PLCW

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 studie

      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

       Meeting Event

  

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

       Sponsor Annual Pie and Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

       Sponsor Annual Fall Mission Festival/Bazaar Fundraiser

       Assist with Annual German Dinner Fundraiser

       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

             Stepping Stones

             Bridge to Hope

             Crop Walk

             Menomonie Women's Club (GMAC) for Hanging Basket for our downtown

             Winter Haven

             Red Cedar Free Clinic

             UW-Stout Campus Ministry

             Feed My People Organization


 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: Diane Long            

Secretary: Linda Lenz          

Discipleship:  Ginny Helgeson      

Stewardship:  Sharon Wold

       

PLCW Circles - All circles meet at the church unless otherwise announced.

Priscilla Circle:                 Contact:  Ann Mense                                           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.  

 

PLCW Groups  

Quilters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Contacts: Helenmae Debee (715-235-3206) & 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)    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 5 work groups who rotate and serve food for weddings and funerals as needed.   

   Our group contacts are:    

     Nancy Buss          (715-235-5274      

     Lisa Dahms          (715-235-0395)  

     Edie Mittelstadt    (715-235-0025)    

     Kathy Siler            (715-235-5207)             

     Sharon Wold         (715-235-9762)                                                                                  

 
 

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF INFORMATION

 

The New LWR Quilt & Kit Ministry Guides for 2016-2017 Have Arrived!

Copies of the new LWR Quilt and Kit guide is available on the stand by the elevator-main level. 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.” Isiah 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!