Thursday, January 8, 2009

"The Gift" for Single Mothers

Can you imagine being a Single mom today? Coming home from work; picking up the kids, doing homework, running to sports, baths, showers, laundry, food shopping, picking up the house, making lunches, taking out the garbage, plunging the toilet, figuring out the remote, paying the bills….ALL BY YOURSELF. I know how much I appreciate being able to yell… “Can you help me for a minute….?” Well, we would like to do something special for the Single Moms at FBC.

FBC Women’s Ministry is hosting an event February 14th called “The Gift”. It is a way to treat Single Moms to a day of feeling special and pampered from 9-12. We need your help!!! We need ladies to help us provide these services:
hair cuts,
(Professional or qualified wanted!)

We also need ladies who will help with food (we are going to provide a nice brunch,) decorations, assembling goody bags, etc. In addition, we would also like to have a few men who would be willing to help with light car maintenance (checking windshield wipers, oil levels, etc. - nothing big.)
Please email us ASAP if you are available to provide a service or know someone who will - or if you would like to help in any other way!

Here is another way you can help:
(We need someone to coordinate this for us!)
On Saturday, February 14th we are asking you to drop off a “food dish” that is easy to make and inexpensive. The women who attend our event will take home a meal to put in their freezers for a day when they need something quick and are short on time. We all know how hard it is to come up with new dinner ideas and for single moms it is even harder because they just may not have the time or the budget to try new recipes. So, let’s do the work for them on February 14th.

Please commit to making one dish. An entrĂ©e, a dip, a bread, a soup, a salad, a dessert, take-along-snack, appetizer…There are 3 rules!
1. The recipe must be easy.
2. The recipe must be inexpensive.
3. The recipe must be made with Love. (Gal 5:13)

Isabel Kay has volunteered collect the recipes for all the dishes and assemble them into a take-home cookbook that we can send home with our mothers. If you know what you will bring, please email your recipe to her at before Wednesday, February 11th.

We are so excited about "The Gift" and hope you will join us as we minister to the Single Moms at FBC Bentonville.

"If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 4:11)