Fellowship Groups News – January 2019

Here’s some news from a few of our fellowship groups.

Daytime Fellowship Group

The Daytime Fellowship meets on the third Monday of the month (which is Martin Luther King day, January 21 this month), September to June, at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. One of our pastors leads a Bible study (typically looking at a scripture for the coming Sunday’s worship service). This is followed by a time for visiting with each other as we eat our brown bag lunches and a provided dessert. Sometimes there is a little bit of business that needs to be taken care of. The gathering typically ends around 1:00. Everyone is welcome.

Lap Robe Tying Group

The Lap Robe Tying Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through October, (and this year was able to add a gathering in November, thanks to when Thanksgiving fell), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The next meeting will be January 23, 2019. Let Judy Molander know if you plan to attend as lunch is provided.

During 2018 the group made 78 lap robes. Several lap robes were displayed in the main hall for everyone who came into our building to see. This year, 8 lap robes were given to members and friends of our congregation, 6 to Hillside Senior Care, 6 to Abode Services, 6 to Meals on Wheels, 3 to hospice care, 12 to the Veterans Hospice, 10 to Paradise Fire Victims, 9 to the Brown Road Homeless Shelter, and 7 to LOV. Hillside Senior Care reports they are especially helpful when transporting their clients from the care facility to medical appointments. Others have said they are useful when you want “a little extra” for warmth on cool evenings. More are available if anyone wants one.

Wild Women of the West gathering announced

The dates for the 2020 Wild Women of the West Inter-Regional have been announced. They are June 12-14, 2020, in Las Vegas. You might want to put this on your calendar now.

First Christian Church of Las Vegas will host. The theme is “Seeking Grace in the Desert” and one keynote speaker has been confirmed: Rev. Lori Tapia. Other leadership for this event is being secured.

The costs are anticipated to be between $150 and $200 for registration, and housing/hotels should be significantly cheaper than in Scottsdale (the location of the 2018 gathering). At a recent meeting in Vegas, one of the planning team members stayed at a no-frills hotel near this church for $23 a night.

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