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LWML

Lutheran Womens Mission League

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 (Luke 21:1-4), the mite box is used to collect money for this purpose. Members of the LWML 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 society here at Grace:

  • Meetings/monthly (September - May), generally 2nd Tuesday, at 1:00 pm (includes program, Bible study, business meeting, fellowship, refreshments & mite offering).
  • Annual Boutique & Luncheon, held the 4th Saturday in October (funds raised are donated to various charities).
  • Some of the charities are:

  • Visalia Emergency Aid
  • Lutherans for Life
  • LCMS World Relief
  • Lutheran Bible Translators
  • The Samaritan Center
  • Monthly support to:

    2 seminary students (Ft Wayne, Indiana & St Louis, Missouri)

    Monthly support to:

  • Care Pregnancy Center
  • Kaweah Delta Hospice
  • Visalia Rescue Mission
  • Hands in the Community
  • Other activities include:

  • Candy & Crafts sale 1st Sunday in December.
  • Baskets of home made 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 & 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 Fellowship Hall after a memorial service for a loved one.
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