A Life Worth Living by Nancy Buxton

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We Had a Party!!

Monday evening was our “Party With a Purpose”–Women in Touch. 350 ladies gathered, we visited, enjoyed dinner and worshipped together. 

 There is about 12 ladies and 1 man who rush to the church kitchen the first Monday morning of the month and start the process of getting ready for our 6:30 PM dinner. I am always amazed at the fun and excitement that’s  in the air as we work all day preparing.  We washed and cut close to 20 heads of lettuce and added several other items to make  taco salad.  We made filling for 700 enchiladas, made Spanish rice for the crowd.  By the time we rolled all of the enchiladas we were ready for lunch.  Our menu for the evening was vegetarian chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, taco salad and cookies.   In the afternoon we finished our food preparation and got every thing ready for our guests.

The decorations were lovely, the decorating crew arrives on Sunday morning and by the time they are finished they have transformed Heartland Hall into a wonderland of beauty.

  350 ladies arrived mostly on time and at least 250 were ladies from the community.  We hear over and over how much these ladies love our program and they are always sad when May comes because we won’t get together again until October. 

Buffy Halverson was our special speaker, Buffy spoke on Prayer.  She  made prayer sound like a fun, exciting thing to do.  She also gave us a renewed idea of how important it is to keep communication going with God.

 Here is your LOL (laugh out loud) for today, I thought I was doing well getting some pictures for you to see.  Do you notice one picture that does not seem to go with the rest?  I don’t know how to delete it, so you will just have to enjoy the picture of Jadon Gibson’s Lego creation. From the small pictures I was clicking on I thought it was a table decoration–LOL.

A PARTY WITH A PURPOSE!!

There, try that title on for size.  I decided if I put Women’s Ministries you may not be interested in reading this post.  You probably don’t just love Women’s Ministries like I do or perhaps you do.

Do you know that women make up at least 70% of the church today?  Yikes, we are becoming a majority.  Not only that, WE control many of “the purse strings”, so THEY say. Interesting don’t you think?

Women’s Ministries is really not about the purse strings, the majority or even about ordination.  Women’s Ministries is about unselfishly ministering to others, ministering to the single mother, children and women in the church and in the community. 

In my church we have Women in Touch.  This is a party with a purpose!  The party, well, we have 350 women who come the first Monday of each month from October – May just to enjoy a supper, hear the devotion and a special feature.  These ladies enjoy the yummy food and the lovely decorations.  You may wonder where all of the ladies come from, many are ladies from the church but most are ladies from the community.

Women in Touch has been taking place at the College View Church in Lincoln, Nebraska for 18 years.  April 6 will find a large group of ladies having a party and enjoying the evening together.   We laugh together, pray together and come closer to God together.  The fun thing is there are all age groups at this party; we say it is for women ages 18-108 years old.

I hope you have Women’s Ministries in your church, if you don’t you are missing out.  If you would like to get something started I would love to help you.  Just leave a comment on this blog and I will contact you.  If you don’t want to tackle something like Women in Touch, perhaps a new mom’s ministry or burden bears would be something you would like.  We have so many resources available to help you get a ministry started in your church.

The truth is, when you are ministering to someone else you are actually ministering to your self and to Jesus most of all.  You will enjoy doing ministry for others whether it is a party with a purpose or taking a gift to a new mom and inviting her to bring her baby to Sabbath School.  We were created for a purpose and I believe serving others is one of our purposes on this earth.

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