Dear Sisters in Christ, Lydia Circle,
Our Spring Gathering is definitely on for April 21st, 2018. There will be guest speakers, bible studies, retreats, and food! We are still finalizing the menu. Breakfast could be bagels and muffins; lunch could be soup, casserole, and salad. Mark your calendars, plan to attend, and to volunteer for the committees on advertisement, programs, refreshments, registration, and cleanup. Let’s do ourselves proud hosting this statewide event.
The first luncheon, at Milton’s, went so well; there were about 16 women in attendance. Everyone liked the idea so we will repeat this monthly , on the fourth Monday of the month. The location of our next gathering is Relish Craft Kitchen and Bourbon Bar, 5625 Creedmoor Rd on February 26th.
Other Upcoming Events
February 28th, Backpack Sewing. WELCA women who have machines are needed. Join us in the conference Room at 9:30 AM.
March 9-11th, NCWELCA Spring Retreat at Kure Beach.
Topic: “Bad Girls of the Bible—Part Two”.
March 23-25th, Field Trip to NC Museum of Art.
“Flowers in Bloom” exhibit, showing flowers and their relationship to art. Luncheon together, then visit to exhibit.
April 21st, 2018, NCWELCA Spring Gathering here at Grace. See above.
June 23-24th — NCWELCA Gathering at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Keynote speaker is Kristan Seaford, a pastor’s wife, mother, and activist. Her story is on her website at www.KristanSeaford. It makes for compelling reading!
Things to Ponder
We are considering a change to our meeting time, still in the same place, but during the day at 1:00 PM. Feedback is welcome.
Our annual WELCA Sunday will be coming up soon. More information will be coming in future postings. Please consider what positions you would be willing to fill.Tags: Events, Retreats, Women of the ELCA