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Thursday, September 14, 2017



2017-2018 LIFT Schedule

September 20
Welcome Back Tea

We welcome you back for a new year of LIFT with a relaxing tea party.
Enjoy fellowship and refreshments with other ladies as we sip tea
together.

October 18
Seeing Jesus in Our Everyday Lives

Speaker, mother, and member of Nekoda Unlimited Ministries, Tara Hartley, will share on the importance of seeing Jesus in our everyday lives; and how to recognize the Lord when He is pouring us out of ourselves, to be able to fill us with Himself.

November 15
Pie Baking Tips

Melanie Stoltzfus, local mother of 5, will be demonstrating how to
bake pies with hands on instructions and advice.

December 13
Potluck Christmas Brunch

Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas potluck brunch. Please
bring a dish to share.

January 17
Round Table Discussion

While we have discussion, enjoy a hot beverage from our hot chocolate
bar. Our winter round table will include topics of parenting, cooking,
cleaning, and more.

February 21
Finding Hope in Infant Loss

Mandy Maneval will share her experience as a "loss Mama" and how it
led to the creation of the non-profit organization Smallest Gift. She
will be bringing blankets for us to knot, which will be included in
her care packages to other grieving families.

March 21
Spring Painting Party

With step by step instructions from artist Judy Mummau, we will create
a spring mason jar painting with glued-on daisies.We ask $10.00 to
cover supplies.

April 18
Women’s Self-Defence Class

Officer Trisha Moench and her husband, Constable Tim Moench, will be
teaching us a women’s self-defence class. Join us as we seek to lessen
vulnerability to attacks, learn strategies for handling various
attacks and more.

May 16
Cupcake Decorating

Karen Rissler and Destiny Moyer will be giving tips and tricks on
cupcake decorating. Each of you will be able to decorate and take home
a cupcake.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

2016-2017 LIFT Events

2016-2017 LIFT Event Schedule
"Destress & Be Blessed"

September 21
Yogurt Bar Social

We welcome you back for a new year of blessings
at LIFT. Come and destress with a yummy yogurt
bar social complete with all the fixings.


October 19
De-stressing Through Prayer

Lori Apple, local mother of two teen daughters,
will be sharing on destressing through prayer.
She will share her own helpful insights as well
as input from various friends.

November 16
Painting Party

Destress and create by painting your own
Christmas canvas. Judy Mummau will give
step by step instructions, so no art skills
are needed! We ask $10.00 to cover supplies.

December 14
DIY Spa Christmas Gifts

Don’t stress about those last minute gifts!
Come assemble an array of DIY spa Christmas
gifts for yourself and/or loved ones. Share in the
spirit of the season by giving a blessing.

January 18
Round Table Discussion

Start the New Year stress free! Our winter
round table will include topics of parenting,
cooking, cleaning, and more. If you would
like to participate in a recipe swap, please
bring 20 copies of a favorite recipe.

February 15
Relieve Stress in Your Marriage

Jana Snyder, speaker/counselor/educator at
Taraja Ministries, will share on relationship
with your spouse. She resides in Richfield
with her husband, Joel, and they have a daughter Ella.
Don’t Stress About It! Officer Trisha Moench
and her husband, Constable Tim Moench,
will be teaching us a women’s selfdefence
class. Join us as we seek to lessen
vulnerability to attacks, learn strategies for
handling various attacks and more.

March 15
Women’s Self-Defense Class

Don’t Stress About It! Officer Trisha Moench
and her husband, Constable Tim Moench,
will be teaching us a women’s selfdefence
class. Join us as we seek to lessen
vulnerability to attacks, learn strategies for
handling various attacks and more.

April 19
Spring Spa Sensation

Come relax and let the stress melt away
when you pamper your feet, hands, and/or face.
Relaxing reflexology will be offered as well.

May 17
Raising Modest and Pure Children

How can we communicate modesty and purity
to our children and apply it to our own lives?
A representative from Crossroads Pregnancy
Center will share helpful information on a sometimes stressful topic.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Floral Arranging at May LIFT event

Our favorite gardener returned to LIFT. Maggie Shafferman of
Hunters Run Nursery, Port Royal, showed us how to make
beautiful floral arrangements using a variety of flowers and greenery.
May 18, 2016

April 20 LIFT Event

Highlights from LIFT on April 20, 2016. "Race For Her" organizers shared their testimonies
and vision for "Race For Her." We also had a WAR Int'l Jewelry Party.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 20 LIFT Event


Wednesday, April 20
9:00 a.m.- Social Time
9:15 a.m.- Refreshments
9:30 a.m.- Event

April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. Our speakers will be from the Race for Her organization.  Sue Sheller, Sari Esh and Suzanne King will share about how human trafficking is still occurring today.
In conjunction with our speakers we will also have a WAR International Jewelry Party.  WAR International is another organization that focuses on rescuing women and children in slavery situations.
Learn more about Race for Her: HERE
Learn more about WAR International: HERE
 
We are moving on from our study of Nehemiah to Psalm 103 and will apply the same three questions to this Scripture.  If you believe this passage of Scripture is true, what does this mean about God, you, and the world? Please bring your Bibles
 
- LIFT is held at Lost Creek Mennonite Church near Oakland Mills.
- Free childcare is provided.
- All ladies are welcome- bring your friends!
- “Speak Up!” (this year’s LIFT theme) “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8

Next Month’s Meeting- May 18
Farewell, Flip Flops, Flowers, Fudge. Warmer weather is here and Maggie Shafferman is back at LIFT. Our favorite gardener will demonstrate how to use cut flowers to make an attractive arrangement.
We hope to see you at LIFT!!
 
 
 
 
 

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Natural Spring Cleaning Solutions: 3-16-16

3-16-16 LIFT Event: Natural Spring Cleaning Solutions

Natural Spring Cleaning Solutions

Wednesday, March 16
9:00am - Social Time
9:15am - Refreshments
9:30am - Devotions and Prayer
10:00am - Event: Natural Spring Cleaning Solutions

Tackle spring cleaning with natural products and essential oils! Wendy Kerstetter will help us make a few DIY safe, nontoxic recipes to take home that will help give you and your home a fresh start after the cold winter months. A $5 donation is appreciated for supplies.

Open to the women of all ages regardless of church affiliation
Free structured child care in 3 age groups.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Journey With Depression

LIFT: Journey with Depression
Tabitha Goodling shared her journey with depression and encouraged our group with the words and wisdom she shared.

"I decided that I had to start sharing what I now know. My story was vital. If a Christian woman would have stepped out and shared honestly that her life was not perfect, that her marriage was not perfect, that she struggled with dark thoughts - maybe-maybe I would have sought help sooner."

Tabitha credited two books with helping her through her journey:
- Victory Over Darkness and Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson
- Loved Back to Life by Shelia Walsh was suggested as well.
- Shepherds Fold Ministry in Richfield, PA was highly recommended. They take donations for their services.

Tabitha quoted from Victory Over Darkness: "Our defense against direct attacks by the evil one is to speak aloud God's truth. Why is it so important to speak God's Word in addition to believing it and speaking? Because Satan is not omniscient. He doesn't perfectly know what you're thinking."

People in our lives need to see Christ in us - not just how we handle success, but how we handle failures and downfalls.

"Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.' So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. " 2 Corinthians 12:8-9

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." Proverbs 11:2

Tabitha closed with lyrics from Francesca Battistelli's song, "If We're Honest"
Listen to this song HERE.


 
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Please plan to join us next month:

March 16
Natural Spring Cleaning Solutions: Tackle spring cleaning with natural products and essential oils! Wendy Kerstetter will help us make a few DIY safe, nontoxic recipes to take home that will help give you and your home a fresh start after the cold winter months. A $5 donation is appreciated for supplies.