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St Paul’s Ladies Fellowship, Albany

Something new took us all by surprise this year: we were unable to meet due to the COVID-19 Pandemic! Wow! Who would have thought how much we take for granted! It was with great joy that restrictions eased, and our Fellowship was able to once again meet together; just in time to celebrate Judith Pech’s 80th birthday, on the 14th of June. We met on the 18th at the chosen venue “The Store”, this being an …

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Immanuel Women’s Fellowship, Buderim

Although our fellowship, as a “gathering together”, closed with the lockdown in March, our ladies kept in touch in various ways. The catch cry throughout COVID-19 was “You are not Alone”. Our members made sure each other felt they were not alone. Keeping in touch through phone calls, visiting where possible and distributing the Bible Studies titled “Women of the Bible”: Eve, Ruth, Esther, Hannah, Mary, Deborah. They would have been prepared for the Qld …

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Brinkworth – Snowtown – Blyth Women’s Guild

It is unusual to be writing a report under the circumstances that Australia now finds itself in. Praise God we still have the freedom to be able to encourage each other by phone, internet, and prayer. Having lost our President, Esma Krieg, in May 2019, our numbers have reduced. But we gained four members from the Blyth congregation, when their Guild closed. Our attendance is now an average of four to eight per meeting. We …

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Adelaide Bethlehem Sanctuary Guild

It has been a privilege and joy to meet regularly for Bible study, fellowship and service activities. We are particularly grateful to Pastors Fraser Pearce and Joshua Pfeiffer who faithfully led our Bible studies each month. Vicar Peter Noble also led three studies and shared both his spiritual journey and his excitement about his call to study for the pastoral ministry at ALC. A number of guest speakers gave us food for thought and broadened …

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Southern Zone Rally – NSW

The theme for the 2019 Southern Zone Rally was Who Am I? hosted by St Stephen’s Church Women’s Fellowship, Culcairn, in the Uniting Church, 56 participants attending. President Betty Scheetz opened proceedings and introduced Pastor Kees Sturm, who based his devotion on the theme. Our identity in Christ is set out in St Peter’s letter to the churches in 1 Peter 1:1–25. Pastor Kees opened his message with the worldly, earthly names that describe us, …

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Immanuel Women’s Guild, Woden

A chance remark from a mother to her daughter resulted in a wonderful invitation to members of our Guild. That remark was along the lines of “I wonder if anyone will invite us to a ‘Seniors Luncheon’ when we’re too old to continue this service ourselves”! As is the situation in many areas around Australia, the average age of our group keeps creeping up with the oldest member approaching 90 and others, in, or approaching …

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Warracknabeal Guild

We had a lovely start to the year 2020 with our Guild meeting held at Warracknabeal. Lorna Mills turned 100 on 31 January and, as our tradition when anyone has a big 0 birthday, we make a cake and celebrate with them. Lorna is an active member of our Guild, lives in a nice unit and loves caring for her garden. She plays cards on Monday, goes to Planned Activities Group at the hospital three …

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Zion Women’s Fellowship, Angaston

The Zion Women’s Fellowship, Angaston is a group of 12 women who are dedicated, cheerful, well-organised, and always willing to help. We were delighted to welcome Pastor Rob Borgas and his wife, Kriss, in 2018, who have come to us from Alice Springs. Their unique experiences in central Australia have opened our eyes to a different perspective from life in a predominantly German culture. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, with …

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Ballarat Ladies Fellowship

Ballarat Ladies Fellowship got off to a flying start for 2020 with a large group meeting at our President, Doreen Huebner’s, lovely property at Smythesdale. There was much chatter and sharing after the Christmas break and, of course, ladies enjoyed strolling around the gorgeous garden. It was good to start, again, the Bible Studies from Lutheran Women with Pastor Adrian. We have decided to have most of our meetings this year in ladies’ homes (cool in summer and …

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LWV and Tas President’s Report

53rd Convention at St Philips, Tarneit. Green and purple balloons greeted everyone on 4 May 2019 for the LWV and Tas Convention. These colours were repeated at the round tables, decorated with quizzes, prayer cards and jugs of water flavoured with cucumber, lemon, and mint. The 97 attendees enjoyed the friendly, cafe-like ambience under the theme of Walking in Wisdom Proverbs 2:6a. Pastor Mark Winter led the opening worship, emphasising how God is a loving …

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