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Holiday Craft & Bake Sale, Sunday, December 2nd

A craft and bake sale celebrating December holidays around the world will be held after each service on Sunday, December 2nd. Join us in the narthex for a “cultural tasting time” instead of donuts and coffee! We will honor Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Mawlid and other celebrations. This fundraiser will support the many missions of Hope Lutheran Church. What a wonderful way to widen our embrace as we approach the season of Advent.

Women’s General Meeting, January 12th

Looking ahead to January, our W/ELCA General Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 12th. This is a potluck luncheon hosted by Naomi Circle. After studying “Repentance” this fall and our December study of “Fear Not”, we will be looking into the Gospel of John - “Meetings with Jesus”.

Our newly elected board members, Ardyce Pederson as Co-Chair, and Sherry Kiisa as Secretary, will be installed at this meeting. Thank you Ardyce and Sherry for stepping up to serve. And we say a huge thank you to Carolyn who has served on our board these past 8 years as Co-Chair, treasurer and secretary. Jobs well done!

Also, please note: We will not be having a regular board meeting in January.


Tuesday, December 4th @ 10:30 a.m.

December Circles Meet:

Miriam - Dec 10th @ 9:30 a.m. at Jimmy’s

Naomi - Dec 11th @ 9:30 a.m. at Pat Leek’s

Ruth - Dec 12th @ 9:30 a.m. at Ardyce Pederson

Hannah - Dec 13th @ 9:30 am. at Joanne Detwiler

Lydia - Dec 13th @ 9:30 a.m. at Illa Ommen’s

Kitchen Cleaning - January 7th - Hannah Circle

Altar Guild

December: Marge Reinke, Tanis Beadle, Martha Vetter, and Connie Kaylor

Card Makers always welcome new people at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall. The proceeds generously support Women of Hope ministries locally and around the globe.

What are Thankofferings? These collections date back to the early 1800’s when women collected money in “mite” boxes to support church projects. In the late 19th Century women began collecting loose change and putting it in a box as a reminder of the blessings received throughout the year. We continue to do this and in the fall (we choose September) we bring these gifts in gratitude to God for all we have received. These monies are sent to our churchwide organization in Chicago for use in supplying all church units with resources such as publications and to support the many ministries of the Women of the ELCA.

HANDMADE GREETING CARDS FOR SALE by the church office. WE HAVE CONFIRMATION CARDS (and birthday, anniversary, sympathy, etc). $2 each; best deal in town! Proceeds help fund the many ministries of the Women of Hope.

HOPE QUILTERS meet on Thursday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. If you can cut, tie or sew, we have a job for you! We love visitors… stop by during our coffee break at 9:30. Quilters will not meet December 13th.

Women of Hope Board:

Co-Chairs, Shirley Dowson and Joanne Detwiler

Secretary, Carolyn Lienau, Treasurer, Sherren Foss

Circle Chairs: Mary Bengtson (Miriam), Illa Ommen (Lydia), Sandra Rothausen and Jan Yarger (Hannah), Marge Reinke (Naomi), Ardyce Pederson (Ruth)

If you are interested in becoming part of any of the activities of the Women of Hope, please feel free to contact any of the women or the church office and they can direct you to the proper person.

Women of Hope Board Meeting Minutes

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