You will still need to call the one name that is below yours. Thank you of your very important and faithful ministry! May God bless each of you beyond measure!
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‘Creative Hands’ meets every Thursday from 10:00-2:00 at the church. We are working on projects that will support our Christmas Bazaar.
“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much” -Helen Keller
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“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” -Proverbs 3:3
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Secret Sisters…Remember to check the Gift Basket weekly in the fellowship hall to see if there is something in there for you.
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“Giving up is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.’
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About Devotionals on our Blog
The purpose of devotionals is to help women wrestle with the deeper issues of how their faith relates to the world around them. Christian women today are facing a set of challenges unique to their generation. Our goal is to address the struggles and triumphs of life through the lens of the Christian faith. We hope to create a place where our Sisters can feel uplifted by authentic examination of what it means to be a Christian woman in today’s culture. Read daily devotions for articles on faith, inspiration, relationships, health and beauty, food and motherhood. We hope to provide inspirations to encourage and uplift our sisters in Christ!
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“It’s called spring fever, that’s what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it ~ Oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” -Mark Twain
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Sweet Blessings,
Jo


Soul Sisters Newsletter – March 18, 2013

Greetings Soul Sisters…

I loved Pastor’s message of hope this Sunday. It renewed my hunger to see the riches in Heaven that God has prepared for me. It is so wonderful to see new faces each Sunday as God is hearing and answering our prayers. Word is getting out that we are a Happy…Happy…Happy church!
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SOUL SISTERS MEETING THIS WEEK!! Tuesday 19th/7:00 pm.
‘When Life Gives You Lemons’…’Counting The Joy’. Please bring your favorite LEMON desert to share. We have fellowship & games ~ Skit…Mary & Martha (Kim & Tena) ~ Testimony and Song by Rebecca.
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Please send your prayer request, testimonies and announcements to share with our Sister family.
“By prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God” -Philippians 4:6
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SOUL SISTER BLOG… I encourage you to visit (florence4square.com ~ women’s ministry) daily for inspiration and information.
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‘Part time faith, like a part time job, will not fully support you!
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‘Creative Hands’ meets every Thursday from 10:00-2:00 at the church. We are working on projects that will support our Christmas Bazaar. It is so exciting to see all the fruits of our labor coming together!
“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much” -Helen Keller
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Secret Sisters… Remember to stay in contact with your secret sister often so that she feels your support. Let me know if you haven’t heard from your secret sister and remember to check the Gift Basket weekly in the fellowship hall to see if there is something in there for you.
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Happy Thoughts…
My husband and I often discuss the amazing love that our church family has for each other. First of all we have to give credit to our Father in Heaven! When we first arrived at this church, we were greeted with hugs… hugs…hugs and more hugs. It was the fish hook that drew us in. As we met and fell in love with each and everyone of you, we were amazed by all the differences and backgrounds that we all have. God showed me that in all these difference he was weaving a strong blanket to bind us together and protect each other and our church in times to come. (I often think of Joseph’s coat of many colors.) Yesterday as pastor was sharing about Heaven and all it’s goodness, I felt in my spirit that this deep abiding love that we all have for each other is but a glimpse of the depth of the love that we will have in Heaven. Thank you pastor for your (Happy, Happy, Happy) spiritual guidance. I see us as a congregation walking arm in arm for greater things for the kingdom! We have all been ‘Bitten by the Jesus Love Bug’!
Love to you all,
Sis Jo
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“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience”. -Colossians 3:12
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Sweet Blessings,
Soul Sisters


Soul Sisters Newsletter – March 11, 2013

Greetings Soul Sisters…

Pastor’s message yesterday was an inspiring message focussing on our love for spouse and family. God is blessing our church with an abundance of love… We sadly, said goodbye (‘See you soon’) to Jim and Lisa as they step into the next journey that God is taking them on. “I am sending an Angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.” -Exodus 23:20
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Please send your prayer requests, testimonies, and announcements to share with our Sister family.

“For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, move from here to there, and it will be done. Nothing will be impossible for you”. -Matthew 17:20
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REMEMBER!!! March 19th Soul Sister Meeting…Our theme will be ‘When Life Gives you Lemons’ ‘Counting The Joy’ Dessert: Anything Lemon ~ Game ~ Mary and Martha Skit (Kim and Tena) ~ Testimony and Song ~ Rebecca
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‘Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Matthew 6:21
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‘Creative Hands’ meets every Thursday from 10:00-2:00 at the church. We are working on projects that will support our Christmas Craft sale. We all receive special blessings for sharing this time together. “Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
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Congratulations Emma, Janet, and Gary for your faithful commitment to God through water baptism! May God fruitfully bless your journey.
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‘Let no one come to you with out leaving happier’. -Mother Teresa
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Secret Sisters… Be sure and check the Gift Basket weekly in the fellowship hall to see if there is something in there for you. :~)
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Barbara Reese is selling Avon for anyone that uses this product call: 541-902-1346
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“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart”. -Proverbs 3:3
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Sweet Blessings,
Soul Sisters


Soul Sisters Newsletter – March 4, 2013

Greetings Soul Sisters…

We were all gifted with another special service Sunday morning at Florence Foursquare Church! We were ‘standing on holy ground in his presence’.
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We are so excited about our new ‘Soul Sister Web Blog’ We encourage you to take time often to visit. Be sure and sign up for updates through your email address. There is a place for this on the front, right hand side of the main page.This Blog is a safe place for you to come and receive encouragement, scripture, newsletter, calendar and all information pertaining to Soul Sisters. ENJOY!

*This Web Blog was designed and created by our very talented Kim McDougal.
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Prayer Chain Soul Sisters…Gods richest blessings for each of you for your faithfulness! Please send your prayer request, testimonies and announcements to share with our Sister family.

“Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ”. -Galations 6:2
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Looking ahead to March 19th Soul Sister Meeting. Our theme will be ‘When Life Gives you Lemons’ ‘Counting The Joy’ Dessert: Anything Lemon ~ Mary and Martha Skit preformed by Kim and Tena ~ Testimony and Song ~ Rebecca
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“If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love, I am called a housekeeper, not a homemaker”.
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‘Creative Hands’ meets every Thursday from 10:00-2:00 at the church. There is something for everyone to do and the fellowship is a wonderful blessing. We are working on projects that will support our Christmas Craft sale. You do not need to have any craft talents. There is something for everyone. Please bring a sack lunch and join us for this special time together.

“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
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Thank you Barbara Reese for taking the helm for our ‘Benevolence’ program. May God bless you. Sisters, please be sensitive to Barbara’s calls in times of needs. This is a ministry of assistance provided by our congregation to families in need. Most often in the form of meals. Thank you all for your faithful service!
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“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
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Secret Sisters… Ladies, I am so proud of you! I am so blessed every time I see a cute decorated card or gift come into our gift basket! You are being such good stewards of this calling! Many blessings for you all. Be sure and check the Gift Basket weekly in the fellowship hall to see if there is something in there for you. :~)
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“The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace”. -Numbers 6:26
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Sweet Blessings,
Soul Sisters


Soul Sisters Newsletter – February 25, 2013

Greetings Soul Sisters…

Don’t you all just love Sundays? I know that I do! It is vital to my christian walk that I keep my soul fed on Gods word. It is also important that I get my fill of ‘Hugs’ for the week. :~) Just sayin!
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Last night we had a guest performer that portrayed the Gospel of John in a way that I had never seen before. He brought the scripture to life through interpretation that both blessed me and inspired me. It was amazing!
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Please send your prayer request, testimonies and announcements to share with our Sister family.
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Looking ahead to March 19th Soul Sister Meeting. Our theme will be ‘When Life Gives you Lemons’ ‘Counting The Joy’ Dessert: Anything Lemon ~ Mary and Martha Skit preformed by Kim and Tena ~ Testimony and Song (Rebecca)
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‘Creative Hands’ meets every Thursday from 10:00-2:00 at the church. There is something for everyone to do and the fellowship is a wonderful blessing. We are working on projects that will support our Christmas Craft sale. Please bring a sack lunch and join us for this special time together.
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Secret Sisters… Be sure and check the basket in the fellowship hall to see if there is something in there for you. :~)
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I was very blessed to have my wonderful family visit me this past weekend. As my heart is full of so much love for my family it gave me pause for thought that I feel like sharing with you…


Soul Sisters Newsletter – February 13, 2013

Greetings Soul Sisters…

I loved Pastor George’s message on Sunday the 10th. He spoke about sharing kindness with everyone that we are surrounded with. We hold the power in our actions to make a persons day good or bad. ‘Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver’. Happy hearts are contagious!

  • IMPORTANT…Soul Sister Monthly meeting is this Tuesday 19th!! We have an exciting evening planned that includes wonderful fellowship, a lovely dance by our Jewish Dance Team, A poetry reading, written and shared by Kim McDougal, an inspirational reminiscing of ‘Ruth’ as portrayed by Karen Bice in skit form ,and Debbie Croyle will be taking us on a journey through her trip to Israel. Bring a guest to share the blessings.
  • *If you have a desire to be a part of our exciting Soul Sister team, we would love to extend an invitation to join us in: Benevolence, Kitchen Help, Women’s Skit Team, Testimonies, Poetry Readings, Instrument/Vocal, Greeters, and as always… Prayers! God will bless you beyond measure for your sharing. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”. -1 Peter 4:10
  • We encourage you to come to our church bible study on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm in our Fellowship Hall. We are studying the book of Acts (The Gospel of the Holy Ghost). Pastor George has a special gift of teaching that allows us to take a journey through these exciting times when so many miracles took place. You will gain a deeper understanding of the Bible then ever before. – “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God”. Matthew 4:4
  • Please make sure to send in your announcements, testimonies so we can share with all our Soul Sisters ministry!
  • ‘Creative Hands’ meets every Thursday from 10:00-2:00 at the church. There is something for everyone to do and the fellowship is a wonderful blessing. We are working on projects that will support our Christmas Bazaar sale. Please bring a sack lunch and join us for this special time together.
  • Looking ahead to March 19th Soul Sister Meeting. Our theme will be ‘When Life Gives you Lemons’, ‘Counting The Joy’  Dessert: Anything Lemon ~ Mary and Martha Skit performed by Kim and Tena ~ Testimony and Song (Rebecca)Secret Sisters… Be sure and check the basket in the fellowship hall to see if there is something in there for you. :~) I pray that God bless you and your Secret Sister with a special relationship that will bring you joy, comfort and support in times of need.

“Lord keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shelter of your wings”. Psalms 17:8

Sweet Blessings,
Soul Sisters

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Soul Sisters Newsletter – February 4, 2013

“Finally… Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things”. Philippians 4:8

  • * There will NOT be a Leadership meeting this week 2/5 as previously scheduled.
  • We have had many special prayer requests within our group this past several weeks that we need to continue to keep in our prayers. Thank you for your prayers and support for those who need it.
  • Thank you Ladies that so kindly supplied meals to Rhea and family. This is a part of our ‘Benevolence Ministry‘ in our church. God always blesses the receiver and the giver.
  • What a Blessing our Messianic Jewish Dance Team was Sunday at church!! God’s presence was so evident. If this is a ministry that you might enjoy being a part of they are welcoming new members. If you are interested please contact Karen Bice or Debbie Croyle. Thank you Pastor for another edifying message.  – “A happy heart is like a continual feast” Proverbs 15:15
  • Creative Hands‘ meets every Thursday from 11:00-2:00 at the church. There is something for everyone to do and the fellowship is a wonderful blessing. We are working on projects that will support our Christmas Bazar sale. Please bring a sack lunch and join us for this special time together.
  • February 19th ‘Soul Sister’ ‘Sweet Fellowship’ If you enjoy baking and are able, please bring Truffles to share. There will be fellowship, treats and a fun game ~ A dance by our Messianic Jewish Dance Team ~ A poem written and read by Kim ~ Ruth (women of the Bible) will be visiting to reminisce ~ Debbie Croyle will be sharing about her wonderful trip to Israel. Be sure and invite a friend, neighbor, or relative to come and share our special time together.
  • “Let your speech always be with grace” – Colossians 4:6 – Read the entire devotional by clicking here!
  • Secret Sisters…Please remember your Secret Sister with notes letting them know that you are thinking and praying for them. Be creative and above all else, enjoy the journey. God gave you this dear Sister by purpose. There will be a basket on the red, round table in the Fellowship Hall to drop your notes and gifts into. Be sure and check to see if there is something in there for you also.
  • February Birthdays: (No gifts please :~) 2/22 Jo Kent ~ 2/23 Lori Pagel

“The Grace of The Lord Jesus Christ be with you” Philippians 4:23

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