LWML eNews Issue #176 – April 15, 2016
President Patti Ross is scheduled to visit with Andy Bates, host of the KFUO morning program “His Time” on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:40 a.m. CDT. She will be discussing the change of location of the 2017 LWML Convention to Albuquerque, New Mexico and updating the audience on the most recent information on LWML programs and outreach.
A community in East St. Louis, Ill., and another in Fremont, Neb. will benefit from recently awarded grants from Lutheran Housing Support® (LHS) as part of its “Helping Hand Initiative.” In February, President Patti Ross met with Nicole Turner-Ridley, Chief Executive of LHS, about the Initiative, which is a current LWML mission grant recipient. The two discussed how the agency connects LCMS groups with community partners to help revitalize neighborhoods and provide affordable housing. LWML mite support is revitalizing these two communities. Go to the LWML website to learn more about this grant.
It’s time to make nominations for new officers to be elected during the 2017 LWML Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The following officers will be elected during the convention:
- Vice President of Christian Life
- Vice President of Communication
- Vice President of Gospel Outreach
- Recording Secretary
- Nominating Committee (five members)
The 2015–2017 Nominating Committee requests your prayers for God to guide women willing to serve Him through their work in the LWML. Nominations may be made by any LWML member, but forms must be signed by a District President. Forms and information concerning expectations and job descriptions for each office are available on the LWML website.
Mission Goal for 2015–2017 Biennium: $2,000,000
Amount Received (all sources): $963,484.61
Amount Needed: $1,036,515.39
Mites and donations may be made through individual Mite Box offerings to societies, zones, and districts, PayPal accounts, the LWML website’s online donation process, setting up recurring electronic donations through Joyful Response®, by calling the LWML office — 1.800.252.5965, or mailing your contribution to: LWML, 3558 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63118
April Mission Grant Resources
Each month one grant is featured on the LWML website with a Mission Power Poster, Devotion, Bulletin Bytes, Prayer Guide, and Story.
April’s resources feature Providing Hope for Detroit. This grant supports the churches of Detroit as they reconnect with communities, evangelizing and spreading the Good News while providing literacy, job coaching, parenting classes, sports camps, and community beautification.
Mission Servants Activity
April Mission Servants Activity of the Month: Spring Nursing Home Projects. Deliver bird feeders to nursing homes and start a raised garden. Check out the website for more information.
Mission Grant Proposal Guidelines
The grant application process is now open for new grant requests for the 2017–2019 biennium! An electronic submission form and updated guidelines are available on the website.
Updated LWML Mission Grants Resume
This detailed listing of Mission Grants from 1943–2015 is a great resource to help motivate further service and support. Check out this list on the website.
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