If you ask someone about the Singles in their church, they will often categorize them into two groups. First are the Single Mothers, second are the Single Young Adults (college age, early twenties). However, the Single Sisters in our church are a much broader group.
If I asked you to dig deeper, you might even expand that definition to include women who are over eighteen years of age, women who are single moms that were never married or those who are divorced, and then women in general who are divorced.
But what if I asked you to dig deeper than that?
What about our women who have never been married and are in their forties, fifties, or later in age?
What about our women who are widows?
What if I asked you to consider our military wives, who are technically married but while their husbands are deployed they are raising their family on their own?
Or, have you considered your married women (mothers) who have husbands who are incarcerated, or in a long term rehab facility?
Our Single Sisters are the ones who are walking a journey without a partner. Some by choice. Some by circumstance. They are the women who are happy and secure in their singleness, and the women who desire a partner and family.
How are we caring for our Single Sisters? Over the next several weeks we are going to be leaning into this topic on a deeper level. On June 30th, we will have a local Women’s Ministry Council training event with a special guest speaker on Serving Our Single Sisters. This meeting will take place in the Treasure Coast, FL area. Afterwards, we will wrap up this series in the first week of July.
As we begin, we ask you to examine who are the Single Sisters in your church. Identifying them means that you are seeing them, and that is the first step in serving these beautiful women in our care.