Greetings to each of you and I would also like to wish you all a very wonderful and blessed New Year in 2015!!
As I reflect on my own experiences during this past month I do trust you were able to enjoy the month of December while attending the "special" services at your own churches and were able to spend time with your family, loved ones, and friends. Let us remember the birth of our Lord with much gratitude and thanksgiving, and the love that our Heavenly Father shared with all of us in sending His only son as a baby to be our Savior! My husband used to say: "Christ became like us, so that we might become like Him!!" Praise the Lord!! May we be different people because of what we have experienced this Christmas!
When you have your Christ's Birthday Offering ready to send, may I remind you to send your check to our state Christian Women Connection Treasurer: Aletha McNeilly, P.O. Box 65, Barryton, Michigan 49305. She will then send it to the National CWC Office in Anderson, Indiana in order for our state and your church to receive proper credit! I want to thank individuals and churches for your love, faithfulness, and generosity.
Please put these dates on your calendar: May 1st and 2nd! They are the dates for our state convention which will be once again at the Hilton Hotel on 28th Street in Grand Rapids. More details will be shared at another time!
I would like to thank the CWC state women for making it possible for me to attend the Women's Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. The convention was an absolutely wonderful experience and I really enjoyed it! Thank you again!!
We need to pray earnestly for our country and our world situation especially at this time. I could not help but think of the song written by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson: "Let There Be Peace on Earth" and it needs to begin with us! It also says: "With God as our Father, brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony . . . With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow: To take each moment, and live each moment in peace eternally! Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin in me." If only we would all have the love of Christ in our hearts and lives, there would be absolutely no room for hate or despair!
My love, Ann Hawkins, President
Michigan Christian Women Connection
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