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
MINISTRIES & PROGRAMS
Churchwide: Triennial Convention
LWR: Quilt Ministry
Racial Justice SWO Board Presentation & Discussion led by Denise Beumer (Aug. 8)
Symbols of Christmas with Tracy Moffat
(Available on-demand Nov. 1)
Laughter Yoga with Trixie Richter
(Available on-demand Nov. 5)
Bible Study with Pastor Joanie Holden (Livestream Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m. and available on-demand Nov. 12)
Honoring our veterans
50th anniversary of women being ordained in the ELCA
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2021 Fall Gathering Dates
MESSAGE FROM PHYLLIS WADE, PRESIDENT
Welcome to our 2020 Virtual Fall Gathering Place. Although we are unable to come together at Lake Yale this year, the board remains committed to being present with you...wherever you are, and whenever it is convenient for you. We are using this page to bring you opportunities to hear and see more about the ministries you support and to provide opportunities to participate in workshops, Bible study, and worship. Click here for a video message from Phyllis about this year's virtual gathering place.
MESSAGE FROM YOUR CONFERENCE CHAIRS
It was hard to get our arms around how to make adaptations for this year's Fall Gathering, but we were committed to finding ways to connect with the women of the Florida-Bahamas conference. To the left, you will find links to video presentations and resources. All of the videos will be available on-demand, however, we will be offering two live-stream opportunities: a Bible Study with Pastor Joanie Holden on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. and a celebratory worship service with Pastor Nicole Eastwood on November 12 at 10:30 a.m. Both of these events will be available on-demand following the live broadcasts for those unable to participate during the scheduled times. Click here for a special video message from Ann and Lorraine.
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