Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017
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Join us on November 28th on the LWML Facebook or Twitter page to see highlights of LWML mission grants that have received God's grace through you over the years and grants that are in need of your grace this biennium. You will be asked to pray, gather offerings, and share posts and tweets through the day. Please help us promote Giving Tuesday by visiting www.lwml.org/givingtuesday and printing and sharing the available downloadable resources there.
November Featured Mission Grant:
Christ for Veterans and Their Families
Funds requested by Christ for Veterans and Their Families will be utilized to host national training events for Operation Barnabas, which provides a network of care through trained congregations that want to reach out to members of the military, their families, and the veterans in their congregations and communities.
Learn more about this grant and share the resources available here.
Honor Our Military Families is the Mission Servants Activity for November. Thank all the military families in your church or throughout your community for their sacrifice to keep us safe and free. Take the opportunity to give back to these families, showing your gratitude, your love, and your service. Learn more about this acitivity here
Hurricane Harvey Help
This is an example of what the Holy Cross volunteers assembled from the supplies received from the Northeast Texas Zone of LWML and from LWML for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
They call this the “Waiting in Line Welcome Bag.” There are long lines for relief and support still to this day. The lines are essentially moms and kids. Texas District assembled these bags to share with those in the lines. It gives them some words of encouragement plus a LWML bear and an Arch Book for the kids to read and entertain themselves.
LWML Partnering with the Community
LWML loves the opportunity to partner with other LCMS organizations to share God's grace and the many ways women can participate with the LWML.
Beautiful Feet: In Your ShoesNovember 2-4, 2017
Concordia University in St. Paul, MN
Representing LWML, Michelle Zollinger, LWML Public Relations Director, was privileged to be among the beautiful faces and feet of approximately 185 student participants, student and adult leaders, praise brand, four plenary speakers, 19 breakout session presenters, and 16 exhibitors who were all full of eagerness, energy, enthusiasm, and joy to be mission-minded servants and disciples of Jesus. Michelle thanked Jesus for placing her feet in her shoes at the Beautiful Feet Conference so that she had the opportunity to share the mission of the LWML, which is to assist each woman in affirming her relationship with God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to all nations.
Beautiful Feet is an annual conference that is hosted by one of the Concordia Universities to share opportunities with college students for foreign and domestic missions and equip them to daily be in mission as disciples of Jesus. Beautiful Feet comes from Romans 10:15, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” This year’s conference focused on The Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Michelle Zollinger, Public Relations Director for LWML and visitors at the LWML table
November 11, 2017
LASE: Herald the Holidays
St. Louis, MO
Representing LWML, Ashley Jenkins, Marketing & Communications Manager was honored to participate as a model in the fashion show portion of the Herald the Holidays program for Lutheran Association for Special Education's (LASE). LASE serves children with learning disabilities, other health impairments due to Attention Deficit disorder, Speech and Language Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, other Mental Health issues, and students "at risk" for disabilities.
Ashley modeled clothing from Mix + Match. Some of the models also had the privilege of modeling clothing from Soft Surroundings.
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