Dear Sisters in Christ,
You are invited to attend the Thirty-First Annual Convention of the Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA which will be held September 14-16, 2018 at Lakepoint State Park in Eufala, Alabama. Please encourage the women in your unit to attend the convention and extend a personal invitation to the young women (ages 14-35).
Our theme is Women in Action…Answering the Call, which is based on I John 3:18, and the convention hymn is “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”. Thanks to Linda Few for designing our awesome logo (see above).
Some of those serving at the convention include Laura Krueger, Churchwide Representative; Pastor Beverly Brown Shaw, Chaplain; Connie Walker, Bible Study Leader; Bishop Julian Gordy; Dana Lee Smith, Music Director; Jennie Mae Smith, Parliamentarian; Barbara Schwanebeck, Registrar; and Pastor Kathryn Love, Keynote Speaker. Sissy Gifford will serve as the convention chair and Cluster 9/Gulf Coast ladies will be our hostesses.
Our 2018-2019 Love Offering will go to ELCA Disaster Relief. Your contributions may be brought to the convention or sent to our treasurer any time before January 31, 2019. We will also be collecting $10 WalMart gift cards and individually wrapped snacks or large boxes of cereal for Wiregrass Children’s Home in Dothan, Alabama for our In-Kind Gathering at the convention.
You can download the following documents on our website at www.seswelca.com or find them in the upcoming issue of The Southeastern Weaver.
- Registration Form
- Convention Poster
- Reservation Information for Lakepoint State Park
- Voting Member Responsibilities
- Nomination Form
We have six $100 scholarships available and five $100 scholarships for young women (14-35). Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to submit an application is July 1, 2018. Please contact Louise at email@example.com
for a scholarship application.
Each congregational, or special unit of the Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA is entitled to one voting member. It is very important that all congregations be represented as we conduct the business of our organization. There is information about the responsibilities of your voting member to the convention on our website.
We will be electing a president, treasurer, and three board members this year. A form is available online to submit nominations for these positions. Please prayerfully consider serving our organization in this capacity but remember that only one person from a congregation may serve on the board at a time.
The deadline to register for the convention is August 15, however fees will go up on July 15 so get your registration in early. Forms are available online.
You will need to make your room reservations directly with Lakepoint State Park at 800-544-5253 or www.alapark.com
. That information is also available online. Rooms cannot be guaranteed after July 15.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the board members.
We hope to see you in September!