How can our organization use the renewed interest in needle arts to get more women involved in our groups? If there are women who want to learn these skills, which many of us have been practicing for years, shouldn’t we find a way to connect?
Here’s an idea: Organize “skills swaps.” Put up a bulletin board or a sign-up sheet or something in the church and ask members who want to learn a skill and members who have skills to put up notices. Imagine something like “Want to learn to knit? I’ll teach you if you show me how to program my cell phone.”
The idea is to build relationships and learn new things. And it doesn’t cost any money. Maybe groups will form to keep connections going based on their skill interest, even if they only meet online or once or twice a year for coffee.
Would you be willing to try this in your congregation?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Kate Elliott. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry. Use the “where needed most” line.