It’s May and Spring is in full bloom! Praise God for all the wonderful colors He allows us to enjoy this time of the year.
Next month Lexington will be booming with many LWMLers converging on their great city to be in convention together. If you are not attending the convention, there is a lot of information posted on the Convention Central tab at the LWML website. You can give Gifts of the Heart gifts online or purchase Arch books from CPH to be delivered to Lexington for Assurance for Life Ministry. Complete your virtual photo finish mission walk, fill out the Virtual Photo Finish Mission Walk Submission Form by June 4 to have your picture displayed on the screen during the convention. I have completed my walk and will submit my picture and mission mite offerings collected before June 4. Lastly, you will be able watch the convention live stream at www.lwml.org that is what I will be doing. I will be watching and listening for the noisemakers as the invitation to the 2023 Convention in Milwaukee takes place.
If you are planning on attending, please access this the Convention Central site. There is a description of the Bible Studies planned for Friday and Saturday mornings from 6:45 – 7:45 a.m. that you will want to attend. You will find a tentative schedule of events at the convention to keep you up to date on all the happenings while you are there. There are many groups and committees that are looking for volunteers to assist at their booth for the duration of the convention. If you would like to help, check out the NEWS tab under News & Events for more information. Don’t forget your noisemaker for the Milwaukee invitation. What a great time you will have “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus!” Take in all you can, make notes and observe what it takes to help put on a convention. Talk to the hosting ladies and men to see what role you would like to do at the 2023 Convention in Milwaukee. We will be counting on you!
This just in! If you were placed on the waitlist, you should have received an email from LWML with a registration link. They have increased the number of people able to attend. The Caucus for North Wisconsin District will be held on Thursday, June 24 from 5:35 – 6:20 p.m. The location will be announced on the LWML website at Convention Central.
Finally, I want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, cards, emails, text messages, etc. as I journey through my cancer. I am scheduled to have surgery on May 19. I will be turning the business of our district over to Joan Berquist, District First Vice-President on Friday, May 14, 2021. She will lead our district for a few months while I recover. You will be in good hands, but remember it is God who leads. We “Walk by Faith, Not By Sight” as we continue our mission work for our district and beyond. May you be blessed this month and as summer begins in June.
Serving the Lord joyfully!
Please note: We have also enrolled in “Joyful Response,” an electronic offering program through LCEF. If you wish to give electronically, you can fill out an enrollment form and send it on to Jody Cook, District Treasurer. Your offerings can be automatically taken from your personal checking, savings or LCEF steward account. Joyful Response – Member Sign-up