Young women are sharing community, maybe dinner and discussing the faith-based topics that appear in every issue of Café. Each issue of Café features two articles with discussion questions and a closing prayer. You can download and print out the October 2016 issue, or follow along from the website if you have an Internet connection.
How to use this issue with a Cafe group:
Learn more about starting a Café group . Once you have a group, you can register it here.
1. Before your meeting, select an issue of Cafe to discuss. Download the monthly PDF below. You can also print the PDF or visit the article on-line if the internet is available.
2. Have each participate introduce themselves. You can also start with an ice breaker. (For example, have each person share about the meaning of their name.)
3. Lead an opening prayer (optional):
Opening prayer for meeting as a Café group:
Good and gracious God, we are gathered here to meet and discuss topics that affect our daily lives and faith. Help us to experience this time set apart from other worries and other demands of our time so that we may engage in healthy conversation in a safe environment and that we may build a community of women of faith. We thank you, God, for bringing us together and ask you to bless our time together as we seek to do your ministry here on earth. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
If you would like to pray for special intentions, feel free to add them at any segment.
4. Answer the discussion questions at the end of the articles.
5. Close the meeting with the closing prayer that is listed or add your own.
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Hi I am trying to contact Tiffany Chainy regarding using her article in a small group setting for women at the current church I attend La Jolla Lutheran in La Jolla Ca. I understood the copywright permission to use was implied . However My pastor is concerned that since we are LCMC and not ELCA it is an issue.
The luncheon I am discussing the article on Baggage is this Friday October 14I loved the article!
Can someone please intact me directly asap in this.
Thank you very much
I continue as a member of ELCA Mt Olive Lutheran in Lake Havasu , Az
Hi Elaine, editor here. You should be able to use the copyright permission statement after reprinting the article. If you have further questions, please contact, [email protected]
Hello Elaine, It’s Tiffany. I hope you were able to use the article for your group. Feel free to continue to use as is helpful. If you have any questions, I can be reached at [email protected]. Blessings!
Thank you Tiffany for your wonderful stricken on baggage used for topic discussion at our Christian women of Lajolla, Ca luncheon October 14. The topic opened up a lively discussion and enjoyed by all.
We are all greatf god your writing talent !
We are planning our next luncheon Friday December 9,2016 !