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.
Encircling Love: Recently, one of the women at church mentioned that an older women in our congregation said, “I really would have had a much harder time if it wasn’t for the women in my circle.” The group does not meet on a monthly basis anymore, but the caring goes on. Then on Sunday someone said, “Some weeks I come even when I don’t feel like it, because I don’t know who needs me. It is not just about me—it is a community.”
So, who has your back? And whose “back” do you have? Who misses you when you are not there? This is the essence of a circle—a group of women who care about each other, who come together to explore the Bible together to enrich their faith, to listen to each other’s “cares”—family, health, jobs—to pray for each . . . to have each other’s back. Do you yearn for that kind of community?
Then come join us Monday, October 9:
YOU (all women of QALC) ARE INVITED to come join us Monday, October 9 at 7 PM in the Chapel Conference Room to explore forming a new circle—or even circles. We will talk about the best time to meet, what materials to use for study, where to meet, and figure out our next steps. We hope to see you there!
On Saturday, October 7, come to the NW Synod Women’s Convention as we look at Miriam’s story from different perspectives! Always an interesting time as we meet and share with our sisters in the Northwest Synod.
—Your Women’s Committee: Candy Mathes, Sallie Wilson, Pat Sobeck, and Sophie Pritchard
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 month! Did you know that not only do our Circles support each other but they study the Bible together? Come join us this month.
WELCA Churchwide Organization