March - april, 2018

Spring is just around the corner, and the Women of Hope are ready!!!


Our March meeting will be on Monday, March 19th at 7:00pm, and we will begin with a Lenten devotion.  We will also talk about the Easter bake sale, Easter breakfast, cookies for the Brat sales, and plans for the next two meetings.  Ideas for activities over the summer months are very welcome, including ways we can help our church and community, and hosting some fun activities!  Please bring a snack to share.  If you are a new member or frequent visitor, we would love to have you come to the meeting so we can get to know you better – and you can get to know us and more about what we do!


At the end of February, we were pleased to help fund the beautiful replacement for the age-old coffee table in the fellowship area.  Thanks to Tami for getting us the huge discount, and to Kay and Tami for bringing the idea to the Council.

Thanks to Nadine, we were able to reserve the day before Easter for our bake sale again this year.  Although it makes for a very busy week, the sale has been an amazing success the past couple of years, so we wanted to try that date again.  We will be at Richter's Marketplace from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, March 31, hoping to catch the Easter shoppers and give them a huge selection of delicious treats for family and friends.  We will also be selling dog treats and small crafts.  We need bakers, packers and sellers, and helpers to set up and clean up.  Goodies will be packed immediately after the service on Maundy Thursday, March 29, so we ask that all baked goods be brought to the Fellowship Hall no later than that time.  We will meet at the church to transport to Richter's and set up at 8:00am the day of the sale.  Signup sheets will be in the Narthex for the bake sale and the Easter Breakfast.  Set up and serving help are needed for the breakfast.  All are welcome, and any help is greatly appreciated.

May God bless you during the season of Lent as we reflect on what God has done for us, and on Easter as we rejoice in our risen Lord!

                                                                                                                                      Gail Feick, President

                                                                                                                    Women of Hope

easter bake sale

Another fun, and wonderfully successful, Easter bake sale!  We took in $1,069.50, a new record!  Proceeds from all of our bake sales and other fund raisers go to help A Place of Refuge women's shelter in Milwaukee, special projects to help our community such as the food pantry, providing gas cards for those who need to get to Dr appts, school, jobs, etc., gifts for shut-in's, and funding repairs and other projects for our church.  As with all of our events involving the community, our goals are to encourage people to get to know more about Hope,and let them know they are always welcome to join us to hear the Word of God on Sundays.

Pictures from the sale are below.