A new way to pray this Advent season
- Want to pray but can’t find the words?
- Feel antsy and can’t sit still?
- Want to spend time with God but don’t know how?
- Need a visual, concrete way to pray?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, join women of Home Church this Advent for Praying in Color.
Created by Sybil MacBeth, Praying in Color is “the intersection of prayer and doodling, a visual, active, meditative, and playful way to pray.” No artistic skill or prayer expertise required!
Led by Elizabeth Sides and Laura Watson, Praying in Color will be offered as a 3-week series; you can join either group:
- Sundays, Nov. 27, Dec. 4 & 11: 8:30-9:45 am, Club Room
- Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8 & 15: 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Parlor
All materials will be provided; however, if you have a favorite set of markers, colored pencils, or crayons, please bring them. Ready to sign up? Click here.
News from Women’s Fellowship
The last year has marked a transformation in the organization and operations of Women’s Fellowship. The Women’s Fellowship Leadership Team has navigated new ways of supporting the women of Home Church, and we are excited to grow from a year of infancy to a new phase in our development.
What has stayed in the same? Women’s Fellowship continues to support community events like Day of Prayer, agencies such as the Provincial Women’s Board, and ministries that foster relationships among the women of Home Church, such as the annual Women’s Retreat and Circles.
What has changed? New interest groups are forming, such as the Soup Group; funds from Women’s Fellowship enabled them to purchase soup containers and labels for their first round of soup-making. We’ve been blessed to purchase three surplices in the past year: for Dena Fortuzi, Margaret Norris, and Dana Myers. And women have come together in new ways, such as to walk on Saturdays and to share breakfast before worship.
We’ve only begun! With your help, Women’s Fellowship can live fully into our mission to deepen our relationship with God and one another through Christian fellowship and service to all. To make a gift, simply download and complete the donation form and send it with your check to Katherine Vogler, Treasurer at 839 Glen Echo Trail, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Thank you for supporting Women’s Fellowship!
Fall Walk Series
Our final walk in 2022 will be on December 17 at Reynolda Gardens (end at Dough Joe’s). If you’re ready to sign up, click here. If you have questions, please email or call Laura Watson (email@example.com).
Leadership Team Update
The Leadership Team met on Thursday, October 20.
The Team discussed the current financial cycle, which budgeted $7,000 in income. We also discussed Candle Tea, and upcoming events and communications to all women of Home Church as well as to Circle leaders.
The next Leadership Team meeting is on Thursday, November 17.
The mission of Women's Fellowship is to deepen relationships with God and one another through Christian fellowship and service to all. The Fellowship is open to all women over the age of 18.
Women's Fellowship fulfills its mission through four areas: interest groups, community events, service projects, and Circles. To learn more about each area, you can read the Fellowship's Guiding Principles. If you have an idea for an interest group, community event, or service project, and are not sure where to begin, be sure to read this document that explains how to get started turning your idea into reality.
Getting together for the first time with your circle? Click here for more information on how to get started.
Have an idea for a Women’s Fellowship Interest Group, Service Project or Community Event? Click here for more information on what to do!
In January 2021, a Women’s Fellowship Task Force completed a year-long process that resulted in some changes in the Women’s Fellowship’s governance, organization and operations. Watch a video and download a document of the Task Force report.
The group’s major annual undertaking is the Candle Tea held early in the Advent season – guided tours of the historic Single Brothers’ House with music, candle-making, coffee and Moravian sugar cake, a visit to the putz – a hand-crafted miniature model of Old Salem and a Nativity scene – and the Christmas story. Proceeds of the event go to benevolent causes.
The Women's Fellowship also holds a fall retreat each September at Laurel Ridge. It's a time of learning, fellowship, rejuvenation and fun, open to all Home Church women and their guests.