[amc] Re: Women's Group this Thurs.( May 4) is at Heidi's house - just this once!

Heidi,

I am sorry to say that my first reaction to the Mother¹s Day idea was mixed.
First I thought that since Heidi was suggesting something it would be good
because she is very creative.  However, I am glad that you noticed how many
mothers were seriously involved in making youth Sunday work (although the
youth did a fantastic job!!) In a short two weeks I don¹t think that many of
us feel ready to take the responsibility and do it again.  That is just my
opinion... and is even less meaningful since I will not be here, but in
California with my own mother on that day.  So, take it for what it is
worth.  

That being said, I think that the youth doing the fifth Sunday was a very
positive thing and I do like the idea of different groups of the church
taking turns on 5th Sundays.  Steve and I have been traveling SO much at
such weird times this year that I think strangely enough we will be here in
July.  Someone mentioned having a Hymn-sing for the July Sunday which sounds
like a great idea.  There are so many great contributions from women in our
church in the area of music.

I am sorry that I will not be able to come on Thursday since this week we
will be in Chicago (part of this very weird traveling year).  So, I thought
I would put my two cents in this way.  I hope you have a great meeting!

Janice




On 4/30/06 7:51 PM, "Heidi Ratzlaff Xiong"
<heidi.ratzlaff.xiong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello Women of AMC,
> Yes, it's official! This week's meeting is at my house, 6920 Hansa Loop, 78739
> (directions below) and my phone is 512-565-1436.
>  
> On the agenda: We will be planning two things, Carrie's Baby Shower (June 1,
> right?) and our Women's Group contribution to upcoming worship leadership.
>  
> I stand by my suggestion to take leadership of the Mother's Day Sunday (May
> 14), but at the time of my suggestion I did not realize what a wonderful
> amount of energy had just gone into planning today's Youth Sunday (which was a
> resounding, uplifting success.)
>  
> So whether it is feasible will depend on the interest of the rest of us.
> (Email me before Thurs'. meeting if you will be in town in two weeks and
> interested in participating in some way.)  I have several ideas that would
> make it meaningful for each of us, since each of us, woman, man and child, has
> a mother and is grateful to many other women and mothers in our lives.
>  
> I think that Mother's Day Sunday is a particularly fitting Sunday to
> contribute to for our group.  I also have personal reasons for wanting to make
> this year's special, since I so much appreciate right now my own mother's
> contributions to my life.
>  
> Regarding future dates, July 30th will conflict with many vacations.  The 5th
> Sunday in October is also on the table, but this is traditionally
> Reformation/Mennonite Heritage Sunday which lends itself too easily to dour
> reflections on martyrdom and repression.  I would suggest that our group
> choose another date that is more cause for celebration of the feminine.
>  
> Also, on Mother's Day, we can rely on Garland to preach, but if we chose the
> week thereafter (May 21) we would have to fill the meditation as well.
>  
> Talk to you all soon,
> Heidi 
>  
> ----- Original Message -----
>>  
>>>  
>>> From:  Heidi Xiong <mailto:heidi.ratzlaff.xiong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>  
>>> To: amc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>  
>>> Sent: 4/30/2006 7:53:16 AM
>>>  
>>> Subject: [amc] Women's group next  Thursday
>>>  
>>> 
>>>  
>>> I'd like to volunteer to host this week/month's  Women's meeting at my house
>>> this Thursday, May 4, begining  6:30-9:00+
>>>  
>>> I know that it is not a central location (SW  Austin) but it would only be
>>> this once (: and I may have a hard time  getting to a meeting held
>>> elsewhere.)
>>>  
>>>  
>>>  
>>> Plus!... I have woken up with some really  exciting idea for having us women
>>> of AMC organize and lead the worship  service for this Mother's Day coming
>>> up in two weeks.  It would be  awesome, I assure you. (Of course we should
>>> also snap up a booking for the  5th Sunday in July, which could also be
>>> fabulous (in a non-boastful, humble  way, of course.)
>>>  
>>>  
>>>  
>>> Today, however, I really look forward to Youth  Sunday.
>>>  
>>> See you,
>>>  
>>> Heidi
>>>  
>>>  
>>>  
>>> P.S.  In case my house works for this  Thursday's Women's Meeting, the
>>> address is 6920 Hansa Loop,  78739
>>>  
>>> and my phone  is 512-565-1436
>>>  
>>>  
>>>  
>>>>  
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>  
>>>> From:  Holly  Herr <mailto:hollyjill@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>  
>>>> To: Garland Robertson <mailto:lauralarue@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>  
>>>> Cc: Austin Mennonite Church <mailto:amc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>  
>>>> Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 11:01  PM
>>>>  
>>>> Subject: [amc] Re: Women's group next  Thursday
>>>>  
>>>> 
>>>>  
>>>> This Thursday is our "certificate" ceremony for the people in my  program,
>>>> so I'll have to miss our women's group. I'm bummed.
>>>>  
>>>>  
>>>>  
>>>> Holly
>>>> 
>>>>  
>>>>  
>>>> On 4/29/06, Garland  Robertson <lauralarue@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> 
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> Hello Ladies....
>>>>>  
>>>>> I just realized that I will out of town on  the first Thursday of May
>>>>> which is our scheduled women's group at our  house.
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> I have a couple of ideas and want to ask what you  think about them.
>>>>> First, would you all like to meet at a  restaurant or place like "Soup R
>>>>> Salad"...or "Susie's Chinese  Restaurant" ... or "Luby's"... instead of
>>>>> someone else hosting at their  house?  These places I mentioned are on
>>>>> Anderson Lane (Luby's is on  Steck & MoPac) which is the main road behind
>>>>> where we live so it  might be central.   OR someone could volunteer to
>>>>> host this  month OR have another idea for a place to meet.
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> Also....we need to talk about Carrie's shower which I  will host at our
>>>>> June meeting.  Carrie has given some great  suggestions of things she
>>>>> needs for her little one and I will send that  list out in a separate
>>>>> e-mail. 
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> Then, if you saw Garland's e-mail, we need to talk  about hosting one of
>>>>> the 5th Sunday services.  Marilyn mentioned  she has a reading she could
>>>>> share for the "sermon" and others have  also mentioned some ideas that
>>>>> sound interesting.   If that  has changed please let me know...since we
>>>>> haven't talked about this in a  while.
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> So, as you can see there is a lot to  discuss.    I will miss being with
>>>>> you but I have to  admit I'm pretty excited about  being in Houston with
>>>>> my sister  who is flying down from Virginia.  It's our 'sister's
>>>>> weekend.' 
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> Please let me know what you think of my ideas and if  someone has
>>>>> different suggestions please feel free to express  them.
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> Blessings,
>>>>>  
>>>>> Laura
>>>>>  
>>>>> 
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> --- Garland Robertson
>>>>>  
>>>>> --- lauralarue@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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>>>>>  
>>>>> 
>>>> 
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