Policies and Procedures Document Updated
The Policies and Procedures committee met at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Grand Prairie on Friday, May 13 to update this document. The last update had been in 2003, and a lot of changes needed to be made.
Each delegate to the NT-NL SWO convention in October will receive a copy of the updated document before the convention. If approval is received at our convention, then the document will be sent to the ELCA Churchwide Synodical Women’s board for approval. This document provides guidelines as to how our group is to function.
Appreciation to Hattie Hammer and Pastor Kathi Johnson for the use of their church fellowship hall. Members of the committee present were Carol Otterstad, chairman; Cynthia Sparks, Susan Remshardt, Diane Fehler, and Sarah Gohlke.
Eastern Mission Conference Spring Gathering
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Shreveport, LA hosted the Spring Gathering on Saturday May 21st. Over thirty ladies came together for a wonderful day of fellowship.
Laurie McGehee of the Caddo Parish Juvenile Services presented a very informative talk on Sex Trafficking. Dr. Dan Gibbs, a member of Holy Trinity, entertained us with beautiful piano music. A bountiful brunch was provided to the women of the ELCA from these three churches: Holy Trinity and St. Stephen in Shreveport, and First Lutheran in Longview.
One half of the offering was given to the sex trafficking program with NT-NL Synodical Women receiving the other half. Carol Shoul of Holy Trinity was elected conference coordinator.
Excitement Builds as Registration for Tenth Triennial Opens Sept. 6
The Tenth Triennial Gathering, July 13-16, 2017 will bring Lutheran women together from across the church with life-changing workshops, worship, Bible study, and more. Women will gather in Minneapolis, Minn., under the theme “All Anew.” Registration opens on September 6.
Early-bird registration, through January 6, 2017, is $310; after that registration is $350. Register at welcatg.org or email women email@example.com for a registration packet.
Liz Gaskins, one of the Triennial Gathering Promoters, will be at the NT-NL SWO convention in Waco October 7-9 with a display table with all things Triennial. She will answer your questions, have registration packets, etc. for you at the convention. She also will be speaking to our group on Saturday.
Because the Tenth Triennial Gathering falls during the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017, the theme resonates with reformation and transformation images. At the gathering, participants will explore ways in which the Holy Spirit changes us, acknowledging that reformation and transformation have happened and continue to happen within the community of women known as Women of the ELCA.
The WELCA unit of Clifton will not meet in July but start again in Aug. We will host the August Birthday party at Sunset Ministries, using our Trinity youth and their blessings of talent in music and dance. Asking for prayers for Elaine Bell in her recovery from some difficult surgery.