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Why We Do It

I've been to two great events recently, both targeted at Kerith women and their friends. The first was the Activate evening event. The lovely book club ladies threw open the door to visitors, to discuss together Shauna Niequist's book, Bittersweet. I loved the discussions around favourite passages and themes. It was a fun evening, together with lovely women, in a beautiful setting with delicious food too! Check out Activate's plans and current book here, they'd love to see you at their next meeting on July 7th.
The other great event was the Simply Quiz this last weekend. What a fun night - I seriously contributed very little to my team, but it was still fun to be together, laugh, sing, eat fish and chips. Congratulations (and large boxes of chocolates) to the winning team "Lucky 7 Plus 1".  
Ruth Buxton organised the event, and she and her team  did a really brilliant job in all the admin and also in setting such a lovely atmosphere. 
Today we received this lovely thank you email

Dear  Catrina
Just wanted to say how great Saturday night was !!!- the time just flew by
It was awesome to see so many women enjoying themselves in a healthy environment ( well minus the fat ridden food LOL
I haven't been having it too easy recently and lost quite a bit of confidence but is was just great to feel some of the old me coming back on Saturday night. I invited a friend from London and she really enjoyed it. Its true  that  God knows what we need and when we need it as she was really singing praises for the evening as she met with new people and had a great time.
Just wanted  to thanks for the organising as i know it took lots to get the evening organised and for it to run so smoothly 
Could say much more but will sign of now with a VERY BIG THANKS to everyone
Kind regards , H

And That Is Why We Do It!!!!!

The Simply events are all about providing a place or an activity to draw women together - to create community. To facilitate friendship and connection. To live out our lives and our faith together. And God really is in everything - whether we're guessing film titles or discussing book chapters; singing worship songs, praying together or hearing Bible preaches .

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