Ladies of Hopewell:
October was a power packed month beginning with our “Virtuous Women of Victory and Visionary Men of Valor conference. A special thank you to Dr. Timpson and Evangelist Bunion who were our evening speakers. Thank you to our workshop speakers Sis. Brooks, Evangelist Thompson and First Lady Frost. Each lady brought a word from God that encouraged, enlightened and edified each of us. Then our “Virtuous Women of Victory” set sail on the high seas on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas for 7 nights of rest and relaxation for the “Bold and Beautiful” retreat at sea. Over 100 ladies had a wonderful time as they fellow shipped and enjoyed the Caribbean during their trip. Thank you to Sis. Karen Edmonds, Sis. Joyce Thomas and Sis. Montez Thomasson for all your hard work, dedication and organization of the trip. Ladies, if you didn’t have time to make an appointment for your mammogram it’s never too late, please schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Also, if you know someone experiencing domestic violence please let them know there is help. Please have them to contact the church at 954-943-2141 to reach any member of Expressions of H.O.P.E.
Second Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day, the time we thank Veterans for their many sacrifices. On 2nd Sunday we will recognize and pay tribute to those who gave of themselves so that we could enjoy the many freedoms and liberties that we have today. If you know a Veteran that you would like to honor or recognize please stop by Miller 1 after service and remember “Thank” a veteran.
Don’t forget that the Mission Hope Project is an ongoing outreach effort to assist those who are less fortunate and in need of basic necessities. As you know, there are many who are in need of help. Therefore, we need your continual support. If possible, please commit to placing items inside the purple storage container in the foyer in the church.
November is often the time we begin the hustle and bustle of holiday planning. Everyone is feverishly booking flights, reserving hotels, renting cars and planning holiday dinners. When I Googled Thanksgiving the definition read, “the expression of gratitude, especially to God.” While you’re planning the time with your family and friends remember to take the time to reflect on the reason we can give thanks, “Jesus.” He is the reason we can reflect and be thankful for our family, friends and everything we have. He should always be the first reason we’re thankful.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name.” Psalm 100:4
Sis. Andrea Larkin
Women’s Ministry Chair
Women’s Ministry Director