Sunday, October 21, 2012

No Sew Blanket Fellowship

Dear sisters, 
Its time for our Annual No-Sew Blanket Making Fellowship again!

We will meet on Saturday, November 3rd at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall to make fleece lap blankets which will be donated to seniors. This year, we will have a combined community service outreach with the youth to a senior home sometime in mid-December to deliver the blankets and share the love of Jesus with the residents. 

Last year, all the blankets went to two Hospice of the Valley (in Mesa and Tempe). When Sister Sheng visited one of the Hospice recently, she noticed and recognized some of the residents using the blankets that we donated last year, so your labor of love does go a long way.

We will give a demo to first timers on how to get started with a fleece blanket. For the experienced blanket-makers, we encourage you to find partners and work in pairs (friends, sisters, mother/daughter & son) and fellowship at the same time.

You will need the following items to make a blanket:
1. a pair of sharp fabric scissors
2. sewing pins or safety pins
3. blue painter's tape
4. One and one third yard (1.333) each of 2 pieces of matching fleece (1 with prints and 1 solid color) from Joann Fabric, or you can buy the pre-packaged and matching fleece that is 48 inches x 60 inches in size. (*Do not get the 60 x 72 inches as that will be too big)
Look out for fleece sales and coupons from Joann Fabric.

If you do not have time to go to Joann's, we will have extra fleece available for those who would like to come and offer your labor. We appreciate any help we can get. We will serve a light brunch and you are welcome to bring a plate (fruits or snacks) to the table. We should wrap up by 2 pm.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me, or call me. 
Thank you and may the Lord bless you,
Pam Bakas

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wonder Full World Retreat 2012

Calling all you wonderful ladies! We need traveling companions to join us for a whirlwind tour of the seven continents to go on a Wonder Full World journey packed with sisterly friendship, God and spiritual growth.
The theme this year is "Wonder Full World: where women explore God's love and wonder". It's an imaginative "I wonders" journey around the includes worship, Bible study, travel-themed activities, and more.

Save the date, "pack your bags" and come:

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Place: Fellowship Hall GPCCC
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $15 (including lunch)

Registration begins on April 15th, 2012.
Please invite your neighbors and unchurched girlfriends to meet new friends and experience the vastness of God's love.
For more information, call or email Pam Bakas or Shirley Wan.

We will also be doing a Food Drive during the retreat to benefit Chandler Christian Community Center. They are in need of: cereal, canned meat, peanut butter and cooking oil. Thank-you for your generosity

Passover Seder 2012

In Leviticus 23: 2; 4 – 5 we read that the Passover is one of the holy convocations appointed by the Lord. Historically, the Passover is celebrated as a memorial to the Hebrew’s deliverance from Egypt. Prophetically, God in all His wisdom was pointing to the day when the ultimate Passover Lamb would be revealed. Jesus, the Lamb of God came and fulfilled this Feast.

Today, Christians celebrate the Passover in remembrance of what Jesus has done to deliver us from the bondage of sin. Do you know that the Communion we partake each month is a portion of the Feast during Jesus’ time?

This year on Mar 31, the Patchwork Sister is organizing a Passover Seder (order) for you to experience the whole works of this beautiful Feast. You will get to taste and understand the spiritual meaning of each element on the Seder plate.

We have started registration. Half of the seats are filled.

If you have been to a Passover Seder, I know you will appreciate this. If you have not, I strongly encourage you to participate. You will take the next Communion in a new light.

For details and registration, please call or email Shirley Wan. Seats are limited. Your school children may join in.