Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Imagine...a weekly living room

My Living Room group is considering having weekly lunch meetings. Currently we meet only twice a month for our regular meeting and lunch. We were having Bible study for the other Fridays, but they met later and did not include lunch.

We're hoping that having weekly lunches, alternating between regular meetings and Bible study, will encourage better participation and just a friendlier atmosphere. There's a wonderful German word, "gemutlichkeit," which describes the feeling you get from friendly, cozy get-togethers with people you get along well with. This is how Living Room is. This is how our Bible study time could be as well.

Lunch with people you can relate to every Friday. Gemutlichkeit every Friday. Weekly support. How neat that would be!

I've presented the possibility to my group. Now I only have to wait to hear the response and see if the idea will fly.

4 comments:

Wellness Writer said...

Marja,
That sounds like a great idea! I think having meals together is a nice ice breaker, and I'd agree that it establishes a more cozy environment. Hope "it flies."

Susan

marja said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Susan. Only thing is, this will take a lot of commitment from me or from someone making sure lunch is there. Might be worth it though.

Wellness Writer said...

Marja,
Maybe it could be a pot luck affair so that you wouldn't have to do all the work! And just maybe...if it's at your house, someone else can do the dishes as well!

Susan

marja said...

Actually, our meetings are at the church. Yes, we should consider a potluck.