YEAR AT A GLANCE
PRAISE THE LORD! What a year of blessing and growth we have had here at EFC in our Women’s Ministries! We rejoice in the opportunities God has given us to reach out to one another and encourage, build up and even comfort one another as He has commanded us to do. We have grown in our Bible Studies, our personal relationships with God and each other. We have had opportunity to have fun and just ‘hang out’ with other ladies and make new friends as we gather for our Quarterly Ladies’ Night Out!
As we reflect upon our growth and the added Ladies’ Bible Studies, Ladies’ Night Out events, growing Military Ministry, White Cross efforts, MOM’s Group, a growing Deaconess team, and Women’s Retreat at Wood Leaf with sister church, EFC of Chico, we rejoice and praise Him together for His goodness!
As we said goodbye to some and welcome to others, this year, we watched as God so faithfully filled our needs according to His riches in glory.
We invite you to join us in our endeavor to reach hearts for Christ in this NEW YEAR of 2018!
New Year Prayer
God grant us this year a wider view,
So we see others’ faults through the eyes of you
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue,
Neither the adult...nor the young
Give us patience and grace to endure
And a stronger faith so we feel secure.
Instead of remembering, help us forget
The irritations that caused us to fret.
Freely forgiving for some offense
And finding each day a rich recompense.
In offering a friendly, helping hand
And trying in all ways to understand;
That all of us whoever we are…
Are trying to reach an unreachable star.
For the great and small...the good and bad,
The young and old...the sad and glad
Are you asking today: Is life worth living?
The answer is only in, loving and giving.
For only Love can make man kind
And kindness of Heart brings Peace of Mind.
By giving love, we can start this year
To lift the clouds of hate and fear.
~author: Helen Steiner Rice