women of hope

     In July  again we are unable to have our salad luncheon and Bible study.  To help us as we meet in small groups or do our study alone Pastor Dave has shared some thoughts to consider when doing the study.  I encourage you to read his article - Notes from Pastor Dave.  So thankful for his support. 

     The quilters have moved from laying out blocks to tying quilts in hopes that we will have enough to meet the need for the food boxes in December.  Help with this project is always welcome and we are now meeting as a larger group, therefore if you would help it would be great.  We meet every Thursday from 8:00 am - 11:30 am and wear masks.  Of course break time continues to be at 9:30, an important part of our morning. We bring our own beverages as the kitchen remains closed, and often someone brings a small snack.  This has been a good time to touch base with everyone and hear their stories.  Weather permitting we meet on the deck if not we space ourselves in the social hall.  Consider joining us!!

     Following a suggestion made by Jane Haas and supported by Dee Jensen we are having a garden tour with hopes of making a few dollars to support the food boxes and provide an outdoor activity as we have been sheltering for a long time.  There has been green support for this project, note the article written by Joanne Detwiler describing this activity and the wonderful poster designed by Gloria Niswonger.

    There will be a board meeting on July 1st at 10:00am preceded by a garden club meeting at 9:00am. 

Missing everyone and wishing you all well.

Ardyce Pederson

Garden Tour Saturday, July 18th

    For the first time in almost 30 years, Christmas in July will not be held at Hope Lutheran Church. Each year this fundraiser has supported the many ministries of the Women of Hope, from gift giving in Africa to donations given to our local Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School. The Women of Hope, however,  have come up with another plan that is fitting for this season in our lives-A Garden Tour!

   Five beautiful, local gardens have been chosen for this tour on July 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please come to Hope Lutheran's memorial garden at the back of the church to get your map to garden locations and to select something for yourself from the plant sale. At the same time, you can put your name in a hat for a hand made quilt crafted by one of Hope's own quilters. The name of the winner will be drawn at 3 p.m.--no need to be present.

   All proceeds from the plant sale and free will donations will support the annual Christmas Food Boxes project.These boxes, loaded with food and a hand made quilt, are distributed to our local families in December.

   The Women of Hope will miss the July Christmas shopping and the delicious summer salads yet we are hopeful that this Garden Tour will bring many of our friends back again.

    In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled.


 Women of Hope Board Meeting Minutes