I'm excited about my new calling as chairman of the RS activities. I guess that's the new name for enrichment committee. I dont know if this is church-wide or just my ward but when I got called, the Bishop said my job is to 1) make sure every woman has a friend 2) give every woman a chance to serve 3) teach the gospel. That's so right up my alley; especially right now. Being a home renter has meant that we move every year. I think it takes a good 2 years to really get roots in a ward so that has been missing for us. We've been in this ward since May and if I didn't have a built-in friend in my step-sister, I wouldn't have a friend in this ward. Sad, right? My kids dont have friends in this ward/neighborhood either and that was so HUGE for us in choosing where to live. So I think it's only appropriate that the thing that I have been complaining about to the Lord, has now become my responsibility not only for myself but for all the women in this ward. The RS Pres said, "I feel like we're disconnected and I'd just love to see us more.... connected." :) I can do that! I'm a social worker, for crying out loud! Social workers broker, teach, enable, advocate, mediate and connect people to resources. I basically have a masters degree in connecting people!
So my question to you women, whether you are LDS or not, is what is it that you NEED and WANT from other women? Do you want a lunch group that meets once a month to try various restaurants? Do you want a play group for non-school age kids? Do you want various classes taught by someone with a little expertise in (for example) gardening, cooking, FHE preparation, organization, yoga, etc? Do you want a walking partner?
What is working in your RS and what isn't? Do tell.