This community of women celebrates relationships, values, learning, and feels called to act boldly on their faith. They host fellowship events and participate in small group Bible studies. They are active participants in Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Kit making and collecting clothing items for St. Joseph’s Baby Corner. Updates and announcements for women’s events and activities can be found in the Newsletter.

QALC Women’s News

Good News, from Joan Crummett:
“Hoping you would pass this on please. Heard from Einoth (the Tanzanian student QALCWomen sponsored through school —Candy). After getting her master’s degree & getting married in 2016, she just had a baby girl a little over one month ago. Her name is Divine Charity. Our little girl has grown up.”

I want to thank each one of you that helped on the Advent Celebration.

Sallie Wilson baked Stollen and potato sausage, Jackie Thomsen, with help from Candy Mathes, made Yulekaka. Sebille Moulster, with Shirley Flory’s help, made Norwegian Waffles with homemade strawberry jam and sour cream. Jean Oplinger, using an old family recipe, made lefse with Virginia Stamey’s help. Kitchen helpers were Chloe Jones, Jennifer Jones, Susan Evans and Jacqui Darroch. Cathi Unseth was in charge of kids’ crafts. Craft helpers were the Houle family, who also provided music; Lori Roozen, Barth and Ann Olsen, and Rich Mathes.


December 10Annual Boxing of Cookies for Friends Who Can’t Make It to Church, after the 10:30 AM service. We will meet in the Conference Room. Bring approximately two dozen cookies or special items for the cookie boxes. If you would like to help deliver cookies, please talk to Candy Mathes or Pastor Dan.

December 13The Sunshine Circle and Sewing and Service group are meeting at Jean McLauchlan’s at noon for their annual Christmas lunch. If you would like to attend, please let Jean or Candy know.

December 17 – (Following the 10:30 service) Decorating 150 Christmas Cookies for Community Lunch on Capitol Hill’s Christmas treat bags. The Sewing and Service women will cut out and bake those cookies on December 6.

December 19PDQ’s are meeting at Jackie Thomsen’s home for their annual Christmas Dinner.

We hope each one of you has a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas. —Your Women’s Committee: Candy Mathes, Sallie Wilson, Pat Sobeck, and Sophie Pritchard

Holden Village Women’s Retreat

Registration for the Holden Village Women’s Retreat— has filled! Looking forward to this time together. If you missed this year’s retreat, plan for next—good for ALL ages, especially those who like to cross country ski and/or snow shoe, or those who like to stay inside working puzzles and looking out at the snow.


Daily Grace: Need an on-the-go companion for your faith journey? Daily Grace offers brief reflections every day in which you’ll encounter God’s extravagant, boundless and often surprising grace. Be comforted, challenged, inspired, consoled and confronted. Find it online here.

Come join us at a circle this monthDid you know that not only do our Circles support each other but they study the Bible together?  Come join us this month.


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