PCC Women Together

February 2020

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Hello lovely women!

It's that time again when we send you our digital monthly newsletter for Pittsford Community Church's Women Together ministry! This is a monthly email sent to you containing information of ongoing ministry opportunities, upcoming events, and other good things that we think you may enjoy.

We believe that being a part of a multi-generational community of Jesus-loving women is what we need today to walk the path of faith well and we hope that you find that here with us.

You are greatly LOVED.

Hebrews 10:23- 25: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

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Our Weary, Wounded Feet

"Life can be so full that it’s easy to lose focus and feel drawn to things that have a detrimental impact on us. Some of our weaknesses even start as strengths. Then our exercise habits become addictive or we use relationships to numb our feelings or our love for others turns into doing things because we need to be needed.

Take a few moments now to read John 13:1–17. Jesus left His prominent position to wash His disciples’ feet before He commissioned them on a yet uncharted leadership path. And similarly, He left the splendor of heaven to reach down to us and meet us where we are before commissioning us onward.

We need Jesus to wash our feet.

Our weary, sweaty feet.

Our wounded, bleeding feet.

Our weak and bruised feet.

Will you let Him? Or instead, like Peter, will you push back?

Sometimes we believe that all God is interested in is what we do for Him, our positions and progress, our roles and responsibilities. Yet in His interactions with leaders in the Gospels, Jesus consistently demonstrates that He is far more interested in people’s characters than in their gifts, titles, connections, and achievements. It is still true today.

Perhaps we’re too ashamed—after all, we’re supposed to be leaders, influencers, the ones getting it right.

How can we admit that our TV binging habits have taken us to some destructive places?

How do we admit that wounds from our past relationships and professional disappointments are infected with bitterness?

How do we acknowledge that the work we do that we say is fueled by passion is fueled also by our fears and insecurities?

To share life with Jesus, to live with faith-shaped purpose, is to invite Him into even the most painful realities in our lives. It’s certainly vulnerable, especially if we’ve prided ourselves on being the kinds of leaders who keep it all together. We cannot present or perform our way out of our own brokenness, no matter how hard we try.

But Jesus doesn’t need us to keep it all together, to pretend life and loss haven’t happened to us. He’s the kind of leader who tends to His leaders—even laying down His life so that they might live.

In what parts of your life do you need to let down your guard before God and allow Jesus to “wash your feet”?"

Ready to Rise, Jo Saxton www.bible.com

Women's Ministry and YOU!

Come hear PCC Women's Ministry updates Sunday Feb 28th, at 10 a.m. (during Sunday School hour.) We will give our mission, vision, events, and how we welcome YOU to be a part!

Zoom option will be available.

Meeting ID: 863 2749 9574

Passcode: Women

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IF:Gathering 2021

Save the date! We are once again hosting the IF:Gathering conference this year and we are so excited! The theme this year is: "Even If" and you're not going to want to miss it! We are doing things a little different this year and will be having a virtual conference in your living rooms with a few close friends or family members. You can now register to attend or host in our church app! Go check it out!

April 24, 2021
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February Service Opportunity

Bakers and card makers needed for our outreach to community helpers! This month, our outreach will be going to our local police officers. Please contact Nora Kiefer (nkiefer@rochester.rr.com) if you can help by baking goodies or creating cards for our hometown workers!

January Service Opportunity - UPDATE!

Thank you for your card donations to the RGH Covid Unit Healthcare Workers! We were able to bring Jesus love and encouragement to those that work so hard for our community. They were happily surprised at the gifts of care. (pic attached)
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Disciple a 20's woman from church!

Have you ever been 'spiritually loved on' or discipled by a women older than you? If so, you know how meaningful and important that is for young women. We have an incredible opportunity to partner up with the new 20's group at PCC in that very way. We have a growing list of women in their 20's who attend our church and are looking for this kind of relationship. It can be whatever you make it - as simple as monthly coffee dates or having them over for dinner with your family, maybe a care package or driving them to Target to go shopping... As long as you have meaningful conversation about life and faith, you are doing it right!

The vision of the 20's group is to help our young adults to find their place and belonging in our church body, to help them find their giftings and passions and equip them to use those things to bless God's people and the world around them. We can come alongside and help by being in intentional relationships with the women of this group!

Would you pray about stepping into this role for one of our 20's women? Please contact Becky Arcadi at b_arcadi@yahoo.com for more information or to get connected to one of our 20's women!

PCC Women Share Facebook Goup

If you use Facebook, we would love for you to join the PCC Women Share private facebook group! This group page is for sharing all things good! Maybe you have some dining room chairs you don't need, a coat that is great but too small, some new and exciting recipes, a free ticket to the museum, something you are learning in your time with Jesus, etc. Really, anything that you can share for the good of others is all fair. Also, check in to see some stories or fun facts about our PCC women of all ages! Search PCC Women Share to join along.

Women Mentoring Women

Imagine you are never alone. Not one second of the day, not one moment of your life. You are loved perpetually and guided through good times and bad, confusion and chaos. Comfort is a moment away, and The Great Counselor blesses you with wisdom when all others fail. Please join the Women Mentoring Women Bible Study as we delve into understanding the indwelling of the Holy Spirit through the Bible and the book, Jesus In Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as Constant Companion by Anne Graham Lotz beginning Sunday, February 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fireplace Room or by Zoom. Contact Joanne Almeter by email at j_almeter@hotmail.com or by phone at (585) 690-4888 if you would like to join us!

Second Saturday Prayer Facebook Group

This is a private Facebook page for women to share prayer requests as well as answers to prayer. Please ask to friend Monica Goodnough on Facebook if you would like to join. Occasional meetings for in-person prayer will be announced on the page.
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Women's Bible Study Groups

The Monday Night Women’s Bible Study will begin a 7-week DVD Old Testament study of “Gideon” by Priscilla Shirer on Monday January 11, 2021 on Zoom. We'll meet from 6:30-8:30 PM for prayer, Bible Study discussion and fellowship. “This study will encourage you to recognize your weaknesses as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life.” Contact Mary Jane Clark (760-4241) mjclark54@gmail.com or Cyndy Duffy(734-2382) cyndyg220@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in this study.

A new Tuesday morning ladies study is starting on March 9 virtually and will go through June 8.The group will do the 14 week Other Letters and Revelation (Hebrews - Revelation) study. Written by various men, these letters instructed the faithful in spiritual matters during times of heavy persecution and false teaching. Be encouraged by the joy set before us all – the glory of His return and reign. Sign up via the church website, Church Center app or by contacting Carlene cchmets@gmail.com or Brenda brendamyers@rochester.rr.com Childcare not available.

The Wednesday afternoon women's group has started Max Lucado's study: Experiencing the Heart of Jesus. It’s a 10 week, no video, study with a unique approach to learning about the heart and soul of Jesus. They meet 1:15-3:15pm on Zoom. Contact Bonnie Chamberlain at bacbac@rochester.com.

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Have you downloaded our church app?

We have a new app for your smart phone! This app will allow you to connect with your small groups and sunday school classes, see and sign up for events, check in for attendance, and give online! If you haven't downloaded it yet, do it! Check your app store for the "Church Center" app - it's free!

Need prayer or just a friend to listen?

The Women Together team would love to help meet your needs. If having a phone call or video chat to talk and pray is desired, just ask! We would LOVE to stay connected with you and lift up one another in prayer. Email us at womentogetherpcc@gmail.com and let us know how we can help.