When Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran was founded in 1911, a Ladies’ Aid Society was formed. Today, it is the Women’s Association. It continues to serve the church and the community in many ways: coffee hour and meals at the church, flowers on the altar, clean communion silver and many projects to improve and maintain the church building. Almost every activity at Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran includes members of the Women’s Associations
Projects outside our congregation include donations to Lutheran World Relief and the set up for Project Compassion Block Party for residents nursing homes on E. Grand Blvd. They also make toiletry kits for LSSM Heartline House, a program for women released from prison.
The Women’s Association has two major fundraisers: the Fall Supper and Sale, the first Friday in November, and the Indian Village Tour Luncheon, the second Saturday in June. Another fundraiser is the sale of Christmas wreathes.
Doris Bell, long time president, has stepped down but continues to be an active member. Iris Chatman has taken on the responsibilities of being the new president. She is in our prayers.
With all that the Association does, they still have time for fellowship and fun, including the annual Birthday Luncheon in May.
The Women’s Association is part of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA), contributing funds and to social projects.
Woman’s Association Schedule for 2017
February 28, 2017: Refreshments for Congregational Meeting
April 16, 2017: Easter Lily Sale
May TBD: Annual Birthday Luncheon
June 10-11, 2017: Indian Village Tour Maurice Salad Luncheon & Bake Sale
August: Project Compassion Block Party
November: Fall Supper and Sale
November 2017: Christmas Wreath Making
December 2017: Christmas Greening of Church & Poinsettia Sale