Sisters Helping Sisters invites women to come and minister to each other... than pay it forward.
Jamestown -- Twice a month you will find about 20 ladies crowded into a relatively small room talking, laughing and sometimes crying. Even though quarters are tight, most say they wouldn't miss it for the world. If someone new comes into their crowded room, they give them a big hug and welcome them in, too.
Sisters Helping Sisters is a program of the Guilford County Resource and Referral Center. According to Janice Buxton, the Director of Community Outreach, "Women, to me, they go through a lot of things as far as just growing up, peer pressure. We go through pregnancy, marriage, divorce, a lot of different things." The program is set up to allow women a safe place to talk about things they're going through. From there, many friendships have been established outside of the meetings.
They pray for and minister to each other, but it doesn't stop there. They volunteer many different places in the community. They visit nursing homes several times each week. They have a short devotional, pray, sing and offer communion. What the residents seem to enjoy the most are the hugs and conversations after the visits.
If you would like more information or want to join the program, call The Guilford County Resource and Referral Center at 454-1140