A Word from the President
With deepest regrets, the 28th LWML Chesapeake District Convention is cancelled for a physical location. The safety and health of our Lutheran Women in Mission is our prime concern. Details will be forthcoming on restructuring some of the happenings that were going to be at convention, only in a virtual format on September 26, 2020. Voting will still take place by electronic voting and there will be a delegate orientation prior the virtual convention.
Your Mites are still needed. We have extended the deadline for Mite contributions to August 1, 2020. Societies and groups are encouraged to seek means of continuing to gather and submit Mites monthly. Not all members utilize the Mite Box. For those who prefer giving a lump sum dollar amount at a meeting, please continue the habit. Grab a mug, place it in an obvious spot and fill it with those lump sum funds! In fact, who has been saving money since COVID-19 and stay-at-home took place? Why not place those savings (haircuts, gas, metro/train rides, etc) in the “Mite Mug” to help pay for our grants? Mailing your offerings to your church? Mail a check to your society treasurer at the same time. Unconventional times call for unconventional actions! Who knows, the unconventional may work so well it becomes conventional!
Until such time as this pandemic no longer rules our lifestyles, the district is providing an additional temporary means of submitting Mites. The Financial Secretary will now accept checks (no cash please) from individual society members. Please make checks payable to LWML Chesapeake District. These checks can be mailed directly to her at the address below. Please include a note with your name, church and city, society name, your phone number and email address (if applicable). The offering will be credited to your society just as if it had flowed through the society’s treasury. The contact information is necessary should there be a question regarding your offering. This method will cease once the so called “normal” returns.
Mail your mites to: Yvonne Brown, Financial Secretary, LWML Chesapeake District, 9111 Alcona Street, Lanham, MD 20706
There is also something new on our District website under “Giving to the LWML” https://www.lwmlchesapeake.org/giving-to-lwml.html We now have a method which allows for contributing to the District Mission Grants online. You can authorize a contribution using PayPal either one-time, or as a regular monthly, quarterly or yearly gift. These contributions may also be included in your society’s biennium Mite offering totals if you provide that information.
Thank you for supporting the work of the Gospel!
Your LWML sister,
Teresa Tester, District President,
LWML Chesapeake District