FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS
"I may have all the faith needed to move mountains
but if I have no love, I am nothing." Corinthians 13:2b GNT
A MESSAGE FROM PHYLLIS WADE, BOARD PRESIDENT
The Synodical Women’s Organization (SWO) Board has approved canceling the
2020 Fall Gathering at Lake Yale. Please know that this has been a tough decision and that came after many emails, phone calls, online meetings, and recommendations from Churchwide.
Your leadership engaged in prayer and taken the time to discern the best path forward, as we felt it was our responsibility to make a decision that prioritized your health and well-being. We did not feel we could guarantee your safety and that the appropriate social distancing guidelines and health guidelines could be implemented. While we have canceled this year’s in-person Fall Gathering, we are talking about ways we can have a virtually so watch for more information about this on our website at www.flwelca.com and in the next issue of Tapestry.
To read more about the board's decision, our Love Offering recipient,
and other important information, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2021: NOVEMBER 12-14
We are working with Lake Yale Baptist Convention Center on plans for the 2021 Fall Gathering, which will be November 12-14, 2021. Please mark your calendars so you can join your sisters from around the Synod to celebrate the blessing of coming together in person next year.
Ann English and Loraine Van Haecke
2020/2021 Fall Gathering Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Grant Opportunities: Share the Spirit & Let Your Light Shine
Did you know that the Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women's Organization has programs available to help defray the cost of attending the Fall Gathering? We know it’s not always easy being you. We don’t want you to choose between paying for prescriptions, groceries, or daycare and being in fellowship and worship with your sisters in Christ.
If you are are interested in attending the Fall Gathering and resources are a concern, we encourage you to first reach out to your congregational unit to determine what, if any, local funds may be available. We then invite you to complete the Share the Spirit or the Let Your Light Shine (for youth grades 6-12) application and submit it with your Fall Gathering Registration Form. Funds are limited and are administered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Grants are not announced publicly.
Interested in making a contribution? The success of the Share the Spirit and Let Your Light Shine programs is the direct result of generous contributions from individuals and church units. If you are interested in making a contribution, please mail your donation to:
SWO Treasurer - Share the Spirit
22223 Buffalo Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33952