Women’s Fellowship 2016-2017 Schedule

 

We have an excellent calendar of events for this upcoming year.  Not only will we be having some of our annual activities, we will also be hosting some guest presenters and having a couple of “field trips.”  All meetings at the church are @ 7:00 PM on the SECOND Thursday of each month.  Please plan on joining us and invite your friends, neighbors and family members.

 

Thursday, September 15  – Beatrix Potter Visits

(please note that this is the 3rd Thursday) History Coming Alive again with Paddy Lynn, who is our local storyteller and Kirk Player will share the life story of Beatrix Potter who was a writer, illustrator and conservationist. She is best remembered for her best-selling children’s books, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  There will be stories that combine both her love for animals and the English countryside.  We have been captured by Paddy Lynn’s portrayals in past years.  You won’t want to miss this performance!

 

Thursday – October 13 – Debbie’s Floral Shoppe Designs 

Each Sunday our altar is adorned with a beautiful flower arrangement from Debbie’s Floral Shoppe and this evening we will have the opportunity to learn about flower arranging and how to artistically design beautiful bouquets.

 

Sunday- October 23 -  Brunch and Field Trip to Fort Hill Museum

We are going on a field trip!  After sharing brunch together after the 2nd service (everyone bring a dish to share); we are going to visit Mundelein’s Historical museum.  The Fort Hill Museum is celebrating its 60th anniversary  (founded in 1956) – let’s visit our town’s local history!  The museum functions as an educational connection, highlighting Mundelein and its many exciting points of interest. The small, one-story structure is a former train depot that once served as Mundelein’s stop on the Soo Line Railroad. A train caboose from the late 19th century also sits on the grounds. The museum also features antique furnishings and other items which create a fascinating snapshot of life in the community and from around Lake County.

 

Thursday – November 10 – Book Club – Honoring 500 years – Martin Luther, Reformation 1517

We have been wanting to have a “Book Club” and what better book to read but about Katherine Luther, the woman behind Martin Luther.  Pick up the paperback Kitty, My Rib:  The Heartwarming Story of a Woman of Courage and Devotion by E. Jane Mall (copies will be available at church for $13.00)  Have it read by 11/10 for a thoughtful discussion about “Kitty” and how she enhanced Luther’s life with the joys and fullness of family living.

 

Thursday – December 8 – Christmas Caroling to Shut Ins

This is our annual and special tradition that continues to grow each year.  We will share Christmas music and cookies with our senior St. Andrew members.  This truly gets everyone in the joyous Christmas spirit.

 

Thursday – January 12 -  Annual Fun Bunco Night 

Ready for laughs, stories, and memories?  What will be in the “unique” gift pile for Bunco this year.  This is no skill or talent necessary to play this dice game.  Plan ahead to what “white elephant” gifts you might like to donate to this exciting evening.

 

Thursday – February 9 – Game Day

When was the last time that you had time to just relax and play a board game with friends?  Bring your favorite games – cards, board games, dice to share with our group.  Maybe you have games from your childhood that you would like to share with others.  Maybe you will learn a new game that you have not played before.  This should be a fun-filled evening that you will love!

 

Thursday – March 9 – Feed My Starving Children – Service Project!

Field Trip to Feed My Starving Children, 742 East Park Avenue (176, Libertyville, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (please note earlier time!) Feed My Starving Children® is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in our history.

 

Thursday – April 13 – Wise Moves, Allison Wilmes 

Experienced yoga and movement therapist Allison Wilmes will guide us through “chair exercises” to reduce shoulder and neck stiffness and help with suggestions for lower back pain. With simple, targeted movements, she can assist with ideas to reduce pain.  What a great idea to prepare us for our spring gardening and outdoor activities.

 

Saturday – April 29 – 11th Annual Ladies’ Tea 2:00 PM

Looking forward to Leslie Goddard’s one-woman show.   More details to follow.  It will be an amazing event. Save the date!