Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Cookies Exchange

My dear Sisters in Christ, many of us have been blessing one another during the Christmas season by way of exchanging Christmas cookies with each other.

We would like to keep this Patchwork Sisters tradition. So, will you bake some cookies, bring them on Sunday, December 12 at 12:30pm (right after Sunday School) to the Breezeway (due to space constraint in C102 we have a table in the Breezeway for this purpose) for a joyful time of sharing. If you don't bake or do not have time to bake, store bought cookies are welcome too.

If you still have containers from previous year, please bring it. Otherwise, we provide paper plates and plastic wrap. If you would, please bake a little more so we can prepare some special gifts.

Pam Bakas will help to coordinate this occasion. Please contact Pam or myself if you have any question.

Shirley Wan
on behalf of Patchwork Sisters Ministry

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Winter Quarter Sunday School

This quarter, we will be learning from The Truth Project by Focus on the Family. To paraphrase information that comes with the material, this is a dvd-based study designed to equip Christians with a comprehensive biblical worldview in the areas of Philosphy and Ethics, Anthropology, Theology, Science, History, Sociology etc. We will be reintroduced to the truth claims of God for all of life so that our actions match up to our core beliefs.

Date: starting on Dec 5, 2010
Venue : C102 (First room on Fellowship Hall Building)
Time : 10:50 am to 12:30pm (DVD study will be begin at 11 am sharp)

Please note that we will be doing things a little differently because :
1. the selected room is in classroom setting and has the facility needed for this purpose;
2. we need to start at 11 am sharp so that we would not short change any part of the study.
So, please come in earlier to sign in, get some snacks, visit with one another etc before we run the lecture.

You may visit to learn a little bit more about this program. I have learned that God has used this project to renew minds and transform lives in a great way in quite a number of churches. Let's pray that our Lord will do the same with us.

Tina Zhong and myself will be the facilitators for this quarter. If you have any question, please call or email any one of us. Thank You and we do hope many of you will be studying with us.
Meanwhile, let's be diligent in seeking the Lord and honor Him in all we do . His peace and joy be with you.

Shirley Wan
on behalf of Patchwork Sisters Ministry

Seeking helpers for Christmas Decorating

Patchwork Sisters Ministry will coordinate the Christmas decoration for our church's worship center on Friday, December 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
Pizza dinner will be served at 7pm. For those of you who need to send your child/children to Awana, bring them along for the pizza dinner before that.
We need a minimum of 15 ladies. The more hands we have the earlier we get the job done. You do not need to be super creative. Specific area will be assigned and instructions will be given. Please help as we prepare for the celebration of our Lord's birthday. Take this opportunity to fellowship with one another.
We also need help to take down and pack up all decorations on Friday, January 7th 2011 at 7:30 - 9:30pm. A minimum of 10 ladies are need for this.
If you can be part of the team, please email Shirley Wan and indicate the date you will be here to help. Thank You. Your participation will be much appreciated.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

No Sew Blanket Fellowship

As we ease slowly into the "cooler" season of the Arizona Fall weather, we will be getting ready for our third Annual No-Sew Fleece Blanket-making Fellowship. The lap blankets that we will be making will be donated to several senior homes. Your service of love by giving your time and resources to make the blankets will warm the hearts and souls of many recipients this winter. Instructions on how to make the blankets will be provided and light brunch will be served as you work on your blankets. Please save the date and come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship.

Date: Nov 6, 2010
Time: 10am - 2pm
Venue: GPCCC Fellowship Hall

You will need the following items to make your blanket:
1. A pair of sharp fabric scissors
2. Safety pins or sewing pins
3. 2 pieces of matching fleece fabric:
Joann's Fabrics will be having a fleece sale from October 17th till 23rd.

1. You can buy the pre-cut and packaged fleece (2 pieces) that has a matching solid and print fleece. The cost is $19.99 per pack for the 48 inch size and will be on sale for "buy one get one free" starting this Sunday.

2. If you prefer to choose your own matching fleece (1 with prints and 1 plain fleece), you should cut one and one thirds of a yard (48 inches) of each fleece. This fleece will also be on sale for 50 to 60% off the regular price starting this Sunday.

Please RSVP to Pam Bakas so that we can plan for the set-up of tables. Thanks!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Appreciation Lunch for Pastors

We will be serving lunch for the Pastors, if you're interested in helping, please let Shirley Wan know. If you are not able to stay for lunch, you can pass your appetizer, entree, side dish or dessert to her or drop it off at the church office before 12 noon, on Friday, October 1st.
Thank you and please take some time to pray for our pastors and their families as well as the rest of the office staff.

Bloomery Retreat Recap

Thank you for your support and participation! We had a great time at the Bloomery Retreat. But you don't have to believe me.. just check out the pictures!

See you next year!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Registration for the Bloomery Retreat (starting this Sunday)

Join us as we cultivate friendship with Jesus and other ladies at "The Bloomery: Where women blossom in faith and friendship". Together we will experience an enriching array of activities and devotions and freshen our hearts with bouquets of fun!

Date : Saturday August 28th, 2010
Venue : GPCCC Youth Room
Time : 9 am - 4 pm
Cost : $15 (includes lunch & journal)
Childcare : $5 (regardless of number of children)

Registration is open from this Sunday 7/25 thru 8/22. We will have a sign-up table in the breezeway each Sunday. You can also email Amy Lee (AmygmLee at for registration.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Community Service Project July 17th

Patchwork Sisters will be helping out at St Vincent de Paul's central kitchen on Saturday, July 17th, from 8am to 11:30am. St Vincent de Paul is a non-profit organization commited to serve the poor and the needy. This central kitchen is located in south Phoenix, and prepares over 3500 meals a day for their own five charity dining rooms, plus food needs of 17 other non-profit agencies. This will involve chopping, slicing and dicing veggies, and opening cans etc -- we will not be cooking. There are seven spots left for this adventure. Please sign up by emailing Grace at or you can call her at 480-988-6214 if you have any questions.

Monday, May 24, 2010

June Community Dinner

(From Janet Chen)
Have you recently moved to Phoenix from another state?
Lived here for years, but looking to meet new friends?
Can't remember the last time you enjoyed a hot meal with another adult (besides your spouse)?

You are cordially invited to enjoy a relaxing evening of food and fellowship. On June 19 (Sat), Patchwork Sisters will be hosting a community dinner for those seeking friendship with other sisters. You will not need to bring anything, just an appetite! Nursing infants are welcome.

Community dinner are generally limited to (10) women per host home. Based on the response, we will be adding host homes as needed.

Please consider attending this event and/or inviting a friend/neighbor. You may sign-up by emailing or calling Janet. Or contact us at patchworksisters at

Saturday -- June 19
6- 8 pm
Host Home: Janet Chen (Gilbert)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Sunday School

We'll meet in B207-208 from 11:00 am to 12:25 pm. Come to discover the Feasts of the Lord recorded in Leviticus 23 and see what their significance are to our walk with Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, do find time to read Leviticus 23, Hebrews 8 & 9.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Annual Retreat: The Bloomery

(From Amy Lee)
Last year, the Patchwork Sisters held a Heartspa retreat and those who came had a wonderful & blessed time. This year, we are going to have another 1 day retreat.

Do j
oin us as we cultivate friendships with Jesus and others at The Bloomery: Where women blossom in faith and friendship. Together we’ll experience an enriching array of activities and devotions, and freshen our hearts with bouquets of fun!

The retreat will be held on Saturday August 28th, 2010 at GPCCC. We will begin at 9 am and finish at 4 pm. Do save this date and invite your unchurched friends to join us at The Bloomery.

In the meantime, we are soliciting for help in various areas from registration to decorating to helping out in the garden stations. If you would like to help, please contact me.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

May Fellowship

Patchwork Sisters Ministry will be presenting some Mother's Day brooches to mothers this Sunday. Please look out for a table of beautiful flower brooches. While stock lasts.
In honor of our own mother and as a treat to all mothers amongst us, the Patchwork Sisters Ministry invites you to a sweet time of fellowship and interesting craft over a cup of tea.

You will meet to talk, laugh and interact with one another while creating a beautiful Mother's Day fabric brooch for your mother, yourself or a friend.

You are welcome to invite a friend or two to join in the fun. It will be held at Liang Lee's home on 5/1 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm. If you haven't received the Evite, please contact us at patchworksisters at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 Touching Hearts Mentoring Program

(From Liang-Lee Loi)
Greetings to each one of you in the name of our Almighty Jesus Christ. I am pleased to announce that this year's mentoring program will run between May 2nd and October 31st (both dates inclusive). Some of you may have heard about the program over a period of time. It is now official. The Introductory Meeting will be held on April 25th, Sunday, between 1:30PM and 3:30PM.

To quote Janet Thompson, author of "Woman to Woman Mentoring", "Mentoring means using the wisdom that comes from life experiences to help others who are encountering similar experiences in their lives. Christian mentors share how God guides and supports, counsels and consoles, in good and bad times."

Please pray for this program and also pray for God to reveal to each of us on how we can be a part; whether in the capacity of a mentor or to be mentored. Please pray also for those you know who are interested in the program. I look forward to seeing you at the Introductory Coffee this 25th, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, in Room CO206 at GPCCC.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome to the GPCCC Patchwork Sisters Blog

Welcome to our new blog and we hope to keep in touch with all of you here! By the way, we have finally published our 2009 Patchwork Sisters Newsletter!