Monday, September 28, 2009

Mom to Mom

Mom to Mom had a wonderful first get-together of the year today! We really enjoyed the time spent getting to know all the new moms, and catching up with our old friends. The snacks were tasty, and we found out what we had in common playing "The birthday game."

Elnora Heckathorn blessed us with some of her life story (did you know she LIKES to drive tractors!?!), and showing us how we can love our children. We were able to pray for each other, and remember how much Christ loves us. It was refreshing and uplifting to just be with other moms, and share our struggles, and joys!

Our Purpose: Mom to Mom at PHBC serves moms of young children in the community, providing encouragement and to help moms find an outlet for learning, sharing, and growing to be the mothers and women God has created us to be.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sweet Saturday

Women of Parma Heights Baptist Church enjoyed a Sweet Saturday morning of fellowship together on Saturday, August 29th. This was the third of four Sweet Saturdays scheduled. The ladies who gathered enjoyed refreshments as they listened to Mandi and Crystal minister in song. We also heard a few sweet solutions for finding and being prepared for "moments" in our lives to spend with God.

Elena shared with us how when it comes to moments in our lives there are some that we will "get caught up in", some that we will "anticipate", and some that we must "seize". We need to be careful that we do not become so busy trying to record the moment that we miss it in the first place. James 4:14 tells us "you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."

Life is full of "Sweet Moments" and if you're not careful, you'll miss them.

The final Sweet Saturday of the year is November, 14.

Reflections on "Sweet Moments"

"Sweet Treats!"Sweet Music

Sweet Words

Date Night

On Friday, August 21, the men's ministry hosted our first ever date night. And what a great night it was! Over 100 people showed up for a fun night out at PHBC.

These guys didn't just throw burgers on the grill, no they went all out with the food. Great salads, a choice of tasty pork or chicken breast, green beans with the most incredible, but subtle taste and of course the dessert was top-notch as well!

Then we all watched a wonderful movie, Fireproof. And they didn't just use the old parlor sound-system. No, these guys brought in a full Dolby 5.1 surround sound system.

Fireproof is one of those incredibly well-done movies that every couple, married or not, needs to see, then take some time to talk through the "real-life" that is brought up in the movie.