The LWML seeks to develop and maintain a greater mission consciousness among the women of the Synod through education, inspiration, and service. The major emphasis of our district organization is the support of mission and ministry throughout the world by means of mite box offerings. Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite (Luke21:1-4), the mite box is used to collect money for this purpose. Members of the LMWL are given mite boxes to fill. We also offer the congregation the opportunity to participate. The filled mite boxes are then brought to church for collection at the end of the month or to the LWML monthly meetings. These mite box offerings have funded tens of millions of dollars in mission grants since the organizations inception in 1942.

Activities of the LWML at Grace

  • Monthly meetings (Sept-May). Generally the second Tuesday, at 1:00 pm. Includes program, bible study, business meeting, fellowship, refreshments, & mite offering.
  • Annual Boutique & Luncheon. Held the fourth Saturday in October. Funds raised are donated to various charities.
  • Candy & Crafts sale on the first Sunday in December
  • Baskets of homemade cookies delivered to shut-in members of Grace (May & December)
  • Mary/Martha Craft Circle- meets monthly at a members home to work on crafts for the Boutique
  • Hats of Love/handmade knit hats and lap blankets are made and donated to the local cancer treatment centers, such as the Sequoia Regional Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society.
  • Funeral Ministry- we serve a reception meal in the Fellowship Hall after a memorial service for a loved one.

Causes Supported by LWML

  • Visalia Emergency Aid
  • Lutherans for Life
  • LCMS World Relief
  • Lutheran Bible Translators
  • The Samaritan Center
  • 2 Seminary Students
  • Care Pregnancy Center
  • Kaweah Delta Hospice
  • Visalia Rescue Mission
  • Hands in the Community