Invitations begin early in life. As children, we anticipate these invitations to play dates, sleepovers, and birthday parties. Soon we welcome invitations to dances, graduations, and weddings. At any stage of life, an invitation brings a sense of excitement, anticipation, and possibly a little fear of the unknown.
My involvement in church, school, and community organizations always started when another person extended an invitation. Invitations to participate in various women’s activities have broadened my knowledge and brought me more friendships than I could have imagined.
I want to invite you to develop your personal WELCA Wednesday. For me, that is an intentional day of study, prayer, or connecting with other women. WELCA Wednesday keeps me focused on growing my spirituality, supporting my emotional and physical health, and creating social networks of support by remaining connected with women.
What could your WELCA Wednesday look like? Call a friend, write a letter, volunteer, study scripture, join a zoom meeting, serve a meal, or take a walk. The possibilities are endless.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Lisa Lopez.