LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF DRIVE WELL DONE CALVARY!!
MANY THANKS for your very generous financial donations ($547) to the Personal Care Kits. Your generosity, which will bless many people, allowed us to buy supplies in bulk, saving more money and significantly increasing the number of kits to 102 (includes 21 from last year). The following will be delivered to LWR in Plano after Easter. They will then be sent on to LWR in Maryland. 102 Personal Care Kits 102 School Kits 13 Fabric Kits 46 Quilts 6 lbs. of soap Thank you to Leslie Herd and family for taking responsibility for this year's delivery to Plano.
- Friday, April 13th- Quilting: We will begin with a light potluck supper at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, followed by work on personal projects or LWR projects.
- Saturday, April, 14th: The LWR quilters will also meet in the Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please join us for an hour or more if available. No experience needed. Bring a friend and food to share. Come and enjoy wonderful fellowship and the satisfaction of helping those in need around the world.
- SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH: MOCK TEA PARTY A time for Personal Tea with God! WELCA annually has two fundraiser events, one in the Spring and a Thank Offering in the Fall. Financial proceeds from the Mock Tea Party are used to cover project expenses for the year and are critical to the success of WELCA groups/projects. Last year $1125 was raised. Due to your generosity, we hope to equal or surpass this amount in 2018. Please be watching for information in your church mailbox about this event.
- Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. (3rd Tuesday of every month in Room #2) COME, SEE & SHARE your ideas & needs!! Women of all ages welcome!
BOLD WOMEN'S DAY SUCCESS:
Thank you Congregation for helping us celebrate on Sunday, February 25th. We have so many BOLD women in our congregation that we filled up a large poster with names. We will be displaying it periodically to remind ourselves of our boldness. "Go Forth and be Bold disciples of Christ"!
What is WELCA? It's an easy way to say Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our organization includes Lutheran women who gather in more than 7,000 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean, for service, study, advocacy, fellowship and more! WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support our mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
WELCA Purpose: "As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world." HOW does
WELCA Work? There are three expressions of Women of the ELCA, each with its own constitution: * Congregational, inter-congregational and special units (about 7,000) * Synodical Women's Organization (in 64 of the ELCA's 65 synods) * Church wide Women's Organization The church wide women's organization (CWO) is the entire organization. It is separately incorporated and is not an auxiliary of the church. It is financially independent and responsible for its own financial affairs. Financial support comes from individual and group offerings and gifts.