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Darling Downs Zone Rally – 2021

  What a joy it was to awaken on 20 April 2021 to a lovely autumn morning and to know that today we were going to meet as a Zone for our Annual Rally at Our Saviour’s Toowoomba. It has been a long time since we could have fellowship with our sisters outside of our individual ladies’ fellowships. Forty-four sisters, pastors and visitors met under the Theme, Day By Day based on the Bible text from Romans 14:5-8. One person thinks that a certain day is more important than other …

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Special LWQ Executive meeting held Friday 12 March 2021 at St Pauls Toowoomba

Due to Covid in 2020 and again in 2021 The Retreat/Convention was cancelled. As a change in office bearers was needed, it was decided to go ahead with paper ballots from the Fellowships so this could be achieved. Retiring President, Karen Bryce, opened the meeting welcoming everyone with a special welcome to new Extra member Colette Mangan. Karen dedicated 19 years to LWQ as a Zone President, LWQ Vice President and President. Nominations Committee Lois Schultz announced the results from the ‘Postal’ Ballot, conducted via LWQ December 2020 Newsletter: 345 …

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LWQ Central Queensland (CQ) Zone Annual Rally/Retreat

Praise God! The ladies of LWQ CQ were permitted to gather around the Word of God and for fellowship at Calvary Lutheran Church in North Rockhampton, hosted by Calvary/Living Waters Ladies Fellowship on the weekend of 27 and 28 March 2021. 32 ladies attended from Mackay, Brisbane South Gold Coast, and places in between. Under the theme Apron Strings and Other Things, we were literally taken back in time to when some of us, and many of our mothers/grandmothers regularly wore aprons. Aprons adorned the worship centre walls and were …

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90 Years of St Luke’s Nambour Women’s Fellowship 1929 – 2019

Sunday afternoon 7 April 1929, a group of ladies met in the Nambour Town Park and resolved to form a Ladies’ Mission Guild. The first meeting was held at the manse on 10 May and was attended by 10 members. Pastor FH Schmidt was elected President. Over the years, the ladies have made considerable contributions to many projects and equipment acquisitions for the congregation. In addition, they have supported numerous mission and needy causes overseas and in Australia. Also supporting the projects of Lutheran Women of Australia. In 1969, a …

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St Paul’s Women’s Fellowship, Beaudesert 1951–2020

Where were you in 1951? I was a little kid then, running off to the local school across the road from our church: St Paul’s. Lunch times I’d sometimes spend at my grandparents’ house. Up the back steps in time to hear my grandmother’s favourite radio serial “Blue Hills” and the smell of some freshly cooked sultana cake. But that wasn’t her only passion. She was a regular church member – a leader in her time. How fitting that she should be the very first president of our ladies guild. …

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Darling Downs Zone 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Zone Rally and Fellowship day 2020 was postponed till 2021, hoping, God willing, that next year will see a relaxing of restrictions. LWQ Retreat: 8–10 March 2019 held at James Bourne Centre, Highfields, was hosted by Brisbane South and Gold Coast with the theme: Bee-Coming More for Christ. It was a buzzing weekend with a beekeeper as the guest speaker, showing the intricate workings of the hives and selling the honey. Darling Downs Fellowship Day held at Good Shepherd, Toowoomba, chose the theme A Very Special …

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Witta Ladies, Nambour

I am a member of a little historic church at Witta, Qld, 10 kms from Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. I join with the Glasshouse Mountains Fellowship. As we could not worship during the lockdown, and our chapel is on a main road, I decided to be a witness outside of our chapel. So, on Palm Sunday, the entry was flanked with palms. On Good Friday we draped a wooden cross in black and red. Early Sunday morning, a few of our women went out with flowers to decorate the cross and declare …

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St Mark’s Ladies Guild, Ingham

Turning People’s Throw-Outs/Rubbish into a little money to give to others who have nothing – not even rubbish WE ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING! St Mark’s Ladies Guild, Ingham, no longer exists as a group, but two of the original members (with the help of four other ladies and three men) have a heart for raising money through garage sales and home baked goodies. These sale days are held at regular intervals throughout the year to support mission work, donating to the Lutheran Women Projects, as well as donations …

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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 Retreat Convention which was cancelled due to COVID-19. This way we kept in touch with …

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Central Queensland (CQ) Zone Annual Rally/Retreat 2020

Theme: F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God) So we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 Gladstone Ladies Fellowship was the host for the Rally/Retreat held on 14,15 March 2020 and we were blessed to have the company of ladies (and some menfolk) who came from far and wide. Thank you to all the 41 ladies and 12 men who joined in the Rally and the Men’s Mystery Tour; those who …

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LWQ Brisbane North and Sunshine Coast Zone Fellowship Day

LWQ Brisbane North and Sunshine Coast Zone ladies met at the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains on a very warm spring day 6 September 2019. Calvary Glasshouse Fellowship ladies, being the hosts, chose the theme Shackled – Set Free based on John 8:32: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Morning tea, prepared by the hosts and a time of fellowship, was enjoyed before beginning the program. President of the zone, Judith Smyth welcomed 50 members and friends, with a special welcome to Karen Bryce, President …

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Darling Downs Zone Fellowship Day

Did you know that you are a very special person for a very special purpose? This is because of God’s various gifts to each of us through the same Spirit. Pastor Raymond Pace, from Good Shepherd, Toowoomba, reiterated this message theme through his Bible study from 1 Corinthians 12:1–11. Fifty-eight persons gathered for the Darling Downs Zone Fellowship Day, on 5 September, hosted by Good Shepherd ladies. We are all special in God’s sight, not because of our talents, skills, hopes or desires but, filled with the Holy Spirit, we …

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