President -Lucy Strawsburg – 336-416-8686 Lucystraws@gmail.com
Vice-President- Martha Veto – 478-550-2367 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary-Susie Gatland – 336-978-6067 email@example.com
Treasurer- Linda Agnant Montaquila – 561-373-9225 firstname.lastname@example.org
Events coordinator-Peggy Dodson – 336-813-6737 email@example.com
Communications coordinator- Ann Radford – 336-416-9476 firstname.lastname@example.org
Praying in Color opportunity for personal and group reflection (See below for more info)
Our “walking sisters” group will pick up in March. Plan to join this healthy, happy bunch!
The Soup Group is busy chopping, stirring, and simmering wonderful soups for you to deliver to anyone in your life in need of a little comfort. The frozen soups are available in quart sized containers in the Fellowship Hall freezer. Please pick some up, sign the sheet on the freezer door and deliver with love and blessings from you and The Soup Group! If this sounds like a ministry you’d like to be involved in - we’d love to have you join us in the kitchen! Contact Debbie Drake (email@example.com) or Lucy Strawsburg (Lucystraws@gmail.com), and we’ll add you to our roster.
If you are inspired to bring together a group for study, ministry, fun, service, entertainment - you name it, contact Peggy Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org (336) 813-6737.
Praying in Color.
- Do you ever 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 Lent 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:
Thursdays, Feb 8 and 22, March 7, 21: 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.
Let’s Go for a Walk!
Join women of Home Church this fall for fellowship and a little fitness through our monthly walk series. We’ll be exploring two new trails and an urban greenway, as well as returning to a route that’s been a group favorite.
We typically walk 2 to 3 miles and finish either at a nearby coffee shop or with a parking lot tailgate.
See the Spring 2024 schedule below.
Ready to sign up? Click here. You will receive more details about each walk the week before it takes place; if the weather necessitates that the walk be cancelled, you’ll be notified via email.
Need more information? Contact Laura Watson (email@example.com).
2024 Spring Walk Schedule:
Saturday, March 16, 8:30 am Long Branch Trail: We’ll meet at Bailey Park at the corner of 4 th and Patterson. This walk is paved, mostly flat, and unshaded. There is a restroom in Bailey Park. Post-walk coffee at DeBeen Espresso.
Saturday, April 13, 8:30 am Muddy Creek Greenway: We’ll meet at Jamison Park. This walk is paved, flat, and mostly shaded. There are basic facilities at the start. Post-walk tailgating.
Saturday, May 18, 8:30 am Salem Creek Greenway: We’ll meet at Central Park and take the Greenway through the Gateway Nature Preserve. This walk is paved, flat, and mostly unshaded. Post-walk tailgating.
Saturday, June 22, 8:30 am Reynolda Gardens: We’ll meet in front of the greenhouse. This walk is both paved and trail, partially shaded, and has a few hills. There’s a restroom at the start. Post-walk coffee and sweets at Dough Joe’s.
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?
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.