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.
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 first 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 second Saturday of the month at 8:30am in the Fireside Room Contact email@example.com for more information.
St. John’s currently hosts five 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 circles meet the week following the monthly program, which is the first Thursday of each month. All contacts can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org Ruth Circle (formerly Abigail/Rebecca/Martha/Claudia) 2nd Thursday, 9:30am at Parkview West, Northfield Retirement Community Contact: Sharon Bastien Elizabeth Circle 2nd Thursday, 1:30pm in women’s homes Contacts: Marie Benson and Gretchen Hardgrove Lydia Circle Wednesday, 9:30am in homes or the church Contact: Jo Dahlin and Anita Hellie Mary Circle 2nd Friday, 1:00pm in homes Contact: Carol Benson
Knitters & Crocheters
World Vision: Knit for Kids Knit for Kids meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 10:00 am -12:00 noon, 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 blankets takes place on the the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00am in Room 19 (lower level).
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 on the third Thursday of the month, and the Monday prior, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00am – noon.
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, corduroy, knits, fleece (no clothing)
Sheets: full, queen and king size, colored sheets(percale or flannel)
Donations of quilting items can be dropped in the bins in the Commons, under the St. John’s Women bulletin board.