Women of Faith
The speaker attends the United Methodist Church. She had an interesting topic and presentation: Women of Faith in the Community. She gave a few examples of projects women in various churches had taken on to benefit their community. She shared how those projects also became opportunities for evangelization as the projects reached people who didn’t have a church, and inspired others in the community with ecumenism.
Then she challenged her audience to think of ways we could create projects of this nature that women in various churches could work on together for the good of the community. For instance, she told of a small church whose women served breakfast once a week for people in our community who needed that offering. The project grew and grew. Some of those who came to breakfast started coming to their Sunday service, as well. But, it got too big for their resources and wore out their volunteers. It lasted a year. But, what if this project had been joined by, say, women from four churches working together. There’d be four times the resources, four times the laborers, and more opportunity for four churches to grow!
She was an excellent speaker and her topic inspired and challenged me. I know my blog readers are from many parts of the country and of various faiths. I’d love to hear about any experiences you’ve had with community projects of this nature. Tell us about any project that the women of faith in your church or synagogue created that did – or could – work with cooperating churches in your areas. Inspire and enrich us!