9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12  (NLT)


Cultivate a skill

Connect with new friends

Care for each other

Serving afternoon tea

Our recent ladies’ special event evening, Who’s Got Your Back? focused on building community.

Women’s event panel

During the evening’s program, a panel of ladies shared their personal experiences of being involved in a similar situation.  They shared that the activities were good and in some cases  very important–such as learning more about prayer–and they also shared how the relationships that have evolved have become invaluable.

Sewing projects and snacks

Expand your baking skills

Several women in the church have offered to open their homes and teach a new skill to a small group of ladies.  Skills offered include baking pie crusts, making jam, sewing for home décor, scrapbooking, meal planning, learning Photoshop and make-up application, among other things.  Ladies were encouraged to sign up for a skill they would like to learn, and will visit the hosts’ home two or three times between now and Christmas.

Learn some new makeup skills

Wouldn’t you like to make bread like this?

Now it’s time to get to know other women in the church a little better through visiting homes, learning a skill and making some new friends. Rumor has it the sessions have already started, and the women attending are “having a blast”!

Sounds like fun!