To encourage a sense of community among women through the building of healthy relationships/friendships by the transforming power of Christ.
2012-2013 Monthly Fellowship Tips - "Let It Shine!" (pdf)
Not a "Cookie Cutter" Retreat - I still remember the first time I met with my team and announced that we were going to have a Women's retreat for the first time ever in our district. There was absolutely no reaction! They understood that the idea of having something like that meant hours of planning for the unknown. They had a good reason for that because ...(Read the full article.)
The Gift of Humor - There is nothing better than a good dose of laughter to brighten an awkward situation. Enormous amounts of money, time, and energy spent on the study of laughing reveal it contributes to healing and speeds recovery from injury. It is said that laughing is like jogging on the inside, yet many of us still have not seen the benefit to what a little humor can do...(Read the full article.)
Women's Retreat - Excitement is in the air! Women are making arrangements at their jobs and homes in order to attend. They are waiting for that special date to meet together. But, one man asked, "What is it all about? Why are they so happy and excited that they can't stop talking about it?" "It is time for our local women's retreat!" I responded...(Read the full article.)
Fellowship Event - Thirst Quenchers - Here is a fellowship event you may want to try in conjunction with our theme, 'Thirst Quenchers'. Advertise the event as a "Taste-Testers' Happening!" Set up 10 different stations with a different kind of salty or spicy chip or snack at each, making certain no names or brand names are evident. (Read the full article.)
Fellowship Through Bible Study (Article from 2003-2004 Yearbook, Adjust Your Focus)
By providing a comfortable small group setting, women can not only explore God's Word together, but they can bond in a supportive way to encourage each other. This year we especially want to grow in the area of becoming women of virtue. Although the following bibliography is not exhaustive, it suggests several Bible studies that will further expand some of the values and virtues to be attained as believers. (See full article.)
- by Susan B.