NewPath Women of Faith

Greetings in the Name of our Lord & Savior! As we start 2018, I wanted to take a few moments to introduce the NewPath Women of Faith fellowship and ministry group that was started at NewPath Church in January 2017.

Reflecting on 2017:

Spring Events

  • February ‘Dare to be-Light up the Sky” concert (Natalie Grant & Charlotte Gambill) in Raleigh
  • Monthly breakfast meetings at Golden Corral on Glenwood Ave. Raleigh (worship, prayer, fellowship &
  • Mother’s Day Breakfast at Embassy Suites in Brier Creek with Kenna West as guest speaker. During summer, the ladies met for a ladies-only pool party at a private home. Along with a dinner of Chinese and Italian food and a refreshing dip in the pool, we had worship, a short message, and an informative presentation on toxins found in household products.

Fall Semester

  • Jewelry fashion show at breakfast meeting at Golden Corral
  • Monthly breakfast meetings at Golden Corral on Glenwood Ave. Raleigh (worship, prayer, fellowship &
  • Christmas party at Despina’s café in December with a sit-down dinner, guest speaker, and traditional
    Christmas caroling

Fund Raisers

As a ministry group, The NewPath Women of Faith, raised funds for their programming and for community outreach.

  • Yard-sale fund raiser held during the Spring
  • Christmas craft sale fundraiser held during the Fall (crafts were made by the NP Women of Faith and sold
    at church and various community events. Raised over $1400 from these fundraisers
  • Hurricane Relief: free will offering was taken at one of the women’s breakfast. $300 was raised and sent to
    UMCOR relief fund and was divided equally for Puerto Rico, Mexico & Florida/Texas relief efforts
  • Pledges were made to support a child through Compassion International. Elizabeth, a 15-yr- old girl from
    Ghana was chosen and money to support her for the entire year has already been collected

    • September – donated school supplies to the children at Hillburn Academy
    • December – soap from the fundraiser donated as gifts for the teachers at Hillburn Academy
    • Fundraiser money was used to buy material to make boy’s and girl’s clothes at an orphanage overseas-
      these clothes (made by the NP Women of Faith) will be shipped to the orphanage in 2018
      Special Shout-out to:

      • Many thanks to the executive-planning committee members, Amy Fariss, Marla Sink, and Andrea Andrews for their invaluable contribution to all the events
      • Special thanks to Patti Cravotta for being the treasurer
      • Special thanks to the crafts’ committee chair, Joanne Barkhau. who has so generously given of her money, time and effort in making crafts for the fundraisers and clothes for the orphans.
      • A special Thank you to Melody Jones, the décor committee chair for transforming Golden Corral into a beautiful breakfast area each month, and for the wonderful Christmas party décor at Despina’s café
      • Many thanks to all the speakers and worship leaders for their wonderful testimonies and uplifting music
      • Last but not least, a special thank you to each one who helped in the fund raisers and donations.

Looking Forward to 2018

As we begin 2018, we begin it in God’s name and we look forward to a great year ahead of us! The NewPath
Women of Faith will meet the second Saturday of every month. No sign-up is required, and all women are welcome!

2018 Event Schedule

  • Feb 8th breakfast at Glenwood Golden Corral. The message/testimony will be brought by Marla Sink on
  • Mar 9 & 10 attend Beth Moore’s overnight conference in Boone, NC (ladies only). MUST SIGN UP FOR
  • April 14th guest speaker who is a breast cancer survivor (was featured on one of the local news channels)
    will be sharing her testimony and bringing God’s word
  • May 12th Mother’s Day Brunch location & speaker TBA

Outreach Project 2018: Helping the Homeless

Warm/thermal men & women’s undershirts and underpants were collected for the homeless. $300 was raised and used to purchase 28 sets of thermal undergarments. These along with the other donations, were delivered to the
Raleigh Rescue mission.

Moving Forward

Everything that NewPath Women of Faith group does is done in the name of and for the glory of God. I would like
to invite ALL the women at NewPath Church to take part in this ministry and outreach community group. Join us as
we fellowship, strengthen friendships, worship and serve Him together!

May God bless each one of you and keep you safe and healthy in 2018.

With love & blessings,
Ambreen Sheikh
Chair, NP Women of Faith Executive-Planning Committee
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20