First Lutheran Church Women
Mission Statement - Women of the ELCA
To Mobilize women to act boldly on their
faith in Jesus Christ.
Both circles will meet together on Wednesday, October 14
at 10:30 in the youth room.
All women are welcome!
FLCW Meeting - October 11 - 8:45 AM
Harvest Fest - October 18 - 10:00 AM
Annual Meeting - October 18 - 11:15 AM
Triennial Gathering - New Dates - August 5-8, 2021 - Phoenix, AZ
Congratulations BOLD WOMAN of 2020 - Hazel Bowlinger
The Women of First Lutheran give Thanks for God for Hazel Bowlinger, for your faithful, BOLD, and unselfish leadership through the generations of our rich history within the congregation of First Lutheran Church.
Thank you to Karen Olson and the quilters for creating a quilt this year that was donated to the Metigoshe Quilt Auction that yielded $550.00. This is fantastic! Karen created the top, and the quilters did the rest. God bless you all for taking the time and sharing your talent to participate in this special mission at Metigoshe.
► GOOD NEWS – finally! The Church Council has approved that we can serve lunch for funerals and that we can do Trunk or Treat. We are planning to have an FLCW Meeting on October 11th (pending Church Council approval), and we will then discuss the specifics of how we proceed. The Fellowship Hall has been set up, physically distanced, in preparation for funeral lunches.
► We will also do Election of Officers and approve the 2020-2021 Program of Work. Three of your officers have consented to continue in their office: Ileen Everett – Vice President; Joyce Pestal – Secretary; Evie Nelson – Treasurer. I have continued to lead the women, but I am still firm in my decision of a year ago to step down. So, we need to be deliberate in seeking out the future leadership of FLCW.
► Thank you, Ellie Schneibel and Deb Kourajian, for taking on Group Leader positions. We have had two that needed to step down. We have also done some revising with Group makeup, so once we can get back in full swing, we will get updated Group lists to everyone.
► The Triennial Gathering, originally scheduled for July, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, has been rescheduled for August 5 – 8, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. We have women from our unit attend the last several Triennial Gatherings, and FLCW has financially supported them. We did not have anyone planning to attend the Gathering in July of this year, but maybe the change in date may make a difference for someone in our unit. If you are thinking about maybe attending this event, please let me know, so that I can make sure to get you information and updates.
► Harvest Fest and the Annual Meeting are scheduled for October 18th. There will be NO potluck celebrating Harvest Fest this year. We will go directly into the Annual Meeting following Harvest Fest worship.
► Thank you to all of you who have contributed to the School Kits. We will report next month how many kits we were able to send, as well as the number of quilts that our faithful quilters have so lovingly created for this mission.
The word “harvest” comes from the Old Norse word “haust”, which means “to gather or pluck.”
WANTED: QUILTERS - JOIN A DEDICATED GROUP OF WOMEN