September WELCA Update

Thanks to all the ladies who participated in our WELCA Sunday at Zion. What an uplifting and spirit filled service!

During September, five of our ladies attended the Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA Convention in Marietta, GA . We had a wonderful time exploring our theme “Wind of the Spirit” through various workshops, speakers and Bible Study. A complete report on convention will be given on November 7th at the WELCA and LMM joint meeting.

Thanks to all who helped in donating items for Lutheran World Relief. As a synod, we reached our goal of 30,000 pounds for the LWR truck! Thanks to our Zion family who helped us donate 59 pounds of soap, 16 layettes and 114 health kits. Remember that we collect items for LWR all throughout the year. We are especially in need of the following items for layette kits; sweaters/sweatshirts (up to 24 months), sleepers (with or without feet up to 24 months), Onesies (up to 24 months), receiving blankets, and cloth diapers. These items may be placed in baskets located in the entrance of the education building. Also, we collect Campbell’s Soup labels and pop tabs as a year round project. The Campbell’s Soup labels are sent to ENRICH. This is a school program run by Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi. They work with local schools in summer programming and after school programs for at risk children. The UPC/ barcode is all that is needed. Any product made by Campbell’s company can be used….Prego, Spaghetti O’s, Swanson, V8, Market Day, Pepperidge Farm and Franco American. Pop tabs, those things found on all aluminum drink cans and soup cans, are collected for the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah. They “cash in” these tabs to get money for their program. Pop tabs and labels can be placed in the collection site marked in the entrance of the education project.

Every female member of Zion is automatically a member of Women of the ELCA. All of you are encouraged to take part and become involved in one of our four women’s groups at Zion. Please check the Zionews calendar for the monthly meeting schedule. It’s a great opportunity to serve God and others! Get involved!

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