2017 Report from the Women’s Group
The Women’s Group held their first meeting of the year in October in the church conference room. All of our meetings are open to all women in the congregation as well as any field trips or special luncheons that are planned. Our meetings are held on a monthly basis the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am unless there is a weather cancellation or there were plans to hold a special meeting elsewhere.
The Women’s' Group of Our Savior continues to assemble Thanksgiving Baskets for a chosen family or two each fall season. Again this year, we collected items with the help of our congregation, for the Lutheran Home of Southbury's Shopping Spree and collected items for their Love Cart. We also support the efforts of the Earthkeeping Team who so lovingly beautifies our church lawn and plan to make our annual donation to Camp Calumet, as well.
We chose Curtis House in Woodbury for our annual Christmas Party again this past December where we shared a grab bag gift, great food and conversation. A wonderful time was had by all! We also chose this same venue for our June luncheon.
Carol Varanko continues to collect Labonne’s receipts which aid us in continuing certain program participation and to bring good cheer where it may be needed.
During the winter months, we collected school supplies for Lutheran World Relief and assembled school kits to be sent out as we have in past years. Many thanks to Carol Varanko and Maxine Stanwich for all the shopping they do for this project!
Several women in our congregation attended the Naugatuck Valley Conference of the Women of ELCA again this spring. This conference is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with women from other churches in our area and share our ideas, concerns and inspirations.
Memorial Day flowers for the altar are again being donated by our Women’s' Group.
It is our hope to grow our group to the level of past years. We encourage all women to attend one or more of our meetings or speak to one of our members and join us!!!
Our Savior Women’s' Group will begin our next year the second Tuesday of September 2018. We hope to see you then!
Our Savior Women's Group will begin our next year the second Tuesday of September 2017. We hope to see you then!
Respectfully submitted, Carol Habersang