On Saturday morning (January 19), the ladies of IGC got together at Judy’s home for our women’s fellowship – and this is what I left thinking:
(1) What an amazing and fun time of “communal” cooking AND
(2) What a special time of truly connecting and sharing our hearts with one another
It was a beautiful picture of genuine, loving, gospel-centered community: breaking bread together AND intimate conversations sharing our praises and our prayer needs. Definitely two of my favorite things.
For the first hour or so, over fifteen of us got together to meet & greet, some of us meeting new visitors, others reconnecting with long-time friends. We then transitioned into three smaller groups where we read a devotional and shared about how God has been working in our lives as well as the areas we are looking forward to growing in as this new year unfolds. We prayed, cried, laughed, shared honestly and deeply,...you know – all the things women love to do. What a blessing it was to commune and connect with these ladies, new friends and old.
For the rest of the afternoon, the women prepared wontons and spam musubi, and cooked together, under the culinary leadership of Chef Lauren. Okay, she’s not really a professional chef, but let’s just say we call her 'all kinds of amazing' in the kitchen. Lauren taught some of the ladies how to make wonton soup while others of us learned to make spam musubi (YUM! My personal favorite.) Kari also surprised us by baking delicious brie on a baguette, to our stomach's delight! In the end, the food turned out so amazing and I overheard someone say it was the best wonton soup she's had in her life! Needless to say, we ate most of it, while saving one or two leftovers to bring to the brothers. :) What a wonderful time of fellowship and community. I can't wait for the next one!
Written by Christine Chiu.
(We hope you can join us for our next fellowship event, The Color Run in San Francisco, on March 2. Talk with Marianne Siu if you are interested.)