Women’s Retreat . . .
The annual women’s retreat will be held April 5th and 6th at Clearwater Forest Camp. The theme for the retreat is Romans 12:12-Be joyful in hope, Be patient in affliction, Be constant in prayer. (ILC version)
The speakers for the retreat will be Susan Bushard on Friday evening and Tracy Kalevik Mongan on Saturday.
Please complete the registration form and submit it along with $45.00 registration fee to Immanuel’s ChurchOffice by: Friday, March 29, 2019. Make checks payable to ILC Women and write “Retreat” in the memo. Scholarships are available if needed. There are no refunds after March 29th.
You may print the registration form below or the form will be available in the March issue of Immanuel’s Story.
. . . . in Women of Immanuel
Spirit of Christmas Bazaar News
Calling all Woodworkers!
Woodcrafts usually sell well at the “Spirit of Christmas Bazaar” held each year in November at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Woodcrafts come in many shapes, sizes, and kinds. If you like working with wood and either hand or machine tools, we hope you will consider making and donating woodcrafts to the bazaar. Smaller items sell well on the main sale floor. Larger items do well in the raffle.
Not everyone has the tools needed to work with wood which is why we have been promoting the idea of crafting groups. Maybe one person has a bandsaw or scroll saw for intricate cuts while another loves to do sanding, finishing, painting, etc… Wood itself can be expensive, but one person might have barn wood or pallets to donate for rustic crafts and another might have a stack of oak to donate to a furniture builder. We need to ask around and get the right people in touch with one another. Maybe postings can be made to the church Facebook page or notes tacked to the bulletin board at church.
I’ll bet there are young people interested in learning to work with wood. If you have that skill and would be willing to share what you know, consider checking in with the Youth Crew to see if one or two teen boys or girls would like to assist you on a project or two.
For woodcraft ideas, check the local library for woodworking magazines, or use Google to help you find ideas online. Sample search terms to get you started:
Woodcrafts | Christmas wood crafts | DIY wood projects | Holiday signs | Wooden toys Recycled furniture | Wood pallet crafts | Primitive wood crafts | Thrift store makeovers
Excellent websites for woodcrafts are: Pinterest! [www.pinterest.com]; Etsy [www.etsy.com/search? q=woodcrafts]; Lumberjocks [http://lumberjocks.com/projects]
Women’s Donations 2019!
Click below for a list of donations from the 2018 rummage sale funds and 2018 bazaar funds. A total of $12,000 was allocated. Funds were allocated 30% to Global Missions and 70% to Local Missions, $3,600.00 and $8,400 respectively.