Faith and Family: W2W focuses on women’s relationship with God

Published 10:54 pm Friday, May 13, 2016

By Morgan Mizell

NATCHEZ — The ladies of First Baptist Church in Natchez are gearing up to host their Mother’s Day meeting of its Woman2Woman group at 6 p.m. May 19. The group, which has met once a month for the past six months, decided to make this month’s meeting special because of the recent holiday.

W2W committee member, Jerry New said the group exists to inspire women of all ages to grow in their love of God, his word and love for each other.

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The group hopes to provide an environment for women to create relationships that will allow them to learn, practice and experience biblical love in a real way.

“We pull our inspiration from the Gospel of Matthew 22:37-39,” New said. “We really desire to demonstrate the love of God.”

The idea of every woman feeling loved, accepted encouraged and equipped to pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ is the driving force of this group.

“We want to support women in their relationship with God,” New said. “It is through our spiritual friendships, mentoring, modeling and teaching that we might experience the freedom to be all God intends us to be.”

The last six months, the group has met on Sunday afternoons, but for the next three, their meetings will take place on a Thursday.

“We decided to move our meeting days to Thursday during the summer,” New said. “There is no cost to attend our meetings, and they are open to the public.”

The June meeting will take place at 6 p.m. June 23 and the July meeting will take place at 6 p.m. July 21. August will see another change as the group will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.

“Our August meeting is going to be more like a women’s retreat,” New said. “We will have a guest speaker, Alicia Garcia, and this event will get us ready to start our revival which will begin the next day.”

The group has already undertaken mission projects such as the “Stop Hunger Now” mission project that raised more than $3,000. From that project the group was able to get meals together for packaging which they will do from 2 to 4 p.m. May 22.

“We will have a packaging party,” New said. “We look to package more than 10,000 meals.”

The committee behind Woman2Woman is made up of Nancy Bowman, Jenny Beasley, Shirley Waycaster, Carolyn Ridley and Jerry New.

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