Women of Hope
Crafters meeting and potluck, August 9
All crafters and interested crafters will meet at Kristen Vlasak's home on 8-9-17 at 10:00 AM. This will be a review of our participation in Christmas in July this year, to determine when we will meet again and what we will work on. Bring your ideas as well as something to eat for a potluck meal following our discussion.
Dates to Remember:
August 9—10:00 am—crafters at Vlasak’s
Aug 14 - 9:00 a.m. Kitchen Cleaning - Miriam Cir.
August 24 - 10:00 a.m. Living Waters Planning
Session for Fall Gathering
Sept. 6 - 10:30 a.m. Women of Hope Board Meeting
Sept. 13 - 9:30 a.m. General Mtg/Brunch/Bible study
Sept. 18 - 9:00 a.m. Kitchen Cleaning - Miriam Cir
Another successful Christmas in July is over and we Women of Hope are recovering nicely from aching feet, legs and backs. July 18th was a busy place here at Hope as we hosted our annual Christmas in July.
Ticket sales for the salad luncheon totaled 250 and not everyone attending eats lunch so total attendance was probably 300 or so. Thank you to everyone who had any part in making this such a successful event. So many willing hands really get the job done. And thank you, Men of Hope, for helping with all the tables, salad pools, etc.
Someone asked me where the money goes that is made at this event. In October we begin planning our budget for the new year. At the end of the current year we disburse the monies allocated from the budget and give donations locally, nationally and world wide to agencies and projects needing assistance with funds. Our goal is always to disburse all monies at the end of the year except for a small balance to cover on-going bills and/or unexpected costs that might come up within the church or community.
Christmas in July is our one big event of the year and probably 70 or more women are involved in getting everything done. Please consider helping out next year. It’s a fun time and a good way to meet the ladies in our congregation.
Aug—Martha Vetter, Pat Paulsen, Jane Haas
Sept—Sue Tennyson, Lynn Reiten, Pam Johnson
Women’s General Meeting, September 13th
Our September General Meeting will be on September 13th at 9:30 a.m. with brunch provided by Naomi Circle. Thankofferings will be collected at that time; Pr. Matt will be leading the Bible study which is an introduction to our 2017/2018 studies from our Gather magazine. Chairs of committees within our women’s organization will be giving up-dates during our business meeting. Again, all ladies should plan to attend. Find out what the Women of Hope is all about. (Plus, it’s a free breakfast)!
The Living Waters Fall Gathering will be here at Hope on October 3rd. Be watching our bulletin board for further information on this event.
HELP MAKE GREETING CARDS on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All supplies provided. Cards are available to purchase for $2 each across from the church library.
Women of Hope Board:
Co-Chairs, Gloria Niswonger and Shirley Dowson
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.