Saturday, December 21, 2013

Our Christmas meetings

 

Good morning Ladies,

What a lovely meeting/luncheon we had this past Monday.  Everyone looked wonderful decked in lots of color, hearts were filled with Christmas cheer.  We came loaded with gifts for newborns for the First Care center. We played games, sang songs, Kathy Caprio gave us an uplifting talk and our luncheon was delicious!

I am combining photos from the ladies in New Jersey from their Christmas meeting with some of ours.  They had snow we had lovely, warm, balmy temperatures.

Click on photos for larger views.

 

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Wedgwood Country Club 

Washington Township ~ New Jersey

Brrrr, cold but beautiful snow.

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Palm Beach National Golf & Country Club

Lake Worth, Florida

Beautiful palms and colorful blooms

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I love this entry.  Don’t these ladies look cold?

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The reason we wear jackets and sweaters down here to our meeting is because it is so cold indoors. Smile

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Look at this beautiful fireplace with roaring fire and that lovely tree.

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Here is our lovely Florida tree, but no fire, the air-conditioner is running.

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Some of our New Jersey Ladies

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Some of our Florida Ladies

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Dotti ~ our gracious and lovely founder.

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Kathy ~ our wonderful and lovely speaker

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This sweet lady is Doris.  She had a birthday earlier this month.  She is young at heart, very spry, always willing to help set up for our meetings, and she is 97. She is a real delight to know, a real sweetheart.

“Birthday Girl”

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Here are our gifts for the newborns of First Care in our area. We all had so much fun getting and giving these gifts.

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Dotti and Peggy who do so much for our group with the gifts.

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This lovely young lady is Donna Irizarry from ‘First Choice’ who told us a little about this ministry, for young unwed mothers. May God richly bless this ministry as it reaches out to touch and save lives with God’s healing love.

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Now, here is our group photo. What a lovely, happy group of ladies.  I am so glad and thankful for this group in my life. This isn’t all of our ladies, as some couldn’t be here for the meeting that day.

Thank you Donna for taking this shot.

Click on photo to see the bigger picture.

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Now that Christmas is almost here, let us remember why we celebrate this day.  It is because God came down in the flesh as baby Jesus, who would grow and live and give His life so that we might be saved and dwell with Him forever. If you have not asked Jesus to be part of your life, please do so today. It is real easy. Just tell Him you are a sinner and wish to be saved by His grace. Invite Him into your life and you will be greatly blessed now and forever.

We, dear ladies, are in the process of being restored. God is our Strength when we are weak, and He is our Joy. As we grow in His Grace and Tender Mercies, let us be thankful for all that He has done and for what He will do in the future.  We don’t know what the future will bring, but we do know who holds our future. God Almighty. He works all things out and it is all good, and for His Glory.

Love and hugs to all of you. 

May you feel the Love, Peace,

Strength and Joy of God flowing

through and surrounding you

each and every day.

Merry Christmas and Have a wonderful 2014.

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