Just Janes May 09

Bay Area Fellowship JANES

Building Christ-Centered Community Among Women 

Hello JANES!


It's hard to believe that summer is almost here!  Many of you are already planning that fun vacation and looking forward to some relaxation.  I'll be right behind you!  But I pray that you would also use this time to seek the Lord as to how He would have you serve in this amazing ministry.  Maybe you've been holding back because of time...or you don't feel "qualified"...or you are afraid of failing.  Whatever it is that has prevented you from stepping out of your comfort zone, let it go.  We are praying that God would raise up women to be dynamic leaders that are committed to the cause of Christ and I believe this may prove to be our most exciting season yet!  If God is nudging you to get involved, let us know! 


Have a very blessed summer!



New Leader! 


Hey Janes, 

I am very excited to introduce you to Connie Ramirez, who will serve as the Office Darlings Team Leader. Connie has a heart to serve the woman of Bay Area Fellowship and is gifted in Administration. Connie's responsibilities will be to enlist and organize volunteers to assist the JANES Women's Ministry with office duties to help keep JANES running smoothly. We need  office volunteers and would love for you to get involved! You can volunteer at your own pace and around your busy schedule. Most volunteering will take place during BAF office hours which are 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday. If you are interested in serving on this team, please e-mail Connie Ramirez at:

Welcome Connie! Glad to have you part of the A team!!!

Mandy Ward

JANES Admin Coordinator


Grunt Girls Garage Sale 

Exiting News!  The Grunt Girls, in spite of a rainy forecast, were able to raise over $800 for some of our local missions in our beautiful city!


The Grunt Girls purchased 3 air conditioning units for Recovery Contact, a home for recovering addicts.  They were also able to present checks to Christian Women's Job Corps and Victory Fellowship! 


The Grunt Girls are a mission-minded group that reaches out to our community by serving organizations in a very practical way.  If you are interested in getting involved with this exciting and growing ministry, please contact Marta at martp26@yahoo.com.  And be watching for more details about the May mission coming up!  Grunt Girls will be focusing on Recovery Contact.


Ministry Opportunity 
If you are all about fun, fabulous event planning, we have a place for you!  JANES is gearing up for some amazing events this next season and we are excited about adding more volunteer staff to keep up with the growth of our women's ministry!  Hours and responsibilities vary and can be coordinated with your schedule.  If you are interested in serving with a group of extraordinary girls, let us know!  Contact Robin McNaueal at obdigobin@yahoo.com.


Looking forward to hearing from you!


The Admin Team serves to keep JANES running!  They are the glue that holds us together, making sure we stay on track with all the details of an ever-expanding women's ministry.  If you would like to volunteer to serve on this team, email Mandy at rimshotcc@sbcglobal.net.


A Bevy is an interest group of women building Christ-centered community. If you would like to start your own Bevy for spring 2009, 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 spring 2009, please email Marta at martp26@yahoo.com. 



View ourCovey List for ideas of what you could do!


Quick Links



MOB Ministry


Bay Area Fellowship


Granola Bar Devotional  


Earthen Vessels


GLO Conference 2009 


Pastor Bil's Blog


Bay Area Kidz



JANES Closet 

 JANE'S CLOSET will be open on May 9th and June 6th from 8:30am-12:00pm.  Please pass these dates on to anyone you know of that may be in need of clothing!

 Location:  Action Storage
 2125 Saratoga @ Crosstown CC Tx 78417
Units B15,16,17

 JANES will be accepting new or gently used items for men, women and children. (Summer clothing only, at this time.)There are 2 donation drop-off locations to choose from:


 7034 Powderhorne Ct.,       C.C. Tx. 78413


4605 Arlene, C.C. Tx. 78411


If you have any questions or would like to serve on this  team, please email Diane at: janescloset777@yahoo.com   or call 361-658-8399. If you know of anyone who needs assistance with clothing, please refer them to Diane!






As we start thinking about the next JANES EXPO coming this fall, there are many opportunities 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 the Admin Team, contact Mandy. For 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!