Dear Sisters in Christ, Lydia Circle,
Our programs have focused on the women of the Reformation, finishing up, appropriately, with Martin Luther’s wife Katharina Von Bora, arguably a role model for the perfect wife. Our next programs will focus on a collection from Gather Magazine called Multiple Meanings; Learning from Other Interpretations, collected and written by Mark Allen Powell.
Our Spring Gathering is on for April 21st, 2018. Dottie Scott is handling the planning of the event. There will be guest speakers, bible studies, and retreats. And food! Mark your calendars, plan to attend, and volunteer for one the committees for advertising, programs, refreshments, registration, and cleanup. Let’s do ourselves proud hosting this statewide event.
The first luncheon, at Milton’s, will be at 11:30 AM on Monday, January 22nd. This will satisfy our social instincts very nicely in the middle of winter. Since everyone liked this idea so well, we will repeat this monthly, on the fourth Monday of the month. The address is Milton’s Pizza, 8853 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, 27614. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex.
- January 24th at 9:30 AM – We will gather to sew bags for the 2018 Schoolbags for Families Together (PLM) campaign. Bring scissors and pins if you cannot bring a portable sewing machine. Contact Lin Gunnet or Helen Hauser for further information.
- February 10th — NC SWO One day WELCA retreat, Make a Joyful Noise, taking place at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2100 Buffaloe Rd., Garner, 27529, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Registration is $10.00 and is due by January 29, 2018. Carpooling is available; meet at church at 8:30 AM.
- April 21st — Grace Raleigh WELCA will hold the NCWELCA Spring Gathering here at Grace. See above.
Things to Ponder
There is a need for those of you women with bookkeeping or accounting backgrounds (you know who you are!) to step up and donate some time to Grace. Our Finance Committee and Counting Committees need some help.
Our annual Women of the ELCA Sunday will be coming up soon. More information will be coming in future postings. Please consider what positions you would be willing to fill for the worship service.
We are looking forward to scheduling a bimonthly trip to take during the winter and spring. Discussion was held about the first one being to NC Museum of Art, to see the current exhibit, Ebony Women.
Let us know what other trips might be of interest!Tags: Events, retreat, Women of the ELCA