Just JANES July 07
July 2007
Issue: 2

Welcome to Bay Area Fellowship JANES
I am amazed at what God is doing in your lives!  Many of you have shared that there is a stirring in your heart to surrender your gifts and talents to the Lord and trust Him to use you for His purpose and His glory.  I want you to know that I believe you are destined for greatness! His word tells us that He is able to do more than we ask or could possibly imagine.  That is what I am praying for you!  If you are interested in leading a bevy or serving on one of our Dream Teams I would love to hear from you!  
Praying For You!
Ropes Course Challenge
Join us for an exciting day at the Ropes Course just outside of Corpus Christi.  JANES is hosting a day of building community as we tackle physical challenges that are designed to promote teamwork, problem-solving, trust, accountability and purpose. 
Date: Saturday, July 28th
Time: 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Meeting Place: BAF
Cost: $25
Contact Janel for more info.
Check Out Our Bevies!
Web Bible Babes
Ladies!  We have just added an exciting new bevyYour spiritual maturity as a woman is our focus for those of you who would like to participate in an online Bible Study! The bevy is uniquely named Web Bible Babes and is hosted by Women In Discipleship.  The first study is entitled "Women of Faith: From Barrenness to Blessedness."  Each week's readings will be posted every Monday at the Web Bible Babes Blog so that you can keep up with some of your fellow JANES as you study God's Word together!  What a great way to spend the summer!  If you're traveling, don't forget your laptop!
Grunt Girls
Grunt Girls is an exciting service project bevy that currently meets once a month.  For a list of upcoming projects, contact DeeDee for more info.
Prayer Mug Ministry

The Prayer Mug Ministry meets the first Monday of every month at 9:30a.m.  These ladies meet to pray over the needs of our church and one another.  If you would like more info on this bevy, contact DeeDee.
Earthen Vessels Book Club 
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, our fantastic JANES meet at Calypso Cafe inside of Half Price Books.  For more info contact Robin at Earthen Vessels Book Club .
If you enjoy scrapbooking while you fellowship, JANES offers 2 scrapbooking bevies that meet regularly!  Contact DeeDee for details on the a.m. or p.m. bevies.
Marked Writers
Help design, edit and/or write devotionals for the Granola Bar Devotional . Contact Alisa for more info or visit the Marked Writers blog!
JANES offers a Play Group for moms interested in meeting weekly for fun and fellowship while the kids play!  For more info on meeting times, contact Barbara.
Kingsville Bevies
Hey Ladies!  If you would like more info on Kingsville activities and events, contact Meredith Benton at 361.516.1988.
Expo 2007 Grunt Girls 06
Come join us as JANES showcases the exciting Bevies and Ministry Opportunities available to the women of Bay Area and our community.  Refreshments will be served as you do some "minstry shopping!"  We have something for everyone, so be sure to bring a friend!
More Details Coming Soon!
Stuff To Watch For... Janes Logo
  • Brand New JANES WebBlog!  More details soon!


Charge  to JANES:
I urge you, JANES, to reach for the prize that has been set before you.  Don't settle for anything less than the very best God had in mind the day He thought you up.  Forget the past and strain (stretch beyond normal limits) toward what lies ahead. Trust God to make your path clear and join with your fellow believers standing firm as a gentle, yet unmoveable force until the day of Christ's return.
Based on Philippians 3 and 4
In This Issue
Ropes Course
Web Bible Babes
Grunt Girls
Prayer Mug Ministry
Earthen Vessels
Marked Writers
Kingsville Bevies
Expo 2007
Featured Article
Needed:  Meaningful Friendship
by Tiffany Locke
Have you ever prayed, "Lord please just send me one friend who I can talk to, hang out with, laugh, cry, and just have fun with?"  I have.  I've learned that it is so hard to cultivate friendships when you are older.  I remember how easy it was to just form a friendship when I was a kid.  You just walked up to a girl that you found interesting or your teacher would partner you up with a girl and you instantly became best friends.  As an adult, you would look a little weird if you walked up to someone and said, "Hey! Let's go play."  The story of Ruth and Naomi is a beautiful story of how two adult women who under wild circumstances formed a beautiful and long lasting friendship.  Ruth knew the risk of what a friendship endured, yet she stayed close and was committed to her friendship with Naomi.  WOW!  To have a friendship like that!  I also have an awesome girlfriend.  We have been through a lot together.  We have partied way too much, and have cried on each other's shoulders and have had a fight or two.  I've even experienced witnessing her son being born and her coming to know Christ.  That is a true friend!  She has moved and now lives a few states away though we call and email as if we were right next door.  But what determines a meaningful friendship?  It's a feeling that when you met her things just clicked.  If you have one close friend, consider yourself blessed;  if you have two, shout for joy.  There have been moments in my life when I have told myself that I have no time to go out and play with friends.  Adding a friendship to our lives is just one more thing on our busy plate of life.  Yet, we feel a void from a deeper place in our souls, telling us that we want a friend.  I know it's hard to begin a friendship, let alone keep one.  It's hard to start any relationship, and we try to fill that void with other things.  Maybe the first relationship we need to start is with God.  We can start praying for a stronger friendship with Him.  Once our relationship with God is strengthened, He will be the teacher that sits us by someone that we can play with and forge a life-long relationship.
Dream Team Opportunities 
Administrative Team-Assist with administrative and public relation duties including TouchPoints, Mail Outs, Web Page/Blog, etc..
Contact Alisa Wagner
Special Events Team-
Plan, organize and execute JANES special events.
Contact Janel Sohl
Bevy Team-
Host/Lead a JANES special interest group.
Contact April Atkinson 
Discipleship Team-
Assist with leading, hosting or organizing Bible Studies, Mentoring Programs and Outreach.

Something To Think About...
God has uniquely created YOU with a mix of gifts and abilities that only YOU possess.  If you don't do what God has called you to, there is no one else like you who can.
DeeDee Sharon
Bay Area Fellowship JANES
7451 Bay Area Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78415