Share the Spirit and Let Your Light Shine
SAVE THE DATE for the Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women’s Organization Fall Gathering in Lake Yale on November14-16, 2014. Now is the time to start saving so you can attend. The cost for the entire weekend including lodging and meals will be determined shortly. We will increase the price this year but as little as possible to meet costs. Still it is a bargain for under $200 for a weekend. We know that many expenses in each of our day to day lives have increased. Due to this fact, we expect that more of you may be requesting Share the Spirit funds. Here are a few ideas for you to consider and boldly to act upon.
First, if possible, we encourage you or your unit to donate directly to the Share the Spirit fund to make more funds available to help your sisters who need assistance. Maybe you can collect a special offering in your unit. Or maybe women who have shared the Fall Gathering experience but are now physically unable to attend might want to donate a small sum to allow others to enjoy the event. These donations from across the synod will be such a benefit to women with limited funds. Send your donations identified as Share the Spirit to:
W315 S 57th Ave.
Hollywood, FL 33023
Secondly, your congregation might consider offering a full or partial scholarship to someone in your congregation. The recipient(s) could be determined by your unit board or president.
Lastly, no monetary contributions are required for a woman to receive a Share the Spirit grant. However, applicants are encouraged to seek support from their congregational unit and from other sponsors as well as including a personal contribution if possible. We encourage women that are wishing to receive Share the Spirit grants to start working through this process now. Although Registration does not open until August 1st, you can be ready with your Share the Spirit application and sponsorship completed and ready to submit with the Registration packet to the Registrar. The sooner the better because Share the Spirit funds are on a first come-first serve and limited basis.
The success of this grant program is in your hands. We ask all of you to prayerfully consider our requests. Joining your sisters in fellowship, fun, and spirituality is a wonderful opportunity that we as sisters in Christ want all to be able to share.
The Share the Spirit application is attached below as is this information in the "info" attachment. Just download with the arrow to the far right.
We encourage you to bring young women and we reduce the price for them as well. Further we have a special for scholarship form for them: Let your Light Shine. It can be downloaded below by using the arrow to the far right.
Marilyn Dial and Tracy Moffatt
Fall Gathering Co-Chairs Planning Committee
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