The work of the Greater Milwaukee Women of the ELCA encompasses Justice, Discipleship and Stewardship, and we are pleased to share the following updates

WATER CRISIS PROJECT

Our Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has called us to remember that we are the church together. Sisters, Women of the ELCA is one way we are intentionally women of the church together.  We believe that women are called to make a difference in the world. 

You are aware of the water crisis in the Southeast Michigan Synod, specifically in Flint, MI.  Donations of bottles of water have been helpful however, disposal of the empty bottles have caused a crisis for the landfills. The Greater Milwaukee Synod Women are asking Congregational Units to support Southeast Michigan Synod Women of the ELCA in providing financial donations to support the long process of obtaining drinkable water.

Filtration Systems that are certified against NSF/ANSI standards 53, such as:
•      Brita Faucet Mount Systems ($35)
•      PUR MaxIon Advanced Faucet Water Filter ($35)
•      Zero Water 23 Cup Pitcher ($40)
•      PUR MaxIon Faucet Mount Replacement Water Filter (approx. $30 for two)
•      Whole House systems for residents (estimated costs at $10,000 ea.)
•      Hand Sanitizer – for basic hand cleaning

On March 19, 2016, the Greater Milwaukee Synodical Board responded to this request to walk together with the women of the Southeast Michigan Synod by authorizing our treasurer to immediately issue a check in the amount of $500 to the Southeast Michigan Synod Women of the ELCA. 

While that will help somewhat we feel we can do more if we act together. So, the Greater Milwaukee Synod Women of the ELCA Board is issuing a challenge to the many women’s groups in each congregation of this synod to match the board donation by contributing at least $500 to support purchase of the above listed items to lessen the water crisis in the Southeast Michigan Synod.   Please share this request with the women in your circles, groups, and units.  Send your congregational units' donations to our GMS Treasurer Nancy Sack, 2013 S. 97 th Street, West Allis, WI 53227.  Make the check out to Women of the ELCA. We would like to complete our collection and send our contribution to the Southeast Michigan Synod unit by July 1st.

Thanking you for your generosity in being Women of the Church together for our sisters in the Southeast Michigan Synod.

Walking Together in God’s Amazing Grace and Love
Greater Milwaukee Synod
Women of the ELCA

QUILTS FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF - 2015

27 Congregations reported a total of 4,203 Quilts to Lutheran World Relief...plus many more quilts to other places. Thank you to everyone who participates, in any way, to the LWR quilting project and putting together Baby Kits, Personal Care Kits, School Kits. To each one we say "well done thou good and faithful servant."

 

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