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Ladies Encounter Event Announcement

Mid-Northeast Mission Districtof the NALC

Our incorporated organization communicates with each of the churches within our Mission District  informing them and their Women’s Groups contact of our  scheduled  Women’s Retreats & Gatherings, and providing updates on Women of the NALC. All of Mission District women are included in our ministry  enhancing  fellowship, sharing of ideas, and missions  among our women. 

Our Board consists of four executive officers and four board members who are elected to a three year term and are limited to two consecutive terms, except the treasurer who is not limited to terms served. Pastor Joyce Dix-Weirs serves as Clergy Representative.  

We hold two annual General Meetings and Women Retreats. We support two mission with 70% of our offerings-Embracing Hope Ethiopia (Intl.) and Nile Lutheran Church (Domestic)., 10% goes to WNALC, and 20% supports our events and other costs.

Please remember those who have lost everything in the disasters (floods, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes). Please donate needed items and gift cards to the NALC Disaster Response. Pastor Mark Werner is our Mission District contact if you have any questions. (724-423-2550) revmaw@wpa.net

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Ladies Encounter Spring Event

featuring: Mary Southerland. 

Saturday, April 14 10AM -3 PM

at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.
Tickets with a hot lunch are $40. 

This is a non-denominational event, and I'm inviting our women of our mission district.  Some of us went last year and we all had a great time!  Very inspiring speaker, some common praise music, lunch and fellowship! 

For more information contact: Amy Werner, awerner.wnalc@gmail.com

Annual Spring Gathering

of the Women of the Mid-Northeast Mission District

Saturday, April 21 at 9 AM

Salem Lutheran Church

26 Clarion St., Smicksburg, PA

Please share with all ladies and RSVP to Carolyn Rastrelli (stonycreekkennels626@gmail.com or 814-267-6277) by Friday, April 6.  The cost of the lunch is $6.00. 


9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Welcome and Announcements
10:00-10:30 Worship and Offering
10:30-11:00 Guest Speaker: Rachel Himes, We Care Pregnancy Center, Punxsutawney, PA
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30: Business meeting;

- Jackie Waterson, President
- Roll call and presentation of Fall Gathering minutes; Carolyn Rastrelli, Secretary
- Treasurer's report: Brenda Boyer
- Old business: Report on Ladies Encounter “Sandpaper People” – April 14th in Altoona, PA
- New business: National WNALC report; Amy Werner
Church information form needed: one per church to Secretary
- Mission Banks Fall Gathering: October 6, 2018 - Host church needed
- Fall Retreat: November 3, 2018 - Museum of the Bible, Washington D.C.
12:30: Lunch

One offering will be collected and divided among the guest mission, and our WNALC-md missions and budget.

The guest speaker will be Rachel Himes from the We Care Pregnancy Center at 1464 North Main Street, Suite 11, in Punxsutawney, PA 15767. The center has an educational program with a wide range of subject matter for young women and even the fathers. They are prolife in all aspects and are actively working to preserve life and to provide education for quality life. The center would appreciate monetary donations, diapers up to size 6, baby wipes, baby bottles, newborn items like little nail clippers and pacifiers, burp cloths, Q tips, etc.

Women's Executive Council

Jackie Waterson, President

Villam M. Leslie, Vice President

Brenda Boyer, Treasurer

Carolyn Rastrelli, Secretary

Karen George

Juhree Polkowski

Nancy Shrock

Amy Werner

Rev. Joyce Dix-Weiers,Clergy Representative