And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-35 (NRSV)
As women with many responsibilities, it is tempting to neglect our own well-being. Joining together in fellowship with other women can help guard against being distracted, disillusioned, and detached from God and each other. Consider the following opportunities for getting to know other women at Cross of Life.
Lunch and Learn (Women’s Bible Study)
This women’s group gathers every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 noon. Participants bring sack lunches, enjoy fellowship with each other, and discuss their lesson. Topics are chosen by the group and there is a wide range; like learning about world religions, life after death, and studying the Bible with a series called Infuse. There are several lunch outings during the year and the group takes the summer off.
Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? The book club meets the third Tuesday of each month to discuss the assigned book and share in great fellowship. The group reads all genres including best sellers, historical fiction, and nonfiction.
Cross of Life Quilters
You don’t need to know how to quilt to help in this group! These ladies make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. You can cut fabric, pin things together, tie knots, and sew if you know how. This group of ladies meets each Tuesday from 10 am – 12 pm.
Stitch and Pray
The Stitch and Pray group knits and crochets prayer shawls, baptismal shawls, chemo caps, and more on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 11 am to 1 pm. Grab your needles or hook and join the fun! Yarn and patterns are provided.
The Cross of Life retreat for women is a great opportunity to take a break from normal life and connect with God and others on a deeper level. Over the years, this retreat has taken many forms, from being a weekend getaway at a lodge, to a one day retreat at a nearby clubhouse, to being held at the church. There is always learning and fellowship and sometimes a service project as well.
The 2019 retreat was held in September at a house on Lake Lanier. There was study and worship, fellowship and food, plus lakeside fun. The theme was “Bible 101” and participants studied topics like Bible layers, narrative, library, and devoation. Each participant received a journaling Bible and supplies to take home.