Women’s Fellowship Leadership Team
The Women’s Fellowship Leadership Team (WFLT) is ending its first biennium at the end of June. We have been called, and very blessed, to be part of the newly structured team as we made our way in unchartered territory. However, it is now time to find new leadership to take the Women’s Fellowship into the next biennium! The Women’s Fellowship Leadership team and summarized responsibilities include:
- President – Calling / presiding over meetings, overseeing the work of the Women’s Fellowship, working with the standing committees (Candle Tea, Day of Prayer, Women’s Retreat), reports on the work of the Women’s Fellowship at the end of the biennium
- Vice President – Perform duties of the President in her absence, correspond with the total Women’s Fellowship, manages the request and distribution of devotional books, acts as liaison with the Provincial Women’s Board
- Secretary – Keeps minutes of all meetings (WFLT or General), records election results, ensures documents are maintained
- Treasurer – Solicits donations for Women’s Fellowship, develops the annual budget, presents financial information to WFLT and general membership, balances all financial records and makes disbursements as needed
- Communications Coordinator – Consistently communicate about Women’s Fellowship and events/information via appropriate avenues (Home to Home, direct email to WF, weekly enews, bulletin inserts, etc), ensure the WF page on the website has current information, communicate special events/projects/activities to the Women’s Fellowship or wider church as needed
- Events Coordinator – Assist in the planning of meetings, projects or events for the WF, ensure the events are communicated as needed, ensure meeting information is communicated, plan meetings involving the total membership, assist in soliciting new ideas/events for the Women’s Fellowship
Per our Guiding Principles, we are inviting YOU to help us ensure the Women’s Fellowship steps into the next biennium with a wonderful leadership team. If you would be interested in serving or gathering more information about the WFLT, or would like to suggest someone who would be a great addition to the team, please let us know.
We are happy to share more information as to what the roles entail, and the Guiding Principles also outlines many of the responsibilities. Please email Laura Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elaine Peddycord (email@example.com) to make your suggestions or indicate your interest by May 28th.
We thank you for your support and look forward to the continuing good works of the Women’s Fellowship of Home Moravian Church.
June 11 Event
All women of Home Church are invited to an afternoon tea on Sunday, June 11, at 2 pm in the Parlor. Bring your favorite sweet treat to share! We’ll enjoy fellowship as well update on new members of the Leadership Team. If you’re able to come, please RSVP here.
Last Walk of the Spring
On Saturday, June 10, we’ll meet in front of the greenhouse at Reynolda Gardens at 8:30 am. Our route will take us out to Graylyn and back; we’ll finish at Dough Joe’s.
Please sign up here so that you receive updates. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Save-the-Date for This Year’s Women’s Retreat!
The 2023 Home Church Women’s Retreat will be held September 22-24 at Higgins Lodge at Laurel Ridge with the Rev. Rebecca Craver as leader. Registration will open this summer; in the meantime, please reach out to Katrina Bodford (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Know anyone who could use a little TLC?
The Women’s Fellowship Soup Group has just the thing ready for you to pick up and deliver to help make them feel a bit better.
There are a variety of frozen soups in the church kitchen waiting for you to pick up and deliver.
These soups are there for you to deliver to anyone in your life – church members, neighbor or friends – who are experiencing a loss, an illness, a new baby, who are lonely – you know who is need of a small gift of love.
Simply choose your soup, sign the sheet on the freezer door and deliver with well wishes from you and the Soup Group!
If you have any questions or would like to join us the next time we’re making soup, please contact Lucy Strawsburg or Debbie Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Supporting Women’s Fellowship Just Got Easier
Women's Fellowship is excited to introduce a new method of giving to support our mission to deepen relationships with God and one another through Christian fellowship and service to all. As of today, you are invited to donate to Women's Fellowship through Square by clicking here.
Upon completing your transaction, the funds will be deposited directly into the Women’s Fellowship bank account. It is a safe, secure, and convenient method of giving. If you have not donated to Women's Fellowship already, we invite you to give from the comforts of your home today. Your donations help Women's Fellowship support interest groups, community events, service projects, and Circles. To learn more about each area, please visit our Guiding Principles.
2022: A Reflection
What would a great Women’s Fellowship look like? We were asked this question in 2020 as the task force began their work to reimagine Women’s Fellowship.
The most common answers were:
· Women able to put their gifts to use
· More focus on relationships
· Encouragement and acceptance
As I think about last year, I see women coming together in the Fellowship Hall kitchen to make soup for those both within and beyond our congregation who need a meal. Just one example of gifts being put to use in a new way. Click here to read more.
What Would a Great Women’s Fellowship Look Like to YOU?
A lot has changed since we reimagined Women’s Fellowship, and we’re still learning and growing. If you miss something Women’s Fellowship used to do, or have even found yourself asking, “What does Women’s Fellowship do now?”, please let someone from the Leadership Team know.
Women’s Fellowship activities are communicated in the Home-to-Home, the weekly church emails, on the Women’s Fellowship page on the church website,
and through occasional bulletin inserts and/or emails directly to the Women of Home Church and Circle leaders.
If you have questions regarding upcoming opportunities to fellowship together or ideas on ways we can strengthen our bond with other women of the church, please don’t hesitate to let us know! We invite you to prayerfully consider what a great Women’s Fellowship would look like to you and to share your ideas with us using this resource. What interest group, service project, or community event would you like to see?
We are eternally grateful that we, as women of Home Church, care for one another, enjoy spending time in service, and want to make a difference in the world. Let’s see where God will lead us in 2023 when we step forward together and follow.
(The Women’s Fellowship Leadership Team: Harriet Wood, Katrina Bodford, Cara Shaffner, Katherine Vogler, Elaine Peddycord, Laura Watson)
Women’s Fellowship Leadership Team Update
The Women’s Fellowship Leadership Team (WFLT) is meeting with the Candle Tea Committee on Sunday, February 26
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.