St. John’s Women provide opportunities for finding lasting friendship, encouragement, Bible study and fun. We have the traditional WELCA “circles” as well as several other gatherings each month. We also include crafting small groups as part of our friendship/discipleship ministry. The knitting/crocheting and quilting women meet regularly, one to two times each month.
Small Group GATHERINGS
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Our gatherings are for women of the Baby Boomer age. We meet to make lasting friendships. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for discussion, which generally centers around our lives as the “Sandwich Generation” – looking at life & health changes while caring for aging parents and adult children. The Boomer Gatherings are on the 1st Saturday of the month from 4:30-6:00pm at various venues. Contact: Julie Zdenek firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Breakfast Group (WBG)
The Breakfast Group provides as our title says, “breakfast” and topical discussion. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for study and discussion. Gatherings are on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00am in the St. John’s Library. Contact email@example.com for more information.
St. John’s currently hosts three traditional Women of the ELCA circles. Women meet each month for fellowship and Bible study. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for study and discussion. All contacts can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Elizabeth Circle 2nd Thursday, 1:30pm at St. John’s Library.
- Lydia & Paul Circle (women & men) 2nd Wednesday, 9:o0am St. John’s Library.
- Mary Circle 2nd Friday, 1:00pm St. John’s Fireside Room.
Knitters & Crocheters
World Vision: Knit for Kids Knit for Kids meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 am, September to May, to make simple baby sweaters and hats for children. Clothing is distributed by World Vision. Meets at Kathy Vang’s home www.worldvision.org/knitforkids
Prayer Shawls & Baptism Blankets Knitting prayer shawls and baby baptism:
- 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 10:00am in the church library.
- 1 Wednesday of each month 6:00-8:00pm in the church library.
St. John’s Quilters
St. John’s Quilting women (and men!) are busy finishing dozens of quilts every quarter, and sending them around the world through Lutheran World Relief.
They meet to tie and finish quilts every Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall. Enter the church at door 10 on the corner of Poplar and third street.
You can be part of this world wide, world-changing ministry, and you don’t have to know how to sew! You can also work from home, cutting squares, laundering and ironing fabric. If you like to sew, quilt kits are available (in a basket the Commons at St. John’s) to be taken home and sewn together by volunteers. Each kit has squares to make a complete quilt top.
Quilt Shopping List:
Light-weight curtains of cotton fabric (no fiberglass)
Yard goods: Cotton, cotton blends, twill. We no longer accept corduroy, knits, fleece, or clothing.
Light-weight blankets, no wool.
Sheets and pillow cases of any size or color are accepted. They can be percale, cotton, or flannel. White sheets are donated to Global Health Ministries for hospital beds and linens.
Donations can be brought to the church on Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please bring them to the Fellowship Hall, entering through door 10 at the corner of Poplar and 3rd Streets.
Our 2023-2024 Executive Board
To get connected with any of our small groups, please contact email@example.com