Women’s Ministry

December 2018

. . . . in Women of Immanuel

We would like to again say thank you to all who helped with the bazaar again this year. This is truly a fun congrega-tion with many talents! 

Our bazaar is a well known holiday event in our area. Not only does it provide excellent shopping, but the proceeds go back into our community and help support our mission in Malawi, Africa. This year our proceeds topped $11,000. This money will support many local causes and global missions. Winners of raffle items were: Homespun Rag Quilt made by Terri Wisniak-Claudia Peterson; Doll Cradle painted by Vonda Bongs-Susan Bushard; Hall Cabinet made by Randy Evans-Ade Olson; Batik Leaf Quilt made by Kay Partello-Debbie Bitner; Rustic Bird Feeder & Bird House made by Lloyd Brix-Judy Adams; Snowshoe Decoration made by Sharon Simons-Jenny Schuett. 

We all want to see this continue, but after many years, it is time for us to step down from our role as the steering committee. There are many “department heads” already in place and know exactly what to do, and we are willing to meet with those interested, to share what’s been done in the past. Know that there are many hands willing to help. 

Thanks for all the support over these last 20 years! 

Sharon Simons, Kim Gibson and Kay Gaudette. 

Women’s Donations 2017!

Click below for a list of donations from the 2017 rummage sale funds and 2017 bazaar funds. A total of $14,000 was allocated. Funds were allocated 30% to Global Missions and 70% to Local Missions, $4,200.00 and $9,800 respectively.

Women’s Donations-2017

Let’s Talk Coffee!

For several years Immanuel has supported the Lutheran World Relief Coffee Project which is a partnership between LWR and Equal Exchange  (Which seeks greater equity in international trade). Farmers in several countries support themselves and help their communities by selling coffee they grow on small plots of land. The coffee is organic (no chemicals) and no rain forests are destroyed. Immanuel supports this mission by using the coffee for all events and for fellowship time on Sundays. It is equally available for your purchase, too.

This great coffee comes in either whole bean or grind, regular or decaf, and in 3 different roasts; in 12 and 16 oz sizes. An explanation of the roasts is available in the coffee cabinet. Price comparisons show that the coffee competes well with other organize and specialty coffees available in the area.

Using this Fair Trade coffee provides continued support to LWR in their efforts to help people become self-sustaining and financial contributors in their own communities. You are encouraged to support these small farmers by trying our the coffees and discovering your favorites.

See you around the coffee cabinet@