LWML News Releases
Current News Releases
- April 17, 2013 - LWML Convention in Pittsburgh to be Live Streamed (PDF, 259KB)
- April 13, 2013 - LWML Surpasses Mission Goal for 2011-2013 Biennium (PDF, 265 KB)
- April 4, 2013 - Mite Giving Funds More LWML Mission Grants (348 KB)
- March 5, 2013 - Recipients Designated for Offerings at the 35th Biennial LWML Convention (PDF,278 KB)
April 17, 2013 - LWML Convention in Pittsburgh to be Live Streamed
The 35th Biennial Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Convention to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 27-30, 2013, will have thousands of Lutheran Women in Mission, along with men and children, attending and participating in the many activities and events at the convention. Final touches are being made on the many details and plans for the convention under the theme "Quenched! by the Water." The logo and the convention theme are based on the Scripture verse from John 4: 14. [Jesus said:] “…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
The LWML is again pleased to announce the live streaming of the convention opening worship service. For those not able to attend the convention in person, the streaming will also allow an opportunity to catch up on all the convention sessions via the World Wide Web using home or office computers. The opening worship service folder will also be available for download when it is posted on Convention Central at www.lwml.org/conventions/2013-pittsburgh. This will provide an opportunity for people to gather at their church to join in worship with those attending the convention in Pittsburgh.
During this worship time, congregations might also wish to take an offering to be added to the funds from the convention. This offering will go to help fund the 2013-2015 Mission Goal. Checks or money orders should be noted "2013 Convention Offering #1" and made out to: Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, PO Box 411993, St. Louis, MO 63141-1993.
Pittsburgh – WOW! There is still time to be there in person for the many events of the convention, including the LWML Neighborhood Block Party on Friday night. Of course there will be many other events at the convention. Servant Events, Gifts from the Heart, Mission in Motion, special worship services, speakers, entertainment, friends, fellowship, and more are all waiting. Information on the convention, as well as the registration forms, are available in the 2012 Winter Issue of the Lutheran Woman's Quarterly and at www.lwml.org/conventions.
Live Streaming Information: Viewing of the opening worship service online will be available by just clicking on the link on the home page, or by going to www.lwml.org/conventions/live. Computer viewing will require adequate Internet speed from your Internet provider (Broadband or DSL connection of at least .765 Mb/s is recommended) and Adobe Flash installed on your Internet browser you will be using to view the stream. You may test this by going to www.lwml.org/conventions/live and follow the instructions on that page. If you are unable to view the convention online, or if the video has a number of pauses in it, it is likely that there is not enough speed to support the live stream.
April 13, 2013 - LWML Surpasses Mission Goal for 2011-2013 Biennium
The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is pleased to announce that the 2011-2013 Mission Goal of $1.825 million was met and has been surpassed. With all praise and thanksgiving to God, the total amount received through faithful mite donations as of this writing is $1,834,269.27.
LWML President Kay Kreklau shared: Our Lord continues to bless the LWML through each of you and your mite offerings! To Him be all thanks and praise as the LWML exceeds their $1.825 million goal for the 2011-2013 biennium! The LWML will fund all 19 grants chosen by the voters at the Peoria Convention in 2011 as the monies are requested. Your offerings have enabled the LWML to continue to reach out and share about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to those who are hurting and lost around the world. A new slate of mission grants will be chosen at the 35th Biennial LWML Convention this June in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Your mite offerings, along with the contributions of other LWML supporters, will help to continue to fund the mission grants selected at the LWML Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in June 2013. In addition to filling your Mite Box, you may also donate to the LWML in the following ways:
- Online at www.lwml.org by clicking on the "Donate" button;
- Using PayPal on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/TheLWML, click on the Mite Box titled "Donate Today";
- Gift Planning Services;
- Endowment Fund;
- Employer Matching Funds; and
- Thrivent Choice Dollars® - eligible Thrivent members may select “International Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.” Go to www.thrivent.com or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and state, “Thrivent Choice.”
April 4, 2013 - Mite Giving Funds More LWML Mission Grants
With thanksgiving to our gracious God, the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is pleased to announce payments to the following Mission Grants for the 2011-2013 biennium as the result of faithful mite giving:
$20,000 for Gospel Outreach Through Arms Child Care. This completes the total of $65,000 for this grant to The Open Arms® Institute, Inc., for supporting the establishment of new Word and Sacrament ministries in growing communities in the United States, by expanding child care ministry programs in existing churches, and by developing a Christian curriculum for fulltime child care ministries.
$50,000 for The Lutheran Malaria Initiative–Kenya, East Africa. This completes the $100,000 total for this grant to support the Lutheran cooperative effort working with Word and Sacrament ministries to educate health care providers, treat the most vulnerable, especially children and pregnant women, and thereby support Kenya's initiative to eradicate malaria.
The LWML has already contributed over, $1,743,000 during the 2011-2013 biennium toward the mission goal established at $1.825 million. Your mite offerings, along with the contributions of other LWML supporters, will help to continue to fund the mission grants selected at the LWML Convention in Peoria, as well as those that will be selected by the delegates at the LWML Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be held June 27-30, 2013.
In addition to filling your Mite Box, you may also donate to the LWML in the following ways:
Online at www.lwml.org by clicking on the "Donate" button;
Using PayPal on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/theLWML, click on the Mite Box titled "Donate Today";
Gift Planning Services;
Employer Matching Funds; and
Thrivent Choice Dollars SM - eligible Thrivent members may select “International Women’s Missionary League”. Go to www.thrivent.com com or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and state “Thrivent Choice.”
Checks or money order should be made to:
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, PO Box 411993, St. Louis, MO 63141-1993
March 5, 2013 - Recipients Designated for Offerings at the 35th Biennial LWML Convention
Preparations at in full swing for the LWML Convention being held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 27-30, 2013. The convention is centered on the theme, "Quenched! by the Water," and is based on the Scripture passage, [Jesus said:] " ... but whoever drinks of the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" (John 4:14).
The four designated recipients selected by the LWML Board of Directors for the convention offerings collected in Pittsburgh are:
- Convention Offering #1 – LWML Mission Goal 2013-2015 Biennium
- Convention Offering #2 – Camp Bethesda, Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Cypress, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Lutheran Center for the Blind
- Convention Offering #3 - LCMS Disaster Response - Hurricane Sandy Relief
- Convention Offering #4 - LWML Heart to Heart Sister Program
Go to www.lwml.org/conventions where all the details about the convention are available at “Convention Central” including the latest convention news and instructions on how to register for the convention online. All the registration information can also be found in the Winter 2012 issue of the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly convention insert. Simply fill out the required information, enclose your check or credit card number, and mail to the address indicated. Hurry! Early discounted registration is offered for registration entered online, or postmarked by March 14, 2013.
Attendees will want to be there for the Opening Worship Service to hear the proclaimer, the Rev. Dr. Dien Taylor on Thursday night, until the Sunday morning Worship Service led by the Rev. Dr. Victor Belton, as well as all the wonderful events in between. The LWML Neighborhood Block Party on Friday evening, after the Mission Pledge Walk, will be a great time to take in all the activities and for visiting with friends.
Updates on the convention will be available at www.lwml.org/conventions. Please check this site frequently for new posts on the convention.