2017 Spring Gatherings

Panhandle conference

The Spring Gathering of the Panhandle Conference Women of the ELCA will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Grace, Slaton, TX. Hosted jointly by the women of St. John, Wilson and Grace, Slaton, the day promises to be filled with a variety of opportunities for fun, fellowship and faith growth.

The gathering will begin with registration and reception at 9:00 a.m. and will end by approximately 3:00 p.m. Details will be provided as they are confirmed.

Please mark your congregation calendars and share this date with your Women of the ELCA leaders so women can make plans to attend.

Dallas Area Metro North Conference

The Dallas Area Metroplex North Conference is holding our 6th annual spring Women’s Retreat on March 25, 2017. This year it will be held at Christ the Servant, Allen, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Karen Williams, who was also our speaker at last year’s extremely popular retreat. Karen presents fascinating information with great humor and grace, and her session will be wonderful!

This year we are collecting items to donate to UpBring (formerly Lutheran Services of the South), an organization that provides needed items to children entering the foster care system. We will be focusing on infant needs such as receiving blankets, sleepers, onesies, socks, and travel-sized baby toiletries. Please bring any donations with you to the retreat.

Download the Dallas Area Metro North Spring Gathering flier and registration form for more information. You can also register online at christtheservant.com (link opens in new tab/window). Registration forms are due by March 10.

We will be offering child care for children aged 3-10 (for an additional fee), so please indicate on your registration form if that is needed.

Everyone is welcome to attend, so please pass the word! Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Pam Grosze

HOT Conference

Download the registration form for the HOT Conference Spring Gathering on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Our Savior’s, Norse. Please make copies and share this Gathering information with the ladies of your church and friends. It is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship, to study God’s word and to conduct the business of the Heart of Texas Conference.

A nominal registration fee of $10 will used to help the hosts cover the costs of the food, etc. A love offering will be collected and divided between the SWO and a charity chosen by OSLC. We will have a special memorial time for WELCA members of our local units that have passed since our last Gathering in 2016. In addition, we will again have Silent Auction items donated by each church to help fund WELCA Scholarships.

If you register by March 18 you will receive a special gift upon check-in. Late registrations will be accepted at the door or you may contact Lauri Aars or Glenda Phillips using the contact information on the registration letter. Payment for those can be made at the door with cash or check.

We look forward to seeing you all again and sharing in a fun day!

Lauri Aars, OSLC WELCA President
Glenda Phillips, OSLC Secretary

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