Monday, November 16, 2009

JANES Christmas Chik Nite!

We're so excited... we're having our first JANES Christmas celebration @ Chik Nite this December 4 @ 7 pm.

Look for more of these one-night inspirational, practical and FUN evenings throughout the year to encourage and equip you to reflect God in your world - in your workplace, through your God-given purpose, in the church, in your marriage, in your parenting, in your friendships, etc.

This first night will be focused on how to celebrate the holidays with Christ's peace in the midst of the Christmas chaos! Come take a short break to be refreshed before everything gets crazy!

A Christmas celebration just for chiks - a little
chocolate and a lot of fun and inspiration for the season! And some funsurprises you don't want to miss!

Hope to see you there!

Tickets are $5 per person & can be bought at the BAF BookStore.

Email if you have any questions!
For childcare, contact or call 361-993-5900 ext 134.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thank You Lord!

Thank you Lord for giving Janes such a fruitful beginning to the 2009-2010 ministry year! And thank you for all of the wonderful leaders who made See Jane Go Fall Kick-Off Party and Janes EXPO 2009 so successful! I have the privilege to serve alongside some amazing, godly, hard-working women who love you and love to serve you. If you didn't make it to EXPO, or didn't have time to stop by the tables but still want to sign up, be sure to visit our blog and find more about Janes ministry teams:

See Jane Serve Team - Serving in the church - office, hospitality, computer work, welcoming new women into the church, etc
See Jane Connect Team - Women Only Hometeams
See Jane Grow - Bible Studies
See Jane Reach - Community Outreach
See Jane Glo - Event planning (including Glo Conference Preparations)

If you feel nervous about joining one of our ministry teams, remember that you don't have to "have it all together" in order to be a part of Janes. Even your leaders do not have it ALL together. We are all on a journey with Jesus, gradually getting to know Him better and becoming more Christ-like, step-by-step. Most of all, our desire for you is that you take YOUR next step of obedience, whatever that is.

Let your heart listen to what Jesus says in the book of Mark 5.36: "Don't be afraid; just believe." Believe in the good plans He has for you! And if he's calling you to join your first Bible study or hometeam, or if he's calling you to serve others in some new way, follow Him and He'll show you the next step to take. I love you and can't wait to see God's plans for us unfold over the next few months.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

See JANE Go!

Well, even though fall doesn't technically begin until September 22 this year, we are in high gear getting ready for the fall now! There is so much that the Lord is preparing for us and for you - we are ready to get GOING! So please make note of the following VERY IMPORTANT DATES:

SEE JANE GO! Fall Kick-Off Party: Wed, September 9 6:30-8 pm in the Bay Area Lobby

Janes EXPO: Saturday/Sunday, September 26-27
Before and after all weekend services in the Bay Area Lobby

Our fall kick-off party is something you do not want to miss! I've missed seeing you over the summer and I'm anxious to share the plans for 2009-2010, including plans for GLO Conference 2010 - with a VERY special guest speaker that I will be announcing that night! You'll hear about lots of opportunities to get involved in Janes at a "whole nutha level!" It's going to be an amazing year! If you have friends that would like to know more about women's ministry at Bay Area, be sure and invite them and bring them along - it will be a great night to meet some new friends as well!


I am so excited to announce that Alene Snodgrass will be taking my former responsibilities as our "SEE JANE GROW" Coordinator. She will oversee our Bible studies from now on. As of September, Alene will be a twice-published author of her own Bible studies. She has an amazing story and a gift for teaching and communicating God's truth in a relevant and encouraging way. You're going to love her! She'll be at the SEE JANE GO Fall Kick-off Party ready to meet you!

Alisa Wagner is returning to the Janes Leadership Team to coordinate our quickly-multiplying One on One with God groups and to help us with some exciting new things that I will share with you later! I'm so glad to have her back!

Also, I want to let you know that Mandy Ward, our amazing Administrative Team Leader had to step down from her position last month due to new work responsibilities God has provided for her. I will miss her so much, but am thankful that she was such an amazing team-builder, because the girls that served with her are pressing on in fabulous ministries even after she stepped down - the mark of a great leader! Thank you, Mandy for all of your help and I pray for God's sweetest blessing on your new adventure!

Check out the rest of our newsletter for some other amazing opportunities coming up very soon! Please reply to this email with any questions you have or if you are interested in jumping in to serve in Janes.

I love you and can't wait to see you all in September!!


Daphne Fine
Bay Area Fellowship JANES