If you are new to the LWML, the following info might be helpful
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise printed or announced. Members sign up to be a hostess for one month out of the year, which usually consists of providing refreshments for the meeting fellowship time. Hostesses for each meeting choose their own chairman if needed. If you cannot serve during the month assigned, PLEASE TRADE WITH ANOTHER MEMBER.
There are no dues, but offerings are received each month for LWML mites, a designated mission project and society expenses. All women of the congregation are invited!! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND MEETINGS, EVENTS OR SERVICE PROJECTS. Guests are always welcome!
You may see baskets with money on the front table at our meetings. What is this all about??? Members bring small offerings each to meeting as they are led and able. Guests are welcome to contribute as well.
*MITES - Offerings placed in mite boxes for LWML mission grants - often our loose change. As members place their offerings in the box, a prayer is offered to God in thankfulness for His blessings and guidance. 75% of these monies go to the Dist. LWML projects and 25% goes to National LWML projects each selected biennially.
*MISSION OFFERING – A basket is set out at each meeting for a designated mission project as decided by the group each year.
*MISSION GRANTS – Annual gifts given to our chosen recipients. These gifts are received from a Lenten supper, Ladies Aid & LWML fall supper and from a silent auction featuring some of our hand-made quilts. Personal gifts are also accepted. Members puts together proposals for who is to get the grants, and vote each year about distributing funds we have collected throughout the year.
*SOCIETY EXPENSES- A basket is available at each meeting to be used for Standing Projects and society administration. Included are rally, retreat, and convention offerings; Standing and ad hoc committee expenses; Memorials for departed members & Lutheran Hour membership. Members pay for their LWML Quarterly.
*BIRTHDAY OFFERINGS - Individual members may give a gift during her birthday month out of joy for the years our Lord has given, which may be placed in the birthday basket. The money will go toward our Mission Grants.
***INGATHERING*** These are items being collected for a specific group or cause that you can choose to bring to each meeting as another type of offering.