PLCW - Peace Lutheran Church Ministry
WOMEN OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Our Mission Statement:
To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Our Purpose Statement:
As a community of women, created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world.
HOW DO THE WOMEN OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION?
1. Grow In Faith
Provide and attend monthly Bible studies
Attend Bible Study Guest Day at area churches
Host Bible Study Guest Day
Attend the Chippewa Valley Women's Retreat at Luther Park
Attend Chippewa Valley Day of Renewal and present offering
Attend SWO Convention and present an offering
Plan and initiate Thank Offering Service
Plan and initiate annual Spring Fling/General
2. Affirm Our Gifts
Serve in positions on the PLCW Board
Serve as Work Group Chairs
Keep kitchen well stocked, organized and clean
3. Support One Another In Our Callings
In leadership positions within our church and community
Monthly meetings of Stampers, Crafters and Quilters
Members of the Red Cedar Hospital Volunteers
4. Engage In Ministry And Action
Support Confirmation Students by paying a portion of their camp fees
Support those attending the National Youth Gathering by donating to the Youth Fund
Sponsor Annual Pie and Ice Cream Social Fundraiser
Sponsor Annual Fall Mission Festival/Bazaar Fundraiser
Assist with Fundraising Events
Serve suppers at the Campus Ministry for UW-Stout Students
Members of various boards in the community
Serve as hospitality leaders for Sunday morning coffee.
5. Promote Healing And Wholeness In The Church, The Society And The World
Serve funerals and other functions as needed
Support Missionaries :
The Benckes in Japan (ELCA)
Diane Brask through Global Seed Planters
Support Lutheran World Relief by providing --Quilts --School Kits --Baby Care Kits
Provide Chemotherapy Bags to local Cancer patients
Through financial donations to:
PLC General Fund
Bridge to Hope
Menomonie Women's Club (GMAC) for Hanging Basket for our downtown
Red Cedar Free Clinic
UW-Stout Campus Ministry
Feed My People Organization
Boy's & Girl's Club
Lutheran Campus Ministry
The Foster Closet
We welcome and encourage ALL women of Peace Lutheran Church to become involved – you are ALL members. There are no requirements other than the desire to study God's word and to experience Christian fellowship and love. With the many roles we play
PLCW experience God's blessings in many different ways.
Jesus said, “What you do for others, you do in my name.” Matthew 25:40
The PLCW Board Members meet the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
PLCW Board Members:
President: Kathy Siler
Vice President: Cindy Langland
Secretary: Linda Lenz
Discipleship: Ginny Helgeson
Stewardship: Sharon Wold
PLCW Circles - All circles meet at the church unless otherwise announced.
Priscilla Circle: Contact: Nancy Greene Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
Lois Circle: Contacts: Jan Kufahl & Dona Shoemaker Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Hannah Circle: Contact: Kathy Siler Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Quilters Contacts: Nancy Myran (715-235-3678) Meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9 a.m.
Crafters Contacts: Nancy Olson (1-715-577-1950) Meet Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. from August to November. They meet for fellowship and make crafts for the PLCW mission festival held in November which supports our missions and young people going to confirmation camp.
Stampers Contacts: Faye Swenson (715-235-7068) & Mary Ann Hitz (715-235-1359) and Jean Holden (715-235-9269) Meet the 4th Monday of each month at 4 p.m. They make cards to sell with proceeds going to the Building Fund. They also supply the office with any cards necessary and make holiday cards for all our shut-ins.
Food We have 4 work groups who rotate and serve food for weddings and funerals as needed.
Our group contacts are:
WORK GROUP 1: Sharon Wold (715-235-9762)
WORK GROUP 2: Kathy Siler and Sharon Wold
Nancy Buss (715-235-5274) will call for cakes
WORK GROUP 3: Kathy Siler (715-235-5207)
WORK GROUP 4: Lisa Dahms (715-235-0395)
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF INFORMATION
Copies of the 2017-18 LWR Quilt and Kit Ministry Guide ared available on the stand by the elevator - main level. The 2017-18 LWR Quilt & Kit Ministry Guides will also be continued through 2019! Which means that items needed to complete kits will not be changed in 2019.
You will also find “shopping lists” for the Baby Care Kits and School Kits posted on the bulletin board there as well. Please feel free to pick up a copy of the new guide and/or a Shopping List.
Baby Care Kits offer hope, comfort, and dignity for mothers in poverty giving birth to a child. The items included in a Baby Care Kit provide the things a mother needs to care for her baby the way she hopes to – soft blankets to give warmth and comfort, soap to keep germs away. The clothes in the Baby Care Kit welcome both mother and baby out into the world.
Each Baby Care Kit includes the following items:
- Two lightweight cotton T-shirts (no Onesies)
- Two long or short-sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet)
- Two receiving blankets, medium-weight cotton or crocheted or knitted with lightweight yarn.
- Four cloth diapers, flat fold preferred
- One jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with a hood, or include a baby cap
- Two pairs of socks
- One hand towel, dark color recommended
- Two or three bath-size bars of gentle soap equaling 8 to 9 oz., any brand, in original wrapping; no mini or hotel size bars
- two diaper pins or large safety pins
“He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.” Isaiah 40:11
School Kits contain essential supplies to help children – and in some cases, adults – continue learning despite the hardships they face. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families and their communities.
Each School Kit includes the following items
- Four 70-sheet notebooks (280-300 sheets total) of wide- or college-ruled paper approximately
8 x 10 ½ inches. No loose-leaf paper.
- One 30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
- One pencil sharpener
- One pair of blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
- Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secure together with a rubber band
- Five black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); secure together with a rubber band
- One box of 16-24 crayons
- One 2 ½ inch eraser
- *One sturdy drawstring backpack-style cloth bag approximately 14 x 17 inches with shoulder straps (no standard backpacks); recommended fabrics include sturdy cotton, canvas, denim, and twill.
*NOTE: PLCW has purchased 150 back packs for packing the kits – they will be available on a rack by the elevator on the main level. They are a bright lime green color – you can't miss them.
“Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still; teach the righteous and they will gain in learning.” Proverbs 9:9
Items for kits may be dropped off in marked bins located near the elevator on the main level. Happy Shopping!! And Thank you one and all!