As we get set to bundle up for the icy unknown of February, St. John’s Lutheran Church prepares for this year’s upcoming WIRED event series.
For those who unfamiliar with the acronym, WIRED stands for Women Interested in Renewal, Education and Discovery and is open for women of all ages, members or non-members, at St. John’s Lutheran Parish.
There are three WIRED gatherings each year, which feature a lunch for women to get together and visit with one another followed by a speaker of interest to women. The theme for 2013 is “In the City for Good.” The first gathering, entitled “In the City for Service,” is on Jan. 27 and will feature speakers from service organizations and suggest various ways the community can lend support to them.
If you can’t wait until the first gathering, consider attending one of the WIRED small groups. “Women’s Night Out” is a group that meets quarterly. The group will meet next on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the home of Jacque Warming for a “game night.” Contact Jacque (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Darla Stiles (email@example.com) if you will be able to attend.
Women won’t be having all the fun during the beginning of the year. Elim Christian Fellowship offers men the opportunity to visit with like-minded people looking to foster their spirituality and further grow in faith. Mighty Men of Valor is a fellowship of Christian brothers committed to nurturing and lifting men to a higher dimension of spirituality. Inspired by men whose lives have been touched by God, the group meets every Saturday at 8 a.m. for teaching and fellowship with breakfast.
Based on a passage from Colossians, the Mighty Men of Valor is a collection of men from all walks of faiths and backgrounds who come together for the betterment of their community. Some of their goals include being positive role models at home and in the community, attaining positions of leadership in and outside the church and to never look down on a man without offering a hand to lift him up.
Whatever class, service, worship or faith you choose, the local churches offer plenty of opportunities to start 2013 with compassion, love and fellowship.