Women of the Church

WOMEN’S CONVENTION… The 17th Biennial Convention of the northeastern Ohio Synodical Women’s Organization will hold their convention at Camp Mowana in Mansfield on September 29-30, 2017. The women of Divinity are planning to attend on Saturday, September 30.  We will car pool and leave Divinity by 7 a.m.  We should return by 5:30 p.m.  The cost for Saturday is $53. The Women of the Church will pay half of the cost ($26.50).  Applications can be found on the Women’s bulletin board by the Choir Room.  Applications are due to Marilyn Sesock by Sunday, August 27 with your check for $26.50 made payable to “DLCW”.  ALL women are welcome and invited to participate! 

THE CLEVELAND WEST CLUSTER of the Northeastern Ohio Women’s Synodical Organization will hold their Fall Gathering at Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 4470 Ridge Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44144 on Saturday, September 23 from 8:30am – 1:30pm. The Rally theme is 500th Anniversary of Reformation. Pastor Kari Lankford will portray Katie Luther.  In kind offerings of paper products, detergent, soap, and shampoo will be donated to Redeemer Crisis Center.  Registration fee is $8 which includes continental breakfast and lunch.  To make reservations call Mary Ann Filipow by Sept. 15th  (440)845-6428. We will car pool from Divinity at 8am. All women are invited and welcome to participate.

BATH SIZE BARS OF SOAP are being collected through SEPTEMBER 24 by the Women of the Church for Lutheran World Relief. This is their annual stewardship drive. Please place bars of soap in the box in the narthex marked “soap.”

IT’S ALMOST NUT ROLL TIME!  We will be baking nut rolls on the following Mondays: August 28, September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23 and November 6 and November 13. The cost of the nut rolls is $9.  Interested in helping out?  Call Mary Ann at 440-845-6428.  Many hands make for light work.

Women of the Church is a community of women who commit to grow in their faith, affirm their gifts, support one another in their callings, engage in ministry and action and promote healing and wholeness in the church, society and the world.

Activities of the Women of the Church include:
  • Making school kits and layette packs    
  • Collecting soap, towels, blankets and personal care items for Lutheran World Relief 
  • Giving Christian service after funerals
  • Giving Thanks Offering to the District ELCA
  • Helping with clothing drives for the Crisis Center
  • Helping with special events
  • Providing food for the needy
  • Support the Women's Re-Entry Program
  • Helping to furnish and decorate the church parlor and narthex area
  • Preparing kits for a battered women and children's shelter
Women of the Church hold Circle Meetings once a month and General Meetings twice a year. At the Spring and Fall General Meetings, the women conduct the business at hand and then enjoy a speaker, entertainment or craft project together. In December, the women also gather for a Christmas Dinner and in June a summer picnic. 
All confirmed women of Divinity and guests are invited to these activities. 

Women's Circle Meetings

○  Rebecca Circle  - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1 pm in the Hesterman Room.