“Sweet Monday is a huge encouragement to me. I feel so comfortable inviting a non-church-going friend because I know she will learn something new, all in a sweet and non-threatening environment.”
What Is Sweet Monday
When was the last time you were invited to something fun and you…
- Didn’t have to RSVP?
- Didn’t have to bring your checkbook?
- Didn’t have to change your clothes?
- Didn’t have to stop by the store and bring something disguised as homemade?
- Could bring along a friend or two and feel no obligation to return the invitation?
Billy Graham said, “Christians must be open to creative change in trying new ways to communicate the gospel.” (Christianity Today, December 1997)
Women are busy, but many are isolated and lonely. Realizing this need in her own life in 1995, Kim Newlen opened her home the first Monday night of the month to women in her neighborhood, church family, friends and acquaintances–really to whoever wanted to attend. She served one simple dessert, decaf coffee and tea, a dose of inspiration from God’s Word–and candy for the women to share or eat on the ride home.
One thing she learned is that God’s truth and laughter can mix. Yes…fun and faithfulness go together! It’s a wonderful, practical way for women to remember Biblical truths. Sweet Monday can be used in any women’s social setting and is easily adapted to fit the needs of any group. Kim longed for Sweet Monday to encourage women to reach out to the women around them with the sweet aroma of Christ.
And they did–and still do!