Valley View Women's Activities
Several times each year Valley View Women meet to discuss and plan activities they are interested in or would like to organize. This meeting, called Women's Guild, is often on Sundays after worship service. Members and non-members are welcome to participate.
Current Meetings Scheduled (2020):
Contact Pastor Bode
Upcoming Activities and Events
WELS Women's Writers Conference (April 24-25, Waukesha, WI)
Lutheran Women's Missionary Society Convention (June 25-28, Athens, GA)
2020 Women's Retreat with Living Savior Missoula (Seeley Lake)
Contact Pastor Bode
Taste and See: An online Missions event. The WELS Missions office is excited to partner with our friends at the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) to host an online event called Taste and See! This first-of-its-kind event will combine the very best of Taste of Missions and LWMS Convention to provide all WELS members an opportunity to be an important part of gospel outreach occurring in our synod. Tune in beginning on Saturday, June 27, to watch livestreamed opening worship service with brothers and sisters around the world. From June 28 – July 10, learn about Missions through keynote presentations, recorded workshops, mission-minded daily devotions, and more. We will wrap up the online festivities with the livestreamed commissioning of new missionaries on Saturday, July 11.
Valley View women currently participate in the WELS Synod Luitheran Women's Missionary Society (LWMS) Befriend a Missionary Program (BAM). The Befriend A Mission (BAM) program encourages women of LWMS to remember the missions of WELS as well as the missionaries who serve them. Every two years, LWMS circuits are assigned specific world and home missions. The women of the circuits pray for those missions, write letters of encouragement, and sometimes send small gifts or care packages. Our Befriend-a-Missionaries for 2019-2020 will be Amazing Grace in Myrtle Beach, SC (home mission) and Native American Missions (world missions). Please contact Heather Bode (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the missionaries Valley View supports.
Past Women's Events
Outdoor Church BBQ, September 15, 2019.
Pie Sunday for Befriend-a-Missionary Program, February 2019
Women's Retreat with Living Savior at Flathead Bible camp, September 2018, August 2019
Befriend a Missionary Change Drive, June 2018
Visits to home bound members, February 2018.
The Church Christmas party, 2017 was held at Aaron and Hanna Hollatz's.
Reformation 500 Potluck, November 5, 2017, 2018, 2019.
Outdoor Church BBQ, August 6, 2017.
54th Annual Convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society, June 22-25 in Orlando, FL. The theme is "Around the World with Missions". The conference features Synod and Mission leaders speaking about mission work and will be livestreamed at livestream.com/welslive. Other topics will includ LWMS kids are, evangelism and the multisite congregational model. More information at: wels.net/event/54th-annual-convention-of-the-lutheran-womens-missionary-society.
Befriend a Missionary Baby Shower, February 2017. Gifts were collected and sent to a missionary family.
The Church Christmas party, 2016 was held at Olson's.
A Reformation Potluck was held on Sunday, October 30th immediately following church.
New member welcome: October 16, 2016. Hanna volunteered to order the cake on behalf of Women’s Guild.
Women's Retreat - September 16-18, 2016 in Great Falls. The theme is "Prayer: The World's Greatest Wireless Connection". Terry Williams (WELS) was the guest speaker.
Ice Cream Social was held at the end of August. Left overs were used up over the following Sundays.
June Change Drive for our Befriend a Missionary program raised about $40. It was agreed to send the entire amount to our Missionary in India since quilts were sent to the Milwaukee Hispanic mission last December.
Ladies Night Out - On June 11th, 2015 we were pleased to have Amber Swenson with us for our "Ladies Night Out." Amber is a motivational speaker from Rochester, MN. She travels the country speaking to ladies groups and encouraging them through God's Word. Treats and punch were served. Door prizes and take-home bags were given out. Ladies from as far away as Great Falls were in attendance and everyone left having been energized through the Word! A CD recording is available. To follow Amber's blog, or to purchase some of her printed material, check out her website www.biblemoms.com.
Military Appreciation: $55 was collected for our Memorial Day Military Appreciation event. This was sent in to the newly formed Lutheran Military Support Group where it was added to offerings from additional congregations. Total: $40,000 was collected to fund counseling for those suffering from PTSD.
Lutheran Women's Missionary Society's (LWMS) Rally, June 23-26, 2016, St. Charles, IL (Men and Women.)There were 1054 present. LWMS is made up of 840 congregations and 11 individuals. Presentations were given on work being done in Asia, India, St. George, Utah and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mission Project offerings totaled over $143,000.00 and the worship service offering added another $51,000.00. This money will be used in mission settings to assist in ways not met by the synod budget.