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Nurturing Women


Grass Valley Monthly Meeting in Northern California has been led to create a spiritually nurturing support group titled “Women in Transition as a Result of Aging. ”“Aging” means anyone who is getting older! The goals of the group are to hold one another as we share our joys, fears, and sorrows related to the changes in our lives which bring us to transitions. We are loosely organized using a rotating planning committee to plan our 9 AM to 3 PM Saturday sessions once every other month. The schedule includes brunch, worship, worship sharing around a query, and a presentation—all planned with much time for dialogue. The query is presented in the meeting newsletter announcement in order to share the focus for that day. Most recently we had a panel present their thoughts about William Bridges’ book Making Sense of Life’s Transitions. Once, when we had to postpone a session, several calls to the planners clearly communicated that these meetings of sharing together are deeply cherished! This confirmed that we were offering a valuable and important opportunity for women to hold one another.

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