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QUILT BLOCK LAY-OUT—Thursday mornings

While we take a break from actual quilting over the summer, Thursday mornings are used to match up quilt blocks to create packets to be sewn together. Anyone who has an eye for color and design is welcome to join us!

Hope Card Makers and Crafters: 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall. New people always welcome. Proceeds support Women of Hope ministries.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Knit or crochet prayer shawls for those needing healing, comfort, and prayer. Contact Margie Richardson or Ardyce Pederson.

Pennies Jar?

At our women’s general meetings and summer Bible studies, the pennies jar is set out asking for donations. What is the pennies jar and where do the donations go? 25 years ago Corrine Olson, our first President of our women’s Synodical Board, decided that one of our focuses as women of the Northeast Minnesota Synod should be to support women and children in poverty thinking that one penny might not do much but lots of pennies gathered together can change the world. She began this “kick off” by bringing a roll of pennies to each of the Conferences in our Northeast Synod as seed money. Each spring, at our Conference Gatherings, the host church determines where the pennies collected will be designated for the year.

At the present time pennies collected are designated to “Shield: 616”, a non-profit organization that seeks to equip law enforcement officers with a tactical gear vest package. One package costs $2400.00; however, donating to the Shield: 616 program one tactical

package can be purchased for $1400. Each officer receiving a tactical package is also given a local support sponsor who will be praying for them and their family to build a relationship between law enforcement and the community.

In the past, Sweetwater Ranch, Adult & Teen Challenge, local food shelves, Second Harvest, Faith in Action and many more have all been supported by our pennies collections.

When you see the pennies jar, give generously. We accept all monies, not just pennies!

Women of Hope Board:

Co-Chairs, Joanne Detwiler and Ardyce Pederson

Secretary, Sherry Kiisa, Treasurer, Sherren Foss

Circle Chairs: Gloria Niswonger (Miriam), Illa Ommen (Lydia), Sandra Rothausen and Char Sitzer (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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