Women of St. Paul’s

 

Women of St. Paul’s

The Women Welcome YOU!

The Women of St. Paul’s welcome all women to join them each month for friendship and study/discussion.  Our friendships, with study and discussion, drive our ministry projects.  We even join the Men’s Group sometimes to collaborate on planning and executing ministry projects. We meet the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the church (unless otherwise noted).

Join us every month or whenever you can; you will always be welcome!  This year we are hoping to be able to provide child care for those moms who would like to join us but need to bring their children with them.

Faith Formation

Every year we plan a faith formation study with discussion for our group.  Sometimes we study a book; sometimes we study a Lutheran magazine series. But always we support each other in our work to follow the commandments from Christ. This year we will begin using the “Gather” magazine on the ELCA website for our study and finish with a Kelly Fryer study.

In October we will participate in a Women’s Retreat beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 21 and ending on October 22 at 4:00 PM.  Pastor Laura Haupt will be our Keynote Speaker.  Please stay tuned for more information on this.

Service Projects

  • Collaboration with the Men of St. Paul’s: varies from year to year!
  • Meals of Mercy: Every November the Women of St. Paul’s prepares and freezes Meals of Mercy for anyone who needs a little extra support and love during times of turmoil, crisis or stress. This year we will convene at 9:00 AM on November 7, 2016 to prepare the meals.  We will convene again at 7:00 PM to package and freeze the meals. Many hands make light work.

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  • Global Support:  Every Spring we travel to a Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, MD, for a work day. This center houses organizations that work in areas of relief and development, disaster response, social justice, peace education, and hospitality.  One of these organizations is SERRV (Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation).   SERRV is a non-profit organization that believes in building environmental, economic, and social sustainability by marketing items made by low-income artists and craftsmen and foods grown by farmers in developing regions of the world.  It exists to create economic opportunity for low-income workers; there are shops around the country that sell the articles made by these craftsmen.  In the SERRV processing center we unwrap, examine, assemble, sort, repackage, and sometimes price these craft items in preparation for shipping to the shops, churches, fairs, etc. where they will be sold.  We get a morning break, a delicious lunch and a time to shop in the Fair Trade store on site. 

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Fellowship Time

We end our year in June with a Women’s Dinner. 1-IMG_1899

We begin our next year in August.  This year our August meeting will be a combined breakfast meeting with the Men of St. Paul’s on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:30 AM, to discuss collaborative service projects for the 2016-17 church year. On Saturday, September 17, 2016 we will have a brunch planning social at the home of Janice Cromer beginning at 10:00 AM.  Patty Snyder will lead us in the topic of “When God’s Not Fair”.  Please join us at both of these social events!!