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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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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Gladstone Fellowship 50th Anniversary

On Saturday 6 April, Gladstone Ladies Fellowship gathered together at Carol Hartwig’s home for a High Tea luncheon to celebrate 50 years since the group formed.
It was wonderful that one of the founding members, Felicity Bradford from Maleny, as well as Eunice Raymond, from Ashmore (Gold Coast) who had joined the fellowship group a couple of years later, were able to join in the celebrations. A couple members from Rockhampton fellowship also attended and enjoyed the festivities.

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