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Bay Area Fellowship JANES

We are gearing up for the next season of JANES and I am so excited about the opportunities that God has laid before us.  Mark your calendars for the JANES Expo, coming up in September.  This is our annual showcase of the ministries that we will offer and we can't wait for you to see what's coming up! 
On a personal note, the seasons in my life are changing as well.  This month I will have the privilege of becoming a mother-in-law to the most precious girl.  She has been a part of our family for about 4 years now and I can't believe she will soon be officially ours!  I have been reading in the book of Ruth quite a bit lately and God has revealed His Word to me from a fresh perspective.  I've always related more to Ruth's circumstances and Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law, has been more of a supporting actress.  But now that I am about to gain a daughter-in-love, Naomi has taken center stage.  I have a new responsibility now and my desire is that, like Naomi, the life I live would always point to the Lord I love. 
I'm not sure what season you're in, but I know that God's Word is alive and active and He will speak to you exactly where you're at.  As summer comes to an end and you reflect on all that God has done in the last few months, I pray that you can see how He has accomplished His purposes in and through your life.  He is faithful and I know that He has great plans for you, in this season and the ones to come! 
Upcoming Women's Community Events 

Save the Date!  There are some great events coming up in the next few months:   
August 22-23 Beth Moore's "Living Proof Live" 
San Antonio Alamodome
Visit Lifeway for more info                   
September 19-20 "It's About Time"                        
Yorktown Baptist Church                           
For more info, visit www.sbtexas.com/women
Cost: $25  
October 3-4 "Living the Life"  Conference                    
Selena Auditorium                   
For more info, visit www.livingthelifecc.com
Cost: $25
*BAF will not be selling tickets for these events.  All registration must be done on the individual websites.  For more info, contact DeeDee.
JANES Expo Coming Soon! 
Expo 07 

Get ready for the next JANES Expo on September 20 - 21st, 2008!  In between service times, we will be showcasing everything that the JANES Women's Ministry has to offer the women of BAF and our community.  If you would like to get invovled in one of our ministries, visit the JANES Blog .
Welcome Christina! 
JANES Blog Master
Christina Ketchum needs no introduction.  She has been serving in JANES since the ministry kicked off 3 years ago!  But we are so excited to announce that she has taken over the JANES Blog and we can't wait for you to see the new and updated pages! Go check it out at: www.bafjanes.blogspot.com and see how blessed we are to have Christina on board! 
New Compassion Team Ministries!
Graffiti Group
JANES is so excited to welcome Christine Poe as the leader of a new ministry designed to give back to our community by painting over graffiti in our neighborhoods.  Christine has volunteered in many organizations that impact our city and we are thrilled to have her on board. She is passionate about her faith and her family. Christine says, "I am committed to both and know that without either, my life would not be complete! I am eager to embark on this Ministry and anticipate the prayer and joy that we will soon begin shedding on this community."
If you would like to join Christine in this amazing ministry, you can reach her at
Inmate Pen Pals 
Rose Mendez, who is now leading the Inmate Pen Pal Covey, is looking for volunteers to correspond with women who need an encouraging word!  The women of this awesome ministry write encouraging and Christ-centered letters to women in local prisons.  If you would like to get involved in this outreach group, contact Rose at
godsbest4me@yahoo.com or 361-854-6221. 

Romanticized Obedience 

Lately, God has been prompting me to do many things that I do not understand.  As I take each step of obedience, I can't help but analyze and romanticize the results.  I imagine this awesome outcome that shines the glory of God and affects many lives.  I anticipate the gates of heaven opening up and flooding the fruits of my efforts with miraculous and jaw-dropping wonders. . . . However, the endings that I dream up usually fizzle away, and I'm left with conclusions that wouldn't make it into book, let alone a best-sellers' list. After one such disappointing end to a much built-up step of obedience, I asked God what I was doing wrong.  Clearly, I was messing something up or not fully understanding God's whispers into my heart. Although I'm sure that God appreciated my version of the story, and I can't help but think He must have been quite amused; He finally showed me what I was missing: Everything!  He told me that I do not have the full perspective of my life, so I cannot ever fully comprehend the beautiful story that He is weaving for me. He also told me that when I do know the full scope of my time on earth and the outcome of all my steps of obedience are laid before me, I will fall to my knees in awe of the miraculous and jaw-dropping wonder that He created through my obedience and trust in Him.
"You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, 'He did not make me'; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, 'He has no understanding'"? -Isaiah 29:16 (NAS)
Submitted by Alisa Wagner 

JANES Childcare Coordinator
We are so blessed to have Virginia Williamson joining our team as the new Childcare Coordinator.  If you are interested in being a part of our childcare team, please let Virginia know.  Bible study will be starting soon and we will be offering positions to our ladies that would like to provide care for our little ones.  If you enjoy working in the children's area and are interested in serving in an exciting ministry, please contact Virginia
*All childcare providers are compensated for their time.

DeeDee Sharon
Bay Area Fellowship JANES
Ministry Leader
Michael W. Smith
Spirit Jam 08

Michael W. Smith 
  in Concert
 August 2nd @ 7:00 PM  American Bank Center 
 Tickets are available at the American Bank Center Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com

Leadership Opportunities

A Bevy is an interest group of women building Christ-centered community. If you would like to start your own Bevy for fall 2008, please email April at april.atkinson@yahoo.com.

 We need playgroups, women's hometeams, homeschooling and other interest-oriented Bevies.
  View our Bevy List for more ideas of what you could do!  
A Covey is an outreach group of women that reaches the community for Christ. If you would like to start your own Covey for fall 2008, please email Marta at martp26@yahoo.com. 
View our Covey List for ideas of what you could do!

Quick Links

MOB Ministry
Bay Area Fellowship
Granola Bar Devotional  
Earthen Vessels

 Car Wash 
 to Support 
JANES and the MOB are teaming up to host a car wash and raise funds for Judah Fest!  The car washes  will be held at 2 locations:
CVS on the Island
CVS at Staples/Everhart
August 16th
10 AM - 4 PM 
We need volunteers to help out as we join the ministry efforts of our very own Judah Hoehne. Please help support this amazing cause!  If you would like more info, email  Valerie Lira
September 6th, 2008
Cole Park Amphitheater
6:00 PM
Free Admission 
*Coordinated by our very own Judah Hoehne and Friends!



Two of our JANES, Cheryl Gibson and her daughter Ashley, are taking in Foster Children and are in need of children's items. Please let Cheryl or Ashley know if there is anyone that you know of that might be willing to donate to this cause. See list of items needed below.  Thanks!


Portacrib (Pack-N-Play)
Baby Tub
Sippy Cups
Crib Sheets
Receiving Blankets
Burp Clothes
Toys (For ages: 0-10yrs old)
Clothes (For ages: 0-10yrs old)
Swing (baby)
Infant Car Seat
Baby Saucer
Child size potty (for potty training)
Child's Step Stool
Diaper Pail
Play Mat

Jane Head

"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." 
Luke 1:45

Join the JANES Leadership Team! 
With the annual JANES Expo coming up in September, opportunities are available to create a ministry that is uniquely YOU!  If you have a passion to lead other women through a bevy or a covey, please let us know!  We are praying and believing that God will raise up women who are passionate about reaching our community.  If you have felt the nudge to get involved, step out of your comfort zone, and be a part of an amazing group of girls, please contact us!   For Info about Bevies (special interest groups and hometeams), contact April.  For Coveys (mission-minded groups), contact Marta. Event planning is a big part of the JANES ministry.  If you're interested in coordinating the happenings of the BAF women, contact Robin.  And if you have a love for God's word and a passion for teaching it, contact Daphne to find out how you can be on our Discipleship Team!

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