Lutheran Women — LWML

Drawing of a group of five women and the words "Lutheran Women"

All women in the church make up the

Lutheran Women in Mission

(LWML Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the old name is still in use also.)

MEETINGS

The Lutheran Women meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Breakfast is always served.

Photo of tables in the Fellowship Hall filled with items for decorating or relating to the holidays
LWML Christmas Bazaar

ORIGINS

From the time the first Lutheran settlers arrived in America, the women of the church have “served the Lord with gladness.”  The first societies (sewing circles) were organized in the 1850s.  Achievements of the societies were so beneficial that a number of pastors and district officials envisioned a Synod-wide women’s league.

Mount Olive LWML

Photo of 5 women with a couple of open bibles.The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, also known as LWML, was created by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) in 1942.  It is very active in every district of the LCMS.  The Mount Olive LWML received their charter from the Washington-Alaska District at their 1986 Conference.

FUNDS AND MISSIONS

Through mite box gifts, mission offerings, bequests and proceeds from resource sales the LWML has funded projects totaling many millions of dollars.  These projects have touched the lives of people in many countries.

Through it all, women have been spiritually enriched, and the Lord’s cause has been advanced.  The Mission Grants passed at the last national LWML convention for the 2013-2015 bi-ennium is $1,830,000 for 18 grants. Drawing of three women's profiles and the words "Women's Conference"

The total passed at the Washington-Alaska District LWML  convention for the 2014-2016 bi-ennium is $89,000 for 15 Mission Grants.  Locally, we use the money raised at the yard sale, bazaar and resource center to give to many worthy projects locally and beyond.

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