As the fall season has officially begun, many new opportunities are available to our Cornerstone women and friends. God is doing great things through our Women’s Ministry at Cornerstone. Here’s a glimpse of a few activities that may be of interest to you…

 

Our Women’s Bible Studies have launched, and you are still welcome to join! Please stop by our Women’s Ministry table for more information or visit the Women’s page at cclbwomen.org for more information.

 

Our Circle of Friends – a ministry to widows – launched their 6th year on Monday, September 25 with Pastor Jerry as their featured speaker. For more information about their monthly gatherings, please visit the Women’s Ministry table.

 

And, of course, fall is the trigger that turns our thoughts toward the upcoming holidays. We are looking forward to our “Love Came Down” Christmas event on Friday, December 8 from 6:30–8:00PM. This promises to be a lovely evening with our featured speakers, Crimson Bridge. Dessert will be served. Ticket sales will begin later this month. We hope you will join us!

 

Our MOMs INC fall session has launched. Moms of young children (up to 10 years of age) are welcome to join anytime. This year’s theme is “Our Hope is in Jesus” based upon Hebrews 6:19. Below is an excerpt of a devotion that was written by Rachel Bruno, our leader of MOMs Inc. May all our women be blessed through this devotion!

 

Hebrews 6:19 – Our Hope in Jesus

 

I’d been thinking about what hope really is, as God revealed this theme to me for the 2017-18 session ……

 

"God does not break his promises.

 

Many confuse optimism and hope. Hope is optimistic, but it is very different from worldly optimism or “positive thinking.” The hope the Bible speaks of is based on certainty, and not about “looking at the bright side.” If our hope rests on bare imagination, it is worthless. To be valid, hope must be based on Truth. Since our God is the God of hope (Romans 15:13), we who represent Him to this hopeless world must be people of hope—not just optimists, but people filled with the Spirit because of the certainty of God’s promises in Christ.

 

The anchor in Hebrews 6:19 goes up into the heavens, behind the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us. The soul is seen as storm-tossed on the troubled sea of life. We are on a battleship, not a cruise ship.

 

The main reason a ship needs an anchor is to ride out storms so that it is not blown off course. Even in a safe harbor, a ship needs an anchor so that it will not drift. Whether in the storms of life, or in the harbor during the calm times of life, we need to take hold of the hope of His salvation. Only then will we have the steadiness that our souls need to endure in times of trouble."

 

Regardless of your “season of life”, God has great things in store for you as our hope is in Him! We look forward to having you join us as we seek to glorify Him in all that we offer as part of our Women’s Ministry.

"Since our God is the God of hope (Romans 15:13), we who represent Him to this hopeless world must be people of hope—not just optimists, but people filled with the Spirit because of the certainty of God’s promises in Christ."

"Whether in the storms of life, or in the harbor during the calm times of life, we need to take hold of the hope of His salvation."

"Regardless of your “season of life”, God has great things in store for you as our hope is in Him!"

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