Women's Ministry First
Save the Date - November 22-23
The First Lutheran Church Women’s Retreat will be at Benet House in Rock Island. This 24-hour retreat is
designed for young women, working women, busy moms, and those in the “sandwich” generation (simultaneously caring for young adult children and aging parents) who are looking for a community of support and a place to experience joy as the busy holiday season kicks off. Registration forms are available at the Resource Center.
See Pastor Laura, Betsy Brudos, Jill Laingen, or Janet Larson if you have questions!
Cover Girls Quilting—Come and work with the “Cover Girls” on a variety of projects including tying quilts made of donated fabrics and assembling several care kits for Lutheran World Relief. You are welcome to join us on Wednesday, July 10 at
9 a.m. in Grace Place. The need is great!
• To learn more about how your gift makes a difference, and specifically about This community in Peru,
watch our brand new quilt and kit video at lwr.org/videos/quilt-kit-pipeline. If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to contact the LWR staff at 800.597.5972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Bible Study group will meet Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. We will be using the Lutheran magazine, “Gather” for our study guide. All women are welcome to join us for this time of fellowship and Bible Study.
Lutheran World Relief School Kits
Items for Lutheran World Relief school kits will be collected in July and August. Following is a list of items that
are needed to pack in cloth drawstring backpacks to send overseas.
• 70–sheet spiral notebooks (no loose-leaf paper)
• rulers (30 cm)
• pencil sharpeners
• blunt scissors
• #2 unsharpened pencils
• black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
• Crayola crayons (16 or 24 count)
• 2 ½” erasers
Please Note — Each school kit requires four of the 70-sheet spiral notebooks. Donations may be left in the basket outside the church office. Thank you for giving a child the opportunity to go to school!
Learn more about the resources available for women through the ELCA by visiting www.womenoftheelca.org!