The Ladies Christmas Brunch, hosted at Community Bible Fellowship on December 3, 2011, was a beautiful time for ladies “of all ages” to spend time together kicking off this festive season. While using the national Christian Women Connection program titled “Making Room” we learned about Las Posadas, which represents the journey of Mary and Joseph who found “no room in the inn.” Traditional Mexican foods and beverages were served and several of the women of our congregation shared their own Las Posadas experiences.
To infuse an Austin connection, Sandy Alcala, Executive Director of the local nonprofit “Con Mi Madre,” shared about their work with Hispanic mothers and daughters to strengthen educational opportunities for this growing sector of our population. Guests attending the Brunch brought gifts and gift cards to support the Con Mi Madre Wish List. The more we learn, the more we know, and the more we are able to reach out and open our hearts to the needs in our communities.
On December 18, we will participate in the Christ Birthday Observance, sponsored by the national Christian Women Connection of the Church of God. An offering will be raised at that time to support the important missions and missionaries – both at home and around the world – through this special collection. You are invited to participate as you “make room” for Jesus this season and spread His message of love.