Women's Ministries

at Salem Heights Church

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Can You Help?

Ladies’ Night Out is looking for more ladies! The team of ladies who help organize Ladies’ Night Out is in need of volunteers; women who are wanting to serve others and share the love of Christ. Do you (or someone you know) fit this description? There are many ways to help. Decorating tables, making desserts, helping to make reminder calls for Ladies’ Night Out, coming early at L.N.O to help cut desserts and light candles, cleaning up afterwards, washing dishes afterwards, and recruiting others to help decorate and bake are just some of the ways to get involved. What an easy and fun way to get to know other women in the church and serve with them! Won’t you join us?
If you (or someone you know) are interested, contact Beth Wood @ 503-364-2840

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"I am fearfully and wonderfully made"

Ladies enjoying fellowship and dessert time!

Some of the fun Fall decorations!

Last week, Laura Chica spoke at Ladies' Night Out and encouraged us through God's Word! A big lie women believe is "I'm not good enough!" How many of us at one time or another wished we were taller, or thinner, had blond hair, or even curly hair? Satan loves to put those lies into our heads! Laura says, "We live in a world where Satan wants us to believe in these lies. The world may say, "This is what you have to look like," but God wants us to think right in who we are and who He created us to be." Psalm 139:13-16 says, "For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them." God's word is the truth-not these lies Satan puts into our heads! Instead of being wrapped up in how we think we should look like, God wants us to be wrapped up in His truth. Laura says, "If we are living out Christ-likeness, it will be hard for us to find faults with what He has created. God wants us to think right in who we are. Beauty can hold us in bondage, but we're free to live out Christ! That is how we can have true beauty in Christ!"
"Fearfully and Wonderfully Made"
by Kendra Chica
A mirror is nothing but a looking glass into oneʼs heart,
just as oneʼs face shows oneʼs true feelings,
a mirror plays the same part;
yet when one looks into a mirror,
one may feel many things;
it is the choice to see things differently that wisdom only brings.
A man may look into a mirror,
and not pay his looks much heed;
though who knows a manʼs true thoughts,
oh not I indeed.
Yet a woman looks into a mirror,
and her story varies so;
for the things she feels within her heart,
only she and God do know.
A woman often looks into a mirror,
and sees what she is not;
a woman not to the standards of the world of men,
or how the young say “hot”.
A woman easily lives the lies,
the world tells her every day;
slowly she comes to hate herself,
and her joy,
it withers away.
How overcome a women is when her waist line is no longer thin,
she begins to compare herself to all around;
to her friends and closest kin.
And oh a womanʼs sorrow,
to see herself look so;
to have become so pale and large around,
how she hates to see her belly grow.
She begins to wish and even pray,
for a miracle it seems;
to look and feel so different,
from the figure that she sees.
Uncomfortable, and painfully aware of all who is around,
she judges brutally herself,
for her beauty still not found.
And not only does she judge her self,
but other women too;
only does she think inside her heart,
“I wish I looked like you”.
Is this not a womanʼs sorrow,
does it not plague us all;
to think that we should somehow look thin, lean and tall?
But see there is something better,
it has no dealings with fashion and looks;
you cannot find in a paper,
nor read in manʼs books.
But rather this “thing” called contentment,
and a joy that is true,
can be found in the almighty one;
He who created you.
For darling you are yet a child,
a most beloved child of God by far;
you have yet to learn the secret,
to being content with who you are.
God did not intend his daughters,
to pay oh so much ode;
to how we look and dress our selves,
with paint and things of gold.
Did God not say it better,
that a womanʼs charm is deceitful;
and her beauty all in vain,
but a woman who eagerly fears her Lord;
her name shall be praised.

Please mark your calendars for our special Christmas Ladies' Night Out on December 13th at 6:45pm.
Here is the recipe from the delicious pineapple cake we enjoyed at Ladies' Night Out:
PINEAPPLE CAKE - From the Kitchen of Joy Baird
Set oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 pan.
1 ½ cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 eggs
1 ½ cup crushed pineapple – do not drain
1 tsp vanilla
Mix ingredients together. Pour into 9 x 13 pan.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
1 cup walnuts
Mix together and sprinkle over cake mixture.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.
1 stick butter or margarine
¾ cup sugar
½ cup evaporated milk
Mix together in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over warm cake. Let set. Serve with Cool Whip.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Reminder. . . Ladies' Night Out Nov. 8th!

Just a reminder that Ladies' Night Out is tomorrow, November 8th at 6:45pm. You won't want to miss it! Childcare is provided!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 8th is Ladies' Night Out!

Can you believe we are in November already?! The holidays and busyness are just around the corner! Before that happens, do you want to take an evening to relax, chat with friends, have your kids be watched by someone else (and for free!), eat a yummy dessert, and listen to a great speaker? Then come to Ladies' Night Out next Monday, November 8th at 6:45. So often we believe the lie that we are just not good enough. We think if we were just a little bit smarter, prettier, or thinner . . . then we would measure up! Laura Chica will be busting that lie with the truth of God's Word! Invite a friend and come to a wonderful evening!