Back to Women's Group Resources
Back to Women's Groups
||The first volume of Menonite Women USA's resource, Women Together: Ideas for Groups (2001), edited by Cathleen Hockman-Wert, has long been sold out.
In hopes of sharing these materials more broadly, we've decided to post most of the information on this website.
We’ve collected ideas from a vast array of sources, changing them as we went. We hope you take the same approach to what’s published here—use what’s appropriate for your setting, freely adapting ideas to fit your own group.
God's blessings to you and your group!
|The variety of activities included are meant to show that events can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. If you have many willing helpers, you may go far beyond the suggestions listed. Regardless, the most important steps are these: |
1. Choose an activity thoughtfully, keeping in mind the women you wish to involve.
2. Pray throughout the stages of the planning.
3. And once it’s underway, remember that God’s Spirit is present. Have a good time!
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Steps for starting a new women’s group—Marian B. Hostetler
Types of women’s groups
How to write a governance document—Susan Jantzen
Using special events as a means of outreach—Marilyn Miller
Preserving the history of your group—Wilma McKee
Moms and tots groups—Marti K. Troyer
Fun and Fellowship
Things to do together
Nurturing spirituality in groups
A simple spiritual retreat—Susan Jantzen
Outreach and Service
Events for fun and growth within your congregation
Service projects in your community
Things to make for sale
Banquets, Teas, Retreats
Decorations, activities, and more
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Printed booklets of Women Together 2, with no duplicated material, are available for $8 U.S./ $10 Cdn. plus postage and GST.
U.S. residents: Send checks for $8 U.S. (payable to Mennonite Women USA) to the MW USA office. Use our order form. (For this PDF form you will need Adobe Acrobat)
Canadian residents: Order directly from the Canadian Mennonite Resource Centre; you will be billed $10 Cdn. plus postage and GST. E-mail your order or call toll free: (866) 888-6785.