Christ Lutheran’s unit of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is part of a nationwide organization that exists to develop and maintain mission consciousness among the women of the synod. The LWML is divided into districts and zones which select mission projects to support at their biennial conventions. Funds to support these mission projects are gained by the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters (mites) that are placed in Mite Boxes and collected several times a year here at church.
Our local unit operates in conjunction with the Ladies Aid Society, and meetings are held at the same time as the Ladies Aid Society meetings. Our zone holds an annual Spring Rally and a Fall Workshop in member churches to encourage and promote mission work and friendships among Lutheran women. There is always a need for new members interested in promoting missions and mission work.
The Ladies Aid Society holds bake sales periodically and helps to support a child through a Christian organization.
Meetings are held at 1:00 pm on the first Wednesdays of April, August, October and December. All the ladies of the congregation are invited to join our group.
LWML MITES Give your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters (mites) in the mite boxes for mission work through the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. These boxes will be collected during Lent and Holy Week in the large purple/white box in the narthex. A good Christian tradition is to take the money saved through Lenten fasting and give it to mission work.
The Zone 25 Spring Rally will be held on Saturday, April 21, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Mokena). Registration and “Coffee and” will begin at 8:30. Pastor Richard Schauer will lead a Bible study/devotion on “Transforming Joy” from Psalm 95:1. The comfort dogs and K-9 care dogs will be our “speakers” at the rally. A “Gifts from the Heart” ingathering of small baby items for the neighborhood outreach at St. Paul (Mt. Prospect) will be held as well as a hands-on mission project. New and gently used quality items are being requested for the Silent Auction. The rally will conclude at 12:00. Mark the date and plan on enjoying a morning with your Lutheran sisters. See Arlene Gronwold with any questions.
The spring quarterly meeting of the Ladies Aid / LWML will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at 1:00, in the office conference room. A Bible Study from the Winter Lutheran Women’s Quarterly will be included. Plans will be made for the Bake Sale in conjunction with the upcoming Rummage Sale, and information on the Zone 25 LWML Spring Rally to be held on April 21 will be given. Refreshments will be served. Hope you can make it.