Neighbors Caring and Sharing is a mission of Conestoga Mennonite Church in Morgantown designed to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of the women in the community.

The group meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. During their meetings worship, fellowship and a variety of inspirational topics are offered weekly.

They welcome women from the community to join them for these exciting fun filled meetings. On September 16 they will kick off the fall season with an Old English Tea.

On September 23, Tami Horst will present a program Friends Through Thick and Thin, where you can learn how friendships last a lifetime. On September 30 Sharon Charles will present a program on Positive Parenting with Proven Tips on raising Godly Children. This also their annual Perennial Exchange.

October begins with Stan Deen having a program entitled Leaving Handprints, Footprints, and Heart Prints on People's Lives. He will present a biblical look at characters that left their prints on lives of people they came in contact with and apply this to today's living. On October 12 Renee Groff will present a program But Enough About Me. Betty Miller will share a program Grief - We See Jesus Through Our Suffering with COURAGE based on Psalm 27: 14 on October 21. Rounding out October will be Rita Richard presenting a program on The Languages of Dress. November 4 is Mom's Day Out or Scrap-booking in Fellowship Hall. You can choose to enjoy breakfast with friends, shopping or stay at the church and catch up on your scrap-booking project. Gerald and Marlene Kauffman will present a program on Permanence of Marriage on November 11, with Idella Otto presently Fearlessly Feminine on November 18. They will not meet on November 25 do to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Joan Leahy will present a Christmas Workshop on December 2. On December 9 come and enjoy a fun morning of ideas for entertaining, including table decorations, menu ideas and recipes. On December 16 your will be looking at the real meaning of Christmas - and how to make it less stressful and more enjoyable with a program by Loretta Lapp. They will not meet on December 23 and 30.

Begin the New Year with Dawn Waltman with a program on January 6 entitled Forget the Bottle! It's Time for the Burger! Using both humor and practical instruction Dawn motivates listeners to step out and discover God's calling for them. Jan Gridley will present The Bible's Perspective on Nutrition on January 13. The January 20 program will be a service project for Bridge of Hope. Edith Yoder will use the story of Ruth and Naomi to explore what they can teach us regarding our need to be mentored and our call to mentor others. On January 27, they will visit Zerbe Sister's Nursing Home to Brighten Someone's Day. By February 3 they will be ready for a change and will again have Mom's Day Out or if you choose scrap-booking. On February 10 Bev DeRise will have the program Mrs. Who? How to date your husband when you have little time, little money and little kids. The program on February 17 will be Effects of TV on the Family by Jane Weigel and on February 24 Lois Weaver will bring a program of Letting the Son Shine Through the Winter Blahs.

March 2 will be a fun meeting where various women from the group will host small brunches with guests contributing to the meal. Ann Gibble will present the program Creative Power of Our Words and on March 16 they will be knotting comforters for MCC with Krista Petersheim. Leon Shirk will teach a bible study on March 23 and Debra Hertzler will teach a spring craft on March 30.

The first meeting in April will be the 13th when Nancy Witmer will present the program Family Vacations Fun or Frustration. April 20th will find the ladies having a Potluck Brunch and a ReUzit Fashion Show.

Tina Essick chairs the program committee and Sharon Stoltzfus the Hospitality Committee. Childcare is provided each week for age's infant through kindergarten. The teachers prepare stories, crafts and activities appropriate to the child's age. Snacks are also provided.

All programs and childcare are offered free of charge. Craft mornings require pre-registration. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of supplies purchased for you. If you sign up to participate, please plan to attend. There is a donation basket available for anyone wishing to financially support the program.

Neighbors Caring & Sharing follows the Twin Valley School District regarding inclement weather. If school is cancelled or delayed, there will be no meeting on that day.

Anyone wishing more information on Neighbors Caring & Sharing can call 610-469-0751 or 610-286-9124.

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