Christian Women Connection
Greetings on this cold, snowy, icy day! This Sunday, December 1st, marks the start of this Christmas season/Advent season. The word advent means "coming" or "arrival." The purpose of the season is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ. These weeks ahead enable us to prepare our hearts and minds to embrace the wonderful event that we celebrate: the Incarnation, God coming to us in human flesh!
Advent is a time of preparation! Let us begin our preparation of the Christ's Observation with our prayers, the reading of the daily meditation journey, and also as we prayerfully decide what we will give toward our Christ's Birthday Offering. Sunday, December 22nd is the suggested day for our churches to receive the Christ's Birthday Offering. May God lead and direct each of us as we Christians are able to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus. Remember that our day of Project Prayer for Michigan is Saturday, December 7th, as we are joined with Connecticut, Oklahoma, Canada, Indonesia, and Northern Mariana Islands.
As a reminder, when you send your remittance, please use the form in your CBO packet and mail you check to our state treasurer: Aletha McNeilly, P.O. Box 65, Barryton, Michigan 49305. She will send it to the national CWC office. Following this procedure will ensure that our state has a record of y our congregation's offering, and your church will also receive Church World Ministries credit for your giving.
I would like to share a paragraph from Jesus Calling, a 365 day devotional by Sarah Young taken from November 13th as Jesus were speaking to us. "As you sit quietly in My Presence, your awareness of My Life with you is heightened. This produces the Joy of the Lord, which is
your strength, I, the God of hope, fill you with all Joy and Peace as you
trust in Me, so that you may bubble over, with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." I thought, how appropriate, since our theme this year for our Christ's Birthday Observance is "HOPE."
Just remember, if you still need to send your registration in for the Women's Convention, to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, the deadline is due by or before December 31st! ($150.00)
Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas Season!!
Ann Hawkins, President
Michigan Christian Women Connection
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