Do you have plans for your Mom Heart group during the summer? Many groups take the summers off as families tend to travel, and the regularity of the school year has gone by the wayside. But you don’t have to wave goodbye in June, not expecting to see each other again until September. Here are some ideas to maintain fellowship and connection during the summer.Continue some regular meetings. If you meet more often, consider paring down to once a month meetings in order to maintain regular contact with your members.Family time! Schedule a couple of family gatherings so that you can meet each other’s families. It is funny to me how many women I have known for years, and I’ve still only met their husbands once or twice (or never!). Plan some Girls’ Nights. Gather the women together for fellowship time with no agenda other than being together. Go out to dinner or coffee or get creative like Ginger’s group and paint together!
Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
As the leader, make an effort to meet with women in smaller groups or even individually, especially the introverts that attend the Mom Heart meetings. Summer is a great time to intentionally build relationships outside of group time.Start a group! Have you been considering starting a group? The more laid back time of summer might find your schedule a little more open. Pray about it and ask a friend or two to consider reading a book with you. They can even invite others who might be interested.What other ideas do you have for maintaining connection during the summer?